News  ·  07 | 08 | 2018

The future is Open

One door closes, another one immediately opens. Open Doors celebrated the end of the 2016-2018 program with the award ceremony of Open Doors Hub and Open Doors Lab. Prizes, hugs and tears honored one cycle in the best possible way, while immediately paving the way for the next: Open Doors 2019-2021, focused on South-East Asia and Mongolia. 

Support for the production (35,000 CHF)
THE WOMEN (MA) by The Maw Naing, Myanmar

Support for the development (15,000 CHF)
MOTHER (AMMA) by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara, Sri Lanka / France

Development grant from the French national film and animation center CNC (€ 8,000)
SAND CITY by Mahde Hasan, Bangladesh

ARTE Kino International Prize Open Doors (€ 6,000)
A YEAR OF COLD by Min Bahadur Bham, Nepal / France

For the first time the Norwegian South Film Fund Sørfond has awarded a prize allowing one of the Hub projects to take part in its platform Pitching from the South.
Winner: THE WOMEN (MA) by The Maw Naing, Myanmar

Open Doors Lab
Open Doors – TorinoFilmLab Award
For the second year in a row, the TorinoFilmLab (TFL) will offer a grant allowing one of the producers to take part in the TFL Meeting Event in Turin on November of this year, as part of a group of non-European producers, under the label “Up and Coming”.
Winner: Sumudu Malalagama, Sri Lanka