Jean-Gabriel Périot

Parallel Section and two masterclasses

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Children and Families

Two workshops and two sessions of shorts for kids and families

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Neus Ballús Seminar

Starting with Someone: Working with Non-Professional Actors, from Screenplay to Shoot

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Berlin Wall

Our first Parallel Section commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall

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Call for (H)all about Dreams

We want your super-short films on dreams!


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 26th edition. For 26 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.

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