Hollywood remains first when it comes to the film industry in Latin America. What’s the reason why Latin American films have not reached the desired impact in its own region yet?
Hollywood continues to dominate the theaters of Latin America, to the point of being considered as "colonialism" through the cinema screens.
In 2014 alone, Hollywood released 707 films, compared to 400, which, as a whole, produced all the countries in Latin America.
The first 10 film producers "account for about 65% of world production," and are located in India, the United States and China, according to a report by Iesa.
But in the inner side of the region also great differences are observed when contrasting the number of cinematographic productions.
During the year 2015, Argentina produced 182 films, informed the Cinematographic and Audiovisual Industry Argentina (INCAA)
For its part, Mexico broke a record that kept the film industry from 1958, the year in which 135 films were filmed, to reach 144 issues in 2015, published the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (Imcine).
In the same period, Colombia released 36 films and its neighbor Venezuela also qualified last year as historic reaching the figure of 31 feature films, according to a statement from the National Center for Autonomous Cinematography (CNAC).
With more than 20 films filmed, Román Chalbaud is one of the most renowned film directors in Venezuela.
Asked by RT, he said that the filmmakers in Latin America should "be more united". How do not films circulate in our countries? Do not the films from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico or Chile arrive in Venezuela? The same is true of other countries in the region. "
For the Venezuelan director, the reason is an indisputable fact: "cinema screens belong to Hollywood, that's why we do not see European or Latin American cinema and the world does not only speak English."