Mecal | International Short Film Festival of Barcelona until 26th April

Mecal | International Short Film Festival of Barcelona until 26th April




Yesterday began Mecal, the International Short Film Festival of Barcelona and runs until 26th April 26 at different locations of the city. This year, the festival has chosen Finland as the guest.

The first program will be focused to the ELO Helsinki Film School of the Aalto University, one of the most prestigious film schools in the country. It will display some of the short films made by members of the same, such as Poimitaan Marjoja Miten, European Film Award nominee for Best Short of the Year 2012.

The sections in comptetition will be:

INTERNATIONAL. A selection of the best international fiction films. The section comprises 6 sessions offering an overview of the rich variety of storylines and aesthetics the short film world has to offer. The International Jury will award the Great Award for the Best International Short Film.

OBLIQUE. The 4 sessions making up this section showcase the most daring and creative shorts, from both a narrative and formal viewpoint. Two juries will choose the best from among the 26 shorts: the Oblique Jury, who will present the Filmin Award, and the Youth Jury.

DOCUMENTARY. Mecal Pro has always been committed to short film documentaries, a genre currently enjoying an international boom. This year we will have 4 sessions with the best international short film documentaries. The audience will have the final say in deciding who wins the Best Short Film Documentary Award.

ANIMATION. The new program of Mecal Pro 2013. The best animation short film will present 5 sessions of different formats as cartoons or stop motion. The Animation Jury will award the FX ANIMATION Award for the Best Animation Short Film.

 Download programm Mecal 2013 in PDF

Location (PDF):

1. Fábrica Moritz

Ronda Sant Antoni 39

L1, L2 Universitat

2. Cines Girona

Carrer Girona, 173

L4, L5 Verdaguer

3. Centro de Imagen La Virreina

Palau de la Virreina

La Rambla, 99

L1, L3, FGC Pl. Catalunya


Montalegre, 5

L1, L3, FGC Pl. Catalunya

5. Convento de Sant Agustí
Carrer del Comerç, 36

L4, Barceloneta – Jaume I

L1, Arc de Triomf

Renfe- Rodalies: Estació de França – Arc de Triomf

6. Instituto Francés de Barcelona

Carrer Moià, 8

L3, L5 Diagonal, FGC Provença

7. Antic Teatre

C/ Verdaguer i Callís, 12

L1, L4 Urquinaona


Individual ticket (access to a session): 4.5 €

Discount TR3SC partners, the Carnet Jove and

Mau Mau Club: 3.5 €

Day ticket: 9 €

Full Festival Tickets (access to all sessions): 25 €

Full Festival Tickets for film students: 12.5 €

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