Locarno Gives Carte Blanche to Brazil


The Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland has announced that the fourth edition of its work-in-progress Carte Blanche program will focus in Brazil featuring between five and seven films in post-production from the South American country seeking funds for competition. Carte Blanche will take place during the 67th edition of the Swiss film festival running August 6-16, 2014. Launched in 2011, Carte Blanche has featured Colombia, Mexico, and Chile in the past. A jury composed of film industry professionals will select the winner of the Best Film with a cash prize of CHF 10,000 (about $11,100 USD).