Thursday, May 30

Five Bangladeshis selected for Locarno’s Open Doors



Locarno’s Open Doors has unveiled its selection of projects from South Asia which will make the trek to Switzerland to present in front of potential European and International Partners.

At this year’s festival, Open Doors, a co-production initiative, will support eight projects and eight emerging producers from South Asia. Five Bangladeshi filmmakers and producers have made the selection in two different sections.

Ishtiaque Zico’s Cinema, “City and Cats” and Kamar Ahmad Simon’s “Day After Tomorrow” have been selected for the Open Doors Hub. These two projects will compete for the prize worth $49,000.

Three Bangladeshi directors-producers, including Aadnan Imtiaz Ahmed of Kino-Eye Films, Abu Shahed Emon of Batayan Productions and Rubaiyat Hossain of Khona Talkies, have been selected to take part in the Open Doors Lab which brings over a group of producers and directors for training and support.

From 2016 to 2018, the Open Doors initiative will start discovering the diverse cinematographic landscape of South Asia and its promising talents.