L'alternativa takes place in 6 different venues around the city.

CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Montalegre, 5 (Metro L1 Universitat and L3 Catalunya)
This is the main venue of the Festival where films in the Official sections and Parallel sections are screened as well as hosting the Pantalla Hall, and some of the Parallel activities. Also where the opening and closing parties take place.

Cinema Alexandra
Rambla Catalunya, 90 (Metro L3 and L5 Diagonal)
2 screens where films from Official and Parallel sections are projected.

FNAC El Triangle
Plaza Cataluña (Metro L1 and L3 Catalunya)
Screenings of part of the Film Schools program and Parallel section Synergies of History and 1 Oberhausen programme. Free entrance.

Instituto Francés
Moia, 8 (Metro L3 and L5 Diagonal; FGC Provença)
Screenings of the Marguerite Duras retrospective, exposition and round table.

Casa América en Cataluña
Córcega, 299 (Metro L3 and L5 Diagonal; FGC Provença)
Screenings of films from Latin American Film Schools, San Antonio de los Baños monographic and part of the Humberto Solás section.

Sociedad General de Autores and Editores - Fundación Autor
Passeig Colom, 6 (Metro L4 Barceloneta)
Venue for the Film Music masterclass "Listening to Film", Screenwriter Workshop and Music Round Table.