Eight projects and eight producers for Open Doors 2017
Open Doors announces the participants that will be showcased for European and international partners at the Locarno Festival during the 15th edition of Open Doors, to be held from 2 to 8 August 2017.
Open Doors, an initiative organized in close cooperation with the Locarno Festival’s Industry Office, is developed over a three-year period (2016-2018) and focused on eight Southern Asian nations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The three distinct initiatives, Open Doors Lab, Open Doors Hub and Open Doors Screenings, will continue the exploration of South Asia by focusing this year on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Alongside the surprising new Afghan generation, this edition will present some names that have already become familiar on the international scene, such as the Pakistani Jami Mahmood, and Rasitha Jinasena.
A detailed list of the participants can be found on the Open Doors Lab 2017 page.
From around the whole of South Asia, projects were selected from: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. During the Open Doors Hub 2017 they will showcase the diversity of the new generation of talents in these regions. They include Rubaiyat Hussain and the filmmaking duo of Bibhusan Basnet and Pooja Gurung.
More information about the eight projects selected can be found on the Open Doors Hub 2017 page.
Open Doors also includes the sidebar Open Doors Screenings, which gives the general Festival public a chance to see a representative selection of short and feature-length films from Afghanistan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.