The 16th edition of Mi Primer Festival is back from November 4 to 19

Program preview

My First Festival returns to Barcelona and Madrid from November 4 to 19, with a great selection of feature films, short films and unique proposals for the little ones and their families. With 16 years of history, the festival continues to be a window to unpublished, creative and unique cinema in Spain.

The new edition of the festival pays tribute to the 30 years of the iconic episode The Wrong Trousers of Wallace and Gromit, winner of the Oscar for best animated short, from the animation studio Aardman and presents two emotional films that have won international awards: Tony, Shelly and the magic light, a stop-motion gem awarded at the Annecy animation film festival and distributed by Rita & Luca Films, and Pablo Berger's first animated film, Robot Dreams, selected at the Cannes festival and also awarded at Annecy.

This new edition stays true to its participatory spirit, putting the audience from 2 to 12 years old at the center of the experience. Through voting, a children's jury, workshops, film forums and a film-concert, boys and girls largely become protagonists of the festival.

The tribute to the Aardman studio, a reference in the world of animation, will include the screening of the emblematic Chicken Run (the highest-grossing stop-motion animation film of all time), a special session in which we will recover two of the first short films starring the legendary characters Wallace and Gromit, who debuted 30 years ago, and thanks to which the studio achieved worldwide recognition and a selection of fun, ingenious pieces with a lot of plasticine from the British studio. And so that the little ones learn to animate with plasticine we will have creative workshops and the visit of Mark Simon Hewis, director of the Aardman academy.

One of the jewels of this edition is Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light, a stop-motion animation film that will captivate the whole family, a story full of light, magic and mysteries awarded at the animation festival of 'Annecy with the Contrechamp Award.

Mi Primer Festival will kick off this new edition with Robot Dreams, a film about the friendship between a dog and a robot set in the New York of the 80s. This production is the first animated film by director Pablo Berger ( Blancanieves, Abracadabra) and has achieved great international recognition at the Cannes and Annecy festivals. In the director's words, Robot Dreams is "a story about friendship, importance and fragility" and also Pablo Berger's love letter to New York, the city where the director lived for a decade.

The magic of cinema comes to life in our new poster for the next edition of My First Film Festival, and all thanks to the talent and creativity of Marta Blanch, an illustrator from Camprodon (Girona). With a smiling moon holding a clapperboard, a red curtain that unfolds in the background and a movie camera that captures magical moments, Blanch has managed to capture the essence of cinema in a single image.

Full schedule at the beginning of October