The Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) holds institutional relations both multilaterally- with the European Council, European Union and the Conference of Cinematographic Authorities in Latin America- and bilaterally, with countries closely linked to Spain and others. Salto de línea The aim is to establish and encourage cooperation in the cinematographic industry with similar institutions and to promote new strategic alliances, allowing an optimum development of cinematographic activity in Spain in its various sectors and promoting an exchange and collaboration between Spanish professionals.Salto de línea Participation in European Union institutions with legislative capacity:
Participation in decision-making bodies of European and international institutions:
The European Union MEDIA Programme is aimed at creating favourable surroundings for the effective development of the European cinematographic, audiovisual and multimedia industry.
Eurimages is a European Council fund for the joint production, distribution and viewing of European cinematographic works. Established in 1989, it currently had 27 member States. Eurimages seeks to promote the European cinematographic industry, backing up film production and distribution, as well as professional cooperation.
Financed by the European Commission, it is involved in promoting European films through joint actions for exchange and cooperation, further to top-level festivals and markets.
Since 1992, the European Observatory of the Audiovisual Sector is the point where information is gathered and disseminated in relation to the audiovisual industry in Europe. The Observatory is a European public body, to which 35 states and the European Union belong. Eureka Audiovisual constitutes its source and it operates within the legal framework of the European Council.
The idea of this programme, started up by the Conference of Cinematographic Authorities in Latin America, is to promote cinematographic and audiovisual development in Latin America.
The Conference of Cinematographic Authorities in Latin America (CACI) is an international body established in the Latin American region, specialising in audiovisual and cinematographic matters.
This association operates in the European film industry and its members are the directors of the European Union’s 28 cinematographic agencies (in addition to Iceland, Norway and Switzerland). All these agencies are official bodies in charge of issuing and implementing national policies in audiovisual matters and advising their respective national governments about future development in the sector.