What's in store

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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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Long Live L’Alternativa!

Long Live L’Alternativa!

Pocos festivales han encontrado su hueco en la industria del cine con más acierto que l’Alternativa. Aunque en constante lucha, el certamen sigue fiel a sus raíces, al amor por su ciudad y su férrea voluntad de fomentar la reflexión, el debate y el conocimiento sobre un cine tan minoritario como imprescindible. 

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