DocsBarcelona, the core Catalonian public and industry doc gathering, is the latest event to take the virtual option after the declaration of a global pandemic.
A statement issued from the festival April 2 2020 reads: “With regards to the health emergency caused by COVID-19 and the uncertainty of its evolution, DocsBarcelona changes its format to guarantee the health of its participants, the continuity of its team, the sustainability of the project and, at the same time, the quality and diversity of content for our audience and attending professionals.
“For this reason, we will turn the 2020 edition (23rd DocsBarcelona) into an online edition, both the festival screenings and the industry activities. DocsBarcelona online will take place on the same dates, originally planned, from 20th to 30th May 2020.
“This change in format has taken place after a deep reflection, together with our main collaborators. Currently, we are intensively working to make our program available to our public and to give opportunities to projects in development, specially in these particularly difficult times for the audiovisual and documentary sector.
We hope to count on your support and that you will join us on this new virtual trip!”