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The Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, Mecal, has returned for its 21st edition!

MECAL 2019

One of Spain’s most important short film festivals, Mecal has prepared a complete program with the best national and international short films of the year. The 5,000 submissions from over 110 countries around the world have been whittled down to 350 short films. These films have been assigned to one of the four different festival competitions: International, Oblique, Animation and Documentary. The festival includes several non-competing parallel programs as well.

Soy una tumba MECAL 2019

“Soy una tumba”

If you’re interested in attending, there’s important information about the types of tickets available that you’ll need to know. The Festival Pass gives you entry to all of the festival sessions and conferences, except for workshops and NonStop Barcelona Animació activities. The Festival Pass can be purchased in advance here and at the box offices of the different festival venues as soon as the festival begins.

Coronados MECAL 2019


The Daily Pass gives you entry to all of the festival sessions and conferences for one day, except for workshops and NonStop activities. These passes can only be purchased the same day at the venue’s box office: MACBA (during the first week), Institut français (second week), and Arts Santa Mònica (last week).

Tierra Mojada MECAL 2019

“Tierra mojada”

Neither the Festival passes nor Daily Passes give you direct access to the sessions! You must collect a ticket for each of the sessions you wish to attend in advance.

Tickets for workshops and NonStop activities must be purchased separately either at or at the venue’s box office.

Important: Some activities, like MEDIA Day, One-to-one, or the coaching sessions on pitching and crowdfunding are free, but previous registration is required through email by writing to

Wannabe MECAL 2019



When: March 28th-April 14th, 2019


  1. Movistar Centre, Carrer de Fontanella, 2; Metro: L1 i L3 Catalunya
    • During the second week, April 4-6, for the Fiction competition
    • During the last week, on April 11th, for Media Day
  2. Institut français, Carrer de Moià, 8; Metro: L3 i L5 Diagonal
    • During the second week, April 4-7, for the Fiction competition
  3. Arts Santa Mònica, La Rambla, 7; Metro: L3 Drassanes
    • During the first week, March 28-31, for the Animation competition
    • During the last week, April 11-14, for the Documentary competition
  4. MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1; Metro: L1 i L2 Universitat
    • During the first week, March 28-31, for the Animation competition
  5. Ocaña, Plaça Reial, 13-15; Metro: L3 Liceu
    • Every Saturday at 23:30 for the Nightlife event

Ticket prices: Daily Pass, 5€; Festival Pass, 25€

Festival Catalogue: 5€

Ticket for film students: Free!

Workshops: 10€

Social Sections (Womart, Immigration and Go Green): Free

NonStop activities: check out Mecal’s website


To download a PDF of Mecal’s 2019 program, click here.


We hope you enjoy the festival!


Check out @carrersbcn‘s photos on Instagram!


    • Hola, Victoria! Perdón por no haber contestado antes! Al final, por el tema del COVID-19, cancelaron el festival! No van a ver una edición 2020, así que hay que esperar hasta el marzo de 2021. Un saludo!


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