‘L’Alternativa 2017’. Barcelona Independent Film Festival


The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is the main venue for a new edition of the Barcelona Independent Film Festival. Films which don’t make it onto the big screen will be shown in the city at an event which includes a wide array of parallel activities.

The competitive section includes ten full length films and fifteen short films, including works such as Zama, by Lucrecia Martel, which opens the festival, and the documentary Tahqiq Fel Djenna (Investigating paradise), by Merzak Allouache, which looks at the dangers of Salafism. Other works to be screened include California Dreams, Milla, Niñato and Stranger and Paradise.

L’Alternativa has two competition sections in l’Alternativa Official: Feature Films and Short Films. L’Alternativa Parallel presents tributes, premieres, little-known films, work by new directors, a Panorama of Spanish filmmaking and a programme of family screenings. L’Alternativa Hall offers a rich, varied programme of free screenings, performances and debates in the CCCB Hall.

Besides the screenings, the festival includes masterclasses, debates with creators, roundtables, a symposium, creative workshops for children and grownups and Film School activities

Check out the full programme here.


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