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Starting from 2003, Open Doors has been championing filmmaking from regions where independent cinema is especially challenging, building bridges for collaboration across regions, countries and continents. Through Open Doors' public and professional programs, we aim to provide a space where talents find support in every step of their creative and professional journey and where discussion and reinvention of today’s cinema can happen among free voices.
For three years, Open Doors is dedicated to film projects and talents from the following regions and countries:
The professional and public programs of Open Doors take place during the Locarno Film Festival and year-round, onsite and online. Read more about them here below.
A talents development program dedicated to the Open Doors Screenings Directors, of both short and feature film, attending Locarno.
An online service providing professional advice from international experts to film projects and creative teams at different stages from Open Doors’ current focus region.
Active 365 days per year, the ToolBox is a knowledge-sharing and networking platform for film makers and producers from Open Doors’ current and past focus regions looking to develop, produce, distribute their projects.
The service is accessible all year round and is available by writing to the Open Doors team to ask questions and receive feedback on specific aspects regarding current projects, the career as a film professional, and to be aided through the different steps of the filmmaking process.