18 - 24 November 2013
Hukkle (György Pálfi) Finisterrae (Sergio Caballero) L'Argent (Robert Bresson) La ville Louvre (Nicolas Philibert) Tierische Liebe (Ulrich Seidl)

L'Alternativa Activities

Roundtable: 20 Years of Alternatives

This year, l'Alternativa is 20. Over the last two decades it has worked tirelessly to give us a taste of something different from the usual multiplex fare. Now is a good time, then, to both look back and think about the future. A selection of films by successful up-and-coming filmmakers reveals how far we've come, and a roundtable with directors, producers, programmers and critics with a keen eye for independent filmmaking will explore the increasingly clear path ahead. The immediate future appears to be starkly polarised between razzle-dazzle blockbusters with franchised products and the other alternatives flourishing at cinematheques, festivals and museums.

Esteve Riambau, Director of the Filmoteca de Catalunya —


  1. Mercedes Álvarez. Filmmaker (El cielo gira, 2004; Mercado de futuros, 2011)
  2. Kees Bakker. Curator at La Cinémathèque de Toulouse and programmer at États généraux du film documentaire de Lussas
  3. Sergio Caballero. Co-director of Sónar festival, musician and filmmaker (Finisterrae, 2010; La distancia, 2013)
  4. Carlos Losilla. Film writer and teacher at the UPF Barcelona
  5. Lluís Miñarro. Producer and director (Familystrip, 2009; Blow Horn, 2009; Estrella fugaz, 2013)


  1. Esteve Riambau. Director of the Filmoteca de Catalunya
  1. Tuesday 19 November, 6.30 pm
  2. Sala Laya, Filmoteca de Catalunya
  3. Free admission. Places are limited

This activity ties in with the parallel section 20 Years of l'Alternativa.

In collaboration with the Filmoteca de Catalunya, the French Institute in Barcelona and Aved Producciones.

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