News  ·  08 | 10 | 2018

Entries are now invited for Open Doors Hub & Lab 2019

Building on its sixteen years of involvement with film industries on all continents and in most of the regions of the South and East of the world, Open Doors will continue to explore cinema through its new three-year program running from 2019 to 2021, focused on South-East Asia (Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines) and Mongolia.

As one of the Festival’s Locarno Pro sections, Open Doors aims to assist independent filmmaking and showcase directors and films from countries in the South and East of the world, working in close cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. 2019 sees the start of a new three-year program dedicated to South-East Asia and Mongolia.

“It is especially significant that the Locarno Festival should go on with its mission to seek out new talents and support creative young people in a part of the world that has given us some of the greatest directors of our time. Just like our Festival, South-East Asia is rich in youthful creative energy and so we are very happy to be working in that direction,” said Lili Hinstin, newly-appointed Artistic Director of the Locarno Festival.

From today, applications are invited from producers and filmmakers in the countries involved to enter Open Doors’ two professional programs: Hub & Lab.

Candidates can apply online by going to the following link.

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