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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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''Mad Max: Fury Road'', FIPRESCI Award at San Sebastian Film 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 v...

Short films and Schools Selected at The 14th International Film Students Meeting

    The 14th International Film Students Meeting will take place on 22nd-25th September at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival and is going to have Tabakalera-Contemporary Culture International Centre as new headquarters   Yet another year the San Sebastian Festival and Tabakalera present the International Film Students Meeting, an event seeking to shed light on the work of students from film schools across the world. The pre-selection of works for this 1...

European Film Forum event on “Audiences in motion” planned for San Sebastian Fest

The San Sebastian International Film Festival and Creative Europe MEDIA organise a European Film Forum event on “Audiences in motion” in the framework of this year’s edition Donostia - San Sebastian. San Telmo Museum. Sunday, September 20 DEVELOPING AUDIENCES - Audiences in Motion The European Film Forum is a platform facilitated by the European Commission for a structured dialogue between policy makers and stakeholders in the audio-visual sector. The aim is to develop a s...

The programme of aid to Latin American cinema, Films in Progress 28, lines up 6 films

  Six films by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Eliane Caffé, Daniel Hendler, Marialy Rivas, Pepa San Martín and Rober Calzadilla to be presented at Films in Progress 28 Films in Progress 28 will take place on September 21, 22 and 23 The Films in Progress 28 call for submissions received 113 films from 20 countries. The final selection includes the following titles: Aquí no ha pasado nada (Much Ado About Nothing) ...

Retrospective to directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack in San Sebastian Film Fest

  The 63rd San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a retrospective to directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack     Merian C. Cooper (1893-1973) and Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893-1979) were, in the golden age of Hollywood, one of the strangest and most exciting creative twosomes ever to come out of Hollywood. The coming edition of the San Sebastian Festival will recover their work in a cycle dedicated to th...

35 films lined up in the ''Japanese Independent Cinema 2000-2015'' retrospective

      The 63rd San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a cycle to new Japanese independent cinema produced in Japan over the last fifteen years. Beyond the bounds of the films produced by the big studios, the phenomenon of independent cinema in Japan has generated an important source of cinematic creativity expressed in a series of films produced outside the industry. This category includes not only the first work...

The latest works by Liu Hao, Joachim Lafosse and Peter Sollett join the San Sebastian Festival Official Selection

The latest works by Liu Hao, Joachim Lafosse and Peter Sollett join the Official Selection in competition at the 63rd San Sebastian Festival Peter Grönlund’s film ''Tjuvheder / Thieves Honour'' closes the New Directors selection   Three new competing titles join those previously announced for the Official Selection at the coming San Sebastian Festival: the Chinese director Liu Hao returns to San Sebastian with Xiang bei fang / Back to the North, five years af...

Fourteen titles compete in Horizontes Latinos at the 63rd San Sebastian Festival

"El club", by Pablo Larraín, will open the section The San Sebastian Festival will once again present, in its 63rd edition, some of the most outstanding Latin American films of the year. The Horizontes Latinos programme includes fourteen productions from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. Films that have competed or premiered at important international festivals, but which have not yet been screened at a Spanish festival or had th...

Best of Fests to screenat the Pearls section at the San Sebastian Festival

A selection of important titles presented at other international festivals will screen in the Pearls section at the San Sebastian Festival          Anomalisa Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson ...

24 titles to be presented in the Zabaltegi section of the San Sebastian Festival

Yet another year, the Zabaltegi section will become a privileged space at the San Sebastian Festival as it reveals some of the most difficult to classify and suggestive proposals in today’s movie scene. The Zabaltegi programme at the 63rd edition showcases the Spanish premieres of the latest works by reputed filmmakers (Laurie Anderson, Jem Cohen, Anca Damian, Andrés Di Tella, Eric Khoo, Corneliu Porumboiu, Walter Salles, Alexander Sokurov) alongside films selected for intern...

''Regression'', by Alejandro Amenábar, will open the 63rd San Sebastian Festival

                      Alejandro Amenábar’s latest film, Regression, will open the coming edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The world premiere of the film, presented in the Official Selection out of competition, will take place on September 18 in the Kursaal Auditorium.   Regression has an international cast headlining Ethan Hawke, Emma Watson, David Thewlis and David Dencik. In his sixth feature fi...

"London Road" a musical to close San Sebastian fest

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The film ''London Road'', by Rufus Norris, will close the San Sebastian Festival The 63rd San Sebastian Festival will come to a close on September 26 with the out of competition screening of the British film London Road, fresh from the Toronto Festival. Produced by BBC Films, the British Film Institute and the National Theatre and directed by Rufus Norris with a screenplay by Alecky Blythe and music by Adam Cork, the film is a big-screen adaptation of the musical of the sam...

