Thanks to IMCINE, the Mexican Film Institute, and with the support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the Festival del film Locarno's Carte Blanche – initiative that offers a showcase for a number of films in post-production from a given country, dedicated this year to Mexico – has shown seven films, each introduced by its producer, to the various international sales agents and festival programmers who participated in the Industry Days.
The 2012 Carte Blanche Jury, composed of:
Erick Gonzalez (Chili), General Delegate of Australab (Valdivia, Chile) and
Head of Programming of the Latinamerican Film Festival (Toulouse, France)
Alejandra Paulin (Mexico), Head of Industry & Market, Guadalajara Film Festival
Edouard Waintrop (France), General Delegate of Directors’ Fortnight Cannes
Has decided to award a grant of 10'000 CHF, financed by the SDC and aiming to complete the project, to the first feature:
Las Lagrimas (The Tears) by Pablo Delgado Sanchez, produced by Guillermo Ortiz Picharo.
The jury declares that: “the film has been chosen for its freshness, its optimism, change of sensibility tone and risky personal proposal.”