Now in its second year, Locarno’s Carte Blanche will shine the light on Mexican films in post production.

Locarno is to put the spotlight on films from Mexico as part of its Carte Blanche initiative, now in its second year.

Five to eight Mexican films in post production will be screened to international sales agents and festival programmers who are participating in the festival’s Industry Days.

A jury will present the best film with 10,000 Swiss Francs towards the completion of the project.

The initiative, which aims to showcase a number of films in post production from a particular country, kicked off in 2011 with Colombia.

It is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Carte Blanche will take place on August 5 as part of the 65th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, which runs Aug 1-11.

The selected films will be announced in July.