Once a year Barcelona has the chance to see alternative contemporary films thanks to the aptly named festival, L’Alternativa. This year celebrating 20 years, the event hosts movies from around the world, competitions, premieres and projects from film schools across Barcelona, as well as workshops, discussions and debates.
L’Alternativa Official acts as a platform for new and unknown film-makers to be acknowledged as potentially respectable artists. The two competition sections—feature films and shorts—aim to showcase international directors with some of the most innovative styles and original subjects. L’Alternativa Paral·lel includes recent and past independent films from across the globe, offering a glimpse into some highly creative minds. As part of its 20th anniversary, the history of L’Alternativa will be depicted through 22 features that have played a key role in its evolution.
The Festival takes place in various venues.
Click here for information on location and the festival programme.