The greatest directors in the Pearls section at San Sebastian fest

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A selection of important titles presented at other international festivals will screen in the Pearls section at the San Sebastian Festival The 63rd San Sebastian Festival will offer, as part of its Pearls section, the Spanish premiere of some of the most important films presented during the year at different international festivals.   Among the films selected are the Golden Bear-winner at the Berlin Festival, Taxi Teheran by Jafar Pahani; Me and Earl and the Dying Gi...

Savage Cinema films announced

                                                         Savage Cinema presents its largest and most diverse selection of titles to date. In this year’s line-up, the section announces six movies and two shorts, including the first Spanish production in the section and state of the art films about sports such as kayaking, car racing and climbing....

Presentation of the fifth edition of ''Culinary Zinema: Film and gastronomy''

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The Basque Culinary Center, the San Sebastian Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival presented the programme of the “Culinary Zinema” section. The press conference was attended by Thomas Struck, Head of the “Culinary Cinema” section at the Berlin Festival, Joxe Mari Aizega, Director of the Basque Culinary Center, and José Luis Rebordinos, Director of the San Sebastian Film Festival. The five years of collaboration between the San Sebastian Festiva...

Official Selection at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Terence Davies, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Mamoru Hosoda, Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu, Philippe Lesage, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Levan Tutberidze and Ben Wheatley to compete in the Official Selection at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival Terence Davies, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Mamoru Hosoda, Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu, Philippe Lesage, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Levan Tutberidze and Ben Wheatley to compete in the Official Selection at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian ...

16 projects in development from 17 countries will be presented at the IV Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum

The Forum will run on September 21, 22 and 23 at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival   Fifteen projects, the majority as yet unseen at international co-production gatherings, have been selected from among the total of 173 projects submitted from 21 countries. Furthermore, in the framework of the Festival’s collaboration with the Ibermedia Programme, one project, selected at the Workshop to develop film projects from Central America and the Caribbean, will participate in...

The film ''Un otoño sin Berlín'' will be presented at the Basque Film Gala

  The film directed by Lara Izagirre Un otoño sin Berlín will have its premiere during the San Sebastian Festival, in the framework of the Basque Film Gala on 21 September in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.   Un otoño sin Berlín is programmed as part of the Festival’s Zinemira section and competes for the Irizar Basque Film Award, which goes to the best Basque film presented as a world premiere.   The film stars Irene Escolar, Tamar Novas, Ram&...

San Sebastian reveals the films in selection

Today a presentation was held in the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas headquarters of the films produced in Spain to be screened at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival, opening on September 18. José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and Maialen Beloki, member of the Management Committee announced the titles to be presented in the different sections. Some of the big-name Spanish filmmakers will compete with their latest works for the Golden S...

Best beer sponsor at The San Sebastian Festival

    Yesterday the sponsorship agreement was signed between the Keler beer brand and the San Sebastian International Festival. José Rebordinos, Director of the San Sebastian Festival, and Daniel Idigoras, Head of Keler, renewed the agreement for the coming five editions under which Keler will remain in place as a Festival sponsor and its official beer.   As in previous years, on the Kursaal Auditorium terrace, Keler will install its “Keler Moments” tent, a ...

The jury for the short film competition “Euskaraz bizi nahi dut” 2015

The fourth edition of the “Euskaraz bizi nahi dut” short film competition organised by Kontseilua with the collaboration of the San Sebastian Festival now has its jury. In this edition, the director, screenwriter and producer Jon Garaño joins Maialen Beloki, member of the San Sebastian Festival management committee, and Paul Bilbao, Secretary General of Kontseilua. Jon Garaño studied Journalism and Advertising at the University of the Basque Country and Film at Sarob...

San Sebastian´s New Director´s Award line up revealed

                                                Today the selection of films in the New Directors section was announced. The Director of the San Sebastian Festival, José Luis Rebordinos, together with Ander Aizpurua Kutxabank´s Wholesale Banking Director, revealed the titles of the thirteen films to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award, decided b...

Spanish films at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival

                      Today a presentation was held in the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas headquarters of the films produced in Spain to be screened at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival, opening on September 18. José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and Maialen Beloki, member of the Management Committee announced the titles to be presented in the different sections. Some of the ...

Call for Entries for this year’s Savage Cinema

Submit your 2015 action sports and adventure films until July 16th More than three years ago, Savage Cinema was born to bring adventure and action sports movies to the San Sebastian Film Festival. This edition marks a turning point in its trajectory: the section no longer is a new project – it evolved to an entity in its own right, outstanding for its efforts to bring the latest action sports and adventure productions to the general public – in cinemas and in the streets. In its ...

Gas Natural Fenosa is renewing its agreement as Official Sponsor of the Festival

Gas Natural Fenosa is renewing its agreement as Official Sponsor of the Festival and is presenting the shorts that form part of Cinergy in its second year.   Images in high resolution  Today the company presented this unique film project for the second year running, in which the directors, Isabel Coixet, Santiago Segura and Paco León have taken part with stories that raise awareness about energy efficiency through humour. During the presentation of the proj...

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