BARQ Festival, International Architecture Film Festival Barcelona

The BARQ Festival, International Architecture Film Festival Barcelona, celebrates its first edition from May 11th to May 16th 2021, which will take place onsite in the city of Barcelona and online during the Barcelona Architecture Week. The BARQ Festival is the only film festival dedicated to architecture and interior design in Spain and it is an initiative of Nihao Films, a production company specialized in architectural films, with the support of Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Arquin-FAD, and the Architects’ Association of Catalonia – COAC.

The BARQ Festival is a film festival dedicated to vindicate architectural films as a specific genre and to deepen the relationships between architecture and the seventh art. Cinema uses architecture to show and create worlds exploring social realities, and architecture uses cinema to reach all of the society. With an extensive program that includes a selection of national and international documentary films and various parallel activities (talks, debates, workshops, conferences), the BARQ Festival brings to all its audience new perspectives on the creative processes behind architectural practice through cinema, creating a space for critical reflection on the spaces we inhabit.  

We are contacting you to inform you that our call for submission is now open for architecture related feature length documentary and short documentary films!!

Up until 8th February, our  FilmFreeway  platform profile will be open to receive both feature and short documentary films made by any filmmaker who would like to participate in this year ’s event.

As an international Film Commission / entity dedicated to the promotion of films, we would be extremely happy if you could help us to spread the good news and reach out filmmakers from your community, contacts, etc.. In that sense, we would like to kindly ask you to collaborate with us and announce our call for submissions throughout your website, news feed, newsletters and social media networks.

Here is a link to our website for more info about us and our open call:

Here you can check our Registration and Participation Rules

Here is a link to our FilmFreeWay submission page:

Here is a link to some promotional materials from the BARQ Festival: Poster & Promo video