Locarno selects 12 Indian films for Open Doors programme

MUMBAI: The Locarno Film Festival has selected 12 Indian projects selected for Open Doors programme from among 200 projects in 18 different languages from 30 regions in India.

The selected projects are Aharbal Falls by Ajay Raina, Ajeeb Aashiq by Natasha Mendonca, Arunoday by Partho Sengupta, Burqa Boxers by Alka Raghuram, Char, The Island Within by Sourav Sarangi, Jat Panchayat by Satish Manwar, Lasya / The Gentle Dance by Anup Singh, Samaadhi by Sidharth Srinivasan, Sebastian Wants to Remember by Vasant Nath, The Trapper‘s Snare by Shanker Raman, Thread / Le Fil by Lilium Leonard and Vidhvastha by Ashish Avikunthak.

At the end of the three-day workshop, a prize of around 39,000 euros, funded by Open Doors, would be disbursed while a second prize of 7,000 euros financed by the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l‘image animée) and Arte International Relations Prize of 6,000 euros would be awarded.

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

Open Doors is the co-production lab organised by the festival every year.

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