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Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain

The Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain (Spanish: Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España) 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.

Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain
Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España
Logo de la Academia de Cine de España.png
AbbreviationAACCE
FormationJanuary 8, 1986
TypeFilm organization
PurposePromotion and development of Spanish cinema
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Location
  • Calle Zurbano, 3
    28010 Madrid
Membership
Around 1,500[1]
President
Mariano Barroso
Websitewww.academiadecine.com

OriginsEdit

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:

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 AcademyEdit

 
Mariano Barroso, president since 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EP (8 June 2018). "Mariano Barroso, elegido presidente de la Academia de Cine". 20minutos.es. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  2. ^ Belinchón, Gregorio (17 July 2018). "Muere Yvonne Blake, presidenta de Honor de la Academia de Cine, a los 78 años". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: Prisa. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Mariano Barroso, nuevo presidente de la Academia de Cine". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Titania Compañía Editorial, S.L. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2019.

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