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Camilo
Camilo, from Bogotá, is 25 years old and graduated from Politécnico Grancolombiano in film direction and production through financing provided by the government because of his academic excellence in high school and because his family couldn't afford the costs of his career.

Camilo wants to expand his horizons and knowledge through a master's degree in film studies, but he requires the support of KIVA so he will comply with all the requirements to access to his scholarship-credit of Colfuturo Foundation. After finishing his studies, Camilo wants to return home and begin conducting his own films.

Here is his story: Movies have been one of the major influences in my life. Since childhood, I was attracted to horror films that my parents forbade me to see, but which I still saw. This passion began to turn into a desire not only to be a fan but also a producer of this type of artistic pieces. That is how I decided to become an audiovisual producer. Although my family didn't have the financial support needed to achieve it, I strived to search official announcements and scholarships to help me to achieve my dream.

The creativity development and implementation of new tools to build quality audiovisual products is something that is evolving faster and faster and a professional career is not enough to keep up with world-class filmmakers. That's why my biggest wish right now is to pursue a master's program in film directing in one of the best schools of the industry in the world. This opportunity would expand my horizons as a director and would allow me to have a broader perspective to national productions and why not, also to help in the educational process of the new generation of Colombian filmmakers.
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Camilo, un bogotano de 25 años, se gradúo del Politécnico Grancolombiano en dirección y producción de cine gracias la financiación otorgada por el gobierno debido a su excelencia académica durante el bachillerato, ya que su familia no podía sostener los gastos de su carrera.

Camilo desea ampliar sus horizontes y conocimientos mediante un master en estudios cinematográficos, para ello requiere el apoyo de KIVA y así cumplir con todos los requisitos necesarios y poder acceder así al crédito beca de la fundación Colfuturo.

Una vez terminados sus estudios, Camilo pretende volver a su país y empezar la realización de sus propios largometrajes.

Aquí está su historia:

El cine ha sido una de las mayores influencias en el desarrollo de mi vida. Desde pequeño me sentía atraído por las películas de terror que mis padres me prohibían ver y que aun así veía Esa pasión se empezó a convertir en un anhelo de no solo ser un fanático sino también un realizador de este tipo de piezas artísticas. Fue así como decidí convertirme en un realizador audiovisual. A pesar de que mi familia no poseía el apoyo económico necesario para poder lograrlo, me esforcé buscando convocatorias y becas que me ayudaran a lograr mi sueño.

El siguiente paso fue convertirme en uno de los semilleros de talentos de Colfuturo, quienes en convenio con Proimagenes me han otorgado la oportunidad de acceder a varios beneficios para obtener el crédito beca que necesito para continuar mis estudios. Es en este momento decisivo de mi vida en que el apoyo de la fundación KIVA seria totalmente fundamental para poder lograr mi sueño.

El desarrollo de la creatividad y la implementación de nuevas herramientas para forjar productos audiovisuales de calidad es algo que va evolucionando cada vez más rápido y una carrera profesional ya no es suficiente para mantenerse a la altura de realizadores audiovisuales de talla mundial. Es por eso que mi mayor deseo en este momento es poder realizar un programa de master en dirección cinematográfica en una de las mejores academias del gremio en el mundo. Esta oportunidad ampliaría mis horizontes como director y me permitirá darle un punto de vista mas amplio a las producciones nacionales y porque no, ayudar en el proceso educativo de la nueva generación de realizadores colombianos.

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This loan is part of Colfuturo's "Semillero de Talentos" program, which identifies high-achieving, low-income university students and helps them apply to graduate schools abroad. The program offers loans to pay for language classes, language exams and application fees, transportation to cities for exams and interviews, and visa expenses. By funding this loan, you are helping a student with limited options pursue a graduate degree and increase their future income.

About Colfuturo:

Colfuturo is a non-profit public service institution that helps Colombian college graduates finance post-graduate degrees abroad. The organization provides loans and incentivizes recipients to return to Colombia after receiving their degrees to help the country grow and develop. Kiva loans will help low-income students at state universities afford high application costs, including exam and application fees, travel expenses, visa expenses and language courses. These loans will open new opportunities for students who have long been excluded from higher education.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 496
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,967,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,799.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Camilo to pay for his application for a master in film production and direction.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Nov 25, 2012
Listed
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 18, 2013