New initiative is a continuation of its post-production showcase.

Locarno has introduced Carte Blanche Extra.

The new Industry Days’ initiative is a continuation of its post-production showcase Carte Blanche which hosts the most promising upcoming producers from Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Starting from 2015, Carte Blanche Extra will utilise the strong connection that the showcase has created with the previous selected countries through their national promotion agencies - Cinema do Brasil, CinemaChile, Proimagenes Colombia and IMCINE (Mexico).

Each of the agencies will invite up to four upcoming producers to introduce their works to potential co-producers during the Locarno Industry Days (Aug 8-10, 2015).

Nadia Dresti, Locarno’s delegate to the artistic direction and head of international, commented: “Carte Blanche has quickly become one of the cores of the Locarno Industry Days activities. Carte Blanche Extra strengthens and develops an ongoing relationship with our partners for the benefit of the selected producers.”

Carte Blanche Extra was introduced today [Dec 3] in Ventana Sur by Carlo Chatrian, artistic director of the Festival del film Locarno and Markus Duffner, Carte Blanche coordinator.