DocsBarcelona Festival


The Barcelona International Documentary Film Festival, known as DocsBarcelona, ​​is a film festival dedicated to the documentary genre. It is made up of competitive international sections and non-competitive sections. This festival brings together professionals from all over the world every year and offers conferences of interest to the documentary sector.

DocsBarcelona grants in each edition a dozen prizes, some of them decided by the Jury of each edition and others awarded by the public. The prizes with economic endowment are possible thanks to the sponsors of the festival.

Sections of the DocsBarcelona Festival

  • Official Panorama Section: competitive section with a selection of the most outstanding documentaries on the international scene.
  • Official Latitude Section: competitive section in which the best documentaries from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America are shown.
  • Official Section What the Doc: selection, also competitive, of the most risky and innovative documentaries on the international scene.
  • Special Sessions: documentaries out of competition.
  • DOC-U: section dedicated to the documentary talent of the higher education centers of Catalonia.
  • Docs & Teens: sessions aimed at teenagers.

The 2020 edition

DocsBarcelona maintains its sections and activities in an online edition that reaches all of Spain through FILMIN. The programming of this 23rd edition in the midst of the state of alarm, is made up of 35 documentaries from 22 countries, and includes the latest works of Ai Weiwei (Alive), Helena Třeštíková (Forman vs. Forman) and Anders Østergaard (Winter Journey). It should be noted that 55% of the titles are directed by women and that the festival maintains its professional aspect with activities to finance new projects and virtual conferences open to the public.

The subscription to the entire festival costs € 25.00 and includes a three-month subscription to Filmin.