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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 /Recap of 68th edition, video



San Sebastian announces the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Awards

  SONG FOR THE JUNGLE (Short film) JEAN-GABRIEL PÉRIOT  (FRANCE) Calais a few weeks before its clearing: The Jungle is a place where thousands of migrants live and wait to go to England, or just for somebody to take care of them. They wander in this abandoned place, hoping to survive our indifference.     SPECIAL MENTION     LOS QU...

17th Nest Film Students Awards in San Sebastian

  The Jury of the 17th International Film Students Meeting, consisting of students from centres in Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America; chaired by José Luis Torres Leiva has decided to grant the following awards: Panavision Award to the film: For showing us an insight into a child’s mind, confined in a world in which he finds himsel...

Robert Pattinson at San Sebastián film festival

The iconic actor is in town for his film High Life!   ...

Bradley Cooper in San Sebastian with "A Star is Born"

Bradley Cooper will attend the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival to present his first work as a movie director, "A Star is Born"   The American actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper will attend the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival to present his first work as a movie director, A Star is Born. In the iconic love story A Star is Born, four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (Philadelphia, USA, 1975) makes his director...

Industry Awards 2018 in San Sebastian

    FILMS IN PROGRESS 34 AWARDS FILMS IN PROGRESS 34 INDUSTRY AWARD Ad Hoc Studios, Deluxe-Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No Problem Sonido and Wanda Visión LOS TIBURONES (THE SHARKS), Lucía Garibaldi (Uruguay - Argentina) FILM FACTORY AWARD LOS TIBURONES (THE SHARKS), Lucía Garibaldi (Uruguay - Argentina)     GLOCAL IN PROGRESS AWARDS GLOCAL IN PROGRESS ...

Naomi Kawase cancels her visit to the San Sebastian Film Festival

by Bruno Chatelin Director Naomi Kawase who was expected to present her film Vision at the San Sebastian Film Festival had to cancel her visit to San Sebastian because of personal reasons. Naomi Kawasi regrets not being able to attend the festival and she wants to express her gratitude to the Festival for the selection of Vision at the official competition. The producer Marianne Slot and the leading actress Juliette Binoche will represent the film.     ...

Chris Hemsworth will attend the closing film night with "Bad Times at the El Royale" filmmaker Drew Goddard

Chris Hemsworth will attend the closing film night of the Festival’s 66th edition, together with "Bad Times at the El Royale" filmmaker Drew Goddard This is Goddard’s second film, following his first feature, The Cabin in the Woods     The actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) will accompany filmmaker Drew Goddard in the European premiere of Bad Times at the El Royale, which will close the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Film Festival’s 66...

The San Sebastian Festival opens today its 66th edition with humour

Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José and Borja Echevarría are responsible for writing and directing the ceremony   The opening gala will be broadcast live by La 2, ETB1,, and the Festival website.Actresses Nagore Aranburu and Belén Cuesta will take the gala through its steps at the opening of the San Sebastian Festival, tomorrow, Friday 21, at 21:00 in the Kursaal Auditorium. The gala has been written and directed by Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José and Borja...

Fourteen short films to compete in Nest Film Students, which has seen its submissions rise by 48% in a year

The 17th edition of the Meeting, to take place from 24-28 September at Tabakalera, will host the masterclasses given by Alexander Payne, Peter Strickland, Jaime Rosales, Albertina Carri and Virgil Vernier, who will also preside over the jury The 17th edition of Nest Film Students, the international meeting for film students running from 24-28 September in the framework of San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition, has selected, from among the 305 works presented by 139 schools in 41 countri...

The San Sebastian Film Festival will host a European Film Forum conference on international funds

    On 24th September, in the context of the San Sebastián Film Festival, an event focusing on film support funds in Europe and Latin America will be held. Given the strategic position of the Festival, the event -promoted by Creative Europe MEDIA in the frame of the European Film Forum- will be a good occasion for key stakeholders to meet and discuss film funding opportunities in the international sphere. The aim of the forum is therefore to present the most relevant funds ...

The Romanian filmmaker Constantin Popescu completes the Official Jury of the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition

Programmer Juliette Duret closes the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award Jury The Official Jury of the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition, presided over by the North American filmmaker Alexander Payne, accompanied by the actors Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Rossy de Palma, the producer Agnes Johansen and the director of photography Bet Rourich, is now complete with the incorporation of Romanian filmmaker Constantin Popescu, who competed in the Official Selection last year with the fi...

