No buzz at this yr’s Film Bazaar

Times of India | 4 days ago | 25-11-2022 | 02:40 am

No buzz at this yr’s Film Bazaar

No buzz at this yr’s Film Bazaar: The NFDC Film Bazaar returned at Iffi this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The Bazaar held at Panaji, however, saw an overall lukewarm response. The Knowledge Series, which usually sees a hall packed with people, had dozens of empty seats for most of its sessions. Even the Pavillion which hosted stalls from various states did not see footfalls as expected. More people were seen either occupying the lobby of the resort the Bazaar was being hosted at, instead. The Film Bazaar 2022 was therefore unable to keep with its pre-pandemic magic. The stand of sisterhood: A woman panelist speaking at the Knowledge Series of the Film Bazaar was the only female on the podium full of males. When the woman was interrupted while speaking by the other panelists several times, this infuriated a female audience member, who frantically raised her hand. Despite being told that there would be time for questions later, she intervened and demanded that the woman panelist complete her speech. The lady panelist gratefully smiled, unfurled her paper to re-read the content. This time, minus interruption.

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