Virginia Yagüe nominated president of CIMA
by Sergio Ríos Pérez
- Isabel de Ocampo leaves the presidency of the Asociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios Audiovisuales and takes on the role of vice-president
New year, new president. The Asociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios Audiovisuales (CIMA) nominated Virginia Yagüe last January 7 as new president, after Isabel de Ocampo gave in her resignation.
As provided for in the association’s statute, resignation leads to the role being handed over to the acting vice-president (Yagüe). According to her, the second vice-president, director Juana Macías, will succeed Yagüe in the board’s hierarchy.
Yagüe underlined that her objectives included “reinforcing initiatives like CIMA Mentoring, which try and stimulate creativity by making sure projects headed by women come to life, or that, like in the case of the Colección Espejo, visibility is given to female authors and professionals.”
After a year and a half directing CIMA, de Ocampo decided to step down at the head of the association because of the high workload. On top of holding this position, she is also the executive president of the European Women's Association (EWA). As of now, the director and screenwriter will remain head of the latter, but will dedicate the rest of her time to personal professional projects.
Yagüe, a writer, screenwriter and producer, has an on-going active career in television where she wrote scripts including La señora. Her most famous cinema work was writing the script for Els nens salvatges [+see also:
film profile], which won the Malaga award in the screenwriting category. She will combine the duties at CIMA with duties as vice-president of DAMA.
CIMA, founded in 2007, unites 200 women from the audiovisual sector (directors, producers, screenwriters, documentary filmmakers, editors, etc) with the objective of promoting an equal presence of women in media.
(Translated from Spanish)
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