If you come to Barcelona with a media degree in your back pocket and an insatiable lust to work in ‘the movies’, then don’t worry: you don’t need to leave your media dreams at the Catalan border.
Barcelona is fast becoming an important player in global media production, with a vast amount of commercials, films and TV shows shot in and around the Catalan capital.
Many Barcelona production companies offer internships or entry-level positions, and for those with a bit more skill and experience, there are hundreds of opportunities to get involved.
Here are some suggestions to get you started.
If you have little production experience, you might want to try applying for an internship with Suite Life, a real estate and service company that specializes in helping foreigners to find apartments in Barcelona, who are constantly creating content such as free e-books, blogs and videos to help their clients navigate the city.
The company frequently offer internship posts, such as Video Production Intern, which involves creating exciting content that highlights the best of Barcelona. Interns must plan excellent content, go on daily video shoots and interviews, edit video, publish videos on the website, and take charge of promoting the videos. Suite Life promises interns the chance to work in a highly creative, fun environment, and to be treated as part of the team.
Address: Carrer d’Aribau, 80
Sitges Film Festival
The annual Sitges Film Festival of fantasy and horror cinema takes over the small beach-side town for two weeks every October, and the mix of quality international premieres and fun events is something no film fan should miss. However, organizing a film festival is hard work, and in order to keep things running smoothly, the festival recruits a large number of paid and voluntary staff every year. From box office assistants to guest drivers, to video production interns tasked with capturing the festival highlights on film, there are many opportunities to put your skills to use and get involved. Plus, you might get to see some free films!
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Bonitaworld media production is a German/Spanish company that offers a wide range of services in the areas of film, video and photography throughout Spain. This includes a network of English language camera crew, so if you are handy with a camera and already have a bit of production experience under your belt, you should definitely drop them a line!
The company has produced commercials, documentaries, corporate films and music videos. They have also managed audiovisual services for big events like the Barcelona Mobile World Congress. As the top provider of English-language production services in Spain, Bonitaworld is a smart option in the media job search.
The head office of BMP in Barcelona is a media facility located in Poblenou with top-notch post-production facilities.
Address: Carrer de Zamora, 46.
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A service listings website specifically geared towards media production, Creative Cow should definitely be in your bookmarks folder if you are serious about pursuing media careers in Barcelona. The site hosts listings of creative freelance professionals, as well as a comprehensive list of media production companies in Barcelona, from up and coming film production company Maso & Co-Productions to established TV and Web Commercials company Ozone Films. Contact details for all companies are provided, so if you are an enterprising and savvy job seeker you should be able to find something that suits you, get in contact, and hopefully be on your way to finding a satisfying media job in Barcelona!
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