Fantàstic Kids


Our imagination contains fantastic ideas..., but how to transfer them to the screen?

We propose a workshop to become familiar with film language and process and learn how to make a simple fantastic short film.

We’ll start off with Georges Méliès and later, through a series of hands-on exercises, we’ll easily move from idea to script, from script to recording (including special effects), we’ll do the editing and, finally, we’ll finish the workshop with the screening of the audiovisual piece that’s been created.

This workshop will also offer us the knowledge to be able to participate in the 7th Edition of the video competition Participa Méliès (

Duration: 3 Hours

Target: Families with children 7 and up. Children cannot be left alone at the workshop.

Location: Palau del Rei Moro

Dates: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October.

Time: 10:00 and 16:00.

Maximum 24 participants per session.

Provided by: Digital Films





Open workshop offered by two educators where families can enjoy an autonomous activity related to cinema.

Families will have to make a fantastic genre film storyboard that they will invent right there on the spot. They will have a Guide to Audiovisual Creation that will help them define the stages and elements to keep in mind when making a short film: script, characters, settings, film roles, music, etc...

This workshop proposes conceiving a video for families and children to participate in the 7th Edition of the Participa Méliès competition (

Duration: Variable

Target: Families with children 5 and up. Children cannot be left alone at the workshop.

Location: Hort de Can Falç

Dates: Friday12 and Saturday 13 October

Time: From 10:00 to 19:00.

Variable numbers of participants

Provided by: Digital Films





A talk by the organization of the Participa Méliès Competition to present its 7th Edition and offer the keys to success.

We will review the best videos from previous years of the Participa Méliès Competition to see the variety of proposals presented and how trick Photography is used to reinforce short film scripts.

We will also analyze which aspects the jury usually views as the most positive in their deliberation and which can help in the participants’ success.

The competition suggests taking inspiration from Georges Méliès’ legacy and from his trick photography, to make a video with a runtime of less than 3 minutes.

This pioneer in fantastic genre cinema will inspire us to create, with the technological tools at our disposal, an audiovisual project.

We will show you how, sometimes, the imagination can help us overcome technical limitations.

Duration: 45 minutes.

Target: Film schools, film students, debuting filmmakers.

Location: Llevant Room 3 (prior meeting point - Village)

Date: Friday 12 October

Time: 13:00

Participants until places run out

Provided by: Alexis Borràs, from Digital Films

Founder of Digital Films. He works in filmmaking and also does audiovisual training. He’s done different broadcasts, advertising, educational videos and music videos. He has also developed educational projects for Obra Social "la Caixa", the Municipal Institute of Education and the MACBA, among others. He was co-director for five years of the DiBa, Digital Barcelona Film Festival. He currently combines directing Digital Films with teaching at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

He has also produced audiovisuals works for renowned directors like Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Joaquim Oristrell, Borja Cobeaga and Rafa Cortés, among others.