The highlight of the 5th edition of the 2021 Architecture Week is the International Architecture Film Festival, BARQ. This is the only competitive film and architecture documentary festival in Spain, in addition to the already consolidated exhibition of Arquinfilm architecture documentaries at the Filmoteca. The first edition will take place from 11 to 16 May 2021 in person at Cinemes Girona and online through the Filmin platform.
The festival includes an extensive program with films from around the world and several side activities. It is a cinematographic event that highlights those films that show in an innovative way current issues related to architecture such as urban activism, politics, the economy, the environment, cultural and social diversity, l access to housing or equal rights between people. It offers a demanding selection of documentary films that seeks the quality, originality and technical and artistic solidity of unpublished productions in Spain.
A total of 8 feature films in competition, 1 out of competition and 11 short films in addition to debates, presentations and side events. All programming and information can be found at https://www.barqfestival.com. Organised by Nihao Films, COAC, Arquin-FAD and Mies van der Rohe Foundation.