Open Doors Hub 2018

1to1 professional meetings at the Open Doors Hub.


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1to1 meeting at the Open Doors Hub.


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Joint plenary session on international sales with Open Doors Hub & Lab.


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


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Open Doors Hub 2016 awarded projects.


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The program

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. 


Apply to the Open Doors Lab 2018

Submissions are now OPEN until 23 January 2018. To apply, follow these two mandatory steps: 

1. Fill in the official Entry Form at

2. Follow the instructions to submit the full documentation requested

For details on the submission procedure and questions, please consult our FAQ page and download our Regulations. 


Main eligibility criteria

a) The producer and/or the director of the project submitted for the selection must be citizen of or originally from one of the eligible 8 countries in South Asia.

b) We select feature-length projects with potential for international distribution. Only projects of at least 70 minutes are eligible for the prize Open Doors Grant.

b) Projects participating in the selection (feature-length fictions, documentary and animation films) must be submitted at advanced stage of development, in form of script or, if not possible, in form of treatment, and with a complete dossier and production plan (download the OD regulations for details on the submission dossier), in order to be introduced to the international market in the best possible conditions.

c) The submission dossier must be presented in English. Knowledge of the English language is necessary to participate in the Open Doors Hub.

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


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