Thursday, November 19, 2015

2016 Locarno Film Festival to Honor Open Doors Initiative

READ MORE: Memo to Distributors: Buy These 10 Movies from thE 2015 Locarno Film Festival The Locarno Film Festival has announced that it will operate slightly differently next year; in order to abide by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation's creation of the Open Door Initiative, it will now showcase films and directors from Southern Asia, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This will be the first major undertaking for Sophie Burdon, who will be hosting the event for the first time.  The policy, which was developed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, will last from 2016 until 2018. The...

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