2006 South East Asia


In 2006 Open Doors was entitled Connecting Cinema from South East Asia. Eleven projects were chosen from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Selected projects

132 by Royston Tan (Singapore)
3 DAYS TO FOREVER by Riri Riza (Indonesia)
ARMFUL by Wisit Sasanatieng (Singapore)
JAKUN by Saw Teong Hin (Malaysia)
JERMAL by Ravi Bharwani (Indonesia)
LIVING QUIETLY by Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia)
MAID TO ORDER by Djinn (Singapore)
PLEASURE FACTORY by Ekachai Uekrongtham (Singapore)
THE DOG MAN CHRONICLE by James Lee (Malaysia)
THE ISLAND FUNERAL by Pimpaka Towira (Thailand)
THE PHOTOGRAPH by Nan Achnas (Indonesia)

The Award-winning projects

For the first time, thanks to further funding from the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), at the end of the workshop two grants for development and production, each worth 50,000 Swiss Francs, were awarded. The decision as to which projects received the awards was made by the Festival in conjunction with the Swiss fund visions sud est.

Winning projects

THE PHOTOGRAPH by Nan Achnas, produced by Paquita Widjaja-Afief (Indonesia)
JERMAL by Ravi Bharwani, produced by Shanty Harmayn & Orlow Seunke (Indonesia)

A further contribution of 10,000 Euro was assigned to a project in the development phase, thanks to the participation of the French national cinema center CNC (Centre National du cinéma et de l’image animée):

LIVING QUIETLY (Malaysia) by Tan Chui Mui, director / Joanna Lee, producer

BAL: Buenos Aires Lab Goes International

Selected projects:

BORN UNDER FIRE / NACIDO BAJO FUEGO (Colombia) by Jairo Eduardo Carrillo
GIGANTE (Uruguay) by Adrian Biniez
LA RABIA (Argentina) by Albertina Carri
LA SANGRE BROTA / BLOOD APPEARS (Argentina) by Pablo Fendrik
UNA SEMANA SOLOS / A WEEK ALONE (Argentina) by Celina Murga
VERANO / SUMMERTIME (Argentina) by Jose Luis Torres Leiva

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