Gerardo Herrero

Film Director and Producer

He founded the company Tornasol Films in 1987. He has produced 143 movies and received over 80 awards. Notably, an Oscar for best foreign film for the movie El Secreto de sus ojos (The secret in their eyes), directed by Juan Jose Campanella, León de Plata (Silver Lion) at the Venice Film Festival for Balada triste de trompeta (The last Circus), by Álex de la Iglesia and Canne’s Palme d’Or for El viento que agita la cebada (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), by Ken Loach. Between 1993 and 1994, he headed the Real Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España. Furthermore, Mr. Herrero is a founding member of the Escuela de Cine de la Comunidad de Madrid and promoter of the Programa Ibermedia. From 1997 to 2000, he was President of FAPAE and Secretary General of FIPCA until 2001.

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