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Open Doors explores cinema in the Global South and East via a co-production platform, a producers’ Lab and a non-competitive screening section taking place in August, plus year-round activities including Consultancy services and a knowledge-sharing platform (ToolBox).
From 2019 until 2021, the Open Doors section of the Locarno Film Festival is focusing on the cinematographic landscape of Southeast Asia and Mongolia.
For three years, it has been spotlighting film projects, talents and film producers from the following countries: Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Mongolia, through three parallel activities taking place during Locarno 74, from 6 to 10 August 2021, and year-round activities and services.
The new cycle of Open Doors (2022-2024) will focus on the LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) region, championing film projects, talents and producers from Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua), the Caribbean Islands (Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) and South America (Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela).
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In 2021, Open Doors celebrated its 19th anniversary. Thanks to the collaboration, at the outset, of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the sidebar section is able to pursue a trio of objectives.
First and foremost, its aim is to draw the attention of industry professionals and the international audience towards directors and films from countries in the South and East of the world. Secondly, to create optimal conditions for realizing and disseminating their feature film projects via a platform for discussion and professional exchange, linking with their counterparts in Europe and elsewhere as potential partners.
Lastly, to contribute to the development of a local and regional independent filmmaking scene, and to connect their industry representatives with a global network of international peers.
This threefold effort is complemented by a program of promotional initiatives and professional training workshops in the region, selected in close cooperation with local players.
The Open Doors Consultancy is a project-based service offering remote (online) one-to-one professional advice from international experts for film projects at different stages of development and for creative teams.
An online platform accessible all year round, providing resources and content to help filmmakers and producers from the Open Doors regions of South and Southeast Asia and Mongolia to develop their projects.
The service is accessible all year round and is available by writing to the Open Doors team to ask questions and receive feedback on specific aspects regarding current projects, the career as a film professional, and to be aided through the different steps of the filmmaking process.