Dart Festival 2019 3ª Edición Barcelona 2019 Festival de Cine Documental sobre Arte Contemporáneo

Art, Design and Architecture through the best documentaries


Dart is the meeting point between cinema and art in Spain. It is the first documentary film festival dedicated to contemporary art whose main objective is to intertwine culture and knowledge with the general public, and it does so through documentaries on photography, art curatorship, painting, performance, architecture, artistic movements and, in general, on contemporary art, paying special attention to artists, their creative processes and the stories behind their work.

The approaches are very diverse: biopics, visual arts projects produced for a specific place or time, exhibitions or relevant events in the history of contemporary art, from the avant-garde hatching of the early 20th century to the present day. At the same time, the programme includes educational and informative activities, such as talks, visits to art galleries, exhibitions, Q&A and debates.

Dart’s objectives

To offer a genre previously unexplored by existing film festivals in Spain and Latin America to focus our attention on contemporary art.

To promote the work of filmmakers and support the national and international documentary industry in order to stimulate research in this artistic field by professionals in the sector.

To generate new ways of experiencing and exploring art through film, offering a different framework for approaching and getting to know this type of proposal beyond galleries, museums, schools and through books and other media.

To explore the aesthetic and intellectual role that art has in society through film, as well as the unequivocal will to show it as a living and constantly evolving phenomenon.

Sala C

CaixaForum and Dart Festival present SALA C: Cinema, Creation and Contemporary Art, a new periodic appointment with projections of documentaries on contemporary art in Madrid, Seville, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Lleida, Tarragona and Girona.

One Friday a month, documentaries will be screened aiming to understand contemporary art through key figures such as David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eva Hesse, Banksy or Peggy Guggenheim, among others, as protagonists and with their lives and the stories behind their works as the thread of the cycle.

More information

Call for Entry

If you have shot a documentary or are in the process of doing so, you can participate in our call for entries and have the chance to be part of the Dart poster.

The registration is done through the online platform FilmFreeway, partner of Dart Festival. Click on this image to register:

CONTACT: dartfestivalsubmissions@gmail.com

Submissions open until:

AUGUST, 24TH, 2020

Delivery of the selected works:

novembER, 1st, 2020

Call’s Resolution:

SEPTEMBEr, 28th, 2020

Festival’s Dates:

NOVEMBER, 26th-29th, 2020








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Júlia Gaspar y Lluís Campos