Creative industries

Filming all options at a maximum distance of 600 km


Uruguay has a strategic location in the region just 45 minutes flight from Buenos Aires-Argentina and 2 hours from Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Favored with more than 1000 kilometers of coastline to the Atlantic Ocean and Rio de la Plata, the country offers a wide variety of beaches that border hills, desert dunes and extensive rural areas of green fields. In contrast to this vast wild nature, modern constructions are displayed in the city area, which coexist with colonial, classic and Art Noveau styles. Montevideo, capital of the country, stands out as one of the best cities in the world to appreciate the Art Deco style and recreate periods in its varied sceneries.


Uruguay is also a cosmopolitan country, which offers solutions to the most specific and varied castings. The marked western root of its population has been enriched by frequent immigration from almost every corner of the world. In addition to the advantages offered by this remarkable melting pot of races and varied rural, coastal and urban landscapes in maximum distances of 600 km, there is the predictable and safe transit through the region's clearest roads and a naturally warm and friendly population characterized by its openness to the world and its cultural background.


The recognized professional level of the Uruguayan technicians and the important film infrastructure of the audiovisual industry constitute real competitive advantages and make the experience of filming in the safest and most transparent country in Latin America unequaled.

BENEFITS:

  • Value added tax deduction for co-productions.
  • Quick management of filming permits throughout the territory.
  • Easy management of temporary admission of equipment and work teams.
  • Exoneration of 50% in the rates of locations for co-productions.

FILM INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • Audiovisual equipment and state-of-the-art post production equipment.
  • Medium sized studies.
  • Paraphilmic companies
  • Visual effects studios and post production companies of audio and image.
  • Animation studios.

ADVANTAGES:

  • More than 12 hours of light in summer.
  • Opposite stations that allow productions during the boreal winter.
  • Moderate climate with average temperatures of 25° C.


Uruguayan cinema: the rebellion of one David against two Goliaths.

According to the famous critic Nicolás Azalbert, Uruguayan cinema presents "the rebellion of one David against two Goliaths". He said so in the French magazine Cahiers du Cinéma to refer to the undisputed place of Uruguayan cinema on the international scene with a market of only three and a half million inhabitants.


In Uruguay, national cinema was consolidated at the beginning of 2000 with three films that inaugurated its renovation: 25 Watts, En la puta vida and El viaje hacia el mar. These films mark the imprint of an auteur cinema that achieved its first national law in 2008 and obtained 200 international awards in just 10 years.


In tune with the great creative moment that Uruguayan cinema is experiencing, as evidenced by record numbers of premieres, the last few years have witnessed a quantitative jump in the number of spectators in theaters that has doubled for national films. Uruguay has one of the best ratios between the number of national releases and Latin America's GDP.
In the last year, more than 15 Uruguayan fiction and documentary films were selected in festivals and international markets.

CO-PRODUCTION AGREEMENTS WITH URUGUAY:

  • Uruguay has a Multilateral Latin American Coproduction Agreement.
  • Film signed in the framework of the CACI (Conference of Film Authorities).
  • Cinematográficas de Iberoamérica) as well as a multilateral agreement with Ibermúsicas.
  • It also has bilateral co-production agreements with Argentina, Italy, Canada and Belgium.
  • It has also signed international agreements with ANCINE in Brazil for the Promotion of Feature Film Co-production and with the CNC (Centre for Cinema and Animated Image) in France.

For more information on the scope of these agreements see: http://
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OUTSTANDING CASES:


Recognized international brands (Honda, Toyota, Peugeot, Colgate, Budwaiser, Heineken, Lipton, etc.) chose Uruguay to make advertising pieces with the services of local producers.


Uruguay has also been selected by international channels for the realization of its contents with Uruguayan production services. The case of HBO that filmed two seasons of its series El Hipnotizador (The Hypnotist) stands out.
Important international filmmakers such as Emir Kusturica and Brian de Palma choose Uruguay as their destination and rely on Uruguayan technicians for their productions.


In national cinema, the success of films such as Whisky
awarded in Cannes, Giant, Silver Bear and best Opera Prima in the Festival of
Berlin, La demora, awarded in India and Berlin and the Uruguayan-Colombian animation co-production Anina, awarded at the Cartagena Film Festival and BAFICI.


The visit success of the videclip titled Panic Attack led Uruguayan director Federico Alvarez to Hollywood to direct a feature film (Evil Dead) for this industry. He led the box office in its premiere and raised 26 million dollars. Alvarez continued to direct feature films in 2013 and 2016 that became international hits.


Also noteworthy is the case of a novel series format for internet titled Tiranos Temblad (Trembling Tyrants), which its director Agustín Ferrando Trenchi took to export it and work directly on its adaptation for Cartoon Network.


