JOSEP MARIA ARAGONÈS AND ROSA FUSTÉ GET THE NATIONAL AWARD FOR CULTURE
On June 8th Anaviana’s team of directors received this honourable distinction to their contribution to Catalan postproduction
Since 2011, the Catalan Arts Council, CoNCA, distinguishes such individuals or entities whose outstanding contribution in the cultural field and in the various different artistic disciplines, is deemed worthy by the Council of the National Cultural Awards.
This year 2016 the Council has decided to honour in the film and audiovisual sector Josep Maria Aragonès and Rosa Fusté with National Culture Award. Both are CEO’s to Antaviana Films, a postproduction facility house located in Barcelona. Aragonès and Fusté have thus received recognition to their life-long contribution (more than 40 years in the business) to digital cinema and the transition between photochemical to digital processes, digital special effects and their pioneering work into the fields or 3D and Virtual Reality, amongst others. Antaviana Films is their latest entrepreneurial venture in their successful and extensive professional career, although both have been at the helm of several of the country’s frontrunner postproduction businesses such as Filmtel, Animàtica, and Apuntolapospo. They have been responsible for such films as Carlos Saura’s Buñuel and King Solomon’s Table, Enrique Gato’s Tadeo Jones, and more recently Agustí Villaronga’s King Of Havana and Isabel Coixet’s Nobody Wants the Night. Both professionals have also been recipients of both Goya and Gaudí Awards. Aragonès and Fusté have worked alongside such relevant directors as Pere Portabella, Jaime Camino, Jaume Balagueró or Mario Camus, amongst many others.
The National Culture Awards Gala Night took place on the 8th June at the Metropol Theatre in Tarragona, and with the Catalan Government’s Cultural Minister Mr Santi Vila presiding. In receiving the Award, Rosa Fusté was thankful for this Award which honours both life-long trajectory and innovation and also reminded us that “without culture we are left without a country and that without cinema we’d be bereft of culture.”