Mecal 2018 Barcelona
Short film festival Mecal
Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, celebrates its 20th edition this year. With more than 5,000 short films shown every year, Mecal has become one of the most important festivals of its field. This year the Festival is held till April 2. Due to its international scope and quality programming, Mecal regularly benefits from grants awarded by various Spanish public cultural institutions. For an amazing stay in Barcelona, take a look at beautiful apartments by Two Sisters Apartments in the neighborhood of Sant Antoni.
Mecal, a reference short film festival committed to include the screening of more than 350 short films from different countries. Repeating the formula that premiered last year, the festival is divided into 3 thematic weeks distributed in different spaces dedicated exclusively to a genre and their corresponding activities and parallel sections.
This week is the last one: From March 21 to 25 at the Museum of Design of Barcelona, Mecal presents short films from the animation section, with the most diverse formats, from classical to digital animation, through multiple techniques such as stop-motion. Also, thanks to the collaboration with NonStop Barcelona Animación, will be organized a series of master classes and workshops aimed at animation students and the general public.
The documentary section, will take place from March 29 to April 2 at the MACBA, where we will also have different conferences and workshops and a Networking session for documentary professionals organized by The Barcelona Documentary Club. This week will also celebrate the Geek Day that includes the Terror and Science Fiction sections. To celebrate 20 years of Mecal, 20-year special films by European Cinema and Guest Countries will be screened, with a selection of the most outstanding European short films that have passed through the Mecal during these years.
Mecal Festival is also devoted to introduce emerging talent, holding events and awards specially aimed at young film maker. The Festival also works as a short film dissemination network, organising screenings both at a national and an international level, collaborating with festivals, embassies, and institutions around the world. If you´ve decided to visit Barcelona you can always stay in Two Sisters Apartments and enjoy the city and its offers!