The Colombian government increased from 125% to 165% the tax deduction for companies and individuals who support the production of local films. In orden to guarantee shooting remarkable films in Colombia, it is returning to international film producers 40% of their expenditure invested in hiring national film services of film preproduction, film production and film post-production, and 20% of their expenditure invested in film production expenses such as hotels, food and transport.
On the other hand there is a proliferation of a new generation of young Colombian’s independent filmmakers who have been educated in traditional film education at private and public Universities. Although they have not been able to reach massive audiences at local comercial cinemas with their National independent films, what is different about this new generation of filmmakers in comparison with the old one is that thanks to the globalization film teaching opportunities available in the country and abroad, they definitevely have learned how to make their local films produced in Colombia being selected and awarded in the most well-known international film festivals around the world such us Toronto, Berlín, Habana, Toulouse and Cannes Film Festivals.
Examples of these remarkable Colombian filmmakers and films are: Los viajes del Viento ( Ciro Guerra, 2009); El vuelco del cangrejo (Oscar Ruíz Navia, 2010); Choco (Jhonny Hendrix, 2012); La Sirga (Willian Vega, 2012); El abrazo de la serpiente (Ciro Guerra, 2015); La tierra y la sombra ( César Acevedo, 2015), among others. With respect to figures of film distribution, the nearly 2 million viewers of Colombian films in Cinemas in 2013 in comparison with about 17 million of viewers who watched around 50 Colombian films in Colombian illegal websites in at least the past two years and a half, may suggests potential audiences that could be reached by the formal film distribution market in Colombia in the future.
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