Financing for Mexican films

Mexico has a program that offers an incentive of up to 17.5% of the production disbursements made in Mexico when spending a minimum of 40 million pesos during the development and production phases, and/or 10 million pesos on post production.

Chapulin Films main objective is to facilitate financing for Mexican film projects through different methods:

Second life for your film

At Chapulin Films we want quality films to find their audience, also more filmmakers to have more visibility and possibilities to receive sales income and exposure. Free consultation.

Eficine 189

Article 189 is currently the primary method of financing film projects in Mexico. We work as an intermediary, aggressively pursuing companies which typically qualify under this scheme to finance projects.


We can help to facilitate the use of this incentive and/or refer you to a production partner, where appropriate.

Even though a project budgeted for less would not qualify for this incentive there is other support available, thus we are interested in reviewing all projects that have at least partial financing already in place outside of Mexico.


Chapulin Films has representatives in both Europe and Mexico and is well positioned geographically to strengthen the link between the continents. Many co-production agreements between Mexico and other strong filmmaking countries are already in place but are not being fully taken advantage of – we seek to change that by helping to bring Mexican filmmakers closer to all the important film markets in Europe and beyond.

There is a natural link with Spain and other Latin American countries, due to the language and the amount of co-productions already carried out but, where appropriate, we also seek to facilitate co-productions with countries like Germany, France and Canada.

The countries or regions with which Mexico has a co-production agreement in place are: Spain -Italy -France – Canada – Iberoamerica

In addition, foreign projects, under a qualified co-production with a Mexican producer, may meet the requirements for 189 financing.

If you have a project you feel would qualify for a co-production (a story element or character related to Latin America) contact us.