The Catalan Audio-visual Cluster participated actively in Cineposium 2015, the International Film Comission Summit held in Barcelona from 24 to 26 September, which brought together worldwide audio-visual professionals.
This year, the focus was on the relationship between audio-visual production and tourism. Therefore, different speakers analyzed instances in which the audio-visual and tourisism industries successfully worked together in the production and promotion of films and series.
This is a relevant issue, given that Catalonia is a very populartourist destination as well as an increasingly frequent location for film shoots. According to the 2014 report presented by Barcelona Film Comission, the number of film shoots in Barcelona continues to grow (increasing by 23% in 2013 and 61% in 2011).
The Cluster collaborated with Cineposium 2015 in the organization of the closing ceremony, which included a brief presentation on the talent of the Catalan audio-visual industry, and different projects and impressions of industry topics were shared with various international delegates and speakers.
(Gallery: closing party at the Palau de la Música. Xavier Guitart, president of the Cluster, with MaryAnn Hughes, vice president of Disney / X. Guitart with George David, president of the International Association of Film Comissioners.)