Are you a film fanatic? Mecal, the International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona, celebrates its 18th edition this year as it screens over 350 short films from 38 different countries. Running from March 10th until April 3rd, audience members can vote to help decide the winning titles from each of the four competing categories: international, documentary, animation and oblique. Considered one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind in Europe, winners from each category are automatically longlisted for a Goya Award—the Spanish Oscars. The festival also offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals by providing a series of workshops and masterclasses, including sessions on animation, crowdfunding and audiovisual. The event—which recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking—will take place at selected venues across the city, such as the CCCB, the MACBA and the Centre Arts Santa Mònica.
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