The Festival Internacional de Cinema d'Autor in Barcelona isn't just about the chance to see films that you otherwise couldn't; it also focuses on the main concerns of contemporary cinema. This year part of the programme is dedicated to 'Film Diaries', chronicling the shift of current fiction toward subjectivity, and another to 'Realitats', a collection of films that have taken great risks and dodged the well-worn path of social cinema. And if the 'Direccions' section welcomes established filmmakers, new authors get their turn in 'Talents', where you'll have to look to find some true gems of the year. The festival is also establishing itself as a springboard for Catalan filmmakers who bet their all to make where they call home a bit less small in the world of cinema. This year's retrospective is dedicated to 'Nou Cinema Romanès' ('Contemporary Romanian Cinema'), emerging filmmaking that should have garnered more awards in recent years. Finally, for the first time, this year the festival will hand out a 'New Talent Award', chosen by the Jury of Critics.