Open Doors Hub 2016 – 2018

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Open Doors Hub 2016 awarded projects


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Starting from 2016 until 2018, Open Doors is exploring 8 countries in South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The Open Doors Hub is an international coproduction platform for 8 selected projects from throughout the South Asian region. The selected project teams will be introduced to European or/and international professionals in order to encourage international collaborations, mostly in terms of coproduction, funding and distribution but also of professional training. Their six-day tailored made program alternates alternating pitching coaching, group discussions, one-to-one meetings and networking activities with Industry decision makers and Festival guests.

On the last day, a professional jury grants either development, production or post-production support to a few winning projects, the biggest award being the Open Doors Grant amounting to 50.000 CHF. 
The CNC and ARTE will offer a bourse of respectively 8'000 and 6'000 Euros.


The 8 selected projects for the Open Doors Hub 2017: 

(Download the full dossier here)


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Applications are now closed.


Main eligibility criteria

a) The producer and/or the director of the project submitted for the selection must be from one of the 8 listed countries in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).

b) Projects participating in the selection, feature-length fiction, documentary and animation films, must be presented in form of treatment or script, with a detailed file describing the artistic, financing, distribution aspects and strategies.

c) The file must be presented in English, knowledge of the English language is necessary.

d) Projects that will be shot in any official or spoken language of the eligible countries are suitable for applying to Open Doors 2016 – 2018.

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