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Blogging from San Sebastian September 17-25, 2021

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 /Recap of 68th edition, video https://youtu.be/fktYpcd5wMc


 


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PROA (Catalan Audiovisual Production Companies Federation) presence at the 63rd San Sebastián International Film Festival

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PROA AT THE 63rd SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL PROA, the audiovisual production companies federation from Catalonia, integrated by the following associations: PRO-FICCIÓ, PRO-DOCS, PRO-TV and PRO-ANIMATS, and which represents a hundred of catalan production companies, will be at the 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival with the following films from its member:   OFICIAL SELECTION (COMPETITION)   “Un dia perfecte per a vola...

NOMA – MY PERFECT STORM will be screening in the Culinary Zinema section

The Feature documentary NOMA – MY PERFECT STORM, a unique journey into the mind of René Redzepi, founder of NOMA will be screening in the Culinary Zinema section at this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film was produced in UK by Documentree Films.   NOMA – MY PERFECT STORM  Screening schedule Tuesday 22nd // 18:15 // Príncipe Cinemas 3 Wednesday 23rd // 16:15 // Príncipe Cinemas 3 Thursday 24th&n...

Cartagena International Film Festival present at 63º San Sebastián Film Festival

  CARTAGENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -FICCI- is present at San Sebastián from September 18-26, 2015. Executives attending:   Hernán Guillermo Piñeres President Board of Directors FICCI presidencia@ficcifestival.com Lina Rodríguez General Director direcciongenera...

Lumière festival will run from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 October 2015 in Lyon and Award Martin Scorsese

Lumière festival 7th edition will run from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 October 2015 in Lyon and offer the Lumiere Award to Martin Scorsese. © Brigitte Lacombe Awarded by the Institut Lumière, the Lumière Award will be presented to Martin Scorsese for entire filmography, for his generous love of film, for his tireless fight for the preservation of the cinema of yesteryear, for his feature films, for his documentaries, for his love of music, for his kind...

Canadian films in San Sebastian

    Canada @ 63. San Sebastián International Film Festival       Opening Film REGRESSION Alejandro AmenÁbar Production Mod Producciones (Spain / Espagne) First Generation Films (Canada) Sales/Ventes The Weinstein Company (U.S. / États-Unis)   Official Section - Competition ...

PARA MINHA AMADA MORTA (To My Beloved) in Competition in San Sebastián

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PARA MINHA AMADA MORTA (To My Beloved) by Aly Muritiba will celebrate its European premiere in the Horizontes Latinos Section at the 63rd San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 24th. The film is thus nominated for the Horizontes Award. PARA MINHA AMADA MORTA (To My Beloved) is Aly Muritiba's first feature film and has just been awarded with the Silver Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film at World Film Festival in Montreal. P...

Fortissimo Films acquires rights to Paula Ortiz’s (DE TU VENTANA A LA MÍA) epic tragedy LA NOVIA (THE BRIDE)

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THE FILM WILL DEBUT IN THE ZABALTEGI SECTION OF THE 63RD SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.   Fortissimo Films announced today its acquisition of International sales rights to Paula Ortiz’s (DE TU VENTANA A LA MÍA) epic tragedy LA NOVIA (THE BRIDE).  The film, which will receive its World Premiere in the Zabaltegi Section of the 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival, is based on the acclaimed play “Bodas de Sangre” (Blood Wedding) from intern...

The People's Choice Award 2015

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  Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for: the audience. This year’s vote has started – vote now and win the chance to join winners and nominees for the awards ceremony ...

Opening Gala presenters at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Cayetana Guillén-Cuervo, Mireia Gabilondo, Edurne Ormazabal and Aitana Sánchez-Gijón will be the gala presenters at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival The journalist and presenter Cayetana Guillén-Cuervo and the actress Mireia Gabilondo will conduct the opening gala of the 63rd San Sebastian Festival on September 18 at 21:00 in the Kursaal Auditorium. To present the contents of the edition, they will be accompanied by Itziar Ituño, Dafne Fer...

British actress Emily Watson will receive the Donostia Award in recognition of her prestigious film career

At the coming San Sebastian Festival, British actress Emily Watson will receive the Donostia Award in recognition of her prestigious film career. Watson will collect the Award at a gala on September 25 in the Kursaal Auditorium.   Born in Islington (UK), Emily Watson trained as an actress at the prestigious London Drama Studio after completing her university studies. She began her professional career in theatre, with works including Lilian Hellmann’s T...

59 000 festival tickets sold in one single day, a record!

On the first day of the festival the box office record (58.987) was hit, with 3 553 more than last year at same date. Congrats to the ccommunication team at the festival.   ...

Paprika Steen president of the jury

Paprika Steen is one of Scandinavia’s greatest actresses. She masters both comedy and drama and can mould herself into any character imaginable. She has received numerous awards and nominations. In the 1990s Steen contributed hugely to the Dogme Movement and starred in the first three Dogme films: Thomas Vinterberg’s The Celebration (1998), Lars Von Trier’s The Idiots (1998), and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen’s Mifune (1999). Steen won...

