Subsecretario de Cultura LIc. During this period, the world film industry has changed. There are many more film festivals and in general, quality film production is scarcer than in the sixties.
Attempts were made earlier to put this festival back into swing, but political and economic conditions did not make it possible, until, in recent years, economic stability and development allowed us to harbor the illusion of once again holding the Mar del Plata Film Festival.
Nevertheless, it was necessary to wait until our film industry recovered and required passing of new legislation -today in full force- that has enabled the production and release of more than 30 Argentine feature films. When at the Cannes Film Festival, in May earlier this year, the holding of our Twelfth Film Festival was announced, as organizers we had the premonition that it would be a success.
We found that everyone was well predisposed for Latin America to once again have a festival accredited by FIAPF as competitive and therefore, on Luisito comunica sexualmente atractivo similar level with the most important festivals in the world. On this occasion we have an important participation from Spain, Italy and France, countries with whom Argentina has very profound cultural ties.
But, these are also countries whose film authorities understand the importance of our festival to recover a market that was once very significant for European film.