About the Programme

What is Campus Latino?

Documentary Campus and the Goethe-Institut Mexico have set up a joint training programme for talented and experienced filmmakers from Latin America who do not have sufficient access to the international market.

By cooperating with existing local and regional institutions, festivals and media events, the programme’s objective is to create a high-quality training for the emerging Latin American documentary market that supports projects on a long-term basis, ensuring their quality and increasing their chances of being coproduced, while promoting regional integration.

En este documento PDF se encuentran informaciónes sobre el programa Campus Latino y más detalles sobre la presentación de solicitudes para el programa en español.

How it works:

In its first year CAMPUS LATINO has a special focus on Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. Filmmakers from the following countries are invited to submit their project ideas:

Belize | Guatemala | El Salvador | Honduras | Nicaragua | Costa Rica | Panama

Cuba | Jamaica | Dominican Republic | Haiti | Trinidad and Tobago


Selected participants then attend workshops that offer insight into the whole process of setting up an international coproduction and cover topics, such as: how to develop your story, access the international market, pitch your project and distribute your finished film.


• Train and professionalize local filmmakers to help them develop high-quality projects.
• Offer creative and practical support at every stage of project development.
• Be a platform to strengthen the documentary market in Latin America as a whole but with special emphasis in its first round 2017/2018 on Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico and thereby improving coproduction possibilities both in the region and on an international level.
• Attract international experts, financiers and producers interested in working in and with Latin America.
• Build bridges between countries to create a strong network of talent as well as connecting documentary filmmakers from all over Latin America with global experts.

An initiative by:

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Cooperation Partners 2017 & 2018:

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