13-19 November 2017

L'Alternativa 2017


We champion creative freedom and innovation with an aesthetic flair and an ethical streak

This year the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l'Alternativa, reaches its 24th edition. For 24 years we've been offering filmgoers and professionals a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy screenings and activities that value creative freedom, diversity, innovation, commitment and thought-provoking reflection.

L'Alternativa has two competition sections in l'Alternativa Official: Feature Films and Short Films. L'Alternativa Parallel presents tributes, premieres, little-known films, work by new directors, a Panorama of Spanish filmmaking and a programme of family screenings. And l'Alternativa Hall offers a rich, varied programme of free screenings, performances and debates in the CCCB Hall.

Spaces for meetings, reflection, learning, participation and celebration

Alongside the screenings, l'Alternativa Activities includes masterclasses, debates with creators, roundtables, a symposium, creative workshops for children and grownups and Film Schools activities. In addition, l'Alternativa Professionals will be holding the 8th Professional Symposium and the 5th Mentoring Projects.