The D’A Film Festival of Barcelona is an essential springtime event for aficionados of contemporary indie and auteur cinema, both local and from around the globe; some of the films shown have already won awards at other festivals while many are getting their Spanish premiere. This year D’A reaches its eighth edition and on its programme for 2018 are features such as a retrospective of Japanese director Nobuhiro Suwa, and new and avant-garde Spanish talent whose works, both fiction and non-fiction, are produced at the margins of the mainstream industry.

With close to 100 films being presented, one of the highlights of D’A is always the attendance of many of the directors whose works are being shown for round tables and Q&A sessions about their productions. As ever, various venues show the films selected for D’A: Aribau Club 1 and 2 cinemas, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), the Filmoteca de Catalunya and SGAE Catalunya.