Organisers behind Ventana Sur’s genre works-in-progress sidebar have announced their selections.

The titles comprise one from each of Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador and three from Mexico.

Joe Houlberg’s Ecuadorian title Thirst (Sed) centres on a blind woman and her friends who must confront ghosts and hidden desires.

Argentina’s Intimate Witness (Testigo Intimo) by Santiago Fernández concerns a fight between brothers for the love of a woman that leads to a bloody and unexpected conclusion.

Petter Belestorf and Joel Caetano’s sequence of Brazilian vignettes The Black Fables (As Fábulas Negras) pays homage to genre cinema.

From Mexico comes Diego Cohen’s tale of romantic obsession Honeymoon (Luna De Miel); Isaac Ezban’s profile of an apocalyptic Mexico in The Similar (Los Parecidos); and Adrián García Bogliano’s Here Comes The Devil follow-up Scherzo Diabólico, about a kidnap plot that goes awry.

Several prizes are available to the entries, including the Roma Lazio Blood Award for post-production services; an offer of international sales under Habannero Films; Mexican distribution under Morbido Film Festival + KAFER; and colour correction services via Wild Fox + Assimilate.