Within the framework of the National Assembly of Departmental and District Film Advisors that took place in Tunja, a Guardianship Action that seeks to expedite the renewal of the Santa Marta Film Council.
The document states that “as active members of the Colombian audiovisual and cinematographic sector, we are fully aware of the crucial importance of the expeditious confirmation of the District Cinematographic Council in this jewel of America. This step stands as a cornerstone for the development and promotion of national cinema, whose effects translate significantly into cultural and economic enrichment. of our territory, aspects that are safeguarded by the legal framework of the aforementioned decree.”
The signatories requested the competent authorities to promptly consider this matter, therefore, “The purpose is to guarantee that the audiovisual sector of Santa Marta continues to contribute substantially to progress and enrichment. of our cultural and social environment, in full compliance with current legal provisions.”
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In accordance with Mariana Stand, president (incoming) of the Santa Mart Film Councila, on October 24 it was filed before the Mayor’s Office a right to petition In order to know how the request for the renewal of this group was progressing, the issuance of the decree that names its new members and in the registration with the Cinematographic Information and Registry System.
The response of the Secretary of Culture, Yunia Palaciosarrived on November 16 and points out that “the pertinent procedures were carried out by the District Secretary of Culture andand prepared the draft resolution which is awaiting approval and signature by Mayor Virna Johnson for subsequent publication in the district gazette.”
Mariana Stand points out that this It would be the “first time that Santa Marta is left out of the stimuli of the Cinematographic Development Fund and this implies that the entire audiovisual sector You will not be able to apply for calls to support the making of short films, feature films, festivals and others, the entire sector being affected.”
He added that The election of the new Film Council of the city took place in the month of March“at that moment the minutes were made, but to formalize it before the culture Ministry A resolution signed by the Mayor’s Office is also needed and That’s why all the councilors have, because they tell us that it is ready and the only thing missing is the Mayor’s signature.”
Finally, he stated that this capital “cannot be left out of the stimulus funds, therefore, “We have a high-quality program and Santa Marta is being projected as a cinematographic destination.”