The Cooperación Española award goes to the Ibero-American film making the greatest contribution to development

      For the fourth year running, AECID joins the San Sebastian Festival to give its Cooperación Española Award to the Ibero-American film making the greatest contribution to human development, the eradication of poverty and the full exercise of human rights.   The Award is part of the alliance between AECID and the San Sebastian Festival to promote the Ibero-American audiovisual industry. The Cooperación Española Award will be present...

Confirmed guests at 66th San Sebastian Festival

  As well as the Donostia Award winners at the 66th edition, Judi Dench, Danny DeVito and Hirokazu Koreeda, Juliette Binoche, Laetitia Casta, Timothée Chalamet, Ricardo Darín, Lily-Rose Depp, Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Mercedes Morán, Robert Pattinson and John C. Reilly, among many others, have confirmed their presence in San Sebastian Filmmakers Jacques A...

The world premier of “Bad Times at the El Royale” to close the Official Selection of the Festival’s 66th edition

  The world premier of “Bad Times at the El Royale” to close the Official Selection of the Festival’s 66th edition The second film directed by Drew Goddard (“The Cabin in the Woods”) stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson, among others   The world premier of Bad Times at the El Royale will close the Official Selection of the Festival’s 66th edition, out of competition. This is Drew Goddard’s second film, following ...

The screening of ''Ladri di biciclette / Bycicle Thieves'' opens Klasikoa, a yearly rendezvous with a restored classic at the Sa

  Thierry Frémaux will present this collaboration between the Festival and Lyon’s Lumière Festiva   Following the memorable presentation last year of Lumière ! L’aventure commence (Lumière! The Adventure Begins), a screening with comments by the director of the Cannes Festival and of the Lumière Institute, Thierry Frémaux, the San Sebastian Festival and the Lumière Festival in Lyon now open collaboration on what will becom...

Twenty Basque productions to be presented at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

  Fifteen feature films, world premieres at the Festival, will compete for the Irizar Award Zinemira will open with 'Mudar la piel' and close with 'Black is Beltza' Ramón Agirre will collect the Zinemira Award at the Basque Film Gala, to include the screening of 'Jainkoak ez dit barkatzen'   The 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival will host more Basque productions than ever, twenty films distributed between the Official Selection...

Donostia Awards and tribute to the career of legendary actress Judi Dench

        The British actress Judi Dench will receive the prestigious Donostia Award at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival next month. The Festival’s highest honorary award will be presented on Tuesday, September 25th, prior to the scr...

French actress Isabelle Huppert features on the official poster of San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition

  The San Sebastian Festival is launching a new line of official posters, with the one chosen for the 66th edition featuring the French actress Isabelle Huppert. “It is an honour for the Festival that one of the best working actresses, who brings us marvellous new films every year, has accepted to be the image of the San Sebastian Festival,” said the Festival Director, José Luis Rebordinos. The official poster follows the line of the Festival’s new graph...

Seven productions from Argentina, Canada, France, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Singapore on the menu of Culinary Zinema

The San Sebastian Festival section associating gastronomy and cinema is jointly organised with the Basque Culinary Center and in collaboration with the Berlin Festival Bihar dok 13, by Ander Iriarte (Echevarriatik Etxeberriara) and Aitor Bereziartua, confronts several students at the Basque Culinary Center with Gaur and Ez Dok Amairu, the movements responsible for revamping the Basque artistic panorama fifty years ago, in order for each one to recreate a dish inspired in a work of art. ...

''Phantom Thread'', to receive the FIPRESCI 2018 Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year in San Sebastian

Paul Thomas Anderson will receive the distinction for the third time in San Sebastian     Phantom Thread has been voted Best Film of 2018 by the members of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. The vote was decided by 473 critics from all over the world, who chose this production from among all of the films premiered after 1 July 2017. The other three finalists were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri by Martin McDonagh (City of Donostia / San Sebast...

The five filmmakers from the Ikusmira Berriak programme's fourth edition began their six-week residencies this week

''The context of Ikusmira Berriak is ideal for concentrating on a single project''     The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak began last Monday, August 20th. During the six weeks that the residencies last, the five filmmakers chosen from the 155 proposals received Manuel Abramovich, Nele Wohlatz, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban and Grigory Kolomytsev, will undertake their projects at the Tabakalera Artist's Space. Also travelling to San Sebasti&a...


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