Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España


Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España

The Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish for 'Spanish Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences', AACCE) is a Spanish professional organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of Spanish cinema. Founded in 1986, it is responsible for the annual Goya Awards, Spain's principal film awards.

Origins

The Academy's origins lie in a meeting of thirteen film professionals organised by the producer Alfredo Matas at Madrid's O'Pazo Restaurant on November 12, 1985 to discuss the situation of the Spanish film industry. Present at the meeting were:

* Luis García Berlanga, Director
* Carlos Saura, Director
* Marisol Carnicero, Production Director
* Tedy Villalba, Production Director
* José Sacristán, Actor
* Charo López, Actress
* Pablo González del Amo, Editor
* José Luis Matesanz, Editor
* Manuel Matji, Screenwriter
* José Nieto, Musician
* Carlos Suárez, Cinematographer
* Ramiro Gómez, Set Designer

From this meeting came the idea to set up an organisation that would promote Spanish cinema and support its professionals. The Academy was duly founded on 8 November, 1986.

Presidents of the Academy

* José María González Sinde, 1986–1988
* Fernando Trueba, 1988
* Antonio Giménez Rico 1988–1992
* Fernando Rey, 1992–1994
* Gerardo Herrero, 1994.
* José Luis Borau, 1994–1998
* Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, 1998–2000
* Marisa Paredes, 2000–2003
* Mercedes Sampietro, 2003–2006
* Ángeles González Sinde, 2006–present

External links

* [http://www.academiadecine.com/ Official website of the AACCE]


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