is a film and video production house founded in 1986 based in
Montevideo, Uruguay. Its goals are the production and promotion
of audiovisual and other artistic works based on the recording
and reproduction of moving and still images.
our foundation we have promoted the right of
Uruguayans to have their own images. Uruguay, with
just three million inhabitants and two million
moviegoers has virtually no filmmaking tradition nor
legal regulation for the production, distribution and
exhibition of local films.
name IMAGENES is associated in Uruguay and
other Latin-American countries with solid works in
the fields of documentary production, animation,
digital editing (AVID), post-production services and
production support for foreign crews.
extensive catalog is the result of over 15 years of
hard work and passion for the audiovisual arts. We
keep building on that spirit, taking on new
challenges for the future.
Since 1987, IMAGENES
has produced over 25 documentaries, animation and fictional
works, with titles including:
- Voces para una historia. Documentary.
Interviews with women in the rural areas about their
lives and work.
- Bañados de Rocha: el secreto de
las aguas. Documentary. A dramatic report
on the environmental dangers facing the marshlands in
- India Muerta and La quimera de la costa. This two
documentaries further report on the environmental
problems in Uruguay.
- Tierra olvidada. Documentary about the
situation of small farmers in the state of Canelones,
- Madre Tierra. 9-episode animation
series for children about environmental issues
(co-produced with Sweden).
- Sin pedir permiso. Documentary. A
daring, humorous look at the issue of women and
political involvement in Uruguay.
- La caja de Pandora. Documentary. A
reflection on gender differences in the school
- Onetti: Retrato de un escritor, a legendary interview
with Uruguay's most influential writer.
- Tabaré. 50-episode animation series
based on the characters created by renowned Uruguayan
cartoonist Tabaré (Gómez Laborde).
- Pantanal, las aguas de la vida. Documentary on the
environmental impact of a proposed international
waterway. Shot in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
- Dieste, la conciencia de la
Documentary. A look at the fascinanting work of
Eladio Dieste, a humanist whose architectural work
has achieved international recognition.
- Blanes. Documentary about the works of
Juan Manuel Blanes, emblematic painter of Uruguayan
culture, who captured the images of the new country.
- Idea. Documentary on the times and
works of Idea Vilariño, a referential name on
- Las lágrimas de Eros. Documentary on the
relationship between the Church and sexuality,
religion and the pleasures of the flesh.
IMAGENES has also produced a number
of music videos such as "Break it all" y
"Never, never" by the legendary 60's rock-band Los
Shakers, "Kin-tin-tan" by Jorge Schellemberg,
"Nico" by Exilio Psíquico, "Baba fururú" by
Mariana Ingold and Osvaldo Fattoruso, and "Danza
Primitiva" by Rosas Negras. Our post-production facilities
were used for several music videos, including "Milonga
Hey" by Nikel, "Pendeja" by Plátano Macho,
"Dónde vas" by Sordromo, and "La Tromba" by
We have also made
significant contributions to TV stations and institutions both
local and foreign, including Channel Four (England), TV Ontario
and the International Development Research Centre of Canada for
whom we produced the documentary "A new start for
Arévalo", ARD and NDR (Germany), TVE (Spain), Discovery
Channel (United States).
IMAGENES has received a
number of national and international distinctions and awards at
festivals in Chicago, Oberhausen, Caracas, Asuncion (Paraguay),
Rosario (Argentina) and Uruguay.
In 1991 IMAGENES and
KURMI FILMS of Stockholm, Sweden, produced Madre Tierra, a 9-episode animation series on
environmental issues. The series has represented Uruguay in
several international festivals, receiving a UNESCO award to
the Best Children's Production in the First Inter-American
Children's Festival (Montevideo, 1992) and distinctions in
Caracas 1992, Chicago 1993 and Oberhausen 1993. Madre Tierra has been broadcast by TV stations in
Switzerland, Brasil, Panamá, Sweden, and is used as teaching
material in several Latin-American school systems (Brasil,
IMAGENES was one of
the producers for the feature-length film "Luna de
Octubre" (1997), a Brazilian-Argentinean-Uruguayan
production based on stories by Uruguayan writer Mario Arregui
and directed by Henrique de Freitas Lima. It was shot in the
bordering towns of Santana do Livramento and Rivera.
Most recently IMAGENES
co-produced "25 Watts", directed by Pablo Stoll and
Juan Pablo Rebella, winner of the Tiger Award at the
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2001.
The same year we
co-produced "En la puta vida", directed by Beatriz Flores
Silva, shot in Spain and Uruguay, with an international cast
and crew from Argentina, Belgium, Cuba, Spain, Venezuela and
of IMAGENES productions have been broadcast abroad:
Sin pedir permiso was broadcasted by NDR
Television in Hamburg, Germany.
Madre Tierra was purchased by television stations in
Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Panama and Brazil.
The rights to the animation series Tabaré have so far been acquired by television
stations in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg,
Taiwan, Canada and Russia.
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