Uruguayan advertising also has a long tradition that has been endorsed by numerous awards for creativity and realization, obtained in the international festivals of Cannes, New York, FIAP, Gramado and Clio Awards, among others.

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Competitive advantages in the production of furniture in Uruguay:

  • National talent: Uruguayan design is in a sustained process of growth, product of the creativity of its national talent. Despite being a young industry, it has demonstrated a solid maturity and growth.
  • Modern and sophisticated: the furniture designed in Uruguay stands out for its simplicity and sophistication, as well as for its modern and functional character.
  • International recognition: Important competitions and awards in international events have recognized national talent, such as the Salão Design Award, in São Paulo Brazil, Design Award (in Italy) and the Mercosur Competition on Design and Innovation.

Main exports destination for furniture[1]:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • USA

[1]The countries are listed in alphabetical order.

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Competititve advantages of the IT sector in Uruguay:

  • Export performance: Uruguay is the main per capita exporter of Latin America in Information Technology.
  • Strategic location: its time zone, between the United States and Europe, has allowed it to be a great complement for the provision of global services to the region and the world.
  • National talent: the quality and talent of its human resources is recognized, especially for its ability to adapt to new technologies, skills in a wide range of programming languages ​​and high specialization in vertical sectors such as banking / finance, agriculture, security, among others.
  • Leader in technology rankings: it is the most advanced Latin American country according to the Development Index of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) developed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in 2017. It is also the country with greater download speed in the region thanks to its modern infrastructure (Akamai-2017).
  • Ecosystem: the country has a favorable framework for the promotion of IT companies installed in Uruguay as important tax exonerations and a coordinated innovation system.

Main exports destinations:[1]

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • USA

[1]The countries are listed in alphabetical order.

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Competitive advantages of the architecture and engineering sectors in Uruguay:

  • Competitive costs: Uruguay has an important potential as a provider of high quality architectural services at competitive costs.
  • National talent: the country has a high availability of multilingual professionals, with training and experience in different construction techniques.
  • Strategic location: its time zone, between the United States and Europe, has allowed it to be a great complement for the provision of global services to the region and the world.
  • Connectivity and technology: the cultural affinity, its strategic location and the speed of downloading the Internet, positioned as the best in Latin America, are other reasons that contribute to the increase in exports of this type of service.

Main exports destination:

The main markets to which it has been exported are Mercosur countries, followed by the United States and Canada and other Latin American countries in equal proportions.

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Competitive advantages in the fashion design in Uruguay:

  • Talent and creativity: international buyers have highlighted these qualities as the most representative of the young Uruguayan fashion industry.
  • Quality: Uruguayan fashion design is distinguished by innovation and the treatment of its high quality raw materials, such as wool and leather. That has led him to be chosen by exclusive brands around the world for the clothing lines or collections of products.
  • Modern and sophisticated: for its designs, materials and finishes, Uruguayan garments and accessories are ideal for sale in stores aimed at high purchasing power audiences.
  • Specialized business rounds: the thrust of national talent has created an atmosphere conducive to the emergence of events and spaces specialized in high-quality fashion ventures. Such is the case of Sinergia Design, the first cowork in the region exclusively dedicated to design, and Moweek, an Uruguayan design and fashion promotion event, where business rounds are also held with international buyers.

Main exports destinations of fashion and accesories [1]

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Paraguay
  • Spain
  • Sueden
  • USA

[1]The countries are listed in alphabetical order

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For Uruguay, music has a fundamental role in the daily life of its inhabitants. This is demonstrated by the innumerable centers of musical education that exist in the country, the notable variety of its events and the high participation registered by the music guilds. These data mark the musical imprint of a country that has in candombe, murga, tango and folcklore its most identitarian genres, along with Uruguayan popular music that emerged in the 60s and had its peak in the 80s.

The experimental vocation that identifies Uruguay and is manifested in all aspects of society throughout its history, is also reflected in the music through the fusion of their identity styles with other international genres such as rock, electronic, or hip hop. Uruguayan music has a richness and diversity of styles that is extraordinary in relation to the demography of the country and reflects the values of a receptive and culturally restless population. At a regional level it is recognized for the poetics and depth of its lyrics as well as for the singularity and quality of its compositions.

The Carnival of Uruguay, which with an extension of 45 days is the longest in the world, represents a regional musical phenomenon with its typical murgas and the classic Llamadas de Negros and Lubolos that pay homage to the African roots so present in the country's music.

Uruguay also has an effervescent jazz scene. Its outdoor festivals, mainly in the summer months, have become classics for the genre.

Argentina leads the list of countries that consume more Uruguayan music abroad followed by Chile, Germany, Spain, Mexico and Peru.

