TASVEER FILM MARKET (TFM)

Submission Deadlines

  • Early Bird Deadline: July 2, 2024
  • Regular Deadline: July 22, 2024

Tasveer is excited to launch its first-ever film market, Tasveer Film Market (TFM), Oct 15-18th, 2024.  This inaugural edition will be held along with its 19th edition of the Tasveer Film Festival, a widely recognized, only Oscar-qualifying South Asian film festival in the world. The 1st Tasveer Film Market aims to provide a platform where the global South Asian film industry can find genuine partnership and financing opportunities for projects in development.

Purpose

Our purpose is to provide visibility and opportunities for all South Asian Projects, Diaspora with a global appeal. These projects, which span various genres and formats and hold great artistic value, will be presented at the Tasveer Film Market. We support the freedom of artistic expression and aim to represent cultural diversity and cooperation. 

TFM Categories (Oct 15th – 18th)

Tasveer Film Fund and Tasveer Co-Production Market will host pitches to industry executives, investors, filmmakers, producers, theatrical distributors, television broadcasters, and digital streaming platforms. Participants with work-in-progress or finished film/TV projects can host screenings for buyers and investors. Additionally, tailored activities such as networking socials will be organized.

The market aims to facilitate, encourage, and accelerate new business opportunities for the development and creation of new content on global level.

You can submit your project here

Tasveer Film Fund

(North American filmmaker seeking funding for a short film- $25,000)

Must submit one combined PDF including

(a) Screenplay (1st draft is fine) - Max 20pages
(b) Pitch Deck with
-Logline
-Short Synopsis (1paragraph)
-Long Synopsis (1page)
-Director's Bio
-Director’s Statement
-Visual and Treatment Note, or LookBook
-Estimated Budget Top Sheet
-Project Timelines
-Must finish the film by May 1st, 2025

Feature Narrative

(Seeking investors, producing partners, and distributors)

Must submit one combined PDF including

(a) Screenplay (1st draft is fine) - first 25 pages
(b) Pitch Deck with
-Logline
-Short Synopsis
-Long Synopsis
-Story in 3-5 pages
-Director's Bio & Statement
-Producer's Bio
-Visual and Treatment Note, or Look Book
-Estimated Budget Top Sheet
-Partners attached (optional)
-Talent attached (optional)
-Financial Plan
-Project Timelines
(c) Options documentation (if relevant)

Feature Documentary

(Seeking investors, producing partners, and distributors)

Must submit one combined PDF including

(a) Pitch Deck with
-Logline
-Short Synopsis
-Long Synopsis
-Story in 3-5 pages
-Director's Bio
-Director’s Statement
-Producer's Bio
-Visual and Treatment Note, or LookBook
-Estimated Budget Top Sheet
-Partners attached (optional)
-Subject attached (optional)
-Financial Plan
-Project Timelines

TV for Scripted & Unscripted

(Seeking producers, showrunners, commissioning platforms or broadcasters)
Must submit one combined PDF of

(a) Screenplay (1st draft is acceptable) - Pilot Episode
(b) Pitch Deck with
-Logline
-Short Synopsis
-Long Synopsis
-Story in 3-5 pages
-Director's Bio/ Producer's Bio
-Director’s statement
-Estimated budget top sheet
-Partners attached (optional)
-Talent attached (optional)
-Project Timelines
-Your Ask
(c) Project Bible with Episode arcs and synopsis for Season 1 and an overall Seasons plan
(d) Options documentation (if relevant)

WORK-IN-PROGRESS FILM

(Seeking gap financing)

Must submit
(a) Film Press Kit
(b) Rough Cut market screener
(c) Teaser/ or Scenes (about 4-5 scenes)
(d) Project Timelines and current status at the time of submission
(e) Premiere Status / Film Festival selections if any
(f) Total Budget and Amount Spent

FINISHED FILM

9Seeking festival programming, sales, and distribution)

Must submit
(a) Screener link for Film and TV Pilot
(b) Trailer
(c) Press kit
(d) World Premiere and Film Festival selections if any
(e) Territories and rights available

FINISHED TV

(Seeking broadcaster, streamer sales and distribution)

Must submit
(a) Screener link for Film and TV Pilot
(b) Trailer
(c) Press kit
(d) World Premiere and Film Festival selections if any
(e) Territories and rights available

Host a Networking Night at the Tasveer Film Market

Elevate your presence and connect with industry leaders, filmmakers, and creative minds by hosting a Networking Night at the Tasveer Film Festival & Market. This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience passionate about independent cinema, arts, and cultural exchange.

Why Host a Networking Night?

  • Exclusive Access: Engage in meaningful conversations with filmmakers, artists, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts in an intimate and relaxed setting.
  • Prominent Visibility: Showcase your brand as a supporter of arts and culture to a targeted audience of influencers and decision-makers.
  • Build Relationships: Foster new connections and partnerships within the film and arts community. Discover opportunities for collaboration and business development.

Event Details

Customize your Networking Mixer, held on every evening of the market or Networking lunch, held on every afternoon of the market to reflect your brand’s values and goals. 

We provide logistical support to ensure a seamless experience, including venue arrangements, catering, and promotion to our festival attendees.

Book Your Booth at the Tasveer Film Festival & Market


Don’t miss your chance to showcase your products and services at the prestigious Tasveer Film Festival & Market! Join us in connecting with a diverse audience passionate about independent cinema, arts, and cultural exchange.

Why Exhibit at Tasveer?

  • Engage with a Targeted Audience: Interact with filmmakers, artists, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts who value creativity, diversity, and innovation.
  • Enhanced Visibility: Gain exposure for your brand or organization through our high-traffic festival venue in Downtown Seattle at the Pacific Science Center, Tagney Jones Hall – Seattle Opera, Seattle Cinema Uptown, M5 and also UW Seattle reaching attendees interested in arts, culture, film and technology.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build valuable connections and partnerships within the film and arts community. Discover new collaborations and business opportunities.

Booking Details

Secure your booth today to ensure prime placement and maximum exposure. We offer flexible booth options to accommodate your specific needs and budget.