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Blogging from San Sebastian September 20-28, 2019

Coverage Recap of 61st edition. Photo gallery 2013 Recap of 63rd edition, video I Recap of 64th edition, video I Recap of 65th edition, video / Recap of 66th edition https://youtu.be/QaoU9ZXi4Rg


 


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Woody Allen’s new film, ‘Rifkin’s Festival’, will open the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

The world premiere of ‘Rifkin’s Festival’, Woody Allen’s new film, will open the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Festival The romantic comedy, shot in San Sebastian, stars Elena Anaya, Louis Garrel, Gina Gershon, Sergi López, Wallace Shawn and Christoph Waltz The world premiere of Woody Allen’s latest movie, Rifkin’s Festival, will open, out of competition, the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on September 18 in the Kursaal Auditorium. &...

Viggo Mortensen to receive a Donostia Award in recognition of his career

The North American actor will present ‘Falling’, his directorial debut, at the Festival’s 68th edition The actor and filmmaker Viggo Mortensen will receive a Donostia Award in recognition of his career at the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, where the North American star will present the film Falling, his directorial debut. The movie, which closed the Sundance Festival and is one of those selected for the Festival de Cannes, will have its European premiere at San...

The San Sebastian Festival extends the film submission deadline until June 30

Given the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, the San Sebastian Festival has decided to extend the online submission period for the pre-selection of films for its 68th edition by two weeks. This means that films proposed for participation in any of the sections making up its programme can be submitted until June 30. The calls for submissions of films for Culinary Zinema (June 15), WIP Latam, WIP Europa and Nest (all three on June 1) maintain their initial dates. ...

We Are One: the first-ever co-curated programming lineup from 21 festivals including San Sebastian

We Are One: A Global Film Festival announces the first-ever co-curated programming lineup featuring 21 of the most prolific film festivals in the world 10-Day Digital Festival, Produced and Organized by Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube, will Feature Programming from Festivals including Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and San Sebastian International Film Festival Highlights Include Online Premiere of ‘Ricky Powell’ featuring Natash...

WIP Latam and WIP Europa, the San Sebastian Festival’s new works in progress, are born

Films in Progress and Glocal in Progress give way to two new programmes for films in post-production from Latin America and Europe respectively WIP Latam will have an award of 30,000 euros sponsored by EGEDA The San Sebastian Festival creates WIP Latam and WIP Europa, two new works in progress (WIP) for Latin American and European productions at the post-production stage. WI...

University of the Basque Country Summer Course ‘Critical approaches to film festivals’

The course  The San Sebastian Festival, the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa organise the University of the Basque Country Summer Course ‘Critical approaches to film festivals’ which will run from September 1-3 : registration on www.uik.eus   The San Sebastian Festival and the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE), created and financed by Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, will participate in the University of the Basque ...

SanSebastian Film Fest joins YouTube to Announce 'We Are One: A Global Film Festival' Starting May 29

The 10-day digital festival, produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises, will feature programming from 20 festivals including Berlin Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival and many more, enabling audiences to experience films from around the world Festival to benefit World Health Organization Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube jointly announced today We Are One: A Global Film Festival, an unprecedented 10-d...

The San Sebastian Festival opens the call for submissions for the second edition of the Zinemaldia Startup Challenge

The competition is open to entrepreneurs and startups proposing new business projects based on introducing new technologies to the audiovisual field The deadline for submissions is June 1 Today the San Sebastian Festival opens its second call for submissions for the Zinemaldia Startup Challenge, a competition for technology projects in the audiovisual field. The initiative will run in th...

Films for the XVI Documentary Co-Production forum Lau Haizetara can now be submitted

  The deadline for the registration of projects is 10 July The XVI Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-production Forum will take place on 22, 23 and 24 September 2020 within the framework of the 68th San Sebastian International Film Festival. This forum is organised by IBAIA (Association of Independent Audiovisual Producers of the Basque Country) and the San Sebastian Film Festival. From among the total number of registered projects, fourteen will be selected to be presented bef...

The San Sebastian Festival opens its call for submissions for the ninth edition of the Forum

The deadline for submitting projects from Europe and Latin America is June 15 The ninth edition of the San Sebastian Festival Forum opens its call for audiovisual projects from Europe and Latin America with a minimum runtime of 60 minutes and 20% of their financing guaranteed. European projects must have an express connection with Latin America. The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum will consist of one day, September 20, for pitchings by the selected projects, followed b...

The San Sebastian and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse festivals will no longer jointly organise Films in Progress

  The San Sebastian Festival and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse created, in 2002, Films in Progress, a pioneer industry activity which has inspired similar formats at numerous international markets and festivals. It was born with the intention to back the production of Latin American cinema and to achieve the completion of films at the post-production stage. This activity was held twice-yearly: the first coinciding with the dates of the Toulouse festival in March and the second...

PACIFICADO / PACIFIED by PAXTON WINTERS (BRAZIL) wins the Golden Shell for Best Film in San Sebastian

            Official awards - FIAPF Golden Shell for Best Film       PACIFICADO / PACIFIED PAXTON WINTERS (BRAZIL)   Special Jury Prize © Carole Bethuel   PROXIMA   ALICE WINOCOUR (FRANCE - GERMANY)     ...

Javier Martín and Natalia Marín join the San Sebastian Festival selection committee

Martín will also be a delegate in Latin America and Roberto Cueto will assume representation of the Festival in Eastern Europe   The San Sebastian Festival has incorporated two professionals to its selection committee, the programmers Javier Martín and Natalia Marín. Javier Martín's career has been connected to festivals including Berlin, Cannes (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs), Cinéma du Réel and San Sebastian. Natalia Marín is a ...

