Americana Film Fest is the only North American indie film festival in the south of Europe, and the one to open festival season in Barcelona, Spain. Americana is a young non-profit festival founded in 2014 with the objective to bring to Barcelona the best American indie films of the year, both festival hits and up-and-coming talents. This type of films are rarely released in our theaters, thus our festival is a unique opportunity for our audience to discover them. Since its first edition Americana has become a renowned festival in Spain with screenings in several cities.

Audience Award
Young Jury Award
Critics Award


Narrative Feature Films, Documentary Feature Films, Short Films from United States, Canada or Mexico.

All genre : drama, comedy, animation, documentary, fantastic, horror, ...

ATTENTION: Only will be considered films from North America (U.S., Canada or Mexico). No other countries will be considered.

To be eligible for consideration, all films must have completed production after September 1, 2022.

For your information: our copies formats for projections are: DCP, HDcam, Blu-ray, etc. (no DVD are accepted).

Please include the following information: Full title of the film, Category (feature, documentary or short film), Name of the director, Year of releasing, Country, Duration, Original language, Languages of subtitles available, Synopsis, Available formats for screenings, Name of the person responsible for festivals in Spain, mail and phone number.

Include a secure online viewing link and password with your submission plus a synopsis and/or press kit.

The film must not have been screened previously in Barcelona. You should inform us in case it is available on the Internet or Streaming in Spain.

The festival covers the shipping costs.

Americana Film Fest holds no responsibility for prints damaged upon arrival and may reject or replace the film in the Festival if this requirement is not met. The Festival will insure the safety of film prints only from the time of delivery to the Festival through the time the print is delivered to a shipping agent for return. In case of loss or damage to a print, the Festival must receive notification and independent verification immediately. The Festival’s obligation is limited to compensating the producer only for the cost of replacing the damaged tape(s)/ drive(s).

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these rules in all points. The festival organizers will regulate cases not provided

Overall Rating
  • A great festival with a solid objective to screen the hottest American indie films of the year. Friendly staffs and great venues in the center of Barcelona. Also a great opportunities for networking. Always good crowds with local people. This is definitely one of my favorite fests!

    April 2019
  • Andrew Lewis

    A great program of films and wonderful programmers. I had a great time.

    March 2019
  • Fredric Lehne

    We've been to dozens of festivals this past year. This one is terrific. Quality of films way above the norm, and the organizers are simply lovely. The festival is extremely popular with the public. Full houses. And, on top of that, you get to hang out in Barcelona. We highly recommend this one.

    March 2018