About the Programme


What is Campus Latino?

Documentary Campus and the Goethe-Institut Mexiko initiated in collaboration with the production company BWP from Spain, the joint training programme CAMPUS LATINO for filmmakers from Latin America. By cooperating with existing local and regional institutions, festivals and media events, the objective of CAMPUS LATINO is to create a high-quality training program for the emerging Latin American documentary market that supports projects on a long-term basis, ensuring their quality and increasing their chances of securing coproducers. At the same time, the program promotes regional integration and gives international visibility to strong and impactful stories.

How it works:

CAMPUS LATINO is an intense one-year training program, a platform to strengthen the documentary market in Latin America as a whole and improve coproduction possibilities both in the region and on an international level. The first webinar is open to a maximum of 12 projects. After this webinar, 7 projects will be selected and the producer/director teams invited to attend two more workshops offering insight into the full process of setting up an international coproduction and covering topics such as: how to develop your story, access the international market, how to pitch your project and distribution of your finished film via different media outlets. A maximum of three projects will be invited to pitch in front of international commissioners and producers looking for coproductions at the Documentary Campus Leipzig Networking Days in Germany.

Objectives:

• Train and professionalize local filmmakers to help them develop high-quality projects
• Train and professionalize local filmmakers to help them develop high-quality projects
• Offer creative and practical support at every stage of project development
• Advise on how to develop project-specific impact distribution strategies to increase reach, revenue and reaction from the outset
• Attract international financing partners, coproducers, distributors and sales-agents
• Build bridges between countries to create a strong network of talent as well as connecting documentary filmmakers from all over Latin America with each other and with global experts



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Initiators:

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Partners 2020-2021:

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Partners 2017/2018:

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