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  • D'A Film Festival

    D'A Film Festival

    In its twelfth edition, the Barcelona's D'A Film Festival has become in an essential springtime event for the fans of contemporary indie and auteur cinema, both local and from around the globe. Some of the films shown have already won awards at other festivals while many are getting their Spanish premiere. With close to 100 films being presented, one of the highlights of D'A is always the attendance of many of the directors whose works are being shown for round tables and Q&A sessions about their productions.

  • Nits d'Estiu Summer nights

    Nits d'Estiu Summer nights

    Throughout the summer, most evenings see special cultural and gastronomic activities held at venues around the city. Many modernista spaces, such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, host concerts, suppers, drinks and audiovisual shows. In turn, several cultural venues, including Poble Espanyol, CaixaForum and El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria, open late at least one night a week, allowing you to enjoy their exhibitions and special activities away from the daytime crowds and heat.

    Film fans can head to open-air screenings like Sala Montjuïc, which shows movies at the castle on top of Montjuïc, Gandules, an event at the CCCB where the audience sits in deckchairs (gandules in Catalan), and Cosmonits, a whole programme of sci-fi films at CosmoCaixa.

    So, if you are looking to enjoy summer nights, Barcelona has a wide range of options for you.

  • Loop Fair Festival

    Loop Fair Festival

    Created in 2003, Loop is a platform that focuses on the possibilities and challenges presented by video art, one of the key artistic movements of modern times. Each year, Loop hosts professionals and the public for a gathering where they can explore the latest technological and other developments in the moving image sector and see the work of new and established creatives who use video as their main tool.

    Loop Festival runs for around 10 days and includes screenings, exhibitions, concerts, talks and other live events at numerous venues around the city.

    Loop Fair: from 16th to 19th November.
    Loop Festival: from 9th to 21st November.

  • Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

    Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

    Date not yet confirmed.

    Inaugurated years ago as the world's first film festival dedicated to the fantastic genre, today it's become the region's biggest celebration of the moving image. The picturesque seaside town of Sitges, 30 minutes down the coast from Barcelona, hosts hundreds of films from around the globe, including animation, rom-com and gangster as well as its core themes of gore, horror and fantasy.

    Running in parallel to the screenings are exhibitions, master classes and Q&A sessions, special events focused on television series, the chance to see films using virtual reality technology, plus a crowded Zombie Walk through the streets of Sitges.

  • Tribute to John Williams

    Tribute to John Williams

    "Star Wars", "Jaws", "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "E.T", "Superman"…. it is impossible to think about these films without their soundtracks coming to mind. All of them and many more have the same "father": John Williams. He was the architect of all these energetic and lively pieces which have accompanied so many moments in our lives. The Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès conducted by Rubén Gimeno will perform some of William's most famous compositions such as "The Patriot", "Jurassic Park" and "Harry Potter" for Christmas.

  • InEdit Festival

    InEdit Festival

    Date not yet confirmed.

    Within the documentary world, documentaries about music have a category all of their own. The In-Edit Festival has become a benchmark event in this category. Coordinated and held in Barcelona, it also touches down in Madrid, Chile, Brazil, Netherlands and Greece.

    Since 2020, you can download a selection of musical documentaries from the online platform In-Edit TV and enjoy them at your leisure from any mobile device, and see live streaming events that will be held during the festival.

  • Barcelona Cultural District

    Barcelona Cultural District

    10 districts, 34 venues, five disciplines. The Barcelona Cultural District is a circuit of professional performances but also a program of artistic community project creation. Culture is brought to your doorstep but citizens themselves can also become active cultural agents. Music, theater, dance, circus and audiovisual displays by a wide variety of artists (professionals and amateurs alike) invade city spaces. Other free of charge activities also take place at the same time, such as workshops and talks.

  • International Movie Festival Sant Jordi BCN Film Festival

    International Movie Festival Sant Jordi BCN Film Festival

    History and literature are the leading players of this movie festival. The International Movie Festival Barcelona - Sant Jordi, or the BCN Film Fest 2022, presents a selection of international movies, which are adaptations of literary works or productions, with a historical theme or biographies of famous people. The festival coincides with Sant Jordi, a popular, cultural festival. Maintaining this link, the International Movie Festival Barcelona - Sant Jordi, is open to the public interested in movies and culture. The BCN Film Festival is also educational, hence part of programming is addressed to schools to offer the teaching community a new educational resource.

  • Planetari Cosmocaixa

    Planetari Cosmocaixa

    Undoubtedly one of the highlights (and there are many) of Cosmocaixa, Barcelona's Science Museum, is its digital planetarium. The exhibit projects directly onto a dome accompanied by a pioneering stereo sound system. The result is a spectacular immersion in the world of astronomy through a periodically updated program. The Planetarium offers the chance to watch the different projections in Spanish, Catalan, English and French and is adapted to groups with different visual disabilities. An innovative way to discover the universe.

  • 29a Mostra Internacional Film de Dones de Barcelona

    29a Mostra Internacional Film de Dones de Barcelona

    Women are also invisible in the world of cinema. For 29 years now, this audiovisual festival has existed to publicize and promote films directed by women. To do this, the festival screens the work of women directors from all over the world, with the aim of showing the how they contribute to the development of audiovisual creation.

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