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

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

Seven Chilean films in post production will be screened to international sales agents and festival programmers who are participating in the festival’s Industry Days (Aug 10-12).

A jury will present the best film with $10,800 (10,000CHF) 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 and was followed by Mexico.

It is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

Carte Blanche takes place during the 66th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, which runs Aug 7-17.

The selected films are:

Raul by Matias Venables Brito, produced by Valentina Barros

R. Lorena by Isidora Marras, produced by Josefina Undurraga and Gregorio Gonzalez

Surire by Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff, produced by Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff

The Prodigal Son by Carlos Araya Diaz, produced by Pablo Saez, Carlos Araya Diaz and Francia Aranda

The Waltz by Edison Cajas, produced by Catalina Donoso

To Kill A Man by Alejandro Fernandez, produced by Eduardo Villalobos Pino

Volantin Cortao by Anibal Jofré and Diego Ayala, produced by Soledad Trejo Troncoso