Programs for the training of support agents of initiatives and projects in the film and audiovisual sectors of Colombia

Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The current programs for the strengthening of agents, initiatives and projects in the Colombian film and audiovisual sectors are the following:

a) Encuentros 2020
b) Shooting in 4K Workshop - Netflix
c) Specialized qualification pilot

Encuentros 2020 is a comprehensive strategy to strengthen production, circulation, heritage, criticism and research within the framework of national film festivals and audiovisual exhibitions. In 2020 it will be present in the Cartagena, Manizales and Cali Film Festivals. A public call is made to select projects, who later receive the adviseand accompaniment of national and international experts. Six meetings will be held in 2020 that include the International Producers Meeting (feature films and series), the Meeting of Colombian Film Festivals and Shows, the Meeting of Regional Talents and Tales, the Meeting of New Media and Interactive Contents, the Criticism and Research Meeting and the Meeting of Archives and Heritage. Approximately 48 projects will be strengthened and 96 professionals will receive skill-building training.

The Shooting in 4K Workshop was held in 2019 with the support of Netflix and in association with Congo Films, Labo Digital, the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, the Bogota Cinematheque and the Association of Independent Producers (Asocinde) to offer qualified training to 35 post-producers in 4K filming with international tutors.

The specialized qualification pilot was carried out in 2019 as a result of a needs assessment carried out with film and television producers. The workshops were designed and organized in association with the Bogota Cinematheque and the support of the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University; they were conducted by Esteban Rey (Argentina) for the occupations of Director's assistant and Line Producer. Each workshop was attended by international experts from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Colombia; 57 professionals received this technical qualification.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Meetings 2018-2019: strengthening of 24 projects
Meetings 2020: strengthening of 17 projects (up to April 2020)
Filming in 4K Workshop: 35 qualified post-producers
Pilot specialized qualification:
Director's Assistant Workshop: 25 professionals
Line Producer Workshop: 22 professionals

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

$ 278,962

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Proimágenes Colombia
Public Sector
National Council of Arts and Culture in Cinematography (CNACC)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
CNC - National Centre of Cinema and the Animated Image
Public Sector
Bogotá Cinematheque
Public Sector
Embassy of France
Public Sector
Cartagena International Film Festival
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Private Sector
Festival Internacional de la Imagen of Manizales
Javeriana University Attic Centre
Private Sector
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Jorge Tadeo Lozano University
Private Sector
Congo Films
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales