the 29 of November to the 3 December DIVERSA International Gay/Lesbian/Trans
Film Festival of Argentina was held for the first time in the city
of Córdoba, Argentina. It took place in the Municipal Cine
Club Hugo del Carril (Bv. San Juan 49) with an attendance of 1200
The official inauguration was on 28 November, with the concert of
"The Cookers" (Los cocineros), a popular local band, and
short films from producers of Cordoba, selected by Cineclub for that
occasion. All the tickets were sold, and the people enjoyed the beginning
of this unique event in its type, that for the first time opened a
cultural space of these characteristics in the Argentine provinces.
programme included long films and short films from the first edition
of DIVERSA made in 2004; movies from France, Ireland, Germany, Spain,
Colombia, The United States, Canada, South Africa, Holland, Poland,
and of course, Argentina. Among them you could see fiction, documentary,
and experimental films.
DIVERSA took contact with local producers, and organized 4 debates
where 70 people participated.
heterogeneous audience showed its gratefulness for the opening of
a space that has long been waited for and that was necessary. DIVERSA
organizers were very satisfied with the results of the festival, both
in the GLTTBI community, as well as in people dedicated to film; thinking
about the possibility to present DIVERSA in Cordoba every year.
CORDOBA 2005 was promoted by the Cordoba Culture Agency, and the organization
in Cordoba of Santiago Orsi, Daniel Tortosa and Luis Zárate,
working altogether with the directors of DIVERSA, Gabriela Waisman
and Iván Fantasia.
success achieved in this experience, reinforces the desire of DIVERSA
to return to Cordoba, and to go along other places in Argentina, to
continue opening spaces for the diversity.