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This festival celebrates its 25th edition from November 12th-18th. It has become one of the longest-running film festivals in Barcelona. L’Alternativa encourages dialogue, debate, active participation and training, as well as a space for celebration, both for the general public and professionals, students, followers of independent cinema and family audiences.

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The festival has two official competitive sections, feature films and short films, as well as parallel sections.

The parallel sections include the Panorama section, for national productions, and the Small Experiments section, for children’s cinema. It also offers a free and diverse program in the CCCB Hall every afternoon, which, this year, hosts a special section of short films from the 25-year history of the festival.

In addition, l’Alternativa provides spaces for training and debate, with masterclasses, creation workshops, round table discussions, workshops for schools and activities around their guests: a group of female film editors and director Boris Lehman.

The headquarters will be the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), along with the Filmoteca de Catalunya, Zumzeig Cinema and the NOOK. The festival will also feature the digital video platform Filmin where you can see a selection of the films from this year’s edition.

To check out the festival’s schedule, click here.


Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)Carrer de Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona

Cinema ZumzeigCarrer de Béjar, 53, 08014 Barcelona

NookCarrer Nou de la Rambla, 143, 08004 Barcelona

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona (ECIB) Carrer de Girona, 54, 08009 Barcelona

Filmoteca de Catalunya – Plaça de Salvador Seguí, 1-9, 08001 Barcelona

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