About us

Team, History and Board of trustees of the ESCAC Foundation

History of the ESCAC Foundation

The Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia) was founded in 1993 as an offshoot of the vocational studies programme in Image and Sound of Centre Calassanç.

ESCAC is a member of the International Association of Film and Televisions Schools (CILECT), which represents 120 educational centres specialized in audiovisual creation, and a founding member of the European Grouping of Film and Television Schools (GEECT) and the Federation of Latin American Image and Sound Schools (FEISAL).

Trustees of the ESCAC Foundation
Universitat de Barcelona
Escola Pia de Catalunya
Ajuntament de Terrassa
Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España

In our 25-year history, we’ve had various logos. Here you’ll find our current logo.


If you’re long on talent but are short on financial resources, we’ll help you find a way to learn with us.

At the ESCAC Foundation, 13% of our budget is reserved for scholarships to cover the cost of our BA in Cinematography (Official degree) and the pre-university course, Foundation.

We want to give young people who are talented and eager to learn the chance to attend ESCAC and find their path in the film and audiovisual industry.


Various companies and institutions support our scholarship programme. Thanks to the collaboration of Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC), SGAE Foundation, Cinesa, DAMA and Resa, over 100 low-income students attend ESCAC each year.


Director’s office

Director: Sergi Casamitjana

Academic Staff

  • Curriculum Director: Aintza Serra
  • Director of Studies: Jaume Macià ext.116
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Cinematography Coordinators: Jaume Macià ext.116 (1st), Yago Alcover ext. 153 (2nd, 3rd)
  • Master’s Degree in Film and Screen Studies: Jaume Macià ext.116
  • Speciality Master’s Degree Coordinator: Laura Diego ext. 109
  • ESCAC Master’s Programmes Coordinator:  Christian Checa ext. 167 and Albert Aynés ext. 107
  • One Year Filmmaking Course Coordinator: Christian Checa ext. 167
  • Set Construction Course Coordinator:Tere Zuluaga ext. 126
  • Foundation Course Coordinator: Albert Aynés ext. 107
  • Documentary Coordinator: Orlando Arriagada
  • Cinematography Coordinator: Jordi Bransuela ext. 136
  • VFX School Coordinator: Lio Estivill
  • Editing Coordinator: Alfredo Ruiz ext. 118
  • Sound Coordinator: Albert Guimerà 
  • Art Coordinator: Tere Zuluaga ext. 126
  • Postproduction Services Coordinator: Gisela Casas ext.159
  • Assistance – Pedagogical department: Vivian Monteagudo ext.102
  • Assistance – Art department: Judit Alonso
  • Head of Script Department: Aintza Serra
  • Head of Editing Department: Elena Ruiz
  • Head of Sound Department: Marc Bech
  • Head of VFX Department: Luís Castells / Júlia Francino
  • Head of Documentary Department: Diana Toucedo
  • Head of Directing Department: Mar Coll
  • Head of Production Design Department: Tere Zuluaga
  • Head of DOP Department: Vanesa Sola
  • Head of Production Department: Laura Diego and Xavier Parache
  • Head of Film Studies Department: Sergi Sánchez
  • Head of Technology:  Xavier Bonet
  • Media Library: Jordán Sánchez ext.166

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