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The Catalan Film Academy comprises a General Assembly and is overseen by the Managing Board. The current Managing Board consists of ten Academy members. The Governing Team assists the president in executive and administrative functions.

  • President Isona Passola
  • Vice president Joan Bas
  • Secretary Judith Colell
  • Treasurer Agustí Argelich
  • Board Members Josep Maria Civit, Maria Molins, Paco Poch, Sílvia Quer Edmon Roch, Eduard Sola

The director is Laia Aubia, who organizes and supervises the activities and services that the Academy offers.

  • Isona PassolaIsona Passola

    Isona Passola has a degree in Modern History. She works as a producer, screenwriter and film director. She is the founder of Massa d'Or Produccions and has made documentaries, feature films and TV movies, which include El pianista (Mario Gas, 1998), El mar (Agustí Villaronga, 1999), Black Bread (2010), that received 13 Gaudí Awards and 9 Goya's, or Incerta Glòria (Agustí Villaronga, 2017). She also directed the documentaries Cataluña-Espanya (2009) and L'endemà (2014). She is president of the Association of Independent Producers of the Mediterranean (APIMED), based in Barcelona, and is also on the Board of the Open University of Catalonia. Passola teaches Screenplay/Film studies at the Faculty of Communication Sciences – Blanquerna, URL and she has been member of the National Council for Culture and Arts (2012 - 2019).
  • Joan BasJoan Bas

    He is founder of Diagonal TV, and has spent his professional career in the production and direction of TV content. His trajectory in the audiovisual fiction starts after having worked at radio stations and in diferent TV programmes. It is in TV3, the Catalan Public Television, where he creates, along with Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, the first daily TV series of Spain: Poblenou. In the Public Television, he also participates as a executive production director in different series such as La Lloll, Estació d'enllaç, Pedralbes Centre, Rosa, Vostè mateix, Secrets de família, Nissaga de poder and Les Teresines. Since 1997, already from Diagonal TV and together with Jaume Banacolocha, he takes over the executive production of series like Calle nueva, Ambiciones, Temps de silenci, Rías Baixas, Mirall trencat, Ventdelplà, La Señora, Amar en tiempos revueltos o Infidels, among others, and of the films Va a ser que nadie es perfecto (Joaquim Oristrell, 2006), La corona partida (Jordi Frades, 2015) and The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet, 2016).
  • Judith ColellJudith Colell

    She is graduated in Art History and has the Certificate in Film of the NYU (New York University). She has directed the films El domini dels sentits (collective), Dones (2001), awarded in the Sitges Film Festival, Lorca i Vitòria entre d'altres, 53 Days of Winter (2007), presented in the San Sebastián Film Festival, best actress in the Tolouse Festival and nominated to 10 Barcelona Awards and Elisa K (2010), Special Jury Prize in San Sebastián, Special Mention of the Jury in Nantes, National Culture Award of the Catalan Government and nominated to 5 Gaudí Awards and a Goya to the best adapted script, amongst others. She has also directed some television fictions like Positius (2008), Fragments (2003), Radiacions (2012) and L'últim ball de Carmen Amaya (2014). She has been Vice President of the Spanish Cinema Academy between 2011 and 2015 and she is now member of its executive board. She is director of the Audiovisual Communication Degree of the Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University. 
  • Agustí ArgelichAgustí Argelich

    He is director and programmer of the Filmets Badalona Film Festival and of the BCN Sports Films. Hi is a member of the Council on Content for the Catalan Corporation of Audioisual Media and producer of TV3 programmes such as Informatius 3/24, Cinema 3 or Tria 33, and since 2005 he is the coordinator of the shorts program Curtcircuit. Between 1991 and 2002 he was photography and audiovisual documentation head of the COOB 92 Olympic Barcelona Foundation, and from 2003 to 2005 he assumed the position for the Universal Cultures Forum that took place in Barcelona in 2004. He is the Vice President of the CFF -Catalunya Film Festivals - and member of the FICTS (Federation International Sportive Cinema et Télévision). He has directed among others, the shorts Preludi en ja, Els darrers paradisos, Kíron, Bon dia Malta, Jívaros reductores de Cabezas o La trista vida d’un home modern. He has also been the speaker in many conferences and lectures about the short and its industry in Clermont-Ferrand, Cannes, Regard Saguenay Quebec or Aix-en-Provence.
  • Josep Maria CivitJosep Maria Civit

    Josep Maria Civit has worked as a director of photography since 1986. He has a degree in History of Art from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He also holds a diploma in Photography and Graphic Design from the EINA School in Barcelona. He has worked with directors such as Bigas Luna, Monte Hellman, Guillermo Fesser, Daniel Calparsoro, Paul Leduc, Susan Seidelman, Joel Joan, Agustí Villaronga, Carlos Saura, Michael Bray, Ken Wiederhorn, Claude Gaignare, Rosa Vergés, Marion Hänsel, Judith Colell, Jaime Camino, Albert Solé, Leopoldo Pomés, Mireia Ros and J.A. Salgot. He is a founding member of the Catalan Film Academy and sits on the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Film Photography Directors (AEC). He recieved the Gaudí Award for his cinematography inEl Rey de La Habana (2015).
  • Maria MolinsMaria Molins

