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Shoot in Chile

Interactive experience that compiles Chile´s exceptional locations, inviting you to virtually visit every geographic area and learn about its landscape diversity.


Shoot in Chile

Index

User’s guide Using a QR code Shoot in Chile is an interactive book that extends the reach of the printed page by using QR codes that allow not only expanding and specifying information, but also accurately determining the location of places being explored (georeference). This editorial GPS is a tool that gives users the ability to move virtually and learn in detail about the most interesting locations of Chile. Using QR codes only requires a smartphone with a digital camera, access to the Internet and an application for reading these codes (free, downloadable software). The software immediately displays the information, video, webpage or whatever the code contains. For each location there are two QR codes: one placed on the image, accurately revealing its geographical location and a second one that allows access to information, graphics and general data about the area. The information is available in Spanish, French, German and English.

Shoot in Chile is an invitation to explore, discover and be inspired by its amazing natural beauty and cultural heritage as well as the technological advantages Chile has to offer. Around two hours

Nomenclature

Shoot in Chile has a number of icons that summarize the recurring information in order to optimize and prioritize viewing the actual images. The meaning of these symbols is as follows: Nearest airport

Distance from Santiago

Distance to location

Travel time by air

Transfer time to location

Climate

Road type (terrain)

Extreme temperatures

Base camp options

Rainfall

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Index Welcome to Shoot in Chile Prologue

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Introduction: Why shoot in Chile?

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Chapter 1. Locations 1.1 Desert

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1.2 Mountain

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1.3 North Coast

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1.4 Central Zone: Valleys and Plains

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1.5 Central Coast

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1.6 Southern Forests

90

1.7 Lakes and Rivers

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1.8 Southern Islands and Coast

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1.9 Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

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1.10 Snowdrifts and Glaciers

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1.11 Pacific Islands

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1.12 Urban Locations: Santiago

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1.13 Urban Locations: Valparaiso & Vi単a

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Chapter 2. Film & TV Industry Film

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2.2 Television

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2.3

Animations and Videogames

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2.4

Commercial Production Resources

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Chapter 3. About Chile 3.1 Time Zones

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3.2

Summer Time

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3.3

How to Arrive

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3.4 Transport

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3.5

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Accommodations

3.6 Telecommunications, Internet and Connectivity

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3.7

Holidays and National Festivities

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Chilean Population

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Conclusion Seven main reasons to shoot in Chile

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Credits

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Graphic Index Desert p.26

Mountain p.56 North coast p.72

Pacific islands p.134

Central zone: valleys and plains p.76

Urban locations: ValparaĂ­so & ViĂąa p.154

Urban locations: Santiago p.142

Central coast p.82

Southern islands and coast p.108

Southern forests p.90

Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego p.117

Snowdrifts and glaciers p.126

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Illustration not necessary represent the real dimentions of Chile

Lakes and rivers p.98


Welcome to Shoot in Chile Chile is a long and narrow strip of land where almost every kind of climate, landscape and people can be found. It is also a country that enjoys a political and social stability that has awarded itself a status as a model of economic growth and reliability in a global context: our country is synonymous of productivity, performance and institutional soundness. As a country, we are relatively small in size, but our many strengths and economic prowess has enabled us to position ourselves as a competent strategic partner as well as a gateway to reach other markets. Our well-known commercial openness has resulted in solid and meaningful exchanges with 57 countries around the world: we keep up over 20 international economic agreements -including free trade treaties- as well as agreements of economic partnership and economic complementation, among others. In recent years Chile became the first South American nation to be a member of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), in recognition of the positive effects of long-term planning and the adoption of correct development policies over the years. Chile´s unique geography presents itself as a wide array of multiple landscapes, with a climate diversity of continental proportions. Within the same distance between Los Angeles and New York, it is possible to find a stark contrast between sceneries of opposing characteristics: from the Antarctic icecap to the world's driest desert (Atacama) or from a modern Metropolis such as Santiago to the distant Easter Island. There are also plenty of unspoiled landscapes full of rivers, lakes, glaciers, forests, mountains, beaches, cliffs, forests, moorlands, cities, towns, villages, etc. In addition to the unique beauty of some of these singular sites, just about any other landscape in the world can be easily mimicked within our country at a very low cost. Chile has increasingly positioning itself as a recognized supplier of quality audiovisual products, as well as an excellent provider of services to cater the international film industry, mainly in the production of commercials, but also making important advances in film and television. Every year, at least three world-class productions are developed, shot and produced in the country. This is why the Chilean film community has the ability to meet every demand during any of the stages involved in the film production chain. Quality services and international standards are a common place within our technicians, ranking us as one of the best prepared countries in the region providing an attractive cost-quality ratio. Full film production services, state-of-the art soundstages and last generation equipment rentals are easily accessed in Chile.

The good health of our film industry has been enhanced internationally by the presence and poise of our films, amounting to nominations to major awards and the seizure of several prizes in first-rate international festivals, showcasing our films in events and markets such as Cannes, Berlinale, Sundance, Goya, among many more. This certainly proves that our industry has achieved international quality standards in its film and television output, but with budgets way under those of productions obtaining very similar results. Chile´s modern infrastructure and excellent connectivity is by far the best in Latin America, akin to standards found in the developed world and sometimes even excelling those of many European countries. There are also comparative advantages in terms of implementing new businesses with low startup and operational costs, comprehensive taxation and readily available office space. The National Council for Culture and the Arts, acting upon its commitment to the development of the film industry has created the Film Commission Chile which aims to convert Chile in a solid, robust film production platform for Latin America. We strongly believe that the existing advantages in our country for the development of this industry have a limitless potential that goes way beyond being just a set of good locations or a provider of low production costs. We are convinced that this currently represents an investment opportunity for Chilean nationals and foreigners alike and this is why we truly hope you will be a part of it.

Luciano Cruz-Coke Carvallo Minister of Culture National Council for Culture and the Arts

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Introduction Why film in Chile?

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Chile along its territory length of 4,329 kilometers comprises almost every climate on the planet. This great worth of film and photography sceneries resides in the abundant, diverse and unique landscapes in each location, an important asset for the film industry. Similarly, Chile is equally diverse in its population. Within its territory there are descendants of immigrants from almost all corners of the globe that have created distinct neighborhoods, small towns and in some cases cities, often reproducing the aesthetics of their homelands. There are also numerous native settlements with strong attachment to their autochthonous traditions. This coexistence finally translates into a wide array of customs, cultures, ethnicities and lifestyles. The city of Santiago -Chile's capital- is currently in vogue and well positioned as a leader in Latin America because of its quality and excellence in facilities, technology and a highly skilled contingent of professionals capable of undertaking all film industry requirements.


Introduction

1. Unique locations in the world Longitudinally Chile limits to the west with the Pacific Ocean and to the east with the Andes mountain range. Along the whole territory, from beaches to mountain tops there are at least seven different types of climates, generating a display of varied, extraordinary landscapes. The ChungarĂĄ Lake is located at 4,517 meters above sea level (one of the highest in the world) in northern Chile. It has desert and steppe climates, scarce rainfall and is surrounded by volcanoes, glaciers, extensive flat surfaces with typical high plains (altiplano) flora and fauna. Within the same zone stretches the Atacama Desert -the driest one in the world- over an area of 181,300 square kilometers. There we can find large cities, extensive beaches (with different degrees of intervention and development) and some remote settlements also known as oasis. This climate conditions have enabled the conservation of invaluable archaeological remains which include historical evidence of rich ancient cultures.

Northern Chile is known to be a mining zone which is considered the most important industry of the country. Besides the imposing underground and open pit mines in constant operation, there are abandoned sodium nitrate (salitre) mining towns such as Humberstone and Santa Laura, vestigial traces of a prosperous and dynamic past. Both towns have been declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO because of its architectural uniqueness and historical value. The landscape of the central zone is full of valleys featuring wineries, agriculture, clear rivers and large colonial patronal houses. Toward the coast, picturesque coves and dynamic ports like ValparaĂ­so, a World Heritage site, offer an interesting combination of trade and bohemian traditions. This part of the county holds its capital, Santiago, the international gateway and domestic hub that homes a wide range of hotels, gastronomy and culture.

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Introduction Ancient forests, volcanoes, lakes and hidden islands are a hallmark of Chile's Deep South. The island of ChiloĂŠ is of particular interest because of its folklore, crafts and wooden architecture. Some illustrative examples include palafitos (wooden constructions on stilts above water) and its colorful churches, 16 of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

A particularly attractive insular enclave is the Juan FernĂĄndez volcanic island archipelago composed of Santa Clara, Alejandro Selkirk and Robinson Crusoe islands. The two latter owe their names to the classic adventure written by Daniel Defoe in 1719 wrote Robinson Crusoe, a book based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who survived four years and four months on the islands before being rescued.

The far southern territory -the Chilean Patagonia features Torres del Paine, a group of massive rock formations which have become one of the most amazing attractions of the world. Finally, the Strait of Magellan, a junction between the Pacific and Atlantic, gives lodge to the world's southernmost town, Puerto Williams, located just 100 kilometers from Cape Horn, where the continent ends.

In addition to its South American and Antarctic territories, Chile owns land in a third continent. Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is located in Polynesia (Oceania) and is uniquely surprising due to its extraordinary natural beauty. Its morphology, defined by three volcanoes, a coastline of cliffs and small sandy beaches, is the setting for more than 800 monumental stone statues called the Moai -symbols of Rapa Nui- are world famous monoliths, traces of a mythical ancestral culture.

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Introduction

2. State and Projections of the Film Industry The film industry is currently positioned as one of the foremost development clusters: the natural, structural and institutional advantages the country has to offer to the industry are comparable to its mining extraction capacity; its services have gained recognition for the quality of its output and results. Projected as a film production platform for Latin America, in addition to achieving significant advances in the film and television fields, it moves forward to consolidate its position in the business of commercial films and advertising. This is why for more than ten years, high-end foreign brands have produced commercial spots in Chile (AUDI, Heineken and Nestle, among others), amounting to significant recognition in international competitions.

the-art studio rentals, among others. While the commercial film production services sector (catering, casting, equipment rental, etc) effectively meets international market standards, post production costs are considerably lower than average. With access to a nearly 20% in tax exemptions, hiring these services may cost between 30% and 50% less than in cities such as New York, Paris or Madrid. There are also cost-related advantages in startup activities, general operations and business implementation.

There are over 30 technical training centers that provide all specializations for the film industry and over 100 producers capable to meet any production requirement. The government encourages development in this area through the National Council for the Arts and the Audiovisual Industry, setting policies and granting funds to strengthen the sector's growth.

The television production sector in Chile has nurtured strategic alliances with international companies and local producers, all of which has translated into services for foreign markets, such as providing local production services to other countries. These operations provides excellent return in areas such as post-production, animation (film and TV), advertising production, equipment and state-of

1 In which, for example, budgets for commercials may be well over 200,000 USD. For the same production in Chile savings could amount to approximately 60,000 USD.

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3. A Stable, Thriving Economy Open to the World

The British company CMA Data Vision publishes a quarterly global ranking that measures countries’ CDS (Credit Default Swaps) to quantify their ability to meet their debt obligations. During the first quarter of 2011, Chile was ranked 10th among the countries that are least likely to default in the following five years, positioning itself in the group of nations with the lowest financial risk in the world. In 2009 the World Economic Forum published a second Trade Facilitation Report, in which Chile was among the 20 countries in the world that provide the greatest ease for doing business, becoming the leader of Latin America by a wide margin. It stressed that Chile has proven to be effective in doing away with burdens to free trade, simplifying its taxation and tariffs and successfully improving the access of domestic exporters to foreign markets.

4. Air Travel: Safety, Quality and Efficiency

5. Connectivity

Arturo Merino BenĂ­tez airport in Santiago -the main air bridge to the country- services 61 routes, 37 of which are handled by two or more companies. It generates about 400 daily operations with the average transit of about 25,000 passengers - a remarkable figure for a country with about 17 million inhabitants.

In its e-Readiness Ranking 2009, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) identified Chile as the best digitally apt market in Latin America: access to three international fiber optic networks, ADSL high speed internet via cable modem and LMDS technology.

In addition to the capital's airport, Chile is connected from north to south by an optimal network of air terminals, which facilitates and expedites travel throughout the territory. As an alternative travel option, there are excellent highways that connect both ends of the country swiftly and effectively.

Chile has infrastructure capable of holding 45 million simultaneous phone calls and more mobile phones than inhabitants (there are about 21 million handsets next to a population of 17 million people in the country), all of which makes up for a modern telecommunications network that has superb connectivity in a marketplace that is highly competitive and affordable. The Connectivity Scorecard 2010 report conducted by Nokia Siemens Telecommunications Company concluded that Chile was the Latin American country with the best connectivity and third among the world's top 25 emerging economies.

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Introduction 6. Environment and Quality of Life According to Transparency International's Annual Report, which was conducted between January 2009 and September 2010, Chile is considered the least corrupt country in Latin America. Considering variables such as level of corruption, organized crime, currency stability, maturity of the legal system, among other variables, The Black Book of Outsourcing 2009, prepared by the Brown-Wilson Group, placed Santiago third on a list of 125 locations considered suitable for offshoring. Another publication in 2010 -Newsweek magazineprinted its first "100 best countries to live" ranking. The study end result produced of a global index based on five measurable and comparable points: education, health, quality of life, economic dynamism and political environment, Chile emerged at No. 30 in the list, ahead of all countries in the region.

In 2010 The New York Times published a ranking of 41 destinations to visit in 2011. First place was awarded to Santiago based on the recognition to its growing and attractive cultural offer and an ever-evolving restaurant and hospitality industry capable of providing prime services associated to tourism, sports, arts and entertainment. 23


Chapter

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Locations


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Desert


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2,147 km / 1,331 miles.

