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 "Promising young woman" by Emerald Fennell that garnered 5 Oscar nominations (including best film and best director), and closes with "Entre rosas" by Pierre Pinaud, a French comedy that explains how a Crazy but brilliant idea can change the fate of a declining business. In addition to the official section (which offers the prize for the best film), the festival is made up 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.

Japan by Cineasia

Section dedicated to Asian cinema in collaboration with CineAsia. Films from different eras and genres that show the union between Japanese literature and cinema, especially manga.