After a year of forced stoppage, 2 online editions and a culture suffocated by restrictions, Mecal’s short films return to the streets of Barcelona as a breath of fresh air: Mecal Air 2021 starts with a double session of open-air short films all Fridays and Saturdays of the summer in Jardins Elisava (behind the Museu del Disseny, in Glòries).

After months of confinement and masks, we all need an injection of oxygen, a shot of energy: that is why we inaugurated on Friday June 25 with a session of “Oxygenated Short Films”, a varied and refreshing program that will give you an idea of ​​what you will be able to keep watching the rest of the summer. To continue with the good vibes of the newly released summer, on Saturday June 26, laughter will be the protagonists with a special humor, a marathon of comedies to break the bank.

The Barcelona International Short Film and Animation Festival thus returns to its origins, to its essence: let’s not forget that MECAL began as a European Open Air Short Film Festival, a series of open air projections to enjoy the best short-format pieces of the international scene under the stars, accompanied by the coolness of the evening breeze.

To ensure compliance with current sanitary measures, we have been forced to have the participation of the attending public (entrance with a symbolic price of € 4), since for the first time the capacity will be limited.

You can secure your ticket by buying it in advance HERE

The oldest summer cinema in Barcelona, ​​a classic of the Barcelona nightlife during the hottest months, will also have a bar service in an area specially enabled to respect current hygiene and health safety measures.

The evening will run as follows:

  • At 8:00 p.m. we open doors. We recommend punctuality to be able to take a good place following the necessary hygiene and safety measures. Limited places.
  • At around 9:30 p.m., when the sun goes down, the opening session of Mecal Air Barcelona “Oxygenated Short Films” will begin.


* The entry of food or drink to the event venue is not allowed, in order to respect current sanitary measures. *


  • FRIDAY 25/6: Inauguration – Oxygenated Short Films
  • SATURDAY 26/6: Comedy 1
  • FRIDAY 2/7: Sci-Fi 1
  • SATURDAY 3/7: Music videos + Special Choreographies
  • FRIDAY 9/7: Shitty boyfriend
  • SATURDAY 10/7: Horror 1
  • FRIDAY 16/7: Canceled
  • SATURDAY 17/7: Canceled
  • FRIDAY 23/7: Canceled
  • SATURDAY 24/7: Canceled
  • FRIDAY 30/7: Canceled
  • SATURDAY 31/7: Canceled
  • FRIDAY 6/8: Creative advertising
  • SATURDAY 7/8: Erotic short films
  • FRIDAY 13/8: Comedy 2
  • SATURDAY 14/8: Sci-Fi 2
  • FRIDAY 20/8: Documentary
  • SATURDAY 21/8: Horror 2
  • FRIDAY 27/8: Animation 
  • SATURDAY 28/8: Ew Men (Macho men special)
  • FRIDAY 3/9: Canadian talents
  • SATURDAY 4/9: Best of verano
  • FRIDAY 10/9: Best of verano
  • SATURDAY 11/9: Best of verano


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