Shortest day

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Putre, Parinacota, Chungará lake and Cotacotani lagoons

Sun Light May 8th

Winter Hours

2 hours and a half (approx.). Desert climate, very stable throughout the year but with significant temperature variations between day and night. August 20th Longest day

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In Putre and surroundings annual average temperature is 5°C (41°F) and -5°C (23°F). Temperature average throughout the year is particularly stable, but with a significant fluctuation of 25°C (77°F) every day. During summer temperatures can go from 30°C (86°F) to 0°C (32°F) and 20°C (68°F) to -10°C (14°F), during winter. Summer rainfall can reach an annual average precipitation of 260 mm, concentrated from December to March.

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Chacalluta (Arica) 144 km / 89.2 miles 2 hours (approx.) Asphalt (100%) City: Arica Arica is the capital of the Arica & Parinacota region, and the closest town to the northern border with Peru (1 hour overland) featuring all the services of a modern city. Arica has about 200,000 inhabitants and is considered Chile’s northern gateway.

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Permits: Because part of the area belongs to the Lauca National Park, permits must be requested to the Putre Municipality (www.imputre.cl) and CONAF. For further information, please contact the Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summertime (December to February), winter break (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

At 3,500 meters in the Chilean Altiplano Parinacota and Putre are located in a landscape full of volcanoes, swamps and geysers and have a population predominantly Aymara, a pre-hispanic native ethnic group. Particularly interesting sights are Chungará lake at 4,570 m. -one of the highest in the world- and the emerald-colored four Cotacotani volcanic lagoons.

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1.1.2 Arica city and surroundings 2,050 km / 1,273 miles.

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2 hours and a half (approx.).

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Arica features a rare, mild desert climate with high cloud cover and very little temperature fluctuation. Typically, cloud cover begins at dawn and dissipates in the morning.

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18:00 14:00

Slight fluctuation between day and night is registered. In winter the average maximum is 29°C (84°F), minimum 25°C (77°F). In summer the average maximum is 36°C (97°F) and 31°C (88°F) minimum.

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Almost none, but there can be a light showers in January or February (the annual average is less than 3 mm.).

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Winter Hours

Sun Light August 20th Longest day

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Permits: Shooting permits are authorized by the Arica Municipality (www.municipalidaddearica.cl) who usually supports all kinds of activities that promote the development of the area, including initiatives from the film industry. For further information please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summertime (December to February), winter break (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th. There is a constant influx of people from neighboring countries (Peru and Bolivia), people travelling to Arica or in transit to other locations.

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Arica is the closest city to the border with Peru. The steady circulation of locals and tourists as well as an extensive trade has given the city a multicultural character. With more than 20 km. of beaches, it hosts a world surfing championship, an activity that runs throughout the year thanks to its pleasant weather (which gives Arica the nickname of “city of the eternal spring”). Arica also offers a wide range of hotels and restaurants that blends local culture with that of the neighboring countries.

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Chacalluta (Arica) 18 km / 11 miles 15 min. (approx.) Highway (100%) City: Arica Arica is the capital Arica & Parinacota region, the closest settlement to the northern border with Peru (1 hour overland) with all the services of a modern city. Arica has about 200,000 inhabitants and is considered Chile’s northern gateway.


1.1.3 Iquique city and

surroundings

Diego Aracena (Iquique) 45 km / 27 miles 30 min. (approx.) Highway (100%) City: Iquique Capital of Tarapacá region with over 200.000 inhabitants has all the comfort of a big city, and a wide range of hotels, restaurants and transport to satisfy the intense tourist activity.

1,845 km / 1,146 miles. 2 hours (approx.). Desert climate, usually cloudy at night and dawn. Maximum temperature in Summer 34°C (93.2°F) and 26°C (78.8°F) in winter. Almost none, maximum 0.9 mm a year but abundant clouds in the coast.

Permits: All information is provided by the Iquique Municipality (www.municipioiquique.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: (www.fillmcomissionchile.org) High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summertime (December to February), winter break (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

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Shortest day

22:00 20:00 18:00 16:00 14:00

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Iquique has European style architecture, warm seashore waters, spring-like temperatures throughout the year and quiet white sand beaches, all of which offers several possibilities for locations and seaside recreation. In its surroundings there is a wide variety of gullies that combined with the weather conditions and geography make for an ideal place for paragliding flights throughout the year.

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1.1.4 Humberstone Soda Niter mining town 1,853 km / 1,148 miles.

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2 hours (approx.).

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Desert climate, stable temperatures and low humidity, clear skies, almost no rainfall and big difference in temperatures from day to night. No significant variations throughout the year. Average temperature is 25°C (77°F) in daytime and 12°C (53°F) at night. Almost none. Year average rainfall: 0,9 mm.

Shortest day

22:00 18:00 16:00 14:00 12:00 10:00 08:00

May 8th

Winter Hours

Sun Light August 20th Longest day

06:00 04:00

Permits: Shooting permits are authorized by the Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales (www.monumentos.cl). For further information please contact the Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summertime (December to February), winter breaks (July and August),and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th. More than 2,000 visits a day (national and foreign) on average are common during high season.

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This abandoned soda niter refinery, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005 is at 52 km. from Iquique. Its industrial and urban infrastructure, which accounts for a prosperous past, has deteriorated over time, transforming Humberstone into a true ghost town. This unreal, breath taking landscape has served as location for national television productions and has easy access.

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Diego Aracena (Iquique) 93 km / 57 miles 1 hour, 15 min. (approx.) Asphalt (100%) City: Iquique Capital of Tarapacá region has over 200,000 inhabitants and provides all services of a big city, including a wide array of hotels, restaurants and transport options.


1.1.5 Pica

Diego Aracena (Iquique) 153 km / 95 miles 2 hours, 15 min. (approx.) Asphalt (100%)

1,958 km / 1,216 miles. 2 hours (approx.).

City: Pica The city has plenty of restaurants and hotels to satisfy the demand of tourists throughout the year. There are also banks, Internet cafes and other services. City: Iquique Iquique is the capital of Tarapaca Region with over 200,000 inhabitants and all of the services of a big city. There is a whole assortment of hotels, gastronomy and transportation to satisfy the intense tourist activity.

Desert weather, stable temperatures, low humidity, clear skies, none or little rainfall and big difference in temperatures between day and night. In Pica there are no big temperature variations throughout the year, with an average of 25°C (77°F) during the day and 12°C (53°F) at night. Rainfalls are infrequent, the annual average is 0.9 mm.

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The most prominent oasis in the Atacama Desert is Pica, at 1,300 meters above sea level. A typical Andean town with green plantations contrasted with the driest desert in the world. Its buildings, including adobe churches of colonial origin and natural pools of hot water, make a unique and attractive location to travel in time and recreate the past.

Shortest day

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1.1.6 San Pedro de Atacama 24:00 20:00 18:00 16:00 14:00 12:00 10:00 08:00

1,670 km / 1,035 miles.

Shortest day

22:00

Sun Light May 8th

Winter Hours

1 hour, 50 min. (aprox.). High desert climate is characterized by high daytime temperatures and a sharp falls when the sun sets. It is recommended to wear light clothing and sunscreen during the day and warm clothes at night year round. August 20th Longest day

06:00 04:00 02:00 00:00

El Loa (Calama) 98 km / 60.7 miles 75 minutes (approx.) Asphalt (100%) City: San Pedro de Atacama The city has more than 30 hotels, many hostels, cabins and houses for rental that satisfy the lodging needs of the great number of domestic and international tourists throughout the year; there also are numerous highly-regarded restaurants of local cuisine, numerous travel agencies, car rentals and frequent bus service to Calama and Santiago. City: Calama With an estimated population of 150,000 people, Calama features all the services of a modern city. Known as the “bedroom city” for the mining activity around, it offers many hotel and restaurant options.

Average temperature in winter is 22°C (71.6°F) during the day and 4°C (39.2°F) at night. In summer 27°C (80.6°F) during daytime and 16°C (60.8°F) at night. In the months of highest temperatures (January and February), there are occasional showers due to the “Bolivian Winter” an atmospheric phenomenon that occurs during the summer. The average rainfall is between 20 and 60 mm. a year.

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39 Permits: To shoot at San Pedro de Atacama and surroundings permits must be requested from the San Pedro Municipality, CONAF and the native communities in the area. For further information please contact the Chilean Film Commission: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summertime (December to February), winter break (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

San Pedro de Atacama, located in an oasis in the Chilean Altiplano, is considered the archaeological capital of the country because of the significant findings of relics and an archaeological museum with a large collection of relics and artefacts from the region.


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1.1.7 Salar de Atacama 1,620 km / 1,004 miles.

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1 hour, 50 min. (nearest airport).

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High desert. This climate is characterized by high daytime temperatures and a sharp fall when the sun sets. It is recommended to wear light clothing, sunscreen during the day and warm clothes at night all year-round. Average temperature in winter is 22°C (71.6°F) during the day and 4°C (39.2°F) at night. In summer 27°C (80.6°F) during daytime and 16°C (60.8°F) at night. In the months of highest temperatures (January and February), there is occasional rainfall due to the “Bolivian winter” an atmospheric phenomenon that occurs in summer. The average rainfall is between 20 and 60 mm./year.

Shortest day

22:00 18:00 16:00 14:00

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12:00 10:00

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Sun Light August 20th Longest day

08:00 06:00 04:00 02:00 00:00

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Permits: Salar de Atacama belongs to Los Flamencos national reservoir of CONAF (www.conaf.cl) who grants shoot permits. For further information please contact the Chilean Film Commission: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: About 85% of tourists that visit San Pedro go to Salar de Atacama too.

El Loa (Calama) 148 km / 91.7 miles 1 hour, 50 min. (approx.) Asphalt (80%), dirt (20%) City: San Pedro de Atacama The city has more than 30 hotels, many hostels, cabins and houses for rental that satisfy the lodging needs of the great number of domestic and international tourists throughout the year; there also are numerous highly-regarded restaurants of local cuisine and numerous travel agencies, car rentals and frequent bus service to Calama and Santiago. City: Calama With an estimated population of 150,000 inhabitants, the city has all the facilities of a modern metropolis. Calama is popularly known as the “bedroom community” of the mining industry ; it offers multiple options of hotels and restaurants.

In the middle of the Atacama Desert lies this huge dry lake of upwelling groundwater saturated in salt that after evaporation forms a white and vast crust rich in salt and minerals. The crystallike atmosphere allows seeing the entire salt flat with ponds of blue, turquoise, pink and grey. This spectacular location includes Chaxa lagoon, famous for hosting three different kinds of flamingos and other migratory birds, all surrounded by the volcanoes Licancabur and Laskar, a sight that shows the desert in all its splendor. © Max Donoso S.

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1.1.8 El Tatio Geysers

El Loa (Calama) 187 km / 115.94 miles 3 hours approx. You must first go to San Pedro, at 75 minutes approximately from the airport. Then, the ascent to the geysers (2 hours approx.) is around 4:30 am, arriving to El Tatio around 06:30 am. Dirt (100%). Since this is a route that must be done at night, it is recommended to hire a tourist guide to make the ascent; there is no appropriate signage and some road sections are in poor conditions.

1,759 km / 1,090 miles. 1 hour, 50 min. (nearest airport). High desert. This climate is characterized by high daytime temperatures and a sharp fall when the sun sets. It is recommended to wear light clothing and sunscreen during the day and warm clothes for the night all year round. Average temperature in winter is 22°C (71,6°F) during the day and 4°C (39,2°F) at night. In summer 27°C (80,6°F) during daytime and 16°C (60,8°F) at night.

City: San Pedro de Atacama The city has more than 30 hotels, many hostels, cabins and houses for rental that satisfy the lodging needs of the great number of domestic and international tourists throughout the year; there also are numerous highly-qualified restaurants, typical restaurants of the region with a wide range of food and preparations, and numerous travel agencies, car rental offices, and buses to Calama and Santiago. City: Calama With an estimated population of 150,000 inhabitants, Calama has all the services of a modern city. Popularly known as the “bedroom city” of the mining industry around, has a wide range of hotels and restaurants.

Occasional rainfall. In the months of highest temperatures (January and February), due to the “Bolivian winter” a weather phenomenon that occurs in summer, the average rainfall is between 20 and 60 mm a year. 24:00

Permits: Chilean environmental institutions have recently declared El Tatio geyser a “protected area” so film permits must be approved by CONAF (www.conaf.cl), the Ministry of Environment (www.mma.gob.cl) and the native communities. For further information, please contact the Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Tourist inflow is constant throughout the year. About 250 people visit El Tatio every day.

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El Tatio, located above 4,000 meters altitude, has more than 80 springs in constant eruption; due to the cold at dawn, they look like large steam columns of up to 10 meters high. The snowy volcano peaks, the perfectly blue sky, hot spring pools and formations caused by mineral deposits, tend to change in shape and disappear with the permanent and sudden eruptions, resulting in an very unusual and unique scene.

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1.1.9 Valle de la Luna and Valle de la Muerte 24:00 20:00 18:00 16:00

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1 hour, 50 min. (nearest airport). High desert. This climate is characterized by high daytime temperatures and a sharp falls when the sun sets. It is recommended to wear light clothing and sunscreen for the day and warm clothes for the night at any time of year. August 20th Longest day

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El Loa (Calama) 115 km / 71.3 miles (Valle de la Luna) 1 hour, 30 min. (approx.) Asphalt (90%), dirt (10%) City: San Pedro de Atacama There is over 30 hotels, many hostels, cabins and houses for rental that satisfy the lodging needs of the great number of domestic and international tourists that come throughout the year; There also are many highly regarded restaurants of local cuisine, travel agencies, car rentals , and frequent bus service to Calama and Santiago. City: Calama With an estimated population of 150,000 inhabitants, Calama has all the services of a modern city. Popularly known as the “bedroom city” of the mining industry, offers many hotel and restaurant options.

