Sophie Bourdon is the Head of the section Open Doors at Festival del film Locarno (Switzerland), which consists in two main activities: a co-production hub presenting eight projects from the highlighted region to European and international decision makers and a five-day lab targeted at the new generation of producers and filmmakers producers from the chosen countries. The regional focus in 2016-2018 is South Asia. Bourdon has a 25-year experience in the European and international film industries, more particularly in international sales, co-productions, festivals and training. Among other responsibilities, she has been Chief Executive of the European organization Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE), for eleven years during which she supported over 200 independent producers through the creation of the ACE Network where she designed workshops and seminars, contributed to expand the ACE to non-EU producers, and to establish connections with other continents. Prior to ACE, she was Director of international sales at MK2, the Paris based production-distribution-sales company.