¡L’Alternativa, Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona, llega a su 26ª edición en noviembre! Acabamos de cerrar la convocatoria para l’Alternativa Oficiales, pero, en el marco de l’Alternativa Hall, hemos decidido abrir otra… Os proponemos un pequeño reto de verano: presentar un micro cortometraje sobre el sueño, los sueños (los vuestros, los de vuestras vecinas, de vuestro autor de predilección, de vuestra madre, de vuestra realizadora favorita, de vuestro gato…), dando rienda suelta a vuestra libertad creativa (¡que sabemos que tenéis mucha!).

Después de seleccionar los vídeos que más nos gustan para proyectarlos en el Hall, el público hallero decidirá cual es el mejor y el film ganador se llevará dos abonos del Festival. ¡Ah! Cuando decimos “micro” film, es porque tiene que durar un máximo de 1 minuto.

Si te quieres apuntar, por favor rellena este formulario. Hasta el 15 de octubre 2019 recibiremos vuestras propuestas (10 piezas máximo por autor-a). ¡Os deseamos mucha inspiración y alegría!

Y os dejamos un poco de música para acompañaros…

L’Alternativa, Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona
11-17 Nov. 2019


In May 2015, Yrsa Roca Fannberg took a train to Cerbère and started her week long residency at the Bélvèdere du Rayon Vert. The residency, an initiative of L’Alternativa and Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère, is a prize given to a filmmaker in the Panorama Section of L’Alternativa. Yrsa Roca Fannberg was awarded the prize at the last edition of L’Alternativa for her film Salóme.

What follows is a short text and an extract of the photographic exhibition she is preparing of her experience there.

“I had the great pleasure of being able to stay at the Bélvèdere du Rayon Vert in Cerbère. A whole week when one is allowed to exist. Not only is it a privilege to stay at the hotel, which is such a fascinating place, but also one has the freedom to create or simply recharge batteries.

Cerbère is an interesting town, especially as I arrived outside of the tourist season, it’s quiet but it also has a sense of a place that is a ghost from the past. The railway track is impressive, as is the station. When one is from a place that has no borders, like an island, it is a special feeling to walk across a border, but it also reminds one of those who had to walk across a border as the only means to survive, in order to escape from something.

Life has its own pace there, through the mountains or by the sea, often almost both things at the same time. Apart from the photographic work that I did , I was able to sit in the hills, looking across the bay to two countries, almost simultaneously, while I crocheted my kitchen curtains. The memories of my time will be preserved within me to the grave.” (YRF)

I dreamt, a few weeks before leaving Iceland, that I had been in Cerbère, on a summer long holiday.
I decided not to read or look anything up before my arrival and to retrace those places in my dream.
Here are some images from my dream and my “re-encounter” with Cérbere.

All the photographs were taken on an analogue camera and where developed by Yrsa Roca Fannberg.
Some of the photographs were taken on film that expired well over 30 years ago.


Yrsa Roca Fannberg
L’Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona
Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère