|The Mecal Pro International Short Film Festival of Barcelona will be screening more than 350 high quality short films from over 35 countries, selected from more than 4,500 entries! These are divided into three sections; international, oblique and documentary, which compete for numerous prizes awarded by the jury and the public. There will also be a wide range of parallel sections that encompass different eras, genres, themes and countries. This year the screenings are concentrated around the weekends, making its packed agenda more accessible to the thousands of film fans who regularly attend this annual event. Another development which opens the festival to an even larger public its its new collaborations with national and international TV stations in France and Portugal.