Josep Maria Forn has died on Monday 4th of October 2021. The death was announced in a tweet by the president of the Acadèmia del Cinema Català, Judith Colell.
The cause of his death has not released been released at the time of this publication.
Josep Maria Forn, who had an extensive career in the world of cinema, where he has worked as a director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. was born in Barcelona on April 4, 1928.
He began his career at the age of 24 as a filming secretary and he directed his first short film, ‘Gaudi‘, but it was his tenth film,’ Burnt Skin ‘, that brought him success and recognition.
Other titles of his filmography include ‘Subjudice’, ‘Ho sap el ministre?’, ‘El somni català’, ‘The answer’, ‘The boat without a fisherman’, ‘José Maria’, ‘The route of narcotics’, ‘The private life of So-and-so’ and ‘The green frog’, among other.
Forn was among the founders of the Institut de Cinema Català. He later became the president of the Col·legi de Directors de Catalunya and founding member of the Acadèmia del Cinema Català and the Catalunya Producers Association.
Judith said, “Very sad for the death of Josep Maria Forn, Gaudí d’Honor Award and a great filmmaker and person. A good friend. I will miss him. Rest in peace.”
Also, the Minister of Culture of the Generalitat, Natàlia Garriga, has expressed his condolences in a tweet collected by Europa Press: “I regret the death of Josep Maria Forn, filmmaker and Creu de Sant Jordi. He was director-general of Cinematography of the Department. And he worked all his life to give value to the cinema Catalan”.