Organized by:

Participating Organizations:

Pasqual Maragall Foundation
Uszheimer Foundation
Minimal Films
Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Online/Virtual
  • Other
  • Other: Film screenings and post-screening discussions

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • Seniors
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The BRAIN FILM FEST is a annual event that takes place over 4 days in Barcelona (SPAIN). Its objective is to open up audiences to the fascinating world of the human brain through the film screenings, talks, and workshops. The film festival also hosts a short film competition, encouraging filmmakers to submit films relevant to the brain, where there are monetary prizes.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Word of mouth from previous attendees.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Our newsletter, social media, and press releases were foremost in getting to our audiences. Also, the festival has a strong word of mouth component. A large portion of our survey responded that it had been recommended to them.


What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

This past three editions we have had online viewing available and believe the participation in BAW has helped bring in international audiences.

Event Photos

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Presenters and participants of a roundtable discussion after the documentary film IN SILICO

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Photocall of Closing Night participants

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Post-screening talk with director Christos Nikou, after the film APPLES.

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Audience before Opening Night ceremony and screening

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Participants of a neurodance workshop

Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Alicia Reginato

Contact Phone:

+34 670719885

Contact Email:

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