According to the famous critic Nicolás Azalbert, Uruguayan cinema presents

“The rebellion of a David against two Goliaths”

This is what he said in the French magazine Cahiers du Cinéma referring to the undisputed place of Uruguayan cinema on the international scene, with a market of only three and a half million inhabitants.

Consolidation

Uruguayan cinema is consolidated at the beginning of the 2000s with three films that launch its renewal: 25 Watts, En la puta vida and El viaje hacia el mar. These films marked the beginning of an emerging auteur cinema that continued to grow and achieved its first national law (Film Law No. 18,284) in 2008, which led to the creation of the Uruguayan Film and Audiovisual Institute (ICAU).

Consolidation

Uruguayan cinema is consolidated at the beginning of the 2000s with three films that launch its renewal: 25 Watts, En la puta vida and El viaje hacia el mar. These films marked the beginning of an emerging auteur cinema that continued to grow and achieved its first national law (Film Law No. 18,284) in 2008, which led to the creation of the Uruguayan Film and Audiovisual Institute (ICAU).

Screening

This encouraged the Uruguayan film industry to acquire a strong international projection and, in only 10 years, it obtained 200 international awards and distinctions. In the last year, more than 15 Uruguayan fiction and documentary films were selected at international festivals and markets.

This great creative moment was manifested in record numbers of premieres, a growth that was accompanied by the local audience: in the last few years the number of spectators of national films doubled. Uruguay thus manages to position itself with one of the best ratios between the number of national premieres and the GDP in Latin America.

Screening

This encouraged the Uruguayan film industry to acquire a strong international projection and, in only 10 years, it obtained 200 international awards and distinctions. In the last year, more than 15 Uruguayan fiction and documentary films were selected at international festivals and markets.

This great creative moment was manifested in record numbers of premieres, a growth that was accompanied by the local audience: in the last few years the number of spectators of national films doubled. Uruguay thus manages to position itself with one of the best ratios between the number of national premieres and the GDP in Latin America.