La Alternativa, the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, is held at various venues around the Catalonian capital. The main stage is the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB). November.
The main aim of the event is to present and promote independent cinematographic productions from Spain and overseas in four sections: shorts, feature films, animation and documentaries. Other parallel activities outside the competition, such as round tables, chats and talks complete the festival programme.
La Fàbrica de Cinema Alternatiu was founded in September 1992 as a natural reaction against traditional film institutions. It was the initiative of directors, producers and other professionals from the audiovisual sector. La Fàbrica was constituted as a non profit-making association.
La Fàbrica’s principal aim is to support and promote innovative film and audiovisual work by creating a necessary space for screening, learning, debate and reflection.
La Fàbrica de Cinema Alternatiu organizes different activities throughout the year: l’Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival, the internet portal IFN and l’Alternativa Takes a Trip, itinerant film programmes made up of films screened at the Festival, and shown nationally and internationally.
More information: alternativa.cccb.org