Uruguay

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

Doctv Latinamerica is dedicated to the production and distribution of Latin-American documentaries. It is an initiative of CAACI and is officially run by the DOCTV RED, a strategic structure composed of seventeen audiovisual entities and twenty-two public broadcasters in the Latin-American region. Currently...

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Fund Goal

IBERMEDIA's goals are to promote the development of audiovisual productions destined to the Iberoamerican market and their co-productions, to promote the integration of Iberoamerican companies in supranational audiovisual networks. To create a positive environment for the development, training and exchange...

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Fund Goal

The Instituto del Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay (ICAU) regulates, promotes, encourages and stimulates the production, coproduction, distribution and exhibition of film and audiovisual projects and contributes to the development of film culture.

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Fund Goal

To support audiovisual production in the initial stage of shooting or postproduction.

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Regulation

Citizens of the countries of MERCOSUR, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru do not require visa. They should travel with valid passport or identity document.

Filming permits are required, and can take anything from 24 to 48 hours to obtain. The first point of contact for any filming should be done through the Uruguay Film Commission.

Since 2005 production services and projects that are filmed in Uruguay for foreign countries have a tax benefit, which consists of the exemption of the Value Added Tax (IVA, 22%) in accordance with Decree 220/998. Under this system, the tax amount of 22% shall be saved in several services hired for the project production -technicians, insurance, equipment rental, studios, rental of furniture, props, wardrobe, transport, catering and hotel costs being the most typical.

Film Commissions

Montevideo

Uruguay Film Commission & Promotion Office is a tool to promote Uruguay locations for foreign productions, as well as a means of international exposure for national productions.

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Coproduction treaties

Professional Associations