Festival

Introduction

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.

L'Alternativa has three competition sections in l'Alternativa Official: Spanish Films, International Feature Films and International Short Films. L'Alternativa Parallel presents tributes, premieres, little-known films, work by new directors 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 seminars. In addition, l'Alternativa Professionals will be holding the 10th Professional Symposium and the 7th Mentoring Projects.