University Center for Cinematographic Studies (CUEC)

  • PHONES: (55) 5570 5944, (55) 5259 5800, (55) 2616 6755


The University Center for Cinematographic Studies (CUEC) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), is the oldest film school in Latin America, and one of the most prestigious in the world. CUEC was born on 1963, on a time when the University experienced the influence of French cinema, through the film clubs, and there was an enormous interest in reactivating a cinematographic industry whose themes were exhausted and its creators stagnant. So, CUEC, with a social vocation, critical, analytic, and independent spirit, started its labor of training the filmmakers who, with their talent and creativity, have caused an impact in the audiovisual media, in the local as well as in the international spheres. The social compromise of the school was rapidly halted when, on 1968, its students filmed the Mexican movement of students, whose images would become the documentary: El grito (The Cry), and would become the most reproduced in Mexico’s contemporary history.

Since 1972 it belongs to the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT), and presently leads the Ibero American región of this organization, which brings together 131 film schools of 55 countries, of all continents. It is the founder of the Federation of Schools of Image and Sound of Latin America (FEISAL), an association that concentrates over thirty film school of Latin America.


Adolfo Prieto 721, Col. Del Valle Centro, Benito Juárez, C.P. 3100, México, Ciudad de México


From Tuesday to Saturday, 09:00 - 22:00 hrs.
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Tel. (55) 5570 5944, (55) 5259 5800, (55) 2616 6755