16-29 NOV. 2020
Onsite + Online

Hall Calls for Short Shorts


This November, the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l’Alternativa, reaches its 27th edition! Our calls for entries for l’Alternativa Official and Cinema Pendent are now closed, but fear not: we’re opening a new call for short shorts for l’Alternativa Hall (check out what we did there last year). So, in what’s fast becoming a delightful regular feature, we’re once again asking budding filmmakers to give their summer imagination free rein . . . 

This year’s creative gauntlet? Make a short short film on the visual, musical, architectural, literary, performing or body arts and artists. Among others, that is . . . Because we want you to let your imagination run wild. Go on, surprise us!

We’ll pick our favourite short shorts from all the entries received to screen as part of our virtual Hall. Yes, we’ve had to adapt this year’s festival to the much-touted “new normal”, which means these shortlisted films will only be screened online.

Hall fans will then vote for their favourite, and the winner will get two free festival passes. But that’s not all: there’s also a mystery prize to be unveiled by the selection committee in mid-September. Who knows what you might win . . .

One final reminder: short shorts must be no more than 1 minute long.

Get those creative juices flowing!

(Photo: Bosque, Sergio Piña & Rafa Castañer, 2019)


  • The call for short shorts is now closed
  • Many thanks to everyone who took part
  • We'll be screening the final selection during the festival