BARQ Festival - International Architecture Film Festival Barcelona.  - Fundació Mies van der Rohe

BARQ Festival – International Architecture Film Festival Barcelona. 

BARQ Festival – International Architecture Film Festival Barcelona is an initiative by NIHAO Films with the support of Fundació Mies van der Rohe, ARQUIN-FAD and Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya.

This film festival seeks to vindicate architectural films as a specific genre and to deepen 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 surrounding the spaces we inhabit.

The festival will celebrate its second edition from May 10th to May 15th 2022, within the framework of Model. Barcelona Architecture Festival, 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). One of the screenings includes in the programme is the premiere of the documentary “[On Set with] Lilly Reich”, which was granted the 2nd Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture.

BARQ Festival 2021 – International Architecture Film Festival Barcelona.

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a demanding selection of documentary films that seeks the quality, originality and technical and artistic solidity of unpublished productions in Spain.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 BARQ Festival. Organised by Nihao Films, COAC, Arquin-FAD and Mies van der Rohe Foundation.