Outstanding cases at an international level:

  • The Cumparsita with lyrics and music by Uruguayan Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, is the most widespread tango worldwide and has more than 2,500 recorded versions. From the Law Nº 16.905 approved in 1998 by the Uruguayan Legislative Power it became the Popular and Cultural Anthem of Uruguay.
  • Jorge Drexler is the first Uruguayan artist to receive an Oscar (2005) for the song "Al otro lado del río" from the film Diarios de Motocicleta. This was, on the other hand, the first song in Spanish to win this award.
  • Uruguayan Rock represented by bands such as NTVG, La Vela Puerca and El Cuarteto de Nos, has positioned itself in the international market from notorious hits in Argentina that were extended to other countries in the region to reach the European continent.
  • Since 2015, Cumbia pop has become a great international phenomenon thanks to the rise of the great musical platforms. Bands like Rombai, Márama, Toco para vos, Dame 5 and Mano arriba exceed 2,000 million visits with the sum of their singles.
  • In the video game industry, the Uruguayan band Santé les Amis's single "Brasil" was added to the soundtrack of EA Sports' legendary FIFA saga in 2015.

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The Uruguayan publishing industry has a long tradition both in literature and in the written press. The maturity of the sector is reflected in the experience and commitment of its human resources, as well as in the quality of its publications and the low piracy rates registered in the country. On the other hand, Uruguay has the largest reading habit in the region and is the country with the highest number of bookstores per inhabitant in Latin America.

The written press has a rich history and intense activity that is reflected in newspapers, weeklies and magazines whose political, literary and humorous relevance has been recognized historically in the region.

In the literary field, the publishing industry has achieved the recognition of authors in the regional and international scene, who are distinguished by their literary quality, and the originality and singularity of their productions (proof of this is the expression "the rare" used to identify Uruguayan authors of all generations).

Independent publishers and distributors in Uruguay mark the imprint in the publication and distribution of new generations of writers. Also present in the country are the main groups of the international publishing industry who, in addition to commercializing their international titles, publish Uruguayan authors.

In recent years, the market has registered a remarkable dynamism in the segment of children's and young people's literature, representing 15% of Uruguayan book sales and being considered the new boom in national literature.

The development of the industry in Uruguay is vigorous in comparison to the rest of Latin America, and places the country in third place in the publication of titles per inhabitant.

Juan Carlos Onetti, Mario Benedetti and Eduardo Galeano are the most translated Uruguayan authors and, therefore, the most internationally recognized.

Outstanding cases:

  • Uruguay has a recognized literary tradition and with figures that have been fundamental in Hispanic American literature such as Juana de Ibarbourou, Felisberto Hernández, Horacio Quiroga, Mario Benedetti, Eduardo Galeano, Mario Levrero and in particular Juan Carlos Onetti, who was awarded the prestigious Cervantes Prize in 1980.
  • In the contemporary scene for his international publications and national and international awards stand out: Tomás de Mattos, Mario Delgado Aparaín, Gustavo Espinosa, Carlos María Dominguez, Felipe Polleri, Mercedes Rosende, Claudia Amengual, Pablo Casacuberta, Damián González Bertolino, Valentín Trujillo, Daniel Mella and Circe Maia, among others.
  • In the field of comics and illustration, Uruguay also has notorious international cases such as Eduardo Barret (illustrator of Batman and Robin for DC Comics) Hermenegildo Sabat and Hogue and more recently, cases such as illustrators Matías Bergara, Richard Ortiz and Daniel Gonzalez and the writer Rodolfo Santullo, who have managed to position themselves on the international scene with their own creations.
  • The Uruguayan illustrators Fran Cunha and Dani Scharf were part of the official selection of the International Illustration Prize awarded by the renowned Bologna Children's Book Fair and the SM Foundation, being the first Uruguayan illustrators to be part of this prestigious selection.

Successful cases of sales abroad:

  • Some Uruguayan titles have represented true sales successes abroad, such as those linked to the tragic plane crash of the Uruguayan rugby team in 1972: "Milagro en los Andres", "La sociedad de la nieve" or "Tenía que sobrevivir" have surpassed a total of 300,000 copies and have been translated into more than 12 languages, reaching the list of Best Stamps of The New York Times.
  • Another similar phenomenon represents the titles about former Uruguayan president José Mujica: "Una oveja negra al poder: Confesiones e intimidades de Pepe Mujica" by Andrés Danza and Ernesto Tulbovitz, or the biography "Mujica" by Miguel Angel Campodonico, with sales exceeding 200,000 copies in Uruguay, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Spain and Mexico.
  • In children's literature, there are more than 500,000 copies sold by Roy Berocay abroad (Mexico and Argentina) in various editions of "El Sapo Ruperto" or "Pateando Lunas" and Cecilia Curbelo, with works recording sales of more than 85,000 copies in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama.
  • In fiction, in addition to the classic Uruguayan best-sellers, Carlos Dominguez stands out with a singular sales success at present, whose novel, La casa de papel, has sold more than 200,000 copies and has been translated into 30 languages.

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