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Industry Office: Carte Blanche Colombia

This year the Locarno Industry Office will see the launching of Carte Blanche, a new initiative presenting titles in post-production from a specific region.

Thanks to the support of Proimágenes Colombia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) the inaugural 2011 edition will spotlight Colombia. Carte Blanche will offer eight films in post-production from the selected country, each introduced by the producer of the project and presented to the many sales agents and buyers attending the Industry Days.

The screenings will take place Sunday August 7 at 10am at the Palavideo and are targeted at sales agents, festival programmers and film funders only. EgliFilm AG and Kodak support the Colombian film production with generous help in post-production.
The presentation will be hosted by Mike Goodridge (Screen International).

This latest initiative completes the set of the Festival’s industry portfolio, which now provides activities prioritizing buyers (Industry Screenings), producers (Open Doors) and sales agents (Carte Blanche).

Selected films

Diego Guerra (68 Revoluciones)
Presents Ana’s Diary by Diego Guerra

Cristina Gallego (Ciudad Lunar Prod)
Presents Building Royal by Iván Wild

Maritza Rincón and Jhonny Hendrix (Antorcha Films)
Present Chocóby Jhonny Hendrix

Felipe Guerrero (Films Juarez Allen)
Presents Cortaby Felipe Guerrero

Maja Zimmermann (Chirimoya Films)
Presents Jardín de amapolas by Juan Carlos Melo

Diana Bustamante (Burning Blue and Séptima Films)
Presents La playa by Juan Andrés Arango
Alina Hleap (Enic Prod)
Presents La Sargento Matacho by William González

Simón Beltrán Echeverri (Proyección Films)
Presents Speechless by Ana Sofía Osorio and Diego Bustamante


The 64th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will take place August 3-13 2011.

Press Office
64° Festival del film Locarno
3-13 | 8 | 2011
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