2011 India

2011 India



In 2011 Open Doors focused on India.


Award-Winning projects

THE TRAPPER’S SNARE by Shanker Raman produced by Rucha Pathak
Open Doors Grant: 30,000 Swiss Francs

BURQA BOXERS directed and produced by Alka Raghuram
Open Doors Grant: 20,000 Swiss Francs

LASYA (The Gentle Dance) by Anup Singh produced by Johannes Rexin
CNC (Centre National du cinéma et de l'image animée) Grant for development: 7,000 Euro

CHAR… THE ISLAND WITHIN directed and produced by Sourav Sarangi,
co-produced by Stefano Tealdi and Signe Byrge Sørensen
ARTE Grant for development 6,000 Euro

The Jury was composed by:

Martina Malacrida and Nathalie Soldini for the Festival del film Locarno
Walter Ruggle and Martial Knaebel representing the Swiss support fund for production visions sud est
Jacqueline Ada and Ramdane Saâd for CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée)
André de Margerie and Remi Burah for ARTE



TAM RASISALAI by Pramote Sangsorn (Thailand)
S.K. by Laszlo Nemes (Hungary, France)
BASTARD by David Nawrath (India)
ARUNKARN by Sivaroj Kongsakul (Thailand)
ENTOMOLOGY by Julia Kozyreva (Russia)
LADY’S MANTLE by Bohdana Smyrnova (Ukraina, US)


Open Doors Screenings

Open Doors Screenings, meant for the Festival audience, presented a selection of 13 recent Indian films particularly representative cinematographic and cultural universe of the region. At the same time a retrospective was dedicated to the Indian Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray.

In addition, the 64th Locarno Festival proudly presented three films whose projects took part in the past editions of the Open Doors Co-production Lab:

TANATHUR (Last Days in Jerusalem) by Tawfik Abu Wael (Israel/Palestine/France/Germany), winner of the 2007 Open Doors co-production lab has been selected for the in the Concorso internazionale  (International competition)

SOLNETCHNIYE DNI (Sunny Days) by Nariman Turebayev (Kazakistan), winner in 2010 and HELLO! SHU XIAN SHENG (Mr. Tree) by Jie Han (China), part of Open Doors 2009 took part in the Concorso Cineasti del presente, a competition which aims to reveal new talents.


Selected Projects

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