VIDEO: Bono handing the Donostia Award for Penélope Cruz, huge surprise and emotion for all

The actress received the San Sebastian Festival's most important honorary award from Bono (U2) in a surprise ceremony which got her in tears...     Penélope Cruz (Madrid, 1974) has received the third Donostia Award of the 67th edition from Bono, the frontman of U2, at a gala representing a surprise for both the honoured guest and for the audience. This was the San Sebastian  Festival's tribute to the Spanish actress to enjoy greatest international  ...

Nest Film Students Award in San Sebastian

<     ORONA AWARD - Nest Film Students Best Short Film The Nest Films Students Jury of the 67th Edition decide to give the ORONA  AWARD - Nest Film Students Best Short Film to: "EM CASO DE FOGO / IN CASE OF FIRE" Tomás Paula Marques (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema – ESTC, Portugal) For creating a subtle and atmospheric portrait of adolescence in rural Portugal The award carries 10,000 euros. Special mention to "FIEBRE AU...

San Sebastian Industry Awards 2019

  FILMS IN PROGRESS 36 FILMS IN PROGRESS 36 INDUSTRY AWARD Ad Hoc Studios / Deluxe-Spain / Dolby Iberia / Laserfilm Cine y Video / Nephilim Producciones / No Problem Sonido / Wanda Visión SIN SEÑAS PARTICULARES / NON DISTINGUISHING FEATURES, Fernanda Valadez Produced by: Corpulenta Producciones (Mexico) GLOCAL IN PROGRESS GLOCAL IN PROGRESS INDUSTRY AWARD Ad Hoc Studios / BTeam Pictures / Deluxe-Spain / Dolby Iberia / Laserfilm Cine y Video / Nephil...

‘Joker’ has been selected as the surprise film of the 67th edition and will play in 6 spanish cities

For the first time, the San Sebastian Film Festival will do a screening simultaneously in six Spanish cities   This event will take place at the same time on September 28th at 6 pm in: San Sebastian, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Seville. Tickets for this surprise film at Victoria Eugenia Theatre (San Sebastian) went on sale on September 15th.  The San Sebastian Film Festival and Warner Bros. Pictures Spain have selected the following cinemas in different ...

Penélope Cruz will receive the Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Festival's 67th edition.

Photo Gari Garaialde The Spanish actress is the protagonist on two occasions: she will receive its most important accolade, which has been recognising the career and contribution of great figures to the world of cinema since 1986, and her image will feature on the Festival poster. Penélope Cruz (Madrid, 1974) is the Spanish actress to enjoy greatest international recognition: she received best supporting actress Academy Award and Bafta for her part in Vicky Cristina Barcelona&nbs...

Donald Sutherland has received the second Donostia Award

Donald Sutherland (Saint John, New Brunswick, 1935) has received the second Donostia Award at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, which paid tribute to the actor for an excellent career spanning fifty years. The Canadian actor received the Festival’s highest honorary distinction from its Director, José Luis Rebordinos. Before receiving the statuette, Donald Sutherland said thank you several times in Basque (“mila esker, Euskal Herria”) to the audience in t...

Political Donostia Award for Costa-Gavras

  “This award is so precious for us, the filmmakers”, said the director      The French filmmaker of Greek origin, Costa-Gavras (Loutra-Iraias, 1933) has received the first Donostia Award at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival which, with its highest honorary distinction, has paid tribute to one of the leading exponents of films on political and social issues in all history. Tonight the Victoria Eugenia Theatre hosted the gala ...

James Franco's ‘Zeroville’ kicked out of competition because of Russian release

The latest work from James Franco cannot compete for the Golden Shell due to having been released in commercial cinemas in Russia only a few days prior to its participation in the Festival   Zeroville, the film directed James Franco, will be screened out of competition in the Official Selection and will not be able to compete for the Golden Shell, due to having been released in commercial cinemas in Russia only a few days prior to its screening at the 67th edition of the San Sebastia...

EFP's PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE Connecting with Latin American Colleagues in San Sebastian

Following the call of EFP (European Film Promotion) the San Sebastian International Film Festival has selected and invited eight PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE to share their experience, discuss new projects and foster future co-productions at the 8th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum (September 22 - 25). French producer Hélène Cases of Lionceaux Films, who attends the Forum for the second time is looking forward to joining her colleagues again: "My attendance in 2017 lead to ...

Eva Green and Juliette Binoche will also attend the Festival’s 67th edition to present 'Proxima' and 'La vérité'

    Two prestigious French actresses join the list of attendees at the San Sebastian Festival. Eva Green (Paris, 1980), the star of The Dreamers and Euphoria, will accompany the director Alice Winocour to present her film Proxima, a contender in the Official Selection. For her part, Juliette Binoche (Paris, 1964), who visited the Festival last year with High Life (Claire Denis) and Vision (Naomi Kawase), will also come to San Sebastian to present La ...

The former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will not attend the screening of Adults in the Room in San Sebastian

Yanis Varoufakis will not attend the Costa-Gavras Donostia Award gala José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, will present the award to the filmmaker prior to the screening of his film ‘Adults in the Room’   The former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will not attend the screening of Adults in the Room, to take place tomorrow following the gala at which the Donostia Award will be presented to the person responsible for its making, Costa-Gavras. The San ...

The opening gala of the San Sebastian Festival endorses the “ancient ritual of going to a cinema to watch films”

The 67th edition starts with acknowledgement of the public: “The Festival wouldn’t be the same without it”   Tonight, the Kursaal Auditorium hosted the opening gala of the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival which wanted to “unashamedly endorse an almost forgotten ancient ritual: going to the cinema to watch films”. Directed by Borja Crespo in collaboration with Susana Fernández and Borja Echevarría, the gala was presented by the actres...

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