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Carte Blanche Chile: Open Call

Carte Blanche Chile: Open Call



Founded in 2011 with the aim of facilitating post-production and sales of films from a chosen region, Carte Blanche is an initiative of the Festival del film Locarno that screens the selected films to sales companies, buyers, festival programmers and film funding organisations who are attending Locarno during the Industry Days. Applications for Chilean films in post-production are now open on the website of CinemaChile.

The third edition of Carte Blanche (10-12 August 2013), one of Locarno section Open Doors' initiatives for film industry professionals, will focus on films in post-production from Chile. Thanks to a partnership with CinemaChile and Australab - the laboratory of the Valdivia International Film Festival - Carte Blanche will present five-seven films in post-production. The producers of the selected films will participate at the Locarno Festival, where they will present their projects to film industry professionals, and a jury will then award 10’000 CHF to the best film.

Carte Blanche is intended to showcase a selection of films in post-production. Every year the initiative turns the spotlight onto a different country, in Asia, Africa, Latin America or South-East Europe; in 2011 it was Colombia and in 2012 Mexico. Carte Blanche is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The initiative completes the range of opportunities the Festival offers to professionals in the sector: buyers (Industry Screenings), producers (Open Doors) and sales agents (Carte Blanche).

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