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Average temperature in winter is 22°C (71.6°F) during the day and 4°C (39.2°F) at night. In summer 27°C / 80.6°F daytime and 16°C / 60.8°F at night. In the months of highest temperatures (January and February), there is occasional rainfall on the Chilean Altiplano due to the “Bolivian winter” an atmospheric phenomenon that occurs during the summer. The average rainfall is between 20 and 60 mm a year. Permits: Both Valle de la Luna and Valle de la Muerte belong to Los Flamencos national reservoir of CONAF (www.conaf.cl). To shoot in either of them, authorization must be requested from CONAF and the Valle de la Luna native community. For further information please contact the Chilean Film Commission: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Visiting both valleys is a must for those who go to San Pedro de Atacama. Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summer vacations (December to February), winter vacations (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

Shaped by wind erosion and the footprint of ancient geographic phenomena, Valle de la Luna and Valle de la Muerte are characterized by strange and enormous topographical formations, dunes and stone sculptures, sand and minerals. At sunset, sunlight and shadows flood the space of shapes and colors in deep silence, making of it an overly singular experience. This singular location provides landscapes of unique photo chromatic beauty.

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1.1.10 Chuquicamata 1,570 km / 973 miles.

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High desert, which is characterized by high temperatures during the day and a sharp falls when the sun sets.

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In the months of highest temperatures (January and February), there is occasional rainfall on the Chilean Altiplano due to the “Bolivian Winter”, an atmospheric phenomenon that occurs during the summer. The average rainfall is between 20 and 60 mm. year.

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Permits: The mine belongs to CODELCO Chile Company (www.codelco.com), which reviews all permit requests. For further information, please contact the Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Tours are conducted year round, Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 14:00 hrs. and 15:00 hrs. You must book in advance by emailing visitas@codelco.cl.

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El Loa (Calama) 16 km / 9.9 miles 30 min. (approx.) Asphalt (100%)

Chuquicamata is the world’s biggest open pit mine and the most modern copper field in Latin America. After the closing of the town of Chuquicamata after 92 years of activity, it became a ghost town on the verge of being absorbed by the morphology of the site. Part of the settlement was converted into a tourist attraction while the rest is gradually being covered by waste from the mine. It is a strange and gigantic-scale location that hosts hundreds of visitors a year.

City:Calama With an estimated population of 150,000 people, Calama has all the services of a modern city. Known as the “bedroom city” for the mining activity in the surroundings, it offers many hotel and restaurant options. © Max Donoso S.


1.1.11 La Silla Observatory 24:00 20:00 18:00 16:00 14:00 12:00

640 km / 396.8 miles.

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1 hour (approx.). Semi-arid climate.

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Average of 21°C (69.8°F) maximum and 10 °C (50°F) minimum.

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Are rare; there is an estimate of 280 nights a year with no rain or fog.

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Permits: La Silla Observatory depends on the ESO organization (www.eso.org) that manages and grants permits together with the Municipality. For more information, please contact the Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: La Silla Observatory can be visited every Saturday throughout the year (except July and August) previous booking in www.eso.org.

La Florida (La Serena) 160 km / 99.2 miles 2 hours, 30 min. (approx.) Asphalt (70%), dirt (30%)

La Silla is under the darkest night skies over the planet. Its large white and silver domes placed in the middle of the dry and sunny landscape of the Atacama Desert, contrasting modernity and technology with a timeless landscape as a backdrop.

City: La Serena Capital of Coquimbo region with over 200,000 inhabitants. Most tourists visiting the area and surroundings lodge here.

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1.1.12 Paranal Observatory 24:00 20:00 18:00 16:00

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2 hours (approx.). Desert climate with even temperatures on the coast.

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Average maximum temperature is 25°C (77°F) and minimum 17°C (62.6°F).

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Permits: To shoot at Paranal authorization must be requested from ESO (www.eso.org), and the Municipality. For further information, please contact the Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Paranal Observatory can be visited the last two weekends of each month, except December, prior booking in www.eso.org,

Cerro Morreno (Antofagasta) 155 km / 96.1 miles 2 hours (approx.) Asphalt (80%), dirt (20%) City: Antofagasta Antofagasta is the capital of the region of the same name; closely linked to mining, it is able to meet all your lodging needs. Population: 350,000 inhabitants.

Key scenes of the movie “Quantum of Solace” were filmed at Paranal Observatory where the ESO’s Very Large Telescope is located. This is the most advanced optical telescope in the world. The cast stayed at the astronomers’ residence during the production of James Bond franchise, which also included the main actor of the movie, Daniel Craig.

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1.1.13 Dunas El Medanoso 800 km / 496 miles.

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Marginal low desert climate, characterized by dryness in the area and humidity towards the south. The sea affects areas unprotected by the Cordillera de la Costa mountain range, causing cloud cover in the morning. Temperature oscillation between warm and cold months is 8° C (46.4°F) on average with a maximum of 28°C (82.4°F) in summer and 5 °C (41°F) in winter. Occasional winter showers and humidity allow steppe vegetation. Annual average is 12 mm.

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Permits: To shoot at El Medanoso dunes authorization must be requested to the Copiapó Municipality (www.copiapo.cl) who reviews each request. For further information please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Due to the stable weather and little rainfall, the Medanoso dunes have clear skies and mild temperatures almost all the year round. Temperature increases during summer reaching on average 27°C (80.6°F) in day time and 12°C (53.6°F) at night. It is often a very lonely area, of difficult access, visited only by those who love extreme sports.

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El Medanoso is the second highest-elevation dune on Earth (1,660 meters). Part of the setting for the Dakar Rally Chile –Argentina since 2010, it is a regular meeting point for riders of ATVs and very popular among fans of sand boarding. Its majestic and winding slopes acquire a particular beauty with a striking array of color and shadows when the sun sets.

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Atacama Desert (Copiapó) 40 km / 24.8 miles 50 min. (approx.) Asphalt (80%), dirt (20%). To move in and around the dune, four-wheel drive vehicles are needed (4x4), as the traditional access only leads to the feet of El Medanoso. City: Copiapó Copiapo, capital of Atacama region has all the services of a big city with a wide range of hotels and restaurants and transportation.


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1.2.1 Elqui Valley Aeródromo La Florida (La Serena) 62 km / 38.44 miles (Vicuña) 1 hour Asphalt (100%) City: La Serena Over 200 thousand people live in the IV Region’s capital, located 472 km. north of Santiago. Because of its status within the region and as a tourist attraction, it comprises all the services of a modern and cosmopolitan city: It has over 50 hotels, as well as apartments and cabins for rent. This town has a wide array of gastronomy, dozens of travel agencies, car rental companies and excellent transportation services. Village: Vicuña Located on the banks of the Elqui river, 620 meters above sea level, this town has about 20,000 inhabitants, constituting the largest urban center in the area and the entrance to the valley. This is a traditional settlement, but it has become popular because of tourism in the last few years, adding to it very good accommodations and restaurants. Village: Pisco Elqui In the small town of Pisco Elqui native dwellers of the valley cohabit with many foreigners who have come attracted by the good weather, alternative medicine, and the purity and tranquility of the surroundings. There is variety of hotels, hostels and cabins as well as culinary choices that range from traditional to organic cuisine. Tourists visit year round.

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Steppe with very dry air, characterized mainly by the predominance of clear skies, low humidity and high temperatures during the day that plummet at night, especially in winter. Light clothing and sunscreen is recommended during the day, but warmer clothing is required for the night.

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In winter the average temperature is 16°C (60.8°F) during the day and 4°C (39.2°F) at night. In summer, 32°C (89.6°F) during the day and 15°C (59°F) at night. Scarce rain occurs only during the winter, between June and August, averaging 133 mm.

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Permits: Authorizations for filming are issued by the Vicuña Municipality (www.munivicuna.cl), the institution in charge of evaluating the feasibility of each application. For further information and professional orientation, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: It is estimated that during the summer (from December to February), about 100 thousand national tourists and 20 thousand foreign visitors travel to Valle del Elqui. However, due to its excellent climate the constant influx of people, it is considered high season all year long. Local holidays lasting three or more days, attract more than 90 thousand Chileans.

The 300 days of sunshine make for one of the clearest skies on the planet. This valley contains 140 km. of vineyards, picturesque villages (like Vicuña and Pisco Elqui), astronomical observatories and tremendous potential as a natural location. The hotel industry has focused on the practice of complementary therapies and natural treatments, enhancing the mystical character of the area.

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1.2.2 Cajón del Maipo Valley 20 km / 24.8 miles. 50 min. (approx.).

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In summer the highest temperatures reach a maximum of 27°C (82.4°F) and the lowest, 10°C (50°F). During winter, the average extreme temperatures oscillate between 14°C (57°F) and 4°C (39.2°F). In the lower zones, rainfall reaches about 560 mm per year. At higher altitudes, precipitations of rain and snow reach and average between 1,200 and 2,000 mm. Permits: The San José de Maipo Municipality (www.sanjosedemaipo.cl), in the town of the same name, is in charge of issuing permits for filming. As for parks and other protected or private areas, the Municipality and CONAF provides information and guidance, as there are several institutions and groups that have rights or are in charge of managing these sites. For further information and professional assistance, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Because it is a recreational for to the capital, the Maipo valley is visited regularly local and foreign tourists throughout the whole year.

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This narrow valley is thirty minutes away from Santiago, is dotted with 22 villages and has the Andes mountain range as backdrop. Crossed by the Maipo River, it showcases exuberant natural settings in which there are numerous springs, waterfalls, the glacier El Morado, the Lagunillas Ski Center, and the El Yeso Reservoir, an artificial turquoise-color lake located at three thousand feet of altitude. It also offers a great variety of hotels and gastronomic options set in a natural environment and relaxed atmosphere.

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Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago). 40 km / 24.8 miles 80 min. (approx.) Highway (60%), asphalt (30%) and dirt roads (10%) Valley: Cajón del Maipo Throughout the 22 localities in this ravine, are many choices for hotels, restaurants and tourism operators, and associated services. Cajón del Maipo also has a firehouse, local police stations (Carabineros de Chile), hospitals, and banks. City: Santiago The capital of Chile (with over 6,000,000 inhabitants) is located a few kilometers from Cajón del Maipo with all the amenities and services that a large town has to offer.

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1.2.3 Sewell 150 km / 93 miles. 2 hours (approx.). Only ground transportation. The climate of this area is characterized by low temperatures, abundant rainfall and snow in colder months (April to September), and intense sun in the warmer months, with temperatures that hardly climb 20°C (68°F) In winter, the average of temperature is 5°C (41°F). In summertime the average temperature is 17°C (62.6°F) Snowfall is variable in quantity

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Permits: Camp visits and authorizations for filming, are coordinated directly with CODELCO Chile El Teniente division (www.sewell.cl). For further information regarding visiting arrangements, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Camp visits are only available through accredited agencies. It is open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, except under unfavorable weather. On average, Sewell receives 20 thousand visits per year.

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Located at 150 kilometers from Santiago in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, stands the former mining camp of Sewell, currently abandoned but in perfect condition. Its exceptional architecture in altitude boasts a unique urban design based on stairways that connect the whole site. Composed of over one hundred colorful wooden buildings of up to six floors, Sewell was declared a World Heritage site in 2006 and is managed and maintained by CODELCO, the Chilean state mining company.

Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago). 150 km / 93 miles 2 hours (approx.) Highway (90%), asphalt (10%) City: Rancagua This city, located at 64 km / 39.68 miles from Sewell and 87 km / 53.94 miles from Santiago, has over 200,000 inhabitants, with all the facilities, services and amenities of a location of these proportions.


1.2.4 Radal Siete Tazas National Park 350 km / 217 miles. 24:00 20:00 18:00 16:00 14:00 12:00 10:00 08:00

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Warm temperate (Mediterranean), with a long dry season. In higher altitudes some characteristics of mountain climate such as snowfall may appear. The coldest month is July with an average of 8°C (46°F), and the warmest is January, with 22°C (71°F). The average annual temperature is 14°C (57°F).

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Aeródromo Panguilemo (Talca) Charter flights. 100 km / 62 miles 1 hour (approx.) Asphalt (100%) City: Molina Located at 60 km. (40 miles) from the park, it has 125,000 inhabitants, shopping malls, starred hotels, hostels, car rentals and urban services such as internet, hospitals and restaurants.

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Permits: Authorizations must be obtained from CONAF (www.conaf.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: High Season runs from December 15th to February 29th Intermediate Season runs from March 1st to May 15th and from September 15th to December 15th. Low Season runs from May 15th to August 31st. There is an increase in rainfall in the winter months presenting snowfalls between June 15th and mid-September.

This is a national park located 100 kilometers from the city of Talca. In the middle of a narrow ravine with a lush, virgin jungle, the Claro River flows through over 20 natural pools, seven of which are successive. There are waterfalls from one pool to the next, producing cascades of up to 3 meters in height. The unique combination of rocky hills, native forests, autochthonous fauna and clear waters make this park a diverse and multifaceted location.

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1.2.5 Portillo 164 km /101 miles. 2 hours (approx.).

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In winter the average maximum is 10°C (50°F) and the minimum is -7°C (19°F). In summer, however, the thermometer can reach 30°C (86°F) and plummet to 7°C (44°F).

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Permits: Applications must be submitted directly from the ski resort (www.skiportillo.com). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: While receiving visitors throughout the year, the largest number of visitors is associated to the beginning and end of the ski season, usually from early June to late September. These months record a total of over 10,000 tourists, 70% of whom are foreign visitors.

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This ski resort and mountain park with its impressive hotel is inserted in the Andean peaks of the central Chile and only 6 kilometers from the border with Argentina. Located next to the Laguna del Inca, a 4 km2 mirror of turquoise water that freezes in the winter, becoming a large ice skating rink. This dynamic, elegant and cosmopolitan complex is recognized worldwide for its infrastructure and first-class services.

Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago). 164 km. / 101 miles 2 hours (approx.) Highway (50%), asphalt (50%) Gran Hotel Portillo Hotel It offers services including accommodation, restaurants, equipment rentals, ski school, nursery, gym, heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, beauty salon, cinema, live entertainment and a discotheque, among others. City: Los Andes It has more than 60,000 inhabitants and gas stations, banks, supermarkets, restaurants and variety of hotels, inns and cottages


1.2.6 Farellones, El Colorado and Valle Nevado 32 km /19.8 miles. 1 hour (approx.).

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Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago). 50 km. / 31 miles 1 hour (approx.) Highway (50%), asphalt (50%) Farellones and El Colorado (2.4 miles), both winter centers have plenty of hotels and apartments and lodges for rent, as well as restaurants, medical assistance and shops, among other services. Valle Nevado It has three prestigious hotels and apartments for rent. It has a heliport, restaurants, equipment rentals and shops, among other services.

