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A project-based service offering remote (online) one-to-one professional advice from international experts for film projects and creative teams at different stages, currently dedicated to talents from Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Open Doors Consultancy is dedicated to producers and filmmakers who seek support on one of the following topics:
Producing (co-production, funding and development strategies, career development as a creative producer)
International distribution (sales and festivals strategies)
Legal aspects & contracts
The program is opening one call for entries in 2022. The selection will be made by a committee of international experts that will select eight projects.
The consultancy services will be provided to the selected project-holders or creative teams by experts in the abovementioned fields. For each call, the consultancy is expected to happen the month after the selection and will last 5 hours.
This service is intended for the community of filmmakers and producers from the region currently in focus at Open Doors, 22 countries within Latin America and the Caribbean:
Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua;
Caribbean Islands: Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines;
South America: Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
The next call for entry is opening in 2023. The Open Doors team will release a communication once the dates will be confirmed.
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Open Doors’ co-production platform introduces each year eight feature film projects from the focus region to potential partners for international collaborations.
A training workshop focusing on the role of the creative producer and providing know-how to work in the international film industry.
This curated section showcases feature and short films from the focus region, offering a panoramic on the contemporary talents to the public and industry in Locarno.
An online service providing professional advice from international experts to film projects and creative teams at different stages from Open Doors’ current focus region.
Active 365 days per year, the ToolBox is a knowledge-sharing and networking platform for film makers and producers from Open Doors’ current and past focus regions looking to develop, produce, distribute 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.