DocsBarcelona, Internacional Documentary Film Festival will celebrate its nineteenth edition from May 23rd until May 29th 2016


DocsBarcelona is internationally recognized for professionals from all over the world who come to present their films and projects. In DocsBarcelona take place the best national and international documentaries to which the audience could not have access otherwise. It is a great platform for the local talent and the ideal setting to present their works in Catalonia.


The festival has a competitive section that brings together a selection of the best documentaries of the current international scene, the Official Section.

As a novelty, this year there is an open call so that interested filmmakers can submit their work. Amongst all the documentaries submitted, the festival’s programming team will select the ones to compete in the Official Section for TV3’s Award for Best Documentary, New Talent Award and Audience Award.

The call opens on November 12th and films can be submitted until December 15th. The submission criteria will be available from November 12th on the festival’s website and on the platform Fest Home.

DocsBarcelona also has a non-competitive section that brings together the most outstanding films, out of competition. Discover the most astonishing documentaries and travel through the emotional stories that shake the world.

IMG_8046 copyDOC-U, a section devoted to documentary productions from local universities. An exhibition space for cinema students from various Catalan schools.

Docs&Teens, a section for the teenage audience. A new way to travel and discover near and far away realities.


The opening and closing ceremonies are events and meeting points for the audiance and the guests attending the festival. 

The best way to get to know the point of view of the creators is in first person, for this reason DocsBarcelona organizes Q&As with the film directors and the stories’ main caracthers after the screenings that allow the audience go further and deeper into the issues and realities displayed.

logo_EDDM_engThe Documentary of the Month acts as the extension of DocsBarcelona along the year and across Spain, Chile and Colombia. You can watch the best DocsBarcelona titles in around more than 60 venues of The Documentary of the Month network. Check HERE the upcoming screenings.

logo-1024x232The Documentary of the Month has its own channel at the Spanish VOD online platform Filmin where you can find more than 40 documentaries, most of them DocsBarcelona past editions’ films.

FESTIVAL | Edition 2016, Festival