The film and gastronomy competition, Gastro Cinema, announces today what will become the award-winning Gastro Cinema Solidario of the APSA Association. A recognition given annually to an Alicante entity for important social work and which in previous editions was received by Alicante Gastronómica Solidaria and the Red Cross.
Vicente Seva, director of Gastro Cinema and Javier Díez, general director of Aguas de Alicante, announced this award this morning with the winners, represented by APSA manager Carlos Giner. Javier Díez will lead the presentation of this award at Gastro Cinema’s closing gala on September 18 at the Teatro Principal.
“We are very happy to present this award to APSA, an entity we all know for its important social work, for the good work it does to improve the lives of many people. Cinema and gastronomy are and will always be very supportive, and with this award we show it,” declared Vicente Seva, director of Gastro Cinema.
“We owe a lot to Aguas de Alicante for its commitment to society and APSA and we are very proud to belong to a city that has such an important film festival, with cultural events like this. Therefore, we are very happy and grateful to receive this award,” commented Carlos Giner, manager of APSA.
For his part, Javier Díez, general director of Aguas de Alicante, congratulated APSA for this award and for its work “for more than 60 years working for society and Aguas has partnered with them.” In addition, he has words for Gastro Cinema: “a cultural event for our city, for the city that is part of our name, where we are always like we support culture,” he concluded.
APSA Association is an NGO that develops activities aimed at improving the quality of life of people with different abilities throughout their life cycle. Its main purpose is to accompany and support users and families, increasing their autonomy and improving their potential. To achieve this, they have specific programs for prevention, early care, education, health, training, housing, recreation and work, aimed at facilitating frontgoinga a world address.
Gastro Cinema starts with a tasting of water, short films and screenings
The 5th edition of Gastro Cinema started today with the presentation of the solidarity award and water tasting held at the Alicante Water Museum. Vicente Seva, director of Gastro Cinema, participated in this tasting; Javier Díez, general director of Aguas de Alicante; Dani Frias, Gastro Cinema 2023 award; Silvia Castelló, Co-owner of Gastronou Group; Juana Jordá, director of the Mediterranean Gastronomy Center; Mª Magdalena García, doctor of biology and dean of the Faculty of Sciences of the UA; Cecilia Gómez, professor at the University of Alicante organic chemistry and Arantzazu Valdés, doctor of Chemistry.
Water tasting is a sensory activity where, blindly, waters from different locations such as Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia are tasted to verify whether or not it is true that there are different waters in country. Attendees were able to assess organoleptic aspects, such as smell, taste and color, and then define their preferences and consumption habits.
Today at 6:00 pm at MACA, the screening of the movie ‘Chocolat’ will be held and at 8:00 pm, the short films of the competition will be shown.
Gastro Cinema has collaboration with Cultura Alicante, City Council of Alicante, Mercalicante, University of Alicante, Aguas de Alicante, Estrella Galicia, Coca-Cola and other collaborating companies.