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Open Doors Showcase On Sub-Saharan Africa

Written by: FFT Webmaster | November 28th, 2011

The Open Doors lab of the Locarno Film Festival, which highlights to be produced productions from different geographic regions where filmmakers face high hurdles to realize their projects, will focus the next edition on sub-Saharan Africa, specifically projects from Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, and Togo. The Festival will select a dozen applicants, which will be announced in May 2012. The finalist projects will be presented at the co-production lab Open Doors (4 – 7 August), whose mission is to bring professionals from the chosen region into contact with potential, mainly European, partners, in order to bring their projects to fruition. At the end of the three-day workshop, a prize of 40,000 Euros will be given to one lucky producer from the region to develop their project. The 65th edition of the Locarno Film Festival will take place in Switzerland from August 1 – 11, 2012. For more information, visit:

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