12 Indian projects selected for Locarno’s Open Doors co-production lab

Posted: May 3, 2011 by moifightclub in cinema, Film Festival, News
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Locarno Film festival has announced the projects selected for the Open Doors Co-production Lab this year. From over 200 projects submitted, in 18 different languages, from 30 regions in India, these are the 12 finalists which will participate in Open Doors, the Festival del film Locarno’s co-production lab.

The selected projects are:

–  Aharbal Falls by Ajay Raina

–  Ajeeb Aashiq / Strange Love by Natasha Mendonca

–  Arunoday / Sunrise by Partho Sen-Gupta

–  Burqa Boxers by Alka Raghuram

–  Char, The Island Within by Sourav Sarangi

–  Jat Panchayat / The Judgement by Satish Manwar

–  Lasya / The Gentle Dance by Anup Singh

–  Samaadhi / The Penance by Sidharth Srinivasan

–  Sebastian Wants to Remember by Vasant Nath

–  The Trapper’s Snare by Shanker Raman

–  Thread / Le Fil by Lilium Leonard

–  Vidhvastha / Devastated by Ashish Avikunthak

Supported, since its inception in 2003, by the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Open Doors aims to assist the directors and producers of the selected projects to find co-production partners, to complete their film. It is organised in close collaboration with the Festival’s Industry Office and enjoys support from the following partners: ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen), EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), EPC (European Producers Club) and Producers Network Marché du Film (Festival de Cannes).

At the end of the three-day workshop a prize of 50,000 CHF (approx 39,000 euros) is funded by Open Doors. A second prize of 7,000 euros is financed by the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) and ARTE will award the International Relations ARTE Prize of 6,000 euros.

The Open Doors co-production lab will take place August 6-9, 2011 as part of the 64th edition of the Festival del film Locarno.

To know more about the projects and the directors, do click here.

  1. Kuldip says:

    This is diff from NFDC’s scripts lab, right? When will that competition be open for 2011?

    • moifightclub says:

      @Kuldip – I think this year they are not doing it as they are doing Open Doors. This was also open invitation. You can also try the Mahindra Sundance lab which is only for indians. Search, you will get the post.

  2. Fatema says:

    We keep hearing about selections for these script labs and of course seeing those scripts turned into films is quite a pipe dream given the economics (and pre-historic mindsets) of dear Bollywood. Why don’t you do a write-up / interview / analysis / whatever with someone (to start with YOU) who has been through the lab and his / her story? What changed, how did it change, the benefits, the pros, the cons… I am sure there are tons of us out here who want to know what happens there and how! Vicarious experience and borrowed learning apart.

    It will also dissolve myths and re-shape perceptions. Not of narrative and film-making alone.

    Idea, sirjee?

    If digested and need help, ask. I am sure there are lots more here who would love to help.

  3. Kuldip says:

    Open Doors ka announcement kab hua tha?

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