Open Doors Screenings

From 2022 until 2024, the Open Doors Screenings section explores the diverse filmmaking of Latin America and the Caribbean. For the first year of the focus, the spotlight will be turned on Central America and the Caribbean.

The Open Doors Screenings are a non-competitive section of Locarno Film Festival, focusing from 2022 and for three years on the cinematographic and cultural universe of countries within Latin America and Caribbean. 

The curated selection will propose several feature-length and short films to the public and industry audience at the Festival, who will also have the chance to meet the delegation in Locarno during the film presentations or professional activities.  

The 2022 edition will focus on films and talents from Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua) and the Caribbean Islands (Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  

The section is curated and therefore not subject to an official call for submissions.  

The Open Doors Screenings will be presented from the 4th to the 13th of August. To discover more about dates, times and venues check out the official program.

Open Doors Screenings 2022 - Feature Films


90 MINUTOS by Aeden O’Connor Agurcia – Honduras – 2020

AYITI MON AMOUR by Guetty Felin – Haiti/USA – 2016

LA OPCIÓN CERO by Marcel Beltrán – Brazil/Cuba/Colombia – 2020

MEDEA by Alexandra Latishev Salazar – Costa Rica/Chile – 2017

RIGHT NEAR THE BEACH by Gibrey Allen – USA/Jamaica – 2020

ROZA by Andres Rodríguez – Guatemala/Mexico – 2022 

TODOS LOS PECES by Brenda Vanegas – El Salvador – 2022

UNA PELÍCULA SOBRE PAREJAS by Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada – Dominican Republic – 2021



Open Doors Screenings 2022 - Short Films


AGWE by Samuel Frantz Suffren – Haiti – 2021

BLACK DOLL by Akley Olton – Saint Vincent and the Grenadine – 2018

HOJAS DE K. by Gloria Carrión F. – Nicaragua/Costa Rica – 2022

LIREMU BARANA by Elvis Caj Cojoc – Guatemala/Norway – 2019

NEGRA SOY by Laura Bermudez – Honduras – 2018

OUT OF MANY by Rebecca Williams – Jamaica – 2020

SCARS OF OUR MOTHERS' DREAMS by Meschida Philip – Grenada – 2022

TECHOS ROTOS by Yanillys Pérez – Dominican Republic – 2014

TUNDRA by José Luis Aparicio Ferrera – Cuba – 2021

UMBRA by Daniela Muñoz Barroso – Cuba – 2021

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