Open Doors Lab 2017

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Open Doors Lab group session


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Open Doors Lab group session


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In 2017, the Open Doors Lab is focusing on emerging producers/filmmaker producers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, who are active in developing the local independent film scene and wish to built fruitful international collaborations.

The 8 selected producers / filmmakers-producers will be 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 will combine 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. 


The 8 producers / filmmakers-producers selected for the Open Doors Lab 2017:

(Download the full dossier here)


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