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Snowfall is variable in quantity; average snowfall recorded is between 1 and 7 meters.

Permits: To shoot at either location authorizations must be obtained from the administration of each complex (www.elcolorado.cl / www.farellones.cl / www.vallenevado.com). To access or intervene in protected mountain areas, please obtain information from the Lo Barnechea Municipality (www.lobarnechea.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Tourists usually visit the area during the summer (December to February), winter (July and August), and longer holidays such as the celebration of the Independence on September 18th and 19th or during Easter.

Farellones and El Colorado Ski Center are the largest ski complex in Chile. It has 80 tracks, including tracks enabled for night tours. Located 9 kilometers away, Valle Nevado is considered one of the most modern ski resorts of the continent with excellent hotel capacity in an impressive high mountain location. These sports centers have appropriate infrastructure for heli-ski, reaching hidden peaks and untouched snow.

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1.2.7 Nevados de Chillán 407 km / 252 miles. 1 hour (approx.).

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Located in the south-center zone of the Andes mountain range, this enclave offers 32 tracks over 10,000 hectares suitable for skiing. Its many features include lush vegetation and hot springs. The complex has first class hotel facilities which include a casino, spa and swimming pools. The surroundings are inspiring forests landscapes that can make for stunning locations both in winter with its snow-covered sights, and in summer with its lush landscapes.

Aeródromo Gral. B. O’Higgins (Chillán) Charter flights 82 km / 50 miles 1 hour (approx.) Asphalt (90%), dirt road (10%) Nevados de Chillán and Termas de Chillán Both companies specialize in large worldclass hotels.


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1.3.1 Coastal Beaches

Atacama Desert (Copiapó) 20 km / 12 miles 30 min. (approx) Highway (90%), asphalt (10%)

870 km / 539 miles. 2 hours (approx.).

Town: Caldera It has about 14,000 inhabitants and due to its privileged location featuring popular beaches and resorts, it offers a variety of tourism-related services (vehicles, accommodations, gastronomy, etc.). Playa La Vírgen and Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar. Despite its limited capacity both destinations offer accommodation in cabins and camping areas, as well as food supplies.

Desert climate with extreme temperature swings between day and night. In this area the average temperature is usually 18°C (64°F) in summer reaching a maximum of 31°C (87°F) and minimum 10°C (50°F). In winter the temperature can reach 20°C (68°C) and drop to 6°C (42°F). One year records a maximum rainfall of 14.8 mm, with few occasional showers in the winter months. Permits: To shoot at Pan de Azúcar National Park authorizations must be requested from CONAF (www.conaf.cl). For beaches in the area of Caldera, it is advisable to request information from the Caldera Municipality (www.caldera.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summer vacations (December to February), winter vacations (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

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1.4.1 Wine Route 24:00 20:00 18:00 16:00

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30 min. (approx.). Mediterranean climate with strong influence of Pacific Ocean sea breezes and winds from the Andes.

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In summer daily temperature oscillation on average is 22°C (71.6°F), since the maximum may reach 35°C (95°F) and the minimum may drop to 13°C (55°F). In winter, the thermometer ranges from a high temperature of 12°C (53°F) and low temperature of 4°C (39°F). Rainfall is concentrated between June and September, amounting to an annual average of 600 mm.

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Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) 191 km / 119 miles (a reference, corresponding to the distance from the farthest vineyard) 2 hours, 20 min. (approx.) Asphalt (80%), dirt (20%) Town: Santa Cruz Hotels, museums, restaurants and travel agencies are part of the many services available to visitors. The city is located in the center of the Colchagua valley.

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Permits: Vineyards are privately owned, so it is advisable to contact their respective administrations for permits. For authorizations to access public or government land, the Santa Cruz Municipality offers more specific guidance (www.municipalidadsantacruz.cl). For further information please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Tourists arrive year-round, but most of them usually visit the area during summer vacations (December to February), winter break (July and August) and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

World famous for its wines, the central area of Chile is a location that concentrates the beauty and character of its traditional wine estates and plantations. In its 23,000 hectares of vineyards, the Aconcagua valley has grown select wine varieties for 15 years, which are shown to visitors on a road trip that includes activities related to this industry as well as the traditional customs of the valley. It has a broad range of first class hotel and restaurants, surrounded by an unforgettable countryside setting.

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1.4.2 Farmland 87 km / 53 miles.

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Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) 87 km / 53 miles 1 hour, 30 min. (approx.) Highway (90%), asphalt (10%)

The central region has Mediterranean climate with four very distinct seasons. It is the geographic area featuring centennial customs. In this region visitors can find a seamless connection between agriculture, farmland and the Chilean colonial cottage, where typical food, native crafts and a strong rural character make for a very unique experience.

City: Rancagua Capital of Región del Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins.

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1.5.1 Beaches and seaside

Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) 105 km / 65 miles 1 hour (approx.) Asphalt (100%)

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Central coast is known as the area stretching from the bay of Papudo to the north and Rocas de Santo Domingo to the south (Valparaíso region), comprising a 130 kilometers of shore - the country’s most populated coast. There are approximately 24 tourist sites whose main attractions are beaches so diverse in appearance, that there are alternatives for all tastes: from small and secluded bays to popular, extensive waterfronts, surrounded by exuberant vegetation or in the midst of semi-arid terrain.

City: Viña del Mar Excellent gastronomy, lodging, entertainment and commerce can be found in this touristic city of the Valparaíso region, which lies precisely at the center of the coast between Papudo and Rocas de Santo Domingo. Viña del Mar is so close to Valparaíso (regional capital) that it is currently difficult to discern where one city ends and the other begins. Together they hold a population of over 700,000 inhabitants.

To cite some examples from north to south, Zapallar is a traditional, exclusive beachside town with large houses, hidden in a small cove and surrounded by hills and pine forests. A few miles further is Concón, where a 19 hectares dune field covers a terrace at 30 meters above sea level. The view from here includes tall modern buildings facing the rocky coastline. Beyond Viña del Mar and Valparaíso (the regional capital) is the small fishing cove Quintay, which picturesque fishing boats and restaurants face what was once the country’s largest whaling processing plant, now a museum. A few kilometers away is Tunquén, a beachside village where minimalist, contemporary houses built on cliffs or high plains are predominant. Isla Negra is one of three house-museums of poet Pablo Neruda (Nobel Prize of Literature) where he lived and wrote many of his verses. This town once was called Las Gaviotas (the seagulls), but the writer renamed it because of the color of its rocks. Further south is Cartagena, a popular tourist destination with large houses from the 40’s that are partially preserved and were once the summer residences of important Chilean aristocrats. Finally we find Rocas de Santo Domingo, a beach town with 20 kilometers of windy beach and fine dark sand.

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Along the 130 kilometers of waterfront that makes up the central coast, there are approximately 24 tourist sites where its beaches are the main attraction; they are so diverse in geography and landscape that there are different alternatives for all tastes. Valparaíso and Isla Negra, -where poet Pablo Neruda’s housemuseums can be found- and Cartagena with its houses from the 40’s and interesting versions of French architecture of the late nineteenth century, are examples of the variety found in this region.

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The central coastal beaches follow one after another along 130 kilometers of coastline. There are about 24 localities set by the sea, connected by road for touring comfortably in any type of vehicle.

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Due to the whimsical geography of this region interrupted by enormous cliffs, forests and countryside, several roads have been paved up to the most isolated spots. The most popular one -a tourist’s favoritewinds along the coast, providing impressive views of the Pacific Ocean and glimpses of all sorts of ships from small sailboats to giant ocean liners. Several car commercials from the most diverse origins, have been shot in this narrow, winding road that runs between the sea and rocky cliffs, providing a scenery similar to the French Riviera.

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Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) 105 km / 65 miles 1 hour (approx.) Asphalt (100%) City: Viña del Mar Excellent gastronomy, lodging, entertainment and commerce can be found in this touristic city of the Valparaíso region, which lies precisely at the center of the coast between Papudo and Rocas de Santo Domingo. Viña del Mar is so close to Valparaíso (regional capital) that it is currently difficult to discern where one city ends and the other begins. Together they hold a population of over 700,000 inhabitants.

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Beaches of the central coast are easily accessed from a modern highway which greatest stretch runs through green fields and vineyards. At times the sea appears to be at the foot of the road which also crosses large fields, exclusive mansions of all architectural styles and colorful autochthonous fishing coves.

Over 130 kilometers of coastline and a whimsical geography interrupted by cliffs, forests and countryside, the 24 localities that make up the central coast are connected by roads suitable for any type of vehicle. There are two main routes; one of which is more touristic in character because it runs alongside to the Pacific Ocean, offering stunning views. The other alternative is a modern highway with a main stretch running through green fields and vineyards.

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1.5.3 Fishing Coves

Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) 105 km / 65 miles 1 hour (approx.) Asphalt (100%)

112 km / 69 miles. 1 hour, 30 min. (approx.).

City: Viña del Mar Excellent gastronomy, lodging, entertainment and commerce can be found in this touristic city of the Valparaíso region, which lies precisely at the center of the coast between Papudo and Rocas de Santo Domingo. Viña del Mar is so close to Valparaíso (regional capital) that it is currently difficult to discern where one city ends and the other begins. Together they hold a population of over 700,000 inhabitants.

Mediterranean with rainfall restricted to winter and a long dry season. In summer maximum temperatures reach 28°C (82°F) and lowest temperatures drop to 13°C (55°F). During winter minimum temperatures rarely drop to 5°C (41°F) and high temperatures raise at about 15°C (59°F). The total average annual rainfall is approximately 500 mm. Permits: Since each locality has its own specific regulations, it is advisable to consult the Valparaíso Municipality for specific requirements. For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summer vacations (December to February), winter vacations (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

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In the more than 4,000 kilometers of the country’s coastline, complementary to port activity, seafood retail sales takes place in small, picturesque fishing coves. Innumerable throughout the territory, they are a staple of the Chilean landscape. The signature painted wooden boats that sprinkle color throughout the coast are a common view.


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Southern Forests

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1.6.1 Conguillio National Park 670 km / 415 miles.

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Permits: Approvals must be obtained through CONAF (www.conaf.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Between January and February, which corresponds to the summer vacations in Chile, there are about 15,000 visitors. However, a dramatically opposite landscape is seen in September, when a thick blanket of snow covers the park. During this month the heavy ice from July and August retreats, and most days are sunny.

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Maquehue (Temuco) 120 km / 74 miles 1 hour, 30 min. (approx.) Highway (70%), asphalt (30%)

With over 60,000 virtually untouched hectares covered by ancient araucaria forests between 600 and 1,200 years of age, Conguillío’s geography is highlighted by the ceaseless activity of Llaima volcano’s two craters. It also has four lakes, waterfalls and rocks of solidified lava that can be the size of a car. Its abundant native vegetation and fauna, makes this park a completely a unique location in the world.

Districts: Curacautín and Lonquimay Both have abundant hotels and lodges, among other tourist services. It is located at approximately 30 km. from the park (18.6 miles). City: Temuco The capital of Araucanía region has more than 300,000 inhabitants as well as all services and amenities of a big city. © Max Donoso S.


1.6.2 Lahuen Nadi Natural Monument Park 1,079 km / 670 miles.

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El Tepual (Puerto Montt) 10 km / 6 miles 15 min. (approx.) Asphalt (70%), dirt (30%) City: Puerto Montt The capital of Los Lagos region has an estimated population of 180,000 inhabitants. It is both an important sea port and the main urban center of the zone.

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It rains all year long with an average of 110 days, recording over 1,800 mm of rainfall. The clearest skies occur from December to March.

Permits: Permit approvals must be obtained through CONAF (www.conaf.cl), the corporation in charge of the park’s administration. For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although it is open all year round, the largest number of visits occurs during the summer months, who take advantage of clear skies, pleasant temperatures and decreased rainfall.

The Chilean native forest is one of the most dense natural woodlands in the world. It is often impenetrable to man, but in this ancient natural setting there is a path built in the midst of thick forest where larches of up to 1,800 years of age and 40 meters in height can be seen. After being on the brink of extinction, these woodlands are now protected by Chilean law, preserving the integrity of this exuberant location with all of its lush virgin vegetation and breathtaking sights.

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1.6.3 Llanquihue Natural Reserve and Alerce Andino National Park

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1,092 km / 678 miles. 1 hour, 45 min. (approx.). Temperate humid climate with rainfall.

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The average annual temperature is 10°C (50°F). In winter the average maximum is 12°C (54°F) and the minimum is 4°C (39°F). In summer, however, the thermometer can reach 20°C (75°F) and plummet to 9°C (48°F).

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This natural reserve has more than 33,000 hectares of native forests, flora and fauna, rivers and waterfalls. Here you can find the Calbuco volcano, from where you can have amazing views of the Llanquihue lake at the foot of the Osorno volcano, Todos los Santos lake and the Reloncaví sound. To the south we find Alerce Andino National Park, a thick mountain mass with 20,000 hectares of forest. It is an impressive location conformed by rivers and lakes, covered with forests of the widest range and all the intensity that wild nature can deliver.

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El Tepual (Puerto Montt) 76 km / 47 miles 1 hour (approx.) Asphalt (60%), dirt (40%) City: Puerto Montt The capital of the Los Lagos region has an estimated population of 180,000 inhabitants and is the closest continental city to Chiloé Island. It has all the services of a large city, as well as a variety of hotel choices, gastronomy and vehicle rentals.


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1.7.1 Seven Lakes Circuit

Pichoy (Valdivia) 101 km / 62 miles 1 hour, 30 min. (approx.) (Panguipulli) Asphalt (100%)

818 km / 506 miles. 1 hour, 30 min. (approx.).

