La Mida No Importa/Size Doesn't Matter

Spain

festival

Can we affirm, in fact, that Size doesn’t matter? We are convinced it doesn’t. In terms of having the chance to express ideas, art, feelings… or anything else you may add to this list, the “size factor” is most probably the less of importance. Therefore, why not then, look for tiny short for tiny places, with a tiny budget, for big reasons? That’s how everything started.

LA MIDA NO IMPORTA/SIZE DOESN’T MATTER is a short film festival that presents through different genres and expressive codes, stories about personal and everyday experiences that highlight the diversity of human relationships, the value of dialogue and cultural interaction.

La Mida introduces international short films of short length for three days in January on two screens in the Raval district of Barcelona. Two spaces that illustrate its diversity: the Ateneu del Raval and the Meier Auditorium of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA).

Event date

January 2020

La Mida No Importa has five programs in competition (around 45 titles). It has the collaboration of a jury of independent professionals from the field of culture and audiovisual that award the two official prizes which have an economic endowment (€1.000 & €500).

No entry fee

Montserrat Guiu Valls

(Co-Director)

Graduated in Geography and History at the University of Barcelona, majoring in History of Art, in 1989. Studied Film Conservation and Restoration at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, and Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), 1992-93. She has a degree in Film Restoration given by Spanish National Film Archive. Between 1998 and 2002 she directed the Native American Film and Video Festival in Barcelona taking place at CCCB (Contemporary Cultural Center of Barcelona). Montserrat was a member of the organization team at Huesca International Film Festival (HIFF) from 2004 to 2013 taking care of International Relations and Curating Special Film Programs, and she ended up directing the Festival for two editions (40th & 41st). She is in charge of jury affairs at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico since 2006. From 2015, she manages the Office of the Barcelona Film Commission, as well as the co-director of La Mida No Importa-Size Doesn’t Matter.