Opera prima

Opera Prima is the main competition of REC Festival. It gathers the best debuts of the year up with the aim of supporting new talents and bring films closer to the audience. Films compete for four awards:  Best Opera Prima REC’16 (selected by the Internacional Jury), Young Jury Award, Critics Award (ACCEC Jury) and Audience Award Público to the best Opera Prima without distribution.

Opera Prima 2018 – Rules of participation and registration

My First Time

My First Time has the aim of letting the audience know the origins of a renowned director, and shows the journey of this director since his/her first film until the current moment. My First Time stays away of the exhaustive retrospectives, and aims to have a popular character.

More information about My First Time 2018 coming soon… 


Across The Line – Movistar+ Program

Focus in: Across The Line  – Movistar+ Program

‘Across The Line’ sigue la estela del proyecto europeo ‘Off The Wall’, iniciado en 2014, donde se ofrecía una mirada de jóvenes directores de Europa del Este sobre las consecuencias de la caída del Muro de Berlín, en el 25 aniversario del hecho histórico. En 2016 es momento de revisar qué queda de aquella ilusión compartida ante una nueva Europa, en un proyecto colectivo con eventos fílmicos en Francia, Estonia, Italia, Portugal y Austria gracias al programa “Audience Development” de Creative Europe.


Autors de Tarragona (local authors)


Coming soon

Primer Test

Primer Test, is the work-in-progress lab of REC Festival. It offers space for films in postproduction which want to recieve the assessment of international audiovisual agents. Distributors, programmers and sales agents give advice to directors and producers to help selected films to get in the international market.

Primer Test started in 2014, and faces its 5th edition in 2018, which will take place in December, during the celebration of REC Festival Internacional de Cinema de Tarragona.

Primer Test has several collaborators, such as Festival L’Alternativa, Cinemart Rotterdam, Catalan Films or Eclair, which offer awards to some of the selected films.

Some of the films selected in Primer Test’s previous editions are:

Game Over, by Alba Sotorra (Karlovy Vary, Best Documentary Gaudí Award)

Júlia Ist, by Elena Martín (Biznaga de Plata in Malaga)

Facing the Wind, by Meritxell Colell (Berlinale Forum)

Trinta Lumes, by Diana Toucedo (Berlinale Panorama)


Coming soon

Professional Conference