City: Valdivia The capital of Los Rios region has an estimated population of 160,000 inhabitants and a highly developed tourism industry. It has over 280 km. (173 miles) of navigable rivers, surrounded by colorful gardens and wooden German-style houses, a legacy of settlers from the nineteenth century. The same influence is reflected in its cuisine and some customs and traditions that are still retained by many of its inhabitants. City: Panguipulli It is the largest city in the district of the same name and the fourth largest in population of Los Lagos region (12,000 inhabitants approx.). Since it supplies all of the towns surrounding the Panguipulli lake, it is very important for commerce.

Temperate with rain and Mediterranean influence. The existence of numerous lakes and homogeneity of the soil reduces temperature variation. Average humidity is over 80%. In summer the highest temperatures are recorded in January, averaging up to 24°C (75.2°F) and the minimum reaches 9°C (48°F). In winter the average maximum is 12°C (54°F) and the minimum is 4°C (39°F). It rains all year with an average of 110 days, recording over 2,500 mm of rainfall. However, from December to February the sky is mostly clear, with rainfall below 64 mm.

Permits: The Panguipulli Municipality (www.municipalidadpanguipulli.cl) strongly promotes this touristic area, also known as “the lake district” through services, activities and new trails. However, every film project requires previous assessment by the local authorities. For further information regarding the necessary administrative arrangements, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Tourists usually visit the area during the summer (December to February), winter (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th. Tourists, on the other hand, usually visit the zone at any given time of the year.

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Between Villarrica and Ranco lakes, there are a group of valleys composed of seven lakes connected by a network of roads that cross 170,000 hectares of native forest, volcanoes, water springs, rivers, parks and nature reserves. The flow of these tributaries ends in the Riñihue lake, offering a unique diversity of rivers carrying different volumes of water through ancient forests and a wide range of locations in a natural and accessible environment.

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Summer maximum temperatures hover around 25°C (77°F) and the minimum ranges between of 5°C and 10°C (41°F and 50°F). In winter the maximum does not exceed 14°C (57°F) and the minimum is close to 0°C (32°F).

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City: Valdivia The capital of Los Rios region has an estimated population of 160,000 inhabitants and highly developed tourism. It has over 280 km. (173 miles) of navigable rivers, surrounded by colorful gardens and wooden German style houses, a legacy of the nineteenth century settlers. This influence is reflected in its cuisine and some customs and traditions that are still retained by many of its inhabitants. City: Panguipulli It is the largest city in the district of the same name and has the fourth largest population of Los Lagos region (12,000 inhabitants approx.). Since it supplies all the towns surrounding Panguipulli lake, it is very important for commerce.

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Permits: Although many rivers flow through or pass through private land, in which case, permits must be discussed directly with the owners, other belong to the Valdivia Municipality in its capacity as regional authority (www.munivaldivia.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Tourists usually visit the area during the summer (December to February), winter (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th. International tourists, on the other hand, usually visit the zone at any time of the year.

A zone of many interconnected rivers, it has one of the richest and most varied climates and vegetation of the country. The capital of the region is Valdivia, a city that is crossed by navigable waterways, a hallmark of this town with one of the southernmost universities in the world. Toward the coast, the natural landscape is awe-inspiring because of its beauty and density, providing one of the most beautiful coastal sceneries of our country, where the river meets the Valdivian rainforest and the Pacific Ocean under perennially cloudy skies. © Max Donoso S.

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1.7.3 Huilo-Huilo 818 km / 506 miles.

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Permits: The El León and Tres Saltos falls within the park, require permission to enter and film. The requirement details and conditions are responsibility of the Pucón Municipality (www.municipalidadpucon.cl). Regarding Huilo-Huilo falls, since it is a private reservation, please contact the administration directly (www.huilohuilo.com). For further information regarding the necessary administrative arrangements, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Tourists usually visit the area during the summer (December to February), winter (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

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Pichoy (Valdivia) 101 km / 62 miles 1 hour, 30 min. (approx.) (Panguipulli) Asphalt (100%) City: Panguipulli It is the largest city in the district of the same name and has the fourth largest population of Los Lagos region (12,000 inhabitants approx.). Since it supplies all the towns surrounding Panguipulli lake, it is very important for commerce. City: Villarrica With an estimated population of 45,000, the city lies on the banks of the lake that bears the same name. It is the city tourists go to for services and shopping while they stay at resorts such as Pucón, Lican Ray and Caburgua, among others.

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Pichoy (Valdivia) 175 km / 108 miles 2 hours (approx.) Asphalt (90%), dirt (10%)

1.7.4 Termas Geométricas 840 km / 520 miles.

City: Pucón This town of 20,000 inhabitants has some of the busiest resorts in southern Chile with active tourism year round: during summer it receives visitors seeking beaches, outdoor activities and water sports (it is located on the shores of the Villarrica lake) and in winter it welcomes those interested in skiing and hot spring bathing, among other attractions. City: Villarrica With an estimated population of 45,000, the city lies on the banks of the lake that bears the same name. It is the city tourists go to for services and shopping while they stay at resorts such as Pucón, Lican Ray and Caburgua, among others.

1 hour, 30 min. (approx.). Temperate with rain and Mediterranean influence. The existence of numerous lakes and homogeneity of the soil reduces temperature range. Average humidity is over 80%. In summer the highest temperatures are recorded in January, averaging up to 24°C (75.2°F) and the minimum reaches 9°C (48°F). In winter the average maximum is 12°C (54°F) and the minimum is 4°C (39°F). It rains all year round with an average of 110 days, recording over 2,500 mm of rainfall. However, from December to February the sky is mostly clear with rainfall below 64 mm. Permits: Authorizations should be requested directly from the owners of the springs (www.termasgeometricas.cl). For further information and professional orientation, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: The thermal baths are open all year long, attracting visitors both in winter and summer, creating a very regular flow of domestic and foreign guests during all seasons. However, Chilean tourists usually visit the area during the summer (December to February), winter (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

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Surrounded by forests, these springs are composed of more than 60 sources of hot springs hidden in a ravine that was once inaccessible. To enable access to the 20 connected pools, a footbridge without steps was made, allowing passage to the canyon without disturbing the wild nature of the landscape. Every day water flows at 800C and at night, because there is no electricity, the path is illuminated by 400 candles. This location is characterized by clouds of moisture in the morning and its abundant, lush vegetation. During summertime the temperature is very pleasant 24 hours a day and in winter it may be covered with a light blanket of snow.

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Southern Islands and Coast

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1.8.1 Chiloé 1,079 km / 670 miles. 2 hours (approx.).

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Chiloé has two types of climate: temperate and rainy with Mediterranean influence and cold temperate west coast climate. The first climate is found in the north of the archipelago and is characterized by abundant rainfall and an average temperature of 12°C (53.6°F). The second is found in central and southern Chiloé with more wind and temperatures below 10°C (50°F) on average, in addition to continuous rain.

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The Chiloé archipelago in the south of the country features a particular local culture, which is manifested in finely crafted pieces of wicker, wood and wool; an extraordinary stilt wooden architecture and churches dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There are several World Heritage sites as well as folk traditions that are expressed in music, cuisine, dance, mythology and rituals, which are quite unique and typical of the island.

El Tepual (Puerto Montt) 90 km / 55 miles 1 hour, 35 min. (approx.) Highway (100%) plus 25 minutes by ferry. City: Puerto Montt The capital of Los Lagos region has an estimated population of 180,000 inhabitants and is the closest continental city to Chiloé. It has all the services of a large city, as well as a variety of choices for hotels, gastronomy and vehicle rentals. City: Castro It is the capital of Chiloé (www.municastro.cl) and has an estimated population of 45,000 inhabitants. Since it is located in the center of Isla Grande, it is a convenient connection point to other cities and towns. The archipelago consists of 10 municipalities, each of which have administrative independence. In terms of population, after Castro there is Ancud (www.muniancud.cl) with about 40,000 residents, and Quellón with 20,000 (www.muniquellon.cl).

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1 hour and 45 min. (approx.). Ocean climate with little annual and daily temperature oscillation and constant, heavy rainfall.

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El Tepual (Puerto Montt) 16 km / 10 miles 30 min. (approx.) Asphalt (100%) City: Puerto Montt The capital of Los Lagos region has an estimated population of 180,000 inhabitants and is the closest continental city to Chiloé. It has all the services of a large city, as well as a variety of choices for hotels, gastronomy and vehicle rentals.

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Permits: All information regarding ships sailing through the fjords is available at the Puerto Montt Municipality (www.puertomonttchile.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summer vacations (December to February), winter vacations (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

The far south of Chile consists of an area of a thousand kilometers in length largely characterized by high mountains, uninhabited islands, channels, fjords and steep cliffs, all of which makes it one of the most extensive areas on the planet with these characteristics. Its unique geography is product of erosion and ground movement; it also contains mixtures of fresh and salt water that formed a system of estuaries full of wild plants and animals. The heterogeneous beauty of this part of the country is full of unique landscapes with peculiar natural features, providing a varied list of locations. It is possible to access by ground along the Carretera Austral or sail across the sea, depending on the chosen location between the parallels 420 and 540 south latitude.

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1.8.3 Patagonian Fjords and Islands: Puerto Natales 24:00 20:00 18:00 16:00

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Permits: The region is Film Friendly and all the information regarding boats that navigate the fjords is available at the Puerto Natales Municipality (www.muninatales.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Tourists arrive year-round, but most of them usually visit the area during summer vacations (December to February), winter vacations (July and August), and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th.

The southern part of Chile is made up of high mountains, uninhabited islands, channels, fjords and steep cliffs, being one of the larger areas of the planet with these characteristics. It is a unique geography made by erosion, ground movement and the mixing of fresh and salt water that formed a system of estuaries full of wild plants and animals. Its heterogeneous landscapes possess incredible beauty and unique natural features. It is possible to access this zone by driving through the Carretera Austral or by navigating the sea.

City: Puerto Natales It has more than 20,000 inhabitants and is gateway to major attractions in the area. It has both quantity and quality as far hotel services as well as gastronomy and other services.

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1.9.1 Aysén: San Rafael lagoon and Termas de Puyuhuapi 1,680 km / 1,043 miles. 3 hours (approx.). There is a stop-over. The region features four types of climates according to the thermal ground: cool temperate climate, continental and steppe climate; ice cap and cool steppe climate.

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Permits: Part of this territory is under the control of CONAF (www.conaf.cl), which evaluates the environmental impact of any undertaking in the area. If any further information is required, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Product of the rough weather prevailing during a large part of the year, high season starts in December and lasts until February. Low season, on the other hand - and due to rainfall and low temperatures - runs between March and November.

The combination of sea and mountain makes Aysén a spectacular setting that may be reached via the Carretera Austral road from Coyhaique to Villa O’Higgins. It is in itself one of the most spectacular locations of South America. With an area of nearly 110,000 square kilometers and a population that barely exceeds one hundred thousand inhabitants, its environment is characterized by minimal human intervention and yet, very good connectivity. The presence of rare woods, lots of sea channels and fjords, rivers, plus the cold ocean climate and the fascinating beauty of San Rafael lagoon, sharply highlight the attractiveness of the region.

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Balmaceda (Región de Aysén) 55 km (Coyhaique) 45 min. by transfer on paved road Asphalt (100%) Town: Coyhaique 55 km. north from Balmaceda airport this city offers all the basic services such as telephone and internet connection, hotels of various categories, health and emergency services. There are also restaurants of local and international cuisine as well as transport companies that provide service to the rest of the region. Austral Route is the main artery that directly connects with the rest of the country.


1.9.2 Tierra del Fuego 24:00 20:00 18:00 16:00

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In summer (December to March) the thermometer varies between 6°C (42°F) and 12°C (53°F), while in spring and autumn (March to December) the temperature descends to 0°C (32°F). In winter (June through August) the temperature drops down, although during this season the days are clear and there is little wind. Rain all year with and average of 440 mm.

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Permits: All necessary information is available at the Porvenir Municipality (www.muniporvenir.cl). For further information please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Foreign tourists visit all year round. However, domestic tourists tend to visit during summer vacations (from December to February).

This island is the largest of South America and because of its extreme location it can feature all four seasons within the same day and up to 18 hours of sunlight. There are roads to travel through the extensive pampa and appreciate the wild flora and fauna. When observing the Magellan Strait from the island several dozens of oil rigs can be seen, resembling giant metal skeletons.

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1.9.3 Torres del Paine 2,500 km / 1,550 miles. 3 hour (approx.). Temperate cool climate with no a dry season. The maximum reaches 20°C (68°F) in summer and drops to 0°C (32°F) in winter. The felt air temperature produced by the wind sometimes causes the temperature to drop to around 7°C (44°F). Annual rainfall varies between 300 mm and 1,500 mm.

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Permits: The filming authorizations process is handled by the CONAF regional office (www.conaf.cl). For further information please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: The park is open all year, receiving an average of 200,000 visitors, 80% of which are foreign tourists. Chilean tourists usually arrive during the summer vacations, which happens to be the best time to see Torres del Paine without the customary clouds which often obstruct visibility.

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Geological phenomena sculpted this monumental set of rocks that reach 3,050 meters above sea level and cover 400 square kilometers in surface. Within this park, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, there is one of the highest concentrations of wildlife diversity in the country. There are lakes and waterfalls that can be reached by roads for vehicles or pedestrian paths. It is also possible to navigate through giant icebergs broken off ancient glaciers. This location offers a breathtaking geographical setting that visually evokes ancient times from long before human existence.

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Teniente Julio Gallardo (Puerto Natales) 7 km / 4 miles 15 min. (approx.) Asphalt (100%) Town: Puerto Natales It has more than 20,000 inhabitants and is the gateway to major attractions in the area. There is quantity and quality of accommodations as well as hotel services and gastronomy, among others.


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Snowdrifts and Glaciers

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1.10.1 The Far South 24:00

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1,649 km. / 1,022 miles. 3 hours (approx.).

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Coyhaique has a rather harsh cold steppe climate, which is dry and windy with cold temperatures throughout the year.