    She graduated at the Theatre Institute of Barcelona. With a career of 20 years on the industry, she is a usual actress in the Teatre Lliure or the National Theatre of Catalonia (TNC), and she also works some seasons in theatres of Madrid, like the National Drama Centre or the Pavón. She is also the coauthor of the show Cabareta of the Grec Festival 2017. She has worked in TV series and miniseries such as 14 d'abril. Macià contra Companys (Manuel Huerga, 2011), Olor de colònia (Lluis Maria Güell, 2012) or Vida Privada (Sílvia Munt, 2017). In the cinema field, her great passion, she starts with Ventura Pons starring films like A la deriva (Ventura Pons, 2009), which gave her a Gaudí Award nomination, Fill de Caín (Jesús Monllaó, 2013) or the international coproduction Seve (John-Paul Davidson, 2014). In 2012 she wins the Gaudí Award to the best actress for her participation in El bosc by Oscar Aibar. In 2017 she co-starts El árbol de la sangre, by Julio Medem. 

  • Paco PochPaco Poch

    He holds a doctorate in Audiovisual Communication for the Pompeu Fabra University. He has been a photographer at the "Agence Culturelle Pompignane" and executive producer of Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (Pedro Almodóvar, 1980), Navajeros (Eloy de la Iglesia, 1980), Barcelona Sur (Jordi Cadena, 1981), Tras el cristal (Agustí Villaronga, 1986) or Angustia (Bigas Luna, 1987), among others. Later on he creates his own production company, Mallerich Films, through which he produces films of directors such as José Luis Guerín, Manuel Huerga or Isaki Lacuesta. He is also a cinema distributor, that has brought to the country through Paco Poch Cinema hallmark films like Béla Tarr, Mia Hansen-Løve, Sharunas Bartas or Bruno Dumont. He founded Catalan Films, coordinates the audiovisual section of the magazine Serra d'Or and teaches at Pompeu Fabra University. He is also the director of the Film Production Master's Program of the UVIC and ECIB.  
  • Sílvia QuerSílvia Quer

    She is a film, series and TV movies director. She has directed some of the most iconic series of the Catalan Public Television such as Poble Nou (1993-94), Secrets de família (1995-96), Nissaga de poder (1996-97) or Laberint d’ombres (1998), as well as state-wide series like Gavilanes (2010) or Gran Hotel (2012-13) of Antena 3. Also in TV, she has directed movies or miniseries like 23-F, el día más difícil del rey (2009), that won the Gaudí Prize to the best film, Operación Jarque (2010), La Xirgu (2015), nominated to the Gaudí Award, or the recent Swiss production, The Light of Hope (2016). Regarding to movies, in 2003 she directed Febrer, starring Julio Manrique, Laura Conejero and Mercedes Sampietro.
  • Edmon RochEdmon Roch

    Edmon Roch has a degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona. His film production contains titles like Seven Years in Tibet by Jean-Jacques Annaud (1997) in which he worked as a production manager. He worked as a delegate producer in the first and third film of the movie series The Tulse Luper Suitcases (Peter Greenaway, 2002/4), of which he also became the delegate producer, Barcelona (Whit Stillman, 1994), El efecto mariposa (Fernando Colomo, 1995) or The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998), in which he worked as a producer. In 2004 he founded his own production company, Ikiru Films, with Victòria Borrás. It is through this company, that he became the scriptwriter and director of Garbo, l’home que va salvar el món (2009), winner of the Goya Award to the best documentary, Gaudí Award to the best script and best documentary and Giraldillo d’Or to the best European documentary, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Tom Tykwer, 2006), on which he worked as a delegate producer or Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2010), participating as a co-producer. More recently he has produced films like Bruc, la llegenda (Daniel Benmayor, 2010), Tad 2. King Mida's Secret by Enrique Gato (2012), the most seen animated movie in the history of Spain; El Niño (Daniel Monzón, 2014) for which he also obtained the Goya and the Gaudí to the best producer director, or Capture the Flag (Enrique Gato, 2015).
  • Eduard SolaEduard Sola

    He graduated in the ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya) with the speciality of scriptwriting. During his degree final project, he writes and directs Lunático, that realeases in the Sevilla European Film Festival. His first scripts are Hooked Up, Tots els camins de Déu and Barcelona nit d'estiu, and those give a big push to his career. The following ones are Quatretondeta and Barcelona, nit d'hivern, script for which he was nominated to the Gaudí Award in 2016. The next year, he releases María (y los demás), nominated to the Best Comedy in the Feroz Awards 2017 and winner of the Mestre Mateo Award to the best script and best movie. For television, he has writen the animation series Quatre amics i mig for ZDF, Cites for TV3 and Sé quién eres for Telecinco. He has also writen the script of the TV historical movie Ebre, del bressol a la batalla, that won the Gaudí Award in its category. 
  • Laia Aubia

    Laia Aubia



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