The Festival del film Locarno’s Carte Blanche is this year dedicated to Mexico. Started in 2011 with Colombia, this now annual initiative aims to offer a showcase for a number of films in post-production, from a different country in Asia, Africa, Latin America or South-East Europe. Carte Blanche is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
Thanks to Imcine, the Mexican Film Institute, Carte Blanche will show five to eight films in post-production, each introduced by its producer, to the various international sales agents and festival programmers who participate in the Industry Days.
Carte Blanche will take place on Sunday, August 5 and at the end of the day a jury composed of three professionals will offer the best film a prize of 10,000 CHF, to be used to complete the film.
This initiative completes the range of opportunities the Festival offers specifically tailored to the needs and interests of professionals in the sector: buyers (Industry Screenings), producers (Open Doors) and sales agents (Carte Blanche).
The selected films will be announced in July.
The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno takes place 1-11 August, 2012.