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The annual average in Coyhaique is 10°C (50°F), registering an average of 15°C (59°F) in summer and descending below 0°C (32°F) in winter months. In the Icefields the climate is called ice cap climate, and is characterized by strong winds. However, in this zone it is very difficult to specify temperatures due to the scarce meteorological records. It is estimated that to have the status of eternal ice, temperatures must be below 0°C (32°F). Rainfall reaches an average of 900 to 1,400 mm. a year, counting the snow that falls in the winter months.

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Balmaceda (Coyhaique) 55 km / 34 miles (Coyhaique) 1 hour (approx.) Highway (100%) City: Coyhaique Coyhaique is the capital of Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo region and has more than 50,000 inhabitants. Thank to the natural attractions of this district, tourism is one of the main development engines. Town: O’Higgins village (Access only by plane) O’Higgins village, better known for being the gateway to Southern ice fields and glaciers, offers fully equipped inn accommodation and hostels that includes wi-fi and restaurant service. There are flights from Coyhaique every Monday and Thursday (duration: 1 hour 15 minutes, approx.).

The North and South Icefields located in the southern end of Chile over 350 kilometers are considered the third largest reserve of fresh water in the planet. This zone of glaciers and snowdrifts features 18-hour long days in summer opposite to 7 in winter and includes Caleta Tortel, an intermediate sanctuary built entirely of cypress walkways and stairs. This location provides endless ice plains where Caleta Tortel appears as a human enclave built in an adverse setting of amazing beauty. © Max Donoso S.


1.10.2 Central Zone: Echaurren and El Morado Glaciers 24:00

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1 hour (approx.). Both have ice cap climate. Between December and March, the daily oscillation is between 10°C (50°F) and 25°C (77°F). In winter, heavy snowfalls and temperatures below 0°C (32°F) day and night are recorded. Rainfall in all its watery and frosty forms concentrates between April and September. The average rainfall ranges between 1,500 and 2,000 mm.

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Permits: The glacier El Morado is in the park of the same name, administered by CONAF (www.conaf.cl), entity in charge of granting authorizations. To enter the Echaurren glacier contact the Dirección General de Aguas (www.dga.cl) of the Ministry of Public Works, in charge of its monitoring. For further information please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Both glaciers can only be visited in summer with the adequate clothing and equipment after informing the corresponding ranger or local police. Schedules and access conditions to El Morado glacier are regulated by CONAF. However, prior permission is required to enter the Echaurren.

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Found within the Región Metropolitana and 45 minutes from the airport in Santiago, there are two of the most well-known and imposing glaciers in Latin America. Located in the Maipo valley, both El Morado - with ice over 15 meters high - and Echaurren glaciers stands out. Depending on the season, its mass may be reduced to up to 12 meters per year. This place is a unique and fascinating location at only few kilometers from the country’s capital.

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Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) 70 km / 43 miles (San José de Maipo) 1 hour, 30 min. (approx.) Highway (50%), asphalt (50%) Valley: Cajón del Maipo Throughout the 22 localities found in this ravine, there is a wide choice of hotels, restaurants, tourism operators associated services. The Maipo canyon also has a firehouse, a local police station (Carabineros de Chile), hospitals and banks. City: Santiago The capital of Chile (with over 6,000,000 inhabitants) is located a few kilometers from the Maipo canyon, and has every imaginable amenity and service.


1.10.3 Central Zone: La Paloma 32 km / 19.8 miles.

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Permits: The glacier is located Yerba Loca natural sanctuary, an area that is divided in two: one part is managed by the Lo Barnechea Municipaliry (www.lobarnechea.cl) and the other by CONAF (www.conaf.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: The glacier can only be visited in summer with adequate clothing and equipment and upon informing a park ranger or the local police.

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Found within the Región Metropolitana and 45 minutes from the airport in Santiago, there are two of the most well-known and imposing glaciers in Latin America. Located in the Maipo valley, both El Morado - with ice over 15 meters high - and Echaurren glaciers stands out. Depending on the season, its mass may be reduced to up to 12 meters per year. This place is a unique and fascinating location at only few kilometers from the country’s capital.

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Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) 50 km / 31 miles (Farellones) 1 hour (approx.) Highway (50%), asphalt (50%) Farellones and El Colorado Only 4 km (2.4 miles) apart, both winter centers have many hotels, apartments and lodges as well as restaurants, medical assistance, shops and other services. Valle Nevado It has three prestigious hotels as well as apartments for rent. It also has a heliport, restaurants, equipment rental, shops and other services.


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1.11.1 Easter Island 24:00

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Mataveri (Easter Island)
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5 hours (approx.). Subtropical oceanic with influence of winds and ocean currents.

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The maximum rounds the 28°C (82.4°F) and minimum 15°C (59°F); the hottest month is February. In winter (June to August) thermometer reach between 14°C (57.2°F) and 22°C (71.6°F).

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Rainfall is distributed throughout the year, although sporadically and briefly (150 mm per month). May is the month with most rainfall.

Permits: Part of the island territory is of the Rapa Nui National Park jurisdiction, which is managed by CONAF (www.conaf.cl), the organization that evaluates the environmental impact of all proposed activities. Easter Island belongs administratively to the de Valparaíso region (www.gorevalparaíso.cl), but it also has J F M A M J J A S O N D its own Provincial Government (www.gobernacionisladepascua.gov.cl). Additionally, the native ethnic groups are represented by the Rapa Nui Parliament and the Council of Elders. All these instances are usually consulted before obtaining permission to film. For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Because of its touristic status, the island has a steady influx of foreign visitors, representing a little over 50% of all visitors. The other half correspond to Chilean tourists, who usually visit the area during summer (December to February), winter (July and August) and legal holidays, such as Easter and the celebration of the Chilean Independence Day on September 18th and 19th. Rapa Nui receives about 60,000 visits a year out of which, the Tapati traditional festival attracts the greatest number of domestic and foreign tourists. Usually this celebration begins the first days of February and lasts for 10 days. Due to its popularity, the hotel capacity of the island is usually fully booked during this time.

Located in Polinesia, this unique place is the most remote inhabited island in the planet. Part of its valuable assets are its imposing and enigmatic moai stone carved statues of up to 10 meters in height. Nowadays there are about 900 moai, hundreds of petroglyph sites and traditions such as Tapati, the main artistic and cultural festival featuring ancestral ceremonies and displaying the richness of this mysterious native culture. This magnificent tract of land combines its Polynesian energy with the magic of being the world’s navel.

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1.11.2 Juan Fernández Archipelago 783 km / 485 miles.

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Permits: Within the island there is a park managed by CONAF (www.conaf.cl), but the authority in the island is the Juan Fernández Municipality, which has the capability to provide information. For further information please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Annually it receives about 4,000 visitors, particularly in the summer months, of 60% of which are foreigner visitors. There are rarely more than 300 tourists at any given time.

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This archipelago came about of the expulsion of liquid magma from the seafloor which created a singular ecosystem with its own unique flora and fauna, thus declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Its topography is rugged and mountainous with a warm waters coast containing abundant lobster, tuna and salmon. This abundant aquatic life swim among the remains of sunken ships and ancient treasures of what was once a pirate and corsary haven. This is a remarkably unique location because of its beautiful natural landscapes and the mysteries of its underwater world.

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Robinson Crusoe (Robinson Crusoe Island)
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Urban locations: Santiago

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1.12.1 Financial Center Starting in the early 90’s, some renown firms and companies began moving from downtown -the traditional financial district- to tall and modern buildings located in the eastern sector. This area is specifically located where the districts of Providencia, Las Condes and Vitacura meet, half way between the upscale residential area and historic downtown Santiago. This neighborhood is characterized by having the tallest buildings in South America, all built to satisfy the high demand for office space and provide services for this overly dynamic sector of the capital.

Art galleries, cafes, clothing and design shops, jewelers, gyms, bookstores, beauty salons and an infinite variety of services associated to luxury, culture and the arts complete the scene. In fact, the most famous brands of clothing, accessories and technology in the world have branches here, creating a highly sophisticated and exclusive space within the city.

Amidst the reflecting structures of skyscrapers, high-end restaurants and a whole hospitality industry has consolidated its presence; this area and its surroundings concentrate a variety of coffee shops, stores and first class accommodation. Hundreds of Chilean and foreign executives and businesspeople can be seen, creating a remarkably cosmopolitan atmosphere.

This modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan sector of the capital is dotted with the highest skyscrapers in South America and concentrates a top-notch gastronomical and hotel industry. It also has art galleries, bookstores, beauty salons and all services associated with luxury, culture and the arts. Popularly dubbed as “Sanhattan� this Santiago neighborhood is a location that comprises the modernity and sleekness of a XXI century capital.

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1.12.2 Downtown Historic District In downtown Santiago, just a few blocks from the Palacio de La Moneda (the Presidential Palace), the Paris-Londres quarter is located. Also known as “Little Europe� because of the four surviving blocks that evoke stylish architecture from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its cobble stone streets, squares and houses of medium height were once inhabited by the most influential families and were built by prominent architects of its time. These European style environments were replicated in several surrounding areas, all still perfectly preserved. For example, there are neighborhoods such as Concha y Toro and Lastarria two important hubs of cultural activity and nightlife, where historical monuments, architectural heritage, museums, churches, parks and huge mansions can be found. There is also the La Bolsa - New York area, where the Stock Exchange was constructed in 1917. Its architecture was inspired by the French Renaissance of the mid XVII century and is still operating.

A number of constructions of the same period and style in the surroundings gave life to this financial center that is now a pedestrian walk. Nearby is the Plaza de Armas (considered kilometer zero in Chile), a square where the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Municipality of Santiago are located. From this point is where the original 18 city blocks of this capital founded in 1541 were built. The National Museum of Fine Arts, the Municipal Theater and the former National Congress, among many other government buildings can be found within this radius.

Right at the heart of Santiago there are still several well preserved neighborhoods, many of which evoke stylish European architecture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Paris-Londres, the Concha y Toro and the Lastarria neighborhoods, have perfectly preserved cobbled streets, squares as well as heritage architecture, museums, churches and parks. These areas are currently the main cultural and bohemian quarters of the capital.

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1.12.3 Parks and Museums Quinta Normal Park -located in the western sector of Santiago- was founded after the land was purchased for agricultural experimentation in 1838. Its name comes, on one hand, from the government taxation of one fifth of the profits made by land owners during the period ensuing the Spanish conquest and, on the other hand, from the Ecole Normale de Paris, where conservation and treatment of vines and vegetables were studied. It currently has 35 hectares and host one branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), as well as the Santiago Railroad Museum and the National Museum of Natural History. It also has about 23 historical monuments, a pond for family recreation and a greenhouse that dates back to 1853. These and other attractions captivate hundreds of foreign and local tourists. Located at the heart of Santiago, Parque Forestal, is considered the capital’s most traditional promenade, stretching for several blocks right along the Mapocho river. Located at the west end, there is the Central

Market -a popular outlet for agricultural and marine products- and Estación Mapocho, an old train station built in 1910 that currently functions as a cultural center. Beyond doubt, the main attraction set in the middle of Parque Forestal is the National Museum of Fine Arts, and the subsidiary Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) attached to the back of the main building. Its imposing neoclassical façade was built inspired by the Petit Palais in Paris and is surrounded by some of the most emblematic buildings in the capital, also of European influence. There are also many shops, restaurants and cultural activities in this area. Further east and also next to the Mapocho river there is a sculpture park of 14,400 square meters; it is a true outdoor museum as the pieces are placed in between trees and gardens so that they can be seen up close by the public.

Among the many parks and museums, Parque Forestal stands out bordering the Mapocho river and the historic district of Santiago. Its main attraction is the National Museum of Fine Arts. This majestic neoclassical building inspired by the Petit Palais in Paris is in the vicinity of the most emblematic buildings in the capital, which are immersed in an area of hectic commercial and cultural activity. These locations concentrate green areas and classic architecture, providing a pleasant open air museum atmosphere.

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1.12.4 Highways and Transportation The city of Santiago is linked by four interconnected modern highway system that reach nearly all districts, making up for a network of over 200 kilometers in length. This system has automated toll gates that detect identification devices attached to all vehicles, ensuring the quick and smooth transit for over 1,500,000 cars circulating the capital. There are also many freeways that provide an extensive road network covering the entire city. Santiago also has over 100 kilometers of bicycle lanes, both discouraging the widespread use of cars and promoting a healthier lifestyle, as it is the trend in most developed countries.

As far as public transportation, the fastest and most efficient mean is the Santiago Metro with a riderhood of over 2,000,000 passengers every day. In 1975 the first leg of the subway system was opened, which currently has 5 lines totaling more than 108 stations and over 100 kilometers of rails. As part of its continuing development, the Santiago Metro will create new routes to provide more coverage to the millions of users who prefer it. In fact, several global rankings and surveys have rated it as one of the best, most modern and safest subway systems in the world. In addition to its quality service, it has stations that regularly display art exhibits and have public library branches, among other features.

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Santiago has a modern highway network that connect all corners of the city. The most efficient public transportation is the Santiago Metro, which currently has 5 lines with a total of 108 stations. It has been rated as one of the best, most modern and safe subways systems in the world. The capital also has 100 kilometers of bike lanes and it has a whole array of urban locations dotted with parks, squares, century-old buildings and cutting-edge modern buildings.


1.12.5 Hills There are two existing hills within the city of Santiago. The largest and most characteristic is the Cerro San Cristóbal, which urban park is Chile’s biggest and one of most sizable in the world. It is managed and maintained by the Metropolitan Park of Santiago. Besides being a huge green lung for the city, this park is home to the Chilean National Zoo. Filled with vegetation, the park also has recreation and sports areas, two outdoor pools, picnic areas and a funicular that climbs up and down a span of 485 meters The top of San Cristóbal hill is crowned by a 1908 monument of 14 meters of height, representing the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. Because of the large proportions of this monument, it can be seen from different points of the capital and it is always lit at night.

