26th Mecal, Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival

Discover the 26th Edition of Mecal: Barcelona’s Premier International Short and Animation Film Festival

Get ready for the highly anticipated 26th edition of the International Short and Animation Film Festival of Barcelona, Mecal, taking place from June 26 to July 7. This year, enjoy a vibrant showcase of over 300 short films, meticulously selected from over 5000 submissions from 101 countries across 5 continents. Experience the best in short films, animation, and documentaries at the Mecal Factory Cultural Centre and the open-air screenings at the Can Framis Museum.

Unmissable Highlights and Awards

The festival will present 16 prestigious awards in various categories, celebrating excellence in innovation, creativity, and diversity. Competitions span across short films, animation, documentaries, and unique oblique sections.

Special Sections and Retrospectives

This year’s festival features several exciting sections:

  • Barcelona 92: A retrospective on this pivotal moment in the city’s history through captivating short films and documentaries.
  • Guest Country – Italy: Enjoy a curated selection of Italian cinema classics from iconic directors like Fellini and Bertolucci.
  • Canadian Native Peoples: Discover insightful documentaries about the Inuit and Métis communities.
  • South Korean Cinema: Delve into a special session dedicated to the creativity of South Korean filmmakers.

Classic Parallel Sections

Mecal’s classic parallel sections return with themes of horror, eroticism, and pressing social issues such as migration, LGTBIQ+, ecology, and the environment. The Womart section will shine a spotlight on the female universe, while special selections will feature the works of Barcelona’s film and animation schools, as well as panoramas of Catalan and Spanish talent.

Engaging Activities and Networking

Beyond screenings, Mecal offers a rich array of parallel activities, including:

  • Training workshops
  • Master classes
  • Distribution sessions
  • A marketplace
  • Networking opportunities

Stay Updated

For detailed information about dates, the complete program, and more, visit our official website or follow us on social media. Join us at the 26th Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival Mecal and immerse yourself in a celebration of cinematic artistry and innovation. We look forward to welcoming you!

Enhance your festival experience by planning ahead and exploring everything Mecal has to offer. Whether you’re a film enthusiast, industry professional, or simply curious, there’s something for everyone at this year’s festival.

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