Anti-Discrimination Code

DocsBarcelona defends a diverse, inclusive, egalitarian and fair film and audiovisual industry based on values of respect, freedom of expression and tolerance. DocsBarcelona is currently working on an Anti-Discrimination Policy that includes basic principles, accessibility conditions and complaint procedures in cases of discrimination, harassment, abuse and/or violence both in the workplace, in terms of its workers, and in the public spaces in which the festival takes place. Even so, DocsBarcelona already has an Anti-Discrimination Code of Conduct since 2023.


DocsBarcelona does not tolerate any form of favoritism, offensive language, discrimination, harassment, abuse, marginalization or insulting behavior based on gender, ethnicity, religion, origin, skin color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic class, caste, functional diversity or age.

DocsBarcelona does not accept sexism, racism, colorism, homophobia, biphobia, interphobia, transphobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, fascism, ableism, ageism or other intersectional forms of discrimination.

DocsBarcelona does not tolerate any act of discrimination, violence, abuse or verbal, physical, sexual or any other kind of harassment towards its visitors, guests, members and employees.

In case of non-compliance with the Code of Conduct, DocsBarcelona reserves the right to revoke and deny access to the festival to the persons involved, with immediate effect.


Any person who has suffered a situation of discrimination, harassment, abuse or violence in the public space of the DocsBarcelona festival or has a related complaint, may choose to express it through a formal or informal process.

You may choose to resolve the conflict informally, before using the formal process, depending on the seriousness of the facts and with the aim of trying to change the behavior of the people involved. It is important to remember that some people may not be aware of their behavior and the impact it has on you. That's why speaking up informally can offer a better understanding and the opportunity to stop their behavior.

If you do not think that the informal process is a viable option for your case, either because of the seriousness of the facts, or because the people involved have not attended your informal complaint, you can decide to follow the formal process to denounce the facts. In this case, the DocsBarcelona staff, located at the festival office at the CCCB (c/Montalegre, 5. Barcelona), will accompany and refer the person to the Department of attention and prevention of abuses in the audiovisual and performing arts sector in Catalonia of the Acadèmia del Cinema Català, which has the support of the Area of Social Rights, Global Justice, Feminisms and LGTBI of the Barcelona City Council and the Area of Equality and Social Sustainability of the Diputació de Barcelona.

The Department for attention and prevention of abuse in the audiovisual and performing arts sector in Catalonia of the Acadèmia del Cinema Català has a Legal and Psychological Attention Service. The service also accepts anonymous complaints from both victims and witnesses: 648 526 848 and (By whatsapp and/or email, answered within 48h).

*The DocsBarcelona Anti-Discrimination Code of Conduct has been developed following the models of the BFI and Berlinale, and in collaboration with the Catalan Film Academy.