In May  2012, SCREEN Festival celebrated its tenth edition and again, with more reason than ever,  transformed Barcelona into the essential international event for professionals and lovers of art practices related to video, film and new media.

The Festival program, presented in various venues throughout the city, is generated by inviting international platforms, curators and institutions to collaborate with local actors, both of them involved and proactive with regards to moving image. Thereby, Barcelona becomes a privileged place for the discovery of contemporary creative strategies and an opportunity for the participants to interact.


Dissemination in different spaces and programming through collaboration are hallmarks of SCREEN Festival and distinguish it from a usual festival format.

On the one hand, exhibits, screenings and events are presented, but most of all organized, in collaboration with the various art venues that participate in each edition. Among the space that regularly take part in the festival (over 50) there are well-known institutions like MACBA, Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Miró Foundation, Arts Santa Monica, the Suñol Foundation or La Virreina centre de la imatge, as well as galleries, production platforms, such as Hangar, or alternative independent spaces such as Halfhouse or Homesession, among many others. We have also presented specific projects in theatres, the Maritime Museum or Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house, when required.  In addition, spaces which are not directly connected to art, such as coffee places, shops or barbers are also included in the festival through the section CITY SCREEN.

On the other hand, the festival functions as a platform of platforms. To develop its programme SCREEN Festival gets in touch with professionals, collectives, spaces and local and international institutions which are closely involved in moving image, in order to put together collaborative projects. Rather than working directly with artists or works, we select and contact platforms, individuals or projects and invite them to curate exhibitions, screenings, talks and events. Then, SCREEN Festival ‘s role is to allocate a space to each  project so that the conceptual and spatial characteristics of the former are related or are sensitive to that precise project.

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