EZAE sponsors the Youth Award at the San Sebastian Festival

EZAE, the association of cinemas in the Basque Country, will sponsor the Youth Award at this year’s San Sebastian Festival. The decision stems from the association’s commitment to cinematic culture and to the entire film industry. And, above all, from the conviction that far greater effort must be made to find formulas which permit the younger population to frequent cinemas, the perfect setting to enjoy any audiovisual production. Films in the New Directors section and those i...

‘DESDE ALLA’ from Venice to San Sebastian

 Winners in Venezia72 to be seen at 63SIFF      The Venezia 72 Jury, chaired by Alfonso Cuarón, named the Golden Lion for Best Film to: DESDE ALLÁ (FROM AFAR) by Lorenzo Vigas (Venezuela, Mexico). This film took part at the Film in Progress selection in San Sebastian and now finished and awarded returns to Horizontes Latinos at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival beginning on Friday 18th. Other films participating in San Sebastian straight...

Cooperación Española Award, a new accolade at the 63rd San Sebastian Festival

  The award will go to the Ibero-American film that best contributes to human development, the eradication of poverty and the full exercise of human rights   The 63rd San Sebastian Festival will award, for the first time, the new Cooperación Española Award to the producer of the Latin American Film that best c...

Eleven Spanish films make up the Made in Spain section of the San Sebastian Festival

      The San Sebastian Festival will present in its Made in Spain section some of the best Spanish productions of the year. The titles programmed for the 63nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival are:     ...

Professional Agenda at San Sebastian

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Numerous industry activities are scheduled for the 63rd San Sebastian Festival. Said activities are detailed in the Professional Agenda and will be updated daily on the Festival website. Updates will also be included in the daily News Flash sent out to accredited industry guests.   Throughout the Festival, and particularly on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd, to coincide with the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum and Films in Progress, San Sebastian will become a meeting place between member...

SAVAGE CINEMA has confirmed the directors and athletes who will be representing their films at the San Sebastián Fikm Fest

  Xavier De Le Rue and Rafa Ortiz, together with seven of the directors, will be attending the premieres of their films at some of the city’s best venues, among them Teatro Victoria Eugenia and the Kursaal   “Savage Cinema” is back for its third year at the Festival and will launch on Friday 18th with the screening of Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans at Teatro Victoria Eugenia. The film is to be...

''Hotel Transylvania 2'' will be screened at the 63rd San Sebastian Festival

  The screening will take place at the Antonio Elorza Velodrome with the presence of the actors in the Spanish version     Hotel Transylvania 2, the new film from Sony Pictures Animation, will be screened at the coming San Sebastian Festival, as part of the Velodrome Section, on S...

The FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2015 for best film of the year goes to ''Mad Max: Fury Road'' by George Miller

 The film will collect the accolade at the San Sebastian Festival     Mad Max: Fury Road has been voted best film by the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. The vote for the FIPRESCI Gran Prix 2015 saw the participation of 493 Federation members around the world, who made their choice from among films to have premiered after 1 July 2014. The first round ended in a last vote to be made among the f...

Eight feature films will be presented in the Zinemira section of the San Sebastian International Film Festival

  The Zinemira Award 2015 will go to Karmele Soler   The 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival will present eight feature films in the Zinemira section, dedicated to films produced in the Basque Country. Four world premieres and another four titles from this year’s production make up the selection. All of the premieres compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award, alongside the remaining productions with a minimum of 20% Basque production presented as a world premiere in any of the ...

Presentation of the 63rd San Sebastian Festival

Today saw the presentation of the 63rd San Sebastian Festival, to take place from September 18 to 26. Its Director, José Luis Rebordinos, and two members of the Management Committee, Maialen Beloki and Joxean Fernández, announced its contents, the composition of certain juries and the names of those who will attend this new edition. The actress Emily Watson will receive the Donostia Award in recognition of her career on September 25. Other outstanding actors will also ...

Emily Watson, Donostia Award at the 63rd San Sebastian Festival

                           At the coming San Sebastian Festival, British actress Emily Watson will receive the Donostia Award in recognition of her prestigious film career. Watson will collect the Award at a gala on September 25 in the Kursaal Auditorium.   Born in Islington (UK), Emily Watson trained as an actress at the prestigious London Drama Studio after completing her university studies. S...

Eight films will be presented in the Zinemira section- 63SSIFF

  The 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival will present eight feature films in the Zinemira section, dedicated to films produced in the Basque Country. Four world premieres and another four titles from this year’s production make up the selection. All of the premieres compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award, alongside the remaining productions with a minimum of 20% Basque production presented as a world premiere in any of the Festival sections. The Irizar Award is decide...

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