Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos

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The Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos (Cinema Writers Circle) (CEC) is a private non-profit that brings together writers and film critics in Spain in order to create, support, and promote cultural activities related to the various facets of film. Every year, the organization holds an awards ceremony, commonly known as Premios CEC, to honour the highest achievements in Spanish film. It was founded in 1945 in Madrid by Fernando Viola, Luis Gómez Mesa,[1] Carlos Fernández Cuenca, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, Pío García Viñolas, Francisco Hernández Blasco, Adriano del Valle, Pío Ballesteros, Fernando Merelo, José González de Ubieta, Domingo Fernández Barreira, Fernando Méndez Leite, Luis Figuerola, Antonio Barbero, and Antonio Crespo.

Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos
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AbbreviationCEC
Formation1945
FounderFernando Viola
Luis Gómez Mesa
Carlos Fernández Cuenca
Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent
Pío García Viñolas
Francisco Hernández Blasco
Adriano del Valle
Pío Ballesteros
Fernando Merelo
José González de Ubieta
Domingo Fernández Barreira
Fernando Méndez Leite
Luis Figuerola
Antonio Barbero
Antonio Crespo
Founded atMadrid, Spain
TypeNGO
Legal statusNonprofit organization
PurposeFilm
Websitecinecec.com/cec.html

CEC's primary objective is the "protection and dissemination of film art". Notable members of the circle today include Alfonso Sánchez, José María García Escudero, Pascual Cebollada, Rafaela Rodríguez, José Luis Garci, Fernando Méndez Leite, and honorary members have included Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, and Cantinflas.

Premios CECEdit

Since 1946, the organization has awarded the top achievers in film for the previous year, with the exception of 1988–1990, when the ceremony was suspended.

The 12 original award categories were:

  • Best film
  • Best director
  • Best actor
  • Best actress
  • Best supporting actor
  • Best supporting actress
  • Best cinematography
  • Best set design
  • Best score
  • Best story
  • Best screenplay
  • Critics' choice
  • Best literary adaptation

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alzuria, Gonzalo Pasamar; Martín, Ignacio Peiró (24 May 2002). Diccionario Akal de Historiadores españoles contemporáneos. Ediciones Akal. p. 305. ISBN 978-84-460-1489-8.

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