Open Doors 2019 – 2021: South East Asia and Mongolia
From 2019 until 2021, the Open Doors section of Locarno Film Festival is focusing on the cinematographic landscape of South East Asia and Mongolia.
During 3 years, the project will spotlight film projects and film producers from the following countries: Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines and Mongolia.
The program of Open Doors consists in 3 parallel activities taking place during Locarno Festival:
Open Doors Hub
6 – 11 | 8 | 2020
The coproduction platform Open Doors Hub, introducing eight feature film projects from the region to potential partners for international collaborations.
More details HERE.
Open Doors Lab
6 – 11 | 8 | 2020
The curated Open Doors Screenings section will show, every day of the Locarno Film Festival, either a feature length film or a programme of short films from the region. In 2020, a special journey will be designed with recent works coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines.
OPEN DOORS' YEAR-LONG ACTIVITIES
Support and strengthen the collaboration with film professionals from the Open Doors focus regions, not only during the Festival but also during the rest of the year, is another important element.
In order to do so, new services have been carried out and are dedicated to the South Asian countries in the previous focus region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and to the South East countries currently highlighted (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam).
This service offers remote (online) one-to-one professional advice by international experts for film projects at different stages of creation. It’s dedicated to producers and filmmakers who seek support on specific challenges regarding one of the following topics:
- co-production and financing strategy
- international distribution (sales, festival,...)
- legal aspects & contracts
The program will open 3 calls for entries each year, selecting around 8 projects per call that will benefit from consultancy, chosen by a committee of international professionals.
This is the instrument that film professionals from the Open Doors regions (South and South East Asia) can use to get in touch with the team when they have questions regarding their projects and their career. It isn't strictly project-based and it gives the chance to be followed all year-long by email and/or via Skype.
If you want to contact us, send an email with your questions (and, in case, those files you think are relevant) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Collaborations on the ground
Open Doors extends its outreach program to assist industry players in the nations in focus by organizing seminars and workshops in the region concerned.
This is possible thanks to partnerships with local festivals and organisations such as SEAFIC (South-East Asia Fiction Film Lab), ACM (Arts Council of Mongolia) and Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival, Autumn Meeting (Vietnam), the Cambodia Film Commission and Bophana Center, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (Indonesia), Akatara Film Financing Forum (Indonesia), MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival (Myanmar), QCinema and Film Development Council of the Philippines, PAUSE (Laos).