Location scout resources for the South American Republic of Colombia
including film office information, facts, news, other references and data of interest to location scouts, location managers and other production personnel.
Location Scout Resource: Colombia Film Commission (Comision Filmica Colombiana)
The Colombian Film Commission is eager to facilitate the support large and small crews need to successfully bring any project to life.
Colombia’s policy on filmmaking has enabled the industry to jump from one or two films a year in the nineties, to almost 30 recently released or in the pipeline in the last couple of years. And, with insurance easier to obtain, foreign filmmakers are returning as well.
Colombia Film Commission Production Resources
- Colombia Film Commission Locations
- Colombia Film Commission Production Guide
- Colombia Film Commission Promotional Videos
- Cartagena Film Festival
- Colombian Film Commission Page at Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI)
Miami Herald | COLOMBIA
Article excerpted below via Associated Press
Cartagena, Colombia – Associated Press
Cartagena regaining its former cinematic luster | This historic port city, which once claimed to be the filmmaking center of the Caribbean, looks to rebuild its cinema and tourism industries. | BY JOSHUA GOODMAN / Associated Press | Posted on Sun, Jan. 07, 2007 | (article offline)
CARTAGENA, Colombia – Even if you’re not a location scout, it’s difficult not to become entranced by the timeless beauty of this Caribbean port’s heavy-stone ramparts and trove of Spanish colonial architecture.
- Other references to this story
- Colombia Film Commission
- Cartagena Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cine y TV de Cartagena)
I have never been to Colombia. It sounds beautiful and mysterious. I used to live in South Florida and now live in a different gateway area, New Jersey, near New York City, so I have many friends of Colombian descent and other countries around South America.
In any case it is nice to see Colombia get some different press than crime stories about cocaine cowboys.
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia (Spanish: República de Colombia), is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. It is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is the 26th largest country by area and the fourth largest in South America after Brazil, Argentina and Peru. With over 46 million people, Colombia is the 27th largest country in the world by population and has the second largest population of any Spanish-speaking country in the world, after Mexico. Colombia is a middle power, and is the fourth largest economy in Latin America, and the third largest in South America. The production of coffee, flowers, emeralds, coal, and oil form the primary sector of Colombia’s economy. The world’s third biggest bank HSBC has created a perspective on the economic outlook in 2050 where Colombia is seen playing a decisive role in the global economy, especially in the Americas, as the 25th-largest world economy by GDP.