The other hill, Cerro Santa Lucía, has 65,000 square meters and 70 meters of height and is right in the heart of the capital. This is where the city of Santiago was founded in 1541. Urbanization of this hill began in 1872, with the construction of paths, steps, gardens, gazebos, carriage roads and the Castillo Hidalgo, a fortress from where a large part of the city can be seen. In 1910 for the Centennial Anniversary of the Republic a massive main entrance was erected along with sculptures, water fountains and a brick wall, located near the main avenue of the capital, known as the Alameda. The city of Santiago is surrounded by medium size and large volcanoes and mountains, some of which are populated with homes and buildings, whilst others have large green areas suitable for sports and outdoor life.

Santiago is a valley surrounded by hills and mountains. The Cerro San Cristóbal hill is the largest park near downtown, it has a zoo, recreation and sport areas, swimming pools, and a funicular. Cerro Santa Lucía hill, the very spot where Santiago city was founded in 1541, has trails, gardens, gazebos and a castle on its summit from which a large part of the capital can be viewed. Easily accessible, these locations contrast between the bustling activity of the city and the quiet of nature.

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1.12.6 Churches, Schools and Cemeteries Since the Spanish conquistadors founded the city of Santiago, the Catholic creed was established as official by the new emerging society, being still today the religion professed by the majority of the population. Churches began to multiply quickly, to the point were it is difficult to have an accurate record of how many temples there were. Each temple has its own characteristics and were erected by different congregations (such as Jesuits, Franciscans and members of the Holy Sacrament), yet they all share architecture styles inspired by European models. It is therefore not surprising that, for example, the church of the Blessed Sacrament is practically identical to the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre (Paris) or that the Gratitud Nacional church was called “The Westminster Abbey of Chile�. However, there are other buildings that are true to colonial style, such as the church of San Francisco, the oldest church in Santiago. Built in the early seventeenth century, it has design elements that have remained in traditional Chilean architecture, such as tiled roofs, corridors and courtyards.

Catholicism was also quickly associated to the field of education, so many schools of this orientation in Santiago have chapels or churches in their facilities, many of which were built imitating the austere structure of convents of the period. The same would also apply to university campuses, where well preserved buildings today are still being used by students and teachers. In a context where religion, culture, traditions and architecture were closely intertwined, it is no wonder that the most emblematic cemeteries of the capital are now open air museums of priceless heritage. Their design and inspiration also comes from the Old Continent, such is the case of the Cementerio General de Recoleta; under its mausoleums, sculptures, tombstones and graves lie some of the most important figures of Chilean history.

The churches built in Chile after the establishment of Catholicism by the Spanish conquerors were designed by different congregations and most of them evoke European architectural models such as Sacre Coeur and Westminster. An exception is the church of San Francisco, quite true to the colonial style. This belongs to a context in which religion, education, culture, traditions and architecture were strongly intertwined: the schools, universities and cemeteries that were built during this period now have an incalculable patrimonial value.

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Urban locations: Valparaíso & Viña

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1.13.1 Valparaíso

Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) 120 km / 75 miles 1 hour 30 min. (approx.) Asphalt (100%) Regional capital: Valparaíso city Valparaíso is Chile’s main port and houses the headquarters of the National Congress. This city was declared as “World Heritage” by UNESCO. Its colorful streets are daily visited by thousands of tourists. The city features modern hotel infrastructure and cosmopolitan gastronomy.

120 km / 74 miles. 1 hour, 30 min. (approx. by ground transportation.) Mediterranean with rainfall restricted to winter and a long dry season. In summer maximum temperatures reach 28°C (82°F) and lowest temperatures drop to 13°C (55°F). During winter, minimum temperatures rarely drop 5°C (41°F) and high temperatures hit about 15°C (59°F). The total average annual rainfall is approximately 500 mm.

Permits: It is advisable to consult the Valparaíso Municipality regarding permits. For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summer vacations (December to February), winter vacations (July and August), and longer holidays such as the celebration of the Independence on September 18th and 19th or during Easter.

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Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the port of Valparaíso is considered the national capital of bohemia, culture, gastronomy and tourism. Its 44 hills feature colorful wood and tin houses, offering a diverse and interesting variety of locations. In contrast to the architecture of noble and simple materials, buildings of the nineteenth century stand on flat part of town, which gives it a cosmopolitan, worldly character with rather attractive heterogeneous aesthetics.

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1.13.2 Viña del Mar and Reñaca 24:00 20:00 18:00 16:00

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1 hour, 30 min. (approx.). Mediterranean with rainfall restricted to winter and a long dry season.

Winter Hours

In summer maximum temperatures reach 28°C (82°F) and lowest temperatures drop to 13°C (55°F). During winter, minimum temperatures rarely drop 5°C (41°F) and high temperatures border about 15°C (59°F).

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The total average annual rainfall is approximately 500 mm.

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Arturo Merino Benítez (Santiago) 105 km / 65 miles 1 hour (approx.) Asphalt (100%) City: Viña del Mar city Viña del Mar, also known as “Garden City”, is Chile’s touristic capital, due to its easy access to huge green areas. This city has 13 attractive beaches, the oldest Casino in Chile, a vibrant nightlife and all the facilities to host a large numbers of tourists.

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Permits: Viña del Mar Municipality can provide all specific information for permits (www.munivina.cl). For further information, please contact Film Commission Chile: www.filmcommissionchile.org High and low seasons: Although tourists arrive year-round, most of them usually visit the area during summer vacations (December to February), winter vacations (July and August), and longer holidays such as the celebration of the Independence on September 18th and 19th or during Easter.

Viña del Mar was the seaside resort where the aristocracy built mansions, avenues and green areas during the nineteenth century. Today it offers a wide range of hotels and shops. While this town welcomes visitors seeking to enjoy family outings and world-class cuisine, just a few miles away, the beach town of Reñaca and its vast coastline attracts younger and more energetic tourists who prefer waves, water sports and nightlife. The promenade that connects these resort towns is another attractive location that combines the beaches of the coastline with terraced gardens and buildings that rise over the hills.

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2.

Film & TV Industry

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2.1

Film

In may 26th 1902, just seven years after that the Lumière brothers for the first time lit a screen at the Grand Café in Paris, Chilean cinema had begun with the release of the three-minute documentary “Ejército General de Bombas”. Between 1910 and 1931, 78 productions were released, including Chile’s first feature film, “Manuel Rodriguez”. Another highlight from this period is “The Horseman of Death” by Pedro Sienna, a film that even today is considered one of the most remarkable works of Chilean cinema. Later on, a movement named the “New Chilean Cinema” began to forge the way of the documentary tradition in Chile and the rise of famous filmmakers such as Raul Ruiz and Helvio Soto. During the military dictatorship, in 1973, the local film production went down to historic lows. The most important directors and artists of the Chilean industry were exiled, forcing them to make films abroad. During the 90’s a renewed prolific period started for this industry with the involvement of government in the support of film projects. The film fund Fondart , created in 1992, has contributed to 90% of Chilean

Prófugos

Pablo Larraín films, actively promoting the film industry development in the country. Since then, the Chilean film industry has been experiencing momentum, dramatically increasing its production output to about 23 films a year. Currently in the hands of filmmakers full of creativity and inspiration, it has produced high quality, internationally recognized films. Some examples of the multiple awards Chilean productions have recently received: Andrés Wood, with “Violeta went to Heaven” won the “Jury Prize” at the Sundance Film Festival 2012 and Dominga Sotomayor won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival with “Thursday till Sunday”. Matías Bize, with “The life of fish” won the Goya Award for “Best Hispanic Movie” in 2010. In 2009 Sebastián Silva with “The Maid”, achieved the “Jury Prize” at the Sundance Film Festival, the “Columbus Gold” in the Huelva Film Festival and was nominated for a “Golden Globe” 2010 in the category “Best Foreign Language film”. Other winners were Roberto Artiagoitía with “The sentimental teaser” wining the “Audience Award” at the Chicago Film Festival in 2000 and “Tony Manero”, directed by Pablo Larraín won the Istanbul and Warsaw festivals in 2008.

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Quantum of Solace Marc Foster El año del tigre Sebastián Leilo

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Ojos Rojos Juan Ignacio Sabatini

Drama Matías Lira

No Pablo Larraín

Violeta se fue a los cielos Andrés Wood


2.2

Television

The history of TV in Chile goes back to its first broadcast on October 5, 1957. This milestone was the starting point towards the consolidation of a promising industry; in 1962, just five years of this first experience, began the broadcasting of “Sábado Gigante”, the longest running TV show in history. Hosted by Mario Kreutzberger, best known as “Don Francisco”, “Sábado Gigante” has been acknowledged as the longest lasting TV variety show according to the Guinness Book of World Records. “Sábado Gigante” which in 2012 will have 50 years of uninterrupted airing is broadcasted around the world through 42 channels and each episode is viewed by over 100 million people. Chilean television reaps today the fruits of a successful experience. The International cable network HBO entrusted Chilean producers, directors and actors their first action series: “Fugitives”, a blockbuster series released in 2011,

was shot in several cities, the series tells the story of a group of drug dealers and in 2012 they produced the second season of the series. Currently, Chile has seven television channels: Telecanal, Network Television, UCV TV, TVN (state signal), Mega, Chilevisión and Channel 13. In 2009 the government adopted the ISDB-T format, MPEG 4. This digital standard created by Japan and adopted by Brazil was chosen as the most suitable option considering the geographical conditions of the country, securing the best quality and the best high definition reception.

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2.3

Animation and video games

The first short films were aired on television between 1960 and 1970. Then in the 80’s, efforts were concentrated on advertising and commercials. By the 90’s, animation in Chile was already massive and professionalized, which led to internationalization of the product.

Series and early films incorporated techniques that set the tone worldwide, including the use of 3D, stop motion, After Effects, Flash animation and 2D digital drawings, among others. Nowadays, the animation industry has firmly established itself in Chile. There are approximately 18 companies that are part of ACHA, the Chilean Animation Association, and that encompasses producers that work for both film and television. To this date, six titles have been premiered: Ogu and Mampato in Rapa Nui (2002), Cesante (2003), Pulentos: The Movie (2007), Papelucho y el Marciano (2007), 31 Minutos: The Movie(2008), and Selkirk: el verdadero Robinson Crusoe (2012). However, it has been children’s animated series that have reached a high level of popularity and it is worth highlighting Cartoon Network’s

recent international premiering of Zumbastico Fantastico. These resources were also applied to the education field, where animation became an important part of the university curricula, giving way to the creation of highly specialized schools. Because of this, industry professionals and animations made in Chile occupy an important place in the foreign market and have won relevant international awards. The gaming industry is experiencing a similar consolidation phenomena. In fact, the largest Latin American videogame development company is Chilean. It used to be Wanako Games, whose accomplishments interested Behaviour Interactive (www.bhvr.com), the leading independent gaming company in Canada that acquired it in 2008. In February 2011 PC Gamer magazine chose Zeno Clash of the Chilean company ACE Team (www.aceteam.cl) as one of the 100 best PC games of all times. The same year, just one week after its release, the popular piggy from e-Pig Games ranked at the top of the Apple App Store downloads in 15 countries.

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2.4

Commercial Production Resources The optimum conditions of the advertising market in Chile have led the world’s most successful companies to entrust their brands to the creativity, professionalism and technical support of domestic companies. This reputation is the result of a very competitive local industry in constantly evolving thanks to the excellent performance and ongoing training of its production teams to meet the needs of the most demanding clients.

Chile produces TV commercials for some of the most renowned firms, for products as diverse as cars, clothing, soft drinks and spirits, technology, foodstuffs and luxury

accessories with the highest quality standards. It is therefore not uncommon for the domestic manufacture to be often recognized in advertising festivals and guild award ceremonies. Chile has qualified technical personnel for all areas related to the process: direction and camera assistants, art and photography directors, sound technicians, props, wardrobe and makeup artists. In addition, there is a wide range of production equipment: film and video cameras, lenses, lighting, cranes, and grip hardware. Every single kind of camera equipment can be rigged in cars, helicopters, boats and vessels of various kinds. The special effects are easy to attain; for post production, Chile offers first class laboratories and services at low cost.

For further information about local production houses, contacts and references, please contact the Film Commission Chile:

www.filmcommissionchile.org

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About Chile


3.1

Time Zones

Continental mainland Chile’s time zone is -4 hours GMT in winter and -3 GMT in the summer. Easter Island is two hours behind (-6 GMT and -5 GMT respectively).

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Summer Time

Chile’s mainland and insular summer schedule takes place between the first Saturday of September and the last Saturday of April.


3.3

How to Arrive

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By airplane The Arturo Merino Ben铆tez airport is located in Santiago, the capital of Chile and is the largest terminal in the country (www.aeropuertosantiago.cl). Three domestic and 18 international airlines operate here, mostly members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Flying within Chile is easy and affordable: the national airport network has 330 airports and airfields from Arica to Antarctica, including all insular territories. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (www.dgac.cl) directly manages 35 of them, providing air navigation services, performing control and supervision tasks. In Chile there are also several companies that offer rental services (hourly, daily, weekly, with or without pilot) of helicopters, single and twin motor aircrafts and turbojets, among others. It serves all sorts of executive flights, charters, shootings and air taxi.

Detail of the airport network in the country: 8 Airports that have all necessary services, as well as International Police, Customs and Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG), which enables international air operations, 365 days a year. These terminals are located in the cities of Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Hanga Roa (Easter Island), Santiago, Concepci贸n, Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas 28 Airports managed directly by the DCAC 38 Private aerodromes for public use 198 Private aerodromes 53 State fiscal aerodromes 6 Military aerodromes

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By land The National Directorate of Borders and Boundaries Department (DIFROL) is a technical agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile that has set up a comprehensive website for users (in Spanish and English) which includes all needed information about the dozens of border crossings to and from PerĂş, Bolivia and Argentina, indicating specific location, hours and contacts, among other information (www.difrol.cl). It is worth noting that the busiest routes of entry into Chile are Chacalluta, Tambo Quemado -crossing points with Peru and Bolivia, respectively, in the far northand the Los Libertadores International Pass between Chile and Argentina. Additionally, there are over 40 enabled crossings between the two countries. Complementary to the data provided by DIFROL, the National Customs Service (www.aduana.cl) facilitates information related to border crossing (in English and Spanish) detailing all matters relating to entry the country, luggage and proceedings, among other regulations, including the use of the ATA carnet, being Chile the only Latin American country that accepts it. (www.atacarnet.com)

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3.4

Transport

Public transportation is widely known to be very safe in the capital as well as in the rest of the country. The crime rate in Chile is the lowest in Latin America, so traveling in the country does not entail any risk.

