Dart is the meeting point between cinema and art in Spain. It is the first documentary film festival dedicated to contemporary art whose main objective is to intertwine culture and knowledge with the general public, and it does so through documentaries on photography, art curatorship, painting, performance, architecture, artistic movements and, in general, on contemporary art, paying special attention to artists, their creative processes and the stories behind their work. The approaches are very diverse: biopics, visual arts projects produced for a specific place or time, exhibitions or relevant events in the history of contemporary art, from the avant-garde hatching of the early 20th century to the present day. At the same time, the programme includes educational and informative activities, such as talks, visits to art galleries, exhibitions, Q&A and debates.
→ To offer a genre previously unexplored by existing film festivals in Spain and Latin America to focus our attention on contemporary art.
→ To promote the work of filmmakers and support the national and international documentary industry in order to stimulate research in this artistic field by professionals in the sector.
→ To generate new ways of experiencing and exploring art through film, offering a different framework for approaching and getting to know this type of proposal beyond galleries, museums, schools and through books and other media.
→ To explore the aesthetic and intellectual role that art has in society through film, as well as the unequivocal will to show it as a living and constantly evolving phenomenon.
CaixaForum and Dart Festival present SALA C
Sala C is a screening event series featuring documentaries on contemporary art held at CaixaForum in Madrid, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Palma, Barcelona, Lleida, Girona and Tarragona.
Sala C includes documentaries about key figures and facts of the contemporary art world, films telling stories behind and beyond lives, artworks, museums, artistic intervention and more. Stories about Alvar Aalto, Marina Abramovic, Alberto García-Alix, Hilma af Klimt, Keith Haring and Barbara Rubin, among many others, shape SALA C’s program.
Call for entry 2021
If you are in process or have already shot a documentary related on/of contemporary art or beyond, you can freely contact us and get the chance of being a part of the Festival. The registration can be done from the online platform FilmFreeway, a partner of ours.
Click on the image below to start the registration.