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 and master classes 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.
Since it began its journey 25 years ago, DocsBarcelona has reached the figure of 1,677,249 spectators, if we add the public of the festival, the Docs of the Month and other screenings in theaters and online. In parallel to the programming, its market has become a reference for professionals in southern Europe, with the presentation to potential financiers of 718 projects, of which 272 were Spanish productions and, of these, 165 Catalan.
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.
- Special Sessions: documentaries out of competition.
- DOC-U: section dedicated to the documentary talent of Film and Audiovisual Communication students from universities, training cycles and film schools.
The next edition of DocsBarcelona will be held between May 18 and 29, but on Sunday May 15, at the Filmoteca de Catalunya, an initial session will be offered with the screening of Mr. Landsbergis; the last film of the Ukrainian chronicler, Sergei Loznitsa. In this documentary, which masterfully combines unpublished film archives and testimonies by Vytautas Lansdsbergis, Loznitsa manages to perfectly convey the story of Lithuania's independence and the collapse of the USSR.