Imagine a charming setting such as Barcelona city, where you can find culture, leisure and all you can imagine. Very soon and for the ninth time the International Documentary Festival, Docúpolis 2009 will be held in Barcelona. This incredible event has already presented various editions with great success that has been acclaimed by both critics and the audience. From September 29th to October 4th the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) will offer the best in current documentaries.
To participate in the the competition means having the chance to win numerous awards. There are three official international competition awards: Docúpolis Award for the best documentary, Opera Prima Award for the first best documentary and Docúpolis Off which is an award for honour. The public is not excluded from the voting and will vote to choose its favorite documentary.
It is a free entrance festival: everybody is invited! It is undoubtedly an important event for the city, that creates a cultural movement. It is also very encouraging for the creativity of young people who want to enter the world of cinema.
The Jury is composed of famous personalities from the worlds of cinema, culture and art. They will take charge of awarding several prizes to the winners of the festival and this will clearly mean that they can not participate as authors, creators and producers of documentaries.
This year there are some notable differences, two monographes: an author monographe and a thematic monographe. It will also discuss about proposing projects that address the different social issues. Some of the projects are made in Barcelona, where there are children suffering from social exclusion, and so they have decided to talk about their neighborhood and express their feelings through the media. During the first week they will present another beautiful project called “Catalan Version.” It consists of a series of documentaries shot in Catalonia.
Come to Barcelona, and discover this creative and amazing experience… You will meet many people and at the same time you can visit a wonderful city. Rent apartments in Barcelona to enjoy this wonderful event.