The 19th edition of the festival to feature 350 titles from 110 different countries
For the 19th year, the Mecal Festival is to be a platform for all types of short film creators from all around the world – this year’s edition will feature titles from 110 different countries. From 11 March to 2 April the three festival venues, Fàbrica Moritz, Arts Santa Mònica and Cinemes Girona, will be screening a host of fictional and documentary works by possible future stars of the film world.
The Mecal programme is split in different sections. On one hand there is a section of documentaries featuring almost competing 20 titles. There is also an independent bloc of short animated films, which will be screened from 14 to 19 March Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, and which will include a series of screenings curated by NonStop Barcelona Animació with a more experimental slant. The festival also features ten sections of fictional short films competing in the official section, as well as a considerable number of off-competition titles and a host of parallel activities covering genres like science fiction, horror and issues like ultraviolence, women, Catalan directors and sex.
A happy exception in the festival progamme this year is the screening of a full-length animated film - “The Story of Princess Kayuga”, una producció by the prestigious Japanese Studio Ghibli. This year’s guest country is Hungary and tribute will be paid to the director Ferenc Rófusz who will be at the festival to give a talk.
See the Mecal website for additional information.
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