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Mecal Air Barcelona 2016

Written by João Moura

Have you ever heard of Mecal Air Barcelona? If you haven’t, you’re in luck: you will know all about it in a few minutes thanks to ShBarcelona.

Mecal Air Barcelona is an open air film event where the best short movies from the last edition of Mecal Pro 18, Barcelona’s International Short and Animation Film Festival, are shown.

This is an outdoors cultural project that takes place in a natural environment but still inside the city’s territory. The beauty of the scenery and the quality of the short movies should be enough to make you visit Mecal Air Barcelona if you are in the city during the summer.

Related article: Best film festivals in Barcelona

Venues and tickets

Photo by: gavinwray via Visualhunt / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo by: gavinwray via Visualhunt

Mecal Air Barcelona can be experienced at Baluard Square, at the Poble Espanyol. The address is Avda. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13 08038 Barcelona, and if you want to contact the team, just dial 93 508 63 00. You can get there by metro (L1/L3-Espanya) or by bus (13, 23, 150).

The starting hour is at 8 p.m. and it will be finished by midnight. The screenings occur on Saturdays from June to July and on Fridays from August to September.

In this short film festival, each session’s program features a specific theme such as comedy, horror or romance.

The tickets for Mecal Air 2016 cost 3,5€ with flyer or 6,5€ without flyer.


  • Saturday, June 11th: Inauguration – Director’s choice
  • Saturday, June 25th: Creative Publicity Special
  • Saturday, July 2nd: Mockumentary
  • Saturday, July 9th: Horror Special
  • Saturday, July 16th: Road Trip Special
  • Saturday, July 23rd: Sci-Fi Special
  • Saturday, July 30th: Trash Anim
  • Friday, August 5th: Comedy Special
  • Friday, August 12th: Actors
  • Friday, August 19th: Sex Special
  • Friday, August 26th: Animation Special
  • Friday, September 2nd: I will always love you – Love Special

This interesting project mixes short films and music in a lovely space, surrounded by nature.  If you are interested in outdoors cinema, you should know that Mecal Air Barcelona isn’t the only event to enjoy this summer. Try going to Sala Montjuïc in Barcelona as well.

Related article: Open Air cinema is back at Sala Montjuïc in Barcelona

Photo by: Oriol Lladó via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo by: Oriol Lladó via Visual hunt

In addition, there is also the Mecal Rooftop, which screens short films from Mecal Open Air for free on the terrace of the Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona (Avinguda Diagonal 205, 08018 Barcelona) from June to September. If you want to rewatch the movies from Mecal Open Air or to get a sense of what happens in this new proposal of Mecal, you should definitely try it.

More information can be found at the Mecal website.

About the author

João Moura

João has been putting words in order on the internet for a decade. He fell in love with Barcelona on the first visit, in 2010, and he keeps coming back for more.

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