Santiago

There are five public transportation alternatives in Santiago: the Metro (subway), city buses, taxis, radiotaxis and shared cabs. The network that integrates bus service and subway is called Transantiago (www.transantiago.cl), which allows combined trips with discounted rates on transfers. To make use of this service it is necessary to purchase a pre-paid card called “tarjeta bip!”. The Metro (www.metro.cl) has 5 lines totaling 108 stations and 103 km. of tracks. Trips may be paid with the “bip!”card used for buses or by purchasing single rides.

Taxis -identifiable by their black bottoms and yellow topsmay be hailed anywhere in the city. Another convenient alternative are radio taxis that can be requested by customers for a specific pick-up hours or days in advance. Film Commission Chile can provide the listing of the main radio-taxi agencies. Shared cabs have fixed routes, stopping at specific stops car pooling with up to four passengers per vehicle. Shared cabs charge a flat rate, which is visible on the vehicle’s windshield written on signs that also indicate the route.

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Regions

Taxis, radio-taxis and shared cabs operate in the same way all over the country. The massive scale subway system only operates in the capital, but there is a similar, smaller service, connecting the cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar (www.merval.cl). “Micros” are smaller buses that exist in every city in Chile, circulating through central and peripheral areas and specifying their routes on the front window. Unlike the buses in the Transantiago network, each fare is paid in cash while boarding.

Intercity Buses

There is good intercity bus service often featuring modern machines in excellent condition that are much more comfortable than a traditional “micro”, offering amenities such as reclining seats and onboard service. Similarly as in air travel, the higher the cost, the more space between seats as well as an overall higher quality service.

Intercity buses run day and night, connecting most of the towns and cities in Chile. There are several bus terminals for both departures and arrivals with direct ticket sale, which can also be bought online as many companies offer this service.

Car rentals

The car rental market in Chile meet all the standards of any modern country in the world. There are a number of companies that offer car rental services in every region and their rates vary depending on the vehicle type and optional services hired by each customer. Some of the services are: car with driver (English speakers available), equipment for extreme conditions or harsh climates, child accessories, GPS, etc. Requirements for renting cars are a minimum of 22 years of age and a valid driving license (it does not need to be international).

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3.5

Accommodations

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The hotel industry in Chile is the most developed in South America having the only concession of the exclusive Ritz-Carlton chain in the continent. This international hotel chain is part of a long list that includes the Hyatt, the W Hotel, the Atton, the Radisson, the Marriott and Sheraton, which amongs others, offer the same services and international standards found elsewhere in the world. Apart from foreign hotel chains, there are also national competitors that offer similar quality and service, thus forming an extensive network of first class hotels throughout the country.


Inexpensive lodging alternatives include inns, hostels and cottages. Inns are usually small hotels operating in refurbished houses or medium rise buildings, offering owner services and simple installations. Hostels are the Chilean version of Bed and Breakfast (B & B) and come in various categories according to their rates: some offer austere rooms without a private bathroom, others services closer in style to boutique hotels. Finally, cottages or cabins can be traditional or modern houses, which provide similar features in small or medium sized spaces (depending on the number of rooms or beds), similar to a beach cottage. Unlike the aforementioned accommodations where housekeeping, breakfast, bed and bath linen among other basic services are included, these services are typically charged separately. Complementary to the traditional 5-star hotels there are also boutique hotels and lodges, that share an unconventional philosophy that has become popular in the world: mainly favoring design, attention to detail and intimacy over the mass oriented, largescale and standardized model. Both alternatives have higher end versions, comparable in pricing and services to a 5-star hotel, but also with affordable rates for a wider clientele. The same is true for apart hotels, furnished rooms or apartments, located in high density sectors often characterized by their student, commercial and business activities. These companies offer similar services of traditional hotels (housekeeping, laundry service, room service and breakfast), but are located in residential buildings shared by tenants or featuring shops and offices. The prices of these apart hotels are highly variable, depending on location and the type of facility.

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Š Explora Patagonia, Hotel Salto Chico

Š Explora Rapa Nui. Posada de Mike Rapu

Š Explora San Pedro de Atacama, Hotel de Larache


3.6

Telecommunications, Internet and connectivity

The Connectivity Scorecard report (www.connectivityscorecard.org), a study that sets a global ranking based on a measurements that consider progress in connectivity, infrastructure and projection capacity into the future, indicates that in 2010 and for the third consecutive year, Chile ranks third out of a total of 25 emerging countries. Despite the promising results, the Chilean government continues to adheres to the task of improving networks and to implementing better technology in the country; a mission led and directed by the Department of Telecommunications (www.subtel.gob.cl). Since the country shows a serious commitment to its telecommunications capacity, the 2010 Connectivity Scorecard Report considered Chile had the most mature and solid record in Latin America. Regarding mobile telephony, Chile has more telephones than people, reaching more than 21 million mobiles in 2010, versus 17 million people (approx.). The high competition, decreasing tariffs, increasing supply of equipment and massification of mobile broadband, among others, would be some of the determinants of

this phenomenon. In the country there are six mobile phone companies: VTR, Nextel, Entel, Claro (TelMex), Movistar (Telefónica) and Virgin Mobile. With regard to television, 98.6% of the population chooses this means of communication over the radio, newspapers and magazines. In Chile there are seven television channels, according to a study released in 2011 by the Latin American Multichannel Advertising Council LAMAC (www.lamac.org) paid television -satellite and cable- has increased its share by 94% over the past two years. According to the report, currently 56% of Chilean households have paid TV service (including cable and satellite, there are eight suppliers) the audience consumes primarily children’s programming, films and series. Mapping the level of Internet penetration, the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (www.ccs.cl) indicated that in 2011 one in five Internet users made online purchases, making Chile the Latin American country with the highest acquisition of products through this. According to the entity in the coming years these sales are expected to continue to grow at high rates.

3.7

Holidays and national festivities

May 1st, September 18th, December 25th and January 1st each year are mandatory holidays for all workers, except those who work in clubs, restaurants and entertainment facilities (cinemas, live entertainment, nightclubs, bars and casinos). This exception also applies to employees in fuel retailing and emergency pharmacies. The holidays for the June 29th (Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul) and October 12th (of the Discovery of the New World or Columbus Day) are routinely shifted to the nearest Monday if they happen to fall on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, in order to create a longer holiday. The date of religious holidays such as Good Friday and Holy Saturday (Easter) vary each year. As reference, these holidays always fall on the days immediately preceding Easter Sunday. The rest of the holidays are: May 21st / Navy Day July 16th / Our Lady of Mount Carmel Day August 15th / Assumption of Mary September 19th / Army Day October 31st / Evangelical and Protestant Churches Day November 1st / All Saints’ Day December 8th / Immaculate Conception

3.8

Chilean population

The ethnic composition of Chile is made primarily by the mixture of descendants of indigenous peoples and Caucasian immigrants. The indigenous peoples with greater presence in the country are: Mapuche, Aymara, Lican Antai, Quechua, Rapa Nui, Colla, Kawésqar and Yagan. The official recognition by the State of Diaguitas and African descendants is in process. These ethnic groups population are fairly small, but they are indeed quite representative of certain areas of the northern Chile. Physique and general features of these groups are varied, although most of them are characterized by a having medium height. From Spanish colonization times to the large immigration waves of the twentieth century, mestizos (born of the union of male or female Caucasians with a woman or man of indigenous origin) constitute the principal features of the Chilean population today. Later on, Spanish, German, Italian, Croatian, French, English, Irish and Swiss came among many other immigrants. Many came fleeing wars or simply seeking a better life than that available in their socially and economically challenged countries of origin. In this way many

different types of Chilean-born offspring came from the union between northern, southern and eastern Europeans, as well as the indigenous inhabitants. Today we can see physical features of some of the inhabitants of the northern, central and southern part of the country, still show traces of the physiognomy of the native peoples who have inhabited each of these areas for thousands of years. Maritime trade was another precursor of the arrival of new inhabitants. Additionally, Palestinians formed in Chile is the largest community outside the Middle East. Commerce and market exchange attracted many Asian immigrants from China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea, as well as Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. Mestizos, are largely a majority in the country and to a much lesser extent, there are also mulattos (offspring of white person and black person) and zambos (offspring of black people and Amerindians). Chile is not predominantly by any particular physiognomy, but rather a broad mixture of ethnicities. It is common agreement said that in this nation almost all phenotypes of human beings can be found.

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Conclusion Seven main reasons to shoot in Chile 1. Counter Seasons

that all ethnicities can be found (Caucasian, Asians, African Americans, Latin Americans, etc.).

When it is winter in the northern hemisphere, it is summer in Chile. Therefore, it is possible to have flexible production schedules and swap seasons whenever necessary.

4. Locations

2.

ATA Carnet

Chile is the only country in South America which accepts ATA carnet. Therefore, dealing with customs is simple and fast. Learn more about ATA Carnet: www.atacarnet.com

3. Buyout Costs & Casting Low cost talent buyouts are a major draw card for shooting in Chile: international companies are shooting in the country because of it, including American and European productions. Another advantage is the fact

Chile has almost all the climates that exist in the world. You will find more European or North American style suburbs, backyards, avenues, houses, snow mountains, beaches and rolling wheat fields than any other South American country.

5. Nearby Locations Around two hours from Santiago there are a wide and diverse range of locations: from snowy escapes to desert escapes, mountains, beaches, coastal roads, vineyards and both modern and traditional urban locations.

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Conclusion 6. Fix Exchange Rate After a project gets approval, most production companies in Chile are entitled to get a fixed exchange rate for the entire project, eliminating the risk of unfavorable exchange rate variations.

7. First class services and rentals Rental houses in Chile offer the latest equipment including camera, lighting, electrical, grip and transportation packages and more. Additionally, the country has a significant pool of bilingual producers, technicians and excellent post production facilities, all of which help visiting filmmakers to realize their ideas.

These multiple qualities make of Chile a modern and dynamic country that values efficiency. The different cultures and idiosyncrasies of its people are combined with a general sense of hospitality are the main attractions in a land filled with unique and exceptionally beautiful landscapes. Film Commission Chile invites filmmakers from around the world to realize their creative vision in Chile. We are able to respond to all the needs and requirements of top film industry professionals, offering the highest service standards in different locations that can be extreme as well as contrasting in nature. This fact is what allows us to assure filmmakers that filming in Chile is a unique and unmatched opportunity.

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Centro de Squi Valle Nevado,,68 Cesar Jopia / Ilustre Municipalidad de Santiago,,153 Congo Film,,172, 173 Constanza Valderrama,,165, 172, 173 Costanera Norte,,150 Cristóbal Correa M.,,2, 13, 17, 21, 27, 31, 57, 63, 64, 74, 77,

84, 86, 88, 91, 94, 97,100, 119, 131, 133, 136, 138, 139, 141, 147, 155, 157, 158, 195 , 197 Diego Munita / Hotel Portillo ,67 Fábula ,167 Felipe Cantillana ,19, 33, 38, 41, 44, 52, 58, 73, 78, 83, 111, 117, 120, 123, 125, 135, 176, 177, 182, 199 Guy Wenborne / Termas Geométricas ,106 Hotel Explora ,192, 193 Hotel Huilo Huilo ,99 Hotel Hyatt ,190 Hotel Termas de Chillán ,71 Hotel W ,189, 191 Ilustre Municipalidad de Viña del Mar ,160 Juan Luis de Heckereen / Hotel Huilo Huilo 105 Macduff Everton 114 Matías Lira R. 166 Max Donoso S. 15, 36, 43, 49, 50, 81, 93, 102, 127, 128, 143 Maxim Balavovski / Nomads Of The Sea 112 Metro 23, 184, 187 Nomads Of The Sea 109

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Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes Consejo del Arte y la Industria Audiovisual Comisión Fílmica de Chile Ahumada 11, 11º piso – Santiago Teléfono: (+56 2) 618 9168 www.filmcommissionchile.org Ministro Presidente CNCA: Luciano Cruz-Coke Carvallo Subdirector Nacional CNCA: Carlos Lobos Mosqueira Secretario Ejecutivo del Consejo del Arte y la Industria Audiovisual y Film Commissioner: Alberto Chaigneau Alliende (CNCA) Coordinadora General Comisión Fílmica: Joyce Zylberberg Serman (CNCA) Coordinador de Información y Locaciones Comisión Fílmica: Raimundo Alemparte Bauer (CNCA) Investigación : Teresa Toyos Sessarego Edición de textos: Raimundo Alemparte Bauer (CNCA) Apoyo en edición: Miguel Ángel Viejo (CNCA) Traducción al inglés: Mónica Cruz Larenas Contraparte en edición y corrección de textos en inglés CNCA: Pedro Mallol Contreras Supervisión de contenidos: Alberto Chaigneau Alliende y Joyce Zylberberg Serman (CNCA) Diseño y diagramación: Porta Supervisión de diseño: Rodrigo Alonso Schramm Contraparte en supervisión de diseño CNCA: Ignacio Poblete Castro © Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes Registro de Propiedad Intelectual nº XXX.XXX ISBN: 978-956-352-XXX-X www.cultura.gob.cl Se autoriza la reproducción parcial citando la fuente correspondiente. Distribución gratuita. Prohibida su venta. En este libro se utilizó tipografía Australis, creada por el diseñador chileno Francisco Gálvez, fuente ganadora del Gold Prize en los Morisawa Awards 2002 de Tokio. 1ª edición, XXXX de 2012 Se imprimieron 1.500 ejemplares Impreso en RM Publicidad Santiago, Chile

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