Open Doors 2019 – 2021: South East Asia and Mongolia
From 2019 until 2021, the Open Doors section of Locarno Festival is focusing on the cinematographic landscape of South East Asia and Mongolia.
During 3 years, the project will cover 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: the Open Doors Hub, Lab and Screenings.
Open Doors Hub
7 – 13 | 8 | 2019
Up to 8 film projects from South-East Asia and Mongolia are selected each year to take part in the Open Doors Hub, a dynamic co-production platform where the project holders meet with potential European and international partners to encourage international collaboration and financing.
The Open Doors Jury will award the Open Doors Grant (value 50’000 CHF) and other prizes to a few of these projects.
Open Doors Lab
7 – 13 | 8 | 2019
The Open Doors Lab gathers emerging producers / filmmakers-producers from South-East Asia and Mongolia, providing them with tools to best approach the project development stage and to work with international lm professionals, while increasing their entrepreneurial skills.
Open Doors Screenings
7 – 17 | 8 | 2019
In order to introduce the Festival audience to South Asia's cinematographic and cultural landscape of the chosen region, a number of films are selected each year for the Open Doors Screenings, a non-competitive section of the Locarno Festival.
In 2019, the section will present a selection of short and feature-length films from Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam.
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 such as MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival (Myanmar) and more.