If you asked most people about the front-runners in movie making for the last 50 years, I very much doubt that they would mention Colombia. However, the recent Cannes film festivals have helped to highlight the progress being made in this country regarding movies. The usual suspects from USA and Europe were represented strongly in various categories, but were followed closely by Colombia in terms of nominations. Countries like England, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Iran and India had fewer films nominated for awards. It was compared by one Colombian director as “similar to having three teams in the Champions League Final”.