L’Alternativa film festival opens today in Barcelona and lasts until the 23rd of November. The festival takes place at the CCCB in Barcelona every November. The aim of L’Alternativa is to showcase interesting international independent films that usually fail to achieve widespread distribution in mainstream cinemas, and to thus introduce new directors and new titles.

This is a film festival that embraces original film-making that experiments with different styles and tackles original subject matters. Typically these are thought provoking films that try to explore and understand the world we live in.

L’Alternative is an inclusive event offering a number of free screenings, film debates and workshops.

You can see the full programme here. If you are in Barcelona this weekend, L’Alternativa offers the chance to enjoy a unique cultural event just a stone’s throw away from Las Ramblas.