BCN Film Fest


The BCN Film Fest focuses on popular films for the general public with special attention to those related to the world of literature and history. This event aims to establish a close relationship with the cultural and popular character of the Diada de Sant Jordi, the most emblematic day of Barcelona. Following this philosophy, the programming of the Official Section is devoted fundamentally to the adaptations of literary works, the productions with historical background and the biographical films about great personalities.

The festival opens with the dramatic comedy "Litus" by Dani de la Orden, and closes with the western "The Ballad of Walter Scruggs" by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. In addition to the official section (which offers the prize for the best film), the festival is composed of the following sections:

Cinema amb Gràcia

Selection of comedies from around the world with preference for popular productions. With its name, it pays tribute to the Gràcia quarter where the Verdi cinemas are located, the festival's headquarters. This section awards the Best Comedy Prize, which is granted by the audience through voting.

Zona Oberta

Section outside contest dedicated to films of special interest, but that do not fit in the sections that allow to aspire to a prize.


Selection of author's cinema classics of all times with the work of a specific director, an artistic movement, a historical period or a national cinematography.

Art al Cinema

Selection of quality documentaries about great painters filmed in high definition. With the collaboration of the best museums and galleries in the world.

Feminine plural, the new Italian cinema

A sample of the most important Italian films of recent years made by women. A new section that arises from the collaboration of the BCN FILM FEST with the Italian Institute.

The Educacine label and the Setmana de l'Escola

The BCN FILM FEST organization awards the Educacine label to the programming films that are suitable as a pedagogical tool for schools. For five days teachers can take their students to the cinema to watch 7 movies with educational values, for only 3 euros each session. The films will have a didactic card.

Setmana de l'Escola: 04/08/2019 - 04/12/2019
BCN FILM FEST: 04/22/2019 - 04/30/2019

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