Article by PROIMAGENES Colombia director Claudia Triana de Vargas on the Colombian film industry in 2011 published in Latam Cinema
In this article, the director of the Fondo Mixto de Promoción Cinematográfica PROIMAGENES Colombia, Claudia Triana de Vargas, analyzes the Colombian film industry’s exceptional 2011 and foresees good news for the current year. In this article the organization’s director takes a look at what is being referred to as the “miraculous Colombian film industry”, or “what has been recognized as the development of a non-traditional industry in record time in a country with profound paradoxes and ranked, according to certain indicators, the fourth largest film industry in Latin America.” She speaks of the difficulties facing the industry at the beginning of this century when a mere four films were released due to a lack of financing for national films and tells how the Film Law changed this by bringing in significant capital with which to finance many of the nation’s films in recent years. She also takes a look at the coming year, including the 24 films to be released and possible approval of other complementary legislation guaranteeing greater production through the investment of more national and foreign capital that will receive new benefits.
Silvia Echeverri, Head of Colombian Film Commission, Interviewed for Latam Cinema
Interview with Silvia Echeverri, Head of the Colombian Film Commission, published by Latam Cinema, one of the most important Latin American film websites. In the interview, Gerardo Michel points to the Colombian Film Commission as part of the first wave of film commissions to appear in Latin America in recent years and how the commission has quickly positioned the country as one of the continent’s foremost locations for international shooting. Along with the country’s main claim to fame, its diverse locations, international interest in Colombia as a set for films and commercials has arisen thanks to the international success of the country’s own films and a constantly expanding service sector. The interview features details regarding the Colombian Film Commission’s progress so far and future challenges.