Excitement builds for L'Alternativa
Date Posted: 30/09/14
Excitement is building for Barcelona's annual L'Alternativa festival, more commonly known as the Barcelona Independent Film Festival. Once a year, the Catalan capital rolls out the red carpet for the hottest independent films, with industry members arriving in their thousands to see what's in store.
This year, the extravaganza reaches its 21st incarnation, and like any 21st birthday, you can expect plenty of festivities and celebrations surrounding the rich programme of cultural screenings.
While many festivals choose to focus on the largest titles being released in any particular year, L'Alternativa instead opts to concentrate on smaller films being released by independent directors that might not have the budgets of Hollywood, but certainly have all the heart and spirit you could want.
Despite this, the Barcelona Film Festival still manages to attract its fair share of top directors and industry members who come along to check out the competition. Keep an eye open for any stars that you might pass on Gran Via or Las Ramblas.
Best of all, the screenings are all entirely free, taking place under two separate competitive categories: Feature Films and Short Films, which includes tributes and premieres for little-known films and work by new directors. And the L'Alternativa Selections, which allows for anyone - experienced or not - to submit a film for the viewing audience.
The fun starts on November 17th and carries on until the 23rd, so don't miss out on your chance to experience this extraordinary festival.
Posted by Hayley Brent
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