Production and Services

What can we do?

Parallel 40 provides production and management services for audiovisual projects.

As a PRODUCTION COMPANY Parallel 40 produces own projects or delegated productions for television and coproduces nationally and internationally. It also offers consulting services to rough cut projects by other companies.

In the last 20 years it has produced more than 150 documentaries. Among others, a series of 6 full-length films bout Barcelona, directed by Lluís Permanyer, all of them broadcasted in the primer time documentary slot of the Catalan Public Broadcaster.

As a MANAGEMENT COMPANY, Parallel 40 organizes audiovisual events such as festivals, conferences or professional markets, among others. Some of the most outstanding assignments in this area are:

    On behalf of the City Council of Reus, Parallel 40 organizes and manages this festival specialized in films with archive images since 2009.
    On behalf of the Audiovisual Cluster of Catalunya, Parallel 40 organizes a film pitching where the best audiovisual projects emerged from the Catalan universities meet the audiovisual sector of the country (producers, distributors and televisions) to favor the exchange of knowledge and business opportunities.
    On behalf of the City Council of Barcelona, Parallel 40 organized the Film Comissions International Conference, which took place in Barcelona in September 2015, a dialogue and training forum focused on the aims and competences of shooting promotion services run by local and regional governments from around the world. 300 assistants from 20 countries debated about the relation between shootings and tourism.
    With 13 years of experience on behalf of the Barcelona City Council coordinating and managing Barcelona Plató Film Comission (currently Barcelona-Catalunya Film Comission) Parallel 40 offers Film Commission consulting, advice, design and management services.


Who we are

Parallel40 is an international company working in audiovisual production and management with headquarters in Barcelona. Its founder and director, Joan Gonzàlez, started the project in 1996 with the aim of fostering and promoting documentaries. For this reason and maintaining the same initial philosophy, the team at Parallel40 has specialized from the start in various areas: Production, Screening, Distribution and Training.

Parallel40 is a member of the Associació de Productors de Documentals (PRO-DOCS) and of the European Documentary Network (EDN).


Parallel 40’s Mission is to contribute to society’s cultural enrichment through the audiovisual medium.


Parallel 40’s Vision is to become a national benchmarck company in the areas of documentary and audiovisual management.


Parallel 40’s Values are commitment, trust, complicity, rigor, and results, both in our relationship with clients and suppliers, and with our team.