BARQ Festival – International Architecture Film Festival Barcelona. 

We are thrilled to announce the launching and to invite you to take part in the Barcelona International Architecture Film Festival, BARQ. An initiative of the production company NIHAO Films with the support of Fundació Mies van der Rohe, ARQUIN-FAD and Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya.

The BARQ Festival is a film festival aimed at vindicating films on architecture as a specific genre and at deepening the relationship between architecture and the seventh art. Cinema uses architecture to show and create worlds that explore social realities, and architecture uses cinema to encourage reflection on the most current issues regarding the spaces we inhabit.

The BARQ festival will hold its first edition from 11 to 16 May 2021 within the framework of Barcelona Architecture Week, in person and in online format, with an extensive programme that includes a selection of national and international documentary films as well as a variety of parallel activities (talks, debates, workshops, conferences).

The deadline for registering films was 8 February 2021 and a total of 192 proposals were submitted, including feature films, documentaries and short films.  You can check out the rulesfor this call here.