Open Doors Lab

Open Doors Lab 2017


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Delegation of the Open Doors Lab 2017 on the red carpet.


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Open Doors Lab consultancy meeting


Open Doors Lab group session


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The program

The Open Doors Lab selects each year 8 producers / filmmakers-producers, who are invited to Locarno to attend a personalised program focused on the role of the creative producer, providing them with tools to best approach the project development stage and to work with international film professionals, while increasing their entrepreneurial skills.

The six-day program combines group discussions, screenings, individual consultancy meetings and networking opportunities with Industry decision makers and Festival guests.

Our intention is to offer a professional platform to the invited South Asian producers/filmmaker producers not only to better grasp the specificities of the international marketplace, be aware of its varied opportunities but also to encourage discussions, share of information, experiences and practices well as mutual inspiration.

The ultimate goal of the Open Doors Lab is to contribute to the development of a more collaborative worldwide film community, without borders, and make the independent scene stronger and more sustainable locally, regionally and globally. 

Submissions for 2019 are open

Apply to the Open Doors Lab until 15 January, 2019.

Submission for Open Doors Hub and Lab is done in 2 mandatory steps: 

1. Complete the official Entry Form at
General information will be requested such as contact details, title of the project, techical data, etc.

2. Follow the instruction at the end of the Entry Form to submit the full requested documentation before the deadline.

For further details, eligibility conditions and the full list of documents requested, please consult our FAQ page or download our Rules and Regulations.


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