The Councilor for Sustainable Economic Development of the Valencia City Council and president of the Turismo Valencia Foundation, Sandra Gómez, has highlighted the will of the consistory to "work hand in hand with the audiovisual sector to prepare a solid proposal that is capable of competing with other candidate cities" to host the gala of delivery of the Goya Awards.
In this context, the mayor has announced this Monday, through a statement, that next week will hold a meeting with experts and professionals from the audiovisual sector and members of the academies of Valencian and Spanish cinema, with the aim of working on the candidacy of Valencia to host an edition of the ceremony.
The Film Office has assessed the possibility of applying for València as the venue for the gala in future editions
Gómez explained that the Film Office has assessed the possibility of applying Valencia as the venue for the gala in future editions, an initiative that the mayor wants to "work hand in hand with the audiovisual sector to prepare a solid proposal that is capable of competing with other candidate cities."
"We have a very powerful audiovisual industry and we believe it would be an opportunity to make visible everything the sector is doing in the Valencian Community," said Sandra Gómez, who has indicated that Turismo Valencia is "working to consolidate our city as a film set. "
In this regard, he has detailed that since its inception in 2015, the Film Office has grown exponentially until getting 62 percent of the consultations it attends on audiovisual projects are carried out.
We have a very powerful audiovisual industry and we believe it would be an opportunity to make visible everything the sector is doing in the Valencian Community "
According to him, "this is a bet to boost the Valencian audiovisual industry", since the gala that awards the most important prizes of Spanish cinema "would be an exceptional showcase to reinforce Valencia within the sector and turn it into a cinema destination" .
"We must decentralize culture in Spain, and Valencia must have an important role," said Sandra Gómez, who added that this initiative aims to "place Valencia among the cities that may choose to host the gala when the Academy of Cinema decides to celebrate it outside the Spanish capital ". "Valencia has the infrastructure to organize this type of event from the point of view of transport, catering and hotel infrastructure," he said.
The president of the Turismo Valencia Foundation has insisted that "it is not so much about marking a date but about working to present a competitive proposal that has the support of the sector." Thus, he explained that next week will convene the first working meetings to "shape a project that will consolidate Valencia as a point of reference within the audiovisual industry."
We must decentralize culture in Spain, and València must have an important role "