Lantern lights, a cinema screen under Barcelona’s starry night and the smell of a nearby barbecue. As the last beam of sunlight falls on the magical mountain of Montjuïc, Mecal Air’s projector will lit up again every Friday in some hidden spot of El Poble Espanyol, kicking off the perfect plan to start your weekend.

The summery version of Mecal, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, is back again this year (for the 9th time already!) with a double programme: the cinematic one and the culinary one. Each week a different theme will determine both the short film selection and the gastronomic offer, with the barbecue as the main star.

A feast for the five senses joining together the freshest and most creative short films (with sessions devoted to the horror genre, sex, comedy and even a Freaky Month) and delicious charcoal-broiled and grilled recipes.

Mecal Air Barcelona 2017 will take place every Friday in June (except for 2 and 16 June), July and August, and the first two Fridays of September.


** All films are in original version with English and Spanish subtitles **

Friday 9th of June 2017 from 8pm: Opening– Don’t fall into the Trump! (#freemelania) – Trump special   *** This screening will take place at Plaça del Baluard.

Friday 23rd of June 2017 from 8pm: There’s more to life than twerk – Let’s dance special

Friday 30th of June 2017 from 8pm: Horror in the forest – Horror special  

Friday 7th of July 2017 from 8pm: FREAKY MONTH– Touch me here. Not there, here – Sex special

Friday 14th of July 2017 from 8pm: FREAKY MONTH– My hand hurts –  Porn is the future special

Friday 21st of July 2017 from 8pm: FREAKY MONTH – The truth is still out there – Sci Fi special

Friday 28th of July 2017 from 8pm: FREAKY MONTH – I can beat you up and free of charge –  Ultraviolence special

Friday 4th of August 2017 from 8pm: I’m about to wet myself – Comedy special

Friday 11th of August 2017 from 8pm: Any resemblance to reality is not pure coincidence – Based on a true story special

Friday 18th of August 2017 from 8pm: Best price guaranteed or your money back– Creative advertising special

Friday 25th of August 2017 from 8pm: Animation special

Friday 1st of September 2017 from 8pm: Is that why I am being bullied? – Looser special

Friday 8th of September 2017 from 8pm: To be confirmed


**Reduced price: €3.50 ** showing the  Mecal App at the ticket office – powered by @SquareBCN –  DOWNLOAD for iOS HERE, for Android HERE (searcg “Mecal Festival”, black icon with capital M)

Regular price: €6.50 (at El Poble Espanyol ticket office)

Limited capacity.


Where: Picnic Zone at El Poble Espanyol, Barcelona (Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona)

When: 20:00h – 23:30h


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