- Government incentives, competitive salaries, and affordable operational costs make Colombia an attractive destination for international producers.
- Colombia showcases its talent in the audiovisual industry, as evidenced by its sustained growth in audiovisual services and digital content exports.
- The audiovisual production in Colombia is growing by leaps and bounds, with local companies excelling in content production for leading platforms such as Netflix or Amazon.
BOGOTÁ, Colombia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AudiovisualProduction–Colombia’s audiovisual sector has witnessed exceptional growth, seizing global attention and fostering opportunities. This evolution has positioned the nation as an enticing prospect for prominent international production entities and investors, underscored by its rich talent pool, compelling legal incentives, and dedicated platforms spotlighting Colombian audiovisual prowess.
Proimágenes data underscores a transformative shift, where merely 14 foreign films were shot in Colombia between 1969 and 2012. The tide turned dramatically in 2012 with the enactment of the Colombian “Film Law” (Law 1556 of 2012), fueling 39 international productions on Colombian soil from 2013 to 2019. This legal framework cascades substantial incentives for major productions. Noteworthy films like Memoria, Gemini Man, and American Made, featuring luminaries like Tilda Swinton and Tom Cruise, were filmed in Colombia.
Endorsements from directors and actors, like James Gray of “The Lost City of Z” (2016), reinforce Colombia’s allure. Gray extols Colombia as an unrivaled choice, having scoured South America for filming locales.
Colombia’s competitive edge encompasses skilled human resources, enticing remunerations, and cost-efficient operations, rendering it a prime destination for global shoots. Audiovisual services and digital content exports have surged at an average of 26% over 5 years, with a 13% upswing from 2021 to 2022. In 2022, exports tallied approximately USD 206.2 million, with the US consuming 83% of Colombian audiovisual exports.
Boasting over 34,000 animation and audiovisual professionals, Colombia has secured its spot on the global stage. This resource pool has propelled Colombian cinema to triumphs at prestigious festivals like Cannes and Sundance.
“Colombia understands the audiovisual sector as a powerful generator of business and employment, vital to the development of Colombian human capital and a key contributor to our economic growth. We will continue working in strengthening this industry and positioning Colombia as a major player globally”, concluded Carmen Caballero, president of ProColombia, the promotion agency of the country part of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism.
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