Costa Rica

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

El Fauno is a competitive fund for the financing of projects of national audiovisual and / or cinema creators.

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No work visas required for foreign crew. For more information contact your local Costa Rican embassy / representative.

Costs and processing periods depend on the scope and nature of the shoot. Special permits are required for filming in national parks. Each nature reserve needs to be permitted separately.

NOT an ATA member country.


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The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is known for reggae music, Jamaican food and a unique happy vibe. In a small town a couple hours south of Puerto Limon, where Columbus docked for 17 days in 1502, you can find amazing crystal clear ocean, luscious jungle, friendly sloths and the best food you have tasted...

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