REC Festival 2021

REC Festival reaches its 21th edition with the main international section fully consolidated, giving us a benchmark under the slogan “from the works of the present, we talk about creating the future.”

Through our competitions and parallel activities we have been focusing on new formats, new directors and new narratives, as well as setting the goal and the emphasis on the current research process and the process of experimentation and new practices. We also set concepts that present us a complex object and look for new and potential denominators while creating a contemporary definition of cinema.

In order to keep tracing the dialogue with the contemporary cinema, the REC International Film Festival of Tarragona, opens its contests: Opera Prima International (first feature film). The festival also develops policies and actions to bring these works to the public.

Continuing our main goals, the REC International Film Festival Tarragona celebrates its new edition from  2nd December to 8th  December  2021.


Projects in competition must meet the following requirements outlined: You can submit works shot in any format, first (or second*) director’s feature film (fiction or documentary), and finished between January 2019 and September 2021, that they have not been released in Spain.

This is an international competition, directors from anywhere in the world are welcome.

Download the Registration Rules where you will find all the information you need to register your film, and remember that to complete the registration you need to correctly fill out the Registration Form with all the requested fields.

The deadline for registration and receipt of works is September 10th, 2021.