Santos, Brazil, became a UNESCO City of Film in 2015.

What does this mean for Santos?

Being a part of the international UNESCO Creative Cities Network means that our city can:

  • increase employment opportunities for young people through the Cine Escola project focusing, on capacity building and sustainable integration into the labour market
  • foster multi-stakeholder partnerships in research, development and innovation within the Santos Technology Park, dedicated to innovative approaches between film and new technologies
  • promote professional and artistic exchanges within the UCCN and City of Film network through collaborative events and creative projects
With a rich film history dating back to the 1900s, Santos has been committed to sustaining its rich film sector and supporting the local economy. With the support of the Santos Film Commission, 300 productions have been shot in the city in five years. A coastal city of 435,000 inhabitants, Santos has 21 thriving production film companies working with international partners.

Want to find out more about Santos?

Discover more about Santos' work with fellow Cities of Film and Creative Cities on the International Collaboration pages.

Visit the Santos Cidade Criativa website for the latest on activity in Santos.