Hans Londoño
President Boards of Directors FICCI

Once again it is time to begin this year’s edition of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival, another opportunity to continue the dream of a FICCI that grows bigger each day, as it has throughout all these years.

I would like to thank all the people who have done their part over the festival’s past 59 years to build a dream that began with Mr. Víctor Nieto, the founder of FICCI, a dream that continues to bear fruit thanks to all of you.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the following: our spectators, as they are why FICCI exists; our allies and partners from the public and private sector, because without them we would not have the resources to hold this event; our crew and volunteers that do their jobs so selflessly and with great passion and love for film; and to the Board of Directors for their constant support and leadership to achieve our goals.

It is my belief that with all the projects to come from within the orange economy, we will be able to continue to make Colombian film and FICCI stronger as well as achieve our social mission of bringing film for free to the different sectors of the city and department.

Through film, it is our hope to continue making a better world. In addition to serving as a form of enjoyment, entertainment, or as a way to tell stories, film is also a way to educate, learn and develop our values.

It is a great joy to see how the festival’s audience grows each year, an audience that not only enjoys film, but also the beauty of charming Cartagena – a gem of the Caribbean.

We give thanks to God and life for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy another year of FICCI.

Welcome! And enjoy!