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Deadline for the first call of the year: February 23, 2024

The next deadline for visions sud est support for documentary or fiction films in production or post-production is February 23.

Check the how to apply page!


Results of the 37th Session

During the last visions sud est session, the experts of the Swiss fund have decided to support six projects. Check at the new granted projects!

At its November session, the experts of the Swiss fund visions sud est have decided to support two fictional and two documentary films in production, as well as two fictional film in post-production, with a total amount of 165'000 Swiss francs:

Don't Cry, Butterfly
directed by Dieu Linh Duong - VIETNAM

When I Close My Eyes I See Your Eyes
directed by Sameh Alaa - EGYPT

directed by Oksana Karpovych - UKRAINE

Past Future Continuous
directed by Firouzeh Khosrovani & Morteza Ahmadvand - IRAN

directed by Mamadou Dia - SENEGAL

directed by Amel Guellaty - TUNISIA

Congratulations to the filmmakers!


Films supported by visions sud est submitted for 2024 Oscars!

Congratulations to MAMI WATA by C.J. Obasi, THE MONK AND THE GUN by Pawo Choyning Dorji, TÓTEM by Lila Avilés, AUTOBIOGRAPHIA by Makbul Mubarak, CITY OF WIND by Purev-Ochir Lkhagvadulam

Visions Sud Est is proud to share that 5 films that have been supported by the Swiss funds have been selected by their respective countries as submissions for 2024 OSCARS!

Congratulations to the directors and production teams of:

MAMI WATA by C.J. Obasi - NIGERIA (Supported at post-production stage in 2021 2nd round)

THE MONK AND THE GUN by Pawo Choyning Dorji  - BUTHAN (Supported at production stage in 2021 2nd round)

TÓTEM by Lila Avilés - MEXICO (Supported at post-production stage in 2022 2nd round)

AUTOBIOGRAPHIA by Makbul Mubarak - INDONESIA (Granted at Open Doors 2019)

CITY OF WIND by Purev-Ochir Lkhagvadulam - MONGOLIA (Granted at Open Doors 2020)

Still from ©CITY OF WIND by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir


Winners of the Open Doors Grant at the Locarno Film Festival 2023

This year's Open Doors Grant goes to PANTASMA by Gloria Carrión (NICARAGUA), TRES BALAS by Génesis Valenzuela (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) and DESIDIA by Leandro Grillo (BOLIVIA)

For the second year, Locarno Film Festival dedicated its Open Doors program to Latin American and Caribbean countries.

The Open Doors Grant is a prize offered by the Swiss fund Visions Sud Est (backed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC) together with the City of Bellinzona and Open Doors.

At this year's festival in Locarno, the Open Doors Grant has been given to three projects:

A grant to a value of CHF 25'000 went to PANTASMA by Gloria Carrión, produced by Leonor Zúniga (NICARAGUA)

A grant to a value of CHF 20'000 went to TRES BALAS by Génesis Valenzuela, produced by Wendy P. Espinal (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)

A grant to a value of CHF 5'000 went to DESIDIA by Leandro Grillo, produced by Alejandra Antequera (BOLIVIA)

The Open Doors Grant has a total value of 50’000 Swiss Francs divided into more awards and is funded by three organizations: Open Doors and visions sud est (both supported by the SDC) and the City of Bellinzona. The award is given for development or production of the winning projects – selected among the Open Doors Projects’ Hub.