The Audiovisual Studies Research Group -Audiovisual Communication: contents, formats and technology-(GEA) is a Group of Competitive Reference from the University of Santiago de Compostela, attached to the Department of Communication Sciences and directed by the Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising, Margarita Ledo Andión.

The mission and objectives of the group are the analysis of the communication processes as cultural constructors and capital instruments in the formation of societies. Based on different approaches -political, social, economic…- and with special attention to the construction of identity(s) and the preservation of cultural diversity, it offers interdisciplinary research proposals whose results are directed to the scientific community, those responsible of public policies, the professionals of the sectors involved and the citizenship in general.

Projects
The European Union and its Member States have made numerous pledges regarding the unyielding and non-negotiable preservation and fostering of the cultural and linguistic diversity in Europe and the value of Film as meeting point for technological innovation, culture and economy. The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML),…
Scientific article
This article deals with the recent incorporation within the field of academic reflection bearing a variety of terms – the cinema of small nations, identity, in minority/minorised languages; the reconceptualisation of the term national cinema, which is symptomatic of the multiplicity of practices of surviving languages; and a discussion of…
Book
Para unha historia do cinema en lingua galega (2)
«So o enunciado A foresta e as árbores, neste novo volume adentrámonos na análise dunha mostra representativa de filmes que, en presente, contrúen, balizan e normalizan un ámbito singular da cultura: producir películas na lingua propia de Galiza […] Sobordando tópicos, este é un libro no que as árbores deixan…
NOVAS
AGAPI releases new webpage and image
The association celebrates its 25th birthday with this gift
17/07/2019

On the occasion of its 25th years old, the Galician Association of Independent Film Production Companies (AGAPI) changes its webpage with a new design and functions, seeking to improve the offered output. In this way, the webpage will try to adapt to current needs of the market and become a useful tool at service of […]

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The 8th edition of “Somos a Curta! Cinema do real” arrives
The award is aimed to the promotion of Galician languge in the audiovisual among the students
12/07/2019

The Commission of Linguistic Normalisation of the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the USC calls for the eighth edition of the prize Somos a curta!, that rewards the best audiovisual short in Galcian language of cinema of the real presented by any member(s) of the student body of the three Galician universities, of the official […]

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Galiza registers a descent in cinema audience and box office during 2018
The Observatory of Galician Culture warns in "O cine en Galicia" about the difficult times that the sector is going through
09/07/2019

The audiovisual sector is going through complicated times, as the report “O cine en Galicia” concludes, registering a lost of viewers and incomes in traditional cinema. Last year, following state tendency, Galiza lost more than 100.000 spectators, what means a descent of one tenth in the medium attendance, now of 1,4 film per habitant. The […]

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