It’s over now. The first stage of the Monterrey International Film Festival has concluded with a huge pile of packets that have arrived from the five continents. From all the courier service companies. All of them. Nepal, Colima, Argentina, Mexico, Indonesia, Portugal, Saltillo, Ethiopia, South Corea, San Nicolás de los Garza… you name it! I try to imagine the traffic that any Film Festival generates in the world… this process of sending your film, expensive or low budget, to a Festival near home or one very far away from it. It’s the first step to an honest yet sophisticated understanding between different and distant cultures… or between two identical cultures in the same coordenates… or between a person and itself.