This year the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l'Alternativa, reaches its 22nd edition. For 22 years we've been sharing eye-opening films and offering Barcelona filmgoers and professionals a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy thought-provoking screenings and activities whose watchwords are diversity, creativity, freedom and commitment.
There are two competition sections in L'Alternativa Official: Feature Films and Short Films. L'Alternativa Parallel presents tributes, premieres, little-known films and work by new directors. In addition, L'Alternativa Hall offers a rich, varied programme of free screenings in the cavernous CCCB Hall.
Spaces for education and debate can be found in L'Alternativa Activities, including a symposium, masterclasses, creative workshops, roundtables and Film Schools seminars. And L'Alternativa Professionals is running a professional symposium and advice sessions for film projects.