Carte Blanche 2014: spotlight on Brazil
The fourth edition of Carte Blanche, the Festival del film Locarno’s initiative dedicated to films in post-production, will focus on Brazil.
Thanks to a partnership with Cinema do Brasil, Carte Blanche will select five to 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. In order to facilitate post-production and sales, the works in progress will be screened to sales companies, buyers, festival programmers and film funding organizations who are attending Locarno during the Industry Days (9-11 August, 2014). A jury composed of film industry professionals will then award a prize of 10’000 CHF to the best film.
This initiative, inaugurated in 2011, is intended to showcase a selection of films in post-production. Previous editions have been dedicated to Colombia, Mexico and Chile. The initiative is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
The Festival del film Locarno and Cinema do Brasil will launch the call for entries in the first half of 2014 and the selected films will be announced in July.
The 67th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will take place 6-16 August, 2014.