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L'Alternativa 2009

16th Barcelona Independent Film Festival

Audiovisuals + Festivals

L'Alternativa, the Barcelona Independent Cinema Festival, is a true feast for lovers of independent cinema. The kind of cinema that doesn't bow down to more conventional, comfortable guidelines, that is daring and takes risks, cinema from the fringes or the depths, a kind of cinema of feelings or reflections. Committed, honest cinema. A kind of cinema that has the power to propose something new, to stimulate and surprise us. Films that remind us that the language of cinema is still alive and kicking, and that it has the power to move or convince us.


Almost 350 films from around the world will make up the program, divided into various Festival sections. The Official, competitive sections present short films, animation, documentary and feature films selected from around 2000 submissions. The Parallel Sections mix programs that focus on younger filmmakers (Film Schools of the World) with off-the-beaten track retrospectives and tributes to directors who have made an indispensable contribution to the evolution of cinema. Pantalla Hall is a screen that provides the opportunity for international exchange, discovery.... Related Activities round off the festival with workshops, round table discussions, seminars and meeting points for professionals and the general public.

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