Americana Film Fest is the only North American independent film festival in Spain, and the one to open festival season in Barcelona. Americana celebrated its first edition in February 2014 at Cinemes Girona. The festival was born from the strong motivation of a group of friends to exhibit a selection of the best American independent films of the season to the audience of Barcelona.

Audience Award
Young Jury Award


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

All genre : animation, fiction, 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, 2017.

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 or send a DVD copy of the film, plus a synopsis and/or press kit:

La Casa del Cine - Att: Josep Machado
Plaza Joanic, 24 - 08024 Barcelona - Spain

The film must not have been screened previously in Barcelona, and must not have been viewed/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
  • 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