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Western Spaghetti by PES is one of the 43 short films in competition at l’Alternativa. The section includes 6 programmes composed of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films from around the world. Most of the films will be shown for the first time in Barcelona and were selected from the 1297 short films we received.

The programme includes first films (Sam’s Hot Dog, Con el viento), as well as new work by returning filmmakers (Jay Rosenblatt, Vuk Jevremovic, Elías León Siminiani, Ana Husman, Florence Maialhe, Nicolás Pereda, Mashaallah Mohammadi, Signe Baumane, Marian Crisan). There are also a number of award-winning shorts in the selection, including Elefantenhaut which won a jury prize at Oberhausen; Ghost, best film at Tampere; Le feu, le sang, les étoiles, short fiction prize at Zinebi; Lost World, short film award at Hamburg; Megatron, the Palme d’or at Cannes; Cold Grove, Hungarian short film award; Jade, the silver bear at the Berlinale; Photograph of Jesus, best animated film at Tampere, and Western Spaghetti at Sundance. The 6 short film programmes at l’Alternativa screen from Saturday 14th to Thursday 19th November 2009.