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.
Submissions for Open Doors Hub and Lab 2020 are open until 15 January 2020.
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).