The FECFestival_European Short Film Festival is a film festival dedicated to European short fiction films, the only one of its type in Catalonia.
The FEC Festival was founded in 1998 in the town of Cambrils as a show of state-produced short films; in 2002 the event grew and became a European festival, sharing two bases: Cambrils and Reus. As from 2013 the FEC Festival has moved to the town of Reus where the event takes place every year, in mid-March.
The FEC Festival has a competitive section, with contemporary European short films, and a series of parallel activities, such as seminars, exhibitions, workshops or special projections.
Moreover, the FEC Festival is a space where not only can you see the best European short films of each year, but is also a meeting place between directors, the public and film students. The majority of European directors come to the FEC to present the productions they compete with.
An expert European jury from the film world, the arts or culture make the FEC a festival with personal and unique criteria in the film festival scene, placing special emphasis on the artistic and authorial quality of the short films.
Since 2005, the FEC Festival has formed part of the Coordinating Committee of Film and Video Festivals of Catalonia (CI&VI) and is one of the benchmark festivals in the selection of candidates for the “GOYA” prizes for the best short film.
The FEC Festival had the collaboration of the film director Bigas Luna from the event’s beginning until his death in 2013. Bigas Luna’s legacy, however, lives on in the FEC through the prize that bears his name.