Barcelona Independent Film Festival

L’Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival has its official home in the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, and shows creative, original and expressive films that reject conventional approaches and are not shown on commercial circuits.

L’Alternativa was the first festival that focused on art house cinema in Barcelona, and it has spent over 20 years uncovering hidden films. It offers the public and professionals a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy film screenings and activities that show diversity, creativity and reflection, from a more experimental and daring perspective.

L’Alternativa has two competitive categories (feature length and short) and features tributes as well as premières of works by little-known and new directors. The festival also organises round tables, seminars for schools, family activities, professional meetings and concerts, and throughout the year the festival tours the world.