The City Council will launch a work plan to provide the Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival with a larger budget. The decrease in the resources of the Huelva exhibition results in its ability to attract screenings and visitors that make it possible to turn the event into a focus of promotion of the city. The objective set is to triple the budget up to around 900,000 euros in three years with the celebration of the half century of the event.
Citizens He raised an initiative through his spokesman, Guillermo García de Longoria, for this purpose, which found the unanimous response of the entire plenary session. The consistory, as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ibero-American Film Festival, will be the one who leads and initiates the efforts so that the contributions of said body by the administrations are progressively increased in order to achieve the proposed financing objectives. A socialist amendment has been added to this motion to urge the Junta de Andalucía, as well as the rest of the trustees, to, from the next edition of 2022, equal at least the contribution made annually by the City Council to the Festival.
Mayor, Gabriel Cruz, intervened at this point to assume the commitment that allows the event to take a leap forward with which to recover the space that it corresponds to as a cultural event and tourist attraction for the capital and the province. The same consensus was shown by all the parties around Adelante Huelva’s proposal for the Consistory to implement the necessary mechanisms and procedures with the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda for the arrangement of access to the road (lighting, pavement and firm) of the Vázquez Díaz hospital, Aspapronias, the funeral homes or the La Orden football field that are in poor condition or with clear deficiencies.
The PP regretted that Mayor Cruz stands “on the side of Sánchez’s radical policies that benefit his pro-independence partners and leave the city of Huelva out of the distribution of state funds.” In the rejected proposal, the popular ones ask the mayor to demand the funds and financing for the development of youth employment policies.