Open Doors 2019 – 2021: South East Asia and Mongolia
From 2019 until 2021, the Open Doors section of Locarno Festival is focusing on the cinematographic landscape of South East Asia and Mongolia.
During 3 years, the project will cover 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: the Open Doors Hub, Lab and Screenings.
Open Doors Hub
7 – 13 | 8 | 2019
The Open Doors Lab, highlighting nine production talents who significantly contribute to the development of the independent film scene and to the rise of young voices in the region.
Open Doors Screenings
7 – 17 | 8 | 2019
The 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.
Submissions for the Open Doors Hub & Lab 2020 will open during fall 2019.
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), MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival (Myanmar), QCinema and Film Development Council of the Philippines, PAUSE (Laos).