Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España

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Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España
Abbreviation AACCE
Formation January 8, 1986
Type Film organization
Purpose Promotion and development of Spanish cinema
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Location
  • Calle Zurbano, 3
    28010 Madrid
President Álex de la Iglesia
Website www.academiadecine.com

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[edit]

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 Academy[edit]

Enrique González Macho, President since 2011

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