The 2015 Locarno International Film Festival has announced the awards for its Open Doors Co-Production Lab, organized with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. This year’s Open Doors was devoted to films from the four Maghreb countries: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
The Co-Production Lab (August 8 – 11) aimed to bring together the finalist directors and producers with potential partners, in order to facilitate obtaining the financial support needed for completing their projects. In addition, prizes were awarded by the Open Doors Jury that serve to support production (allocated to the production company) and development (allocated to the filmmakers).
The 2015 Open Door Awards include:
“LE FORT DES FOUS” by Narimane Mari, Algeria
“ALLER SIMPLE” by Nadia Raïs, Tunisia
“PAGAN MAGIC” by Fyzal Boulifa, Morocco / France
MAD Solutions Prize
“L’AMOUR DES HOMMES” by Mehdi Ben Attia, Tunisia / France
The Open Doors Screenings program that presents a selection of 22 films from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, will continue through to the end of the Festival.