Open Doors Hub 2016 – 2018
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)
Across The Rainbow Bridge (Indreni Pari)
Director: Niranjan Raj Bhetwal Nepal · Color · 105'
Director: Dawood Hilmandi Afghanistan · Color · 90'
Barzakh: Between Heaven and Hell
Director: Meenu Gaur And Farjad Nabi Pakistan · Color · 90'
Director: Suranga Deshapriya Katugampala Sri Lanka · Color · 90'
Director: Ammar Aziz and Christopher Patz Pakistan · Color · 80'
Made in Bangladesh
Director: Rubaiyat Hossain Bangladesh · Color · 92'
One Summer Day (Nawe Ta Nae)
Director: Wera Aung Myanmar · Color · 90'
Director: Bibhusan Basnet and Pooja Gurung Nepal · Color · 120'