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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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Eleven films to make up the Made in Spain programme

    The Festival will present the documentary ''Querido Fotogramas''   Made in Spain, showcase of the Spanish films of the year to which the Festival offers a platform for their international dissemination, has selected eleven productions,...

''Les météorites / Meteorites'' and ''Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze'' complete the New Directors competition

Fifteen productions will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award One French production, Les Météorites / Meteorites and one Chinese, Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze, complete the New Directors selection at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Kun Yang, from a small city in the South-West of China’s Yunnan province, studied film directing at the Beijing Film Academy. Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze, his first feature film, revolves around a man...

Bi Gan, Hadzihalilovic and Vernier, among others, to compete for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award

  The second feature film Di qiu zui hou de ye wan / Long Day’s Journey into Night, by Bi Gan (Kaili, China, 1989), after his award-winning debut, Kaili Blues, premiered in Un Certain Regard. The film narrates a man’s return to the town of his birth in search of a woman. Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will include the presentation of Kraben Rahu / Manta Ray, following its showing at Venice and Toronto. The first work by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng (Bangkok, 1976) brings the story of a fish...

San Sebastian Fest will recognise the career of the actor, director and producer Danny DeVito

      Danny DeVito (Neptune, New Jersey, United States, 1944) will be presented with a Donostia Award at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on Saturday 22 September in the Kursaal. The fo...

Louis Garrel, Liu Jie, Brillante Mendoza, Tuva Novotny, Peter Strickland, Felix Van Groeningen join the San Sebastian selection

    L’homme fidèle / A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel), Baby (Liu Jie), Alpha, the Right to Kill (Brillante Mendoza), In Fabric (Peter Strickland), Beautiful Boy (Felix Van Groeningen) and the first work Blind Spot (Tuva Novotny) to join the list of candidates for the Golden Shell at the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edi...

Films in Progress 34 to present five first works and one second film

The industry activity, to take place on September 24, 25 and 26, will screen productions from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay   Films in Progress is the programme of aid to Latin American films called twice yearly by the San Sebastian Festival and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse. Created in 2002, today it is a platform for the international launch of new talents and a reference meeting point for the Latin America audiovisual industry.Six films, five first work...

Audiard, Damien Chazelle, Alfonso Cuarón, Mamoru Hosoda, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee, Jia Zhangke to compete at San Sebastrian

The latest works by Jacques Audiard, Damien Chazelle, Alfonso Cuarón, Mamoru Hosoda, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee and Jia Zhangke to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award The first work by Bradley Cooper will bring Perlak to a close The latest film from the winner of last year’s Academy Award for Best Director, Damien Chazelle (Providence, USA, 1985), once again directs Ryan Gosling in First Man as Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the Moon....

The second edition of Glocal in Progress presents three films shot in Greek, Lithuanian and Turkish

  Two films from the first edition of the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages will premiere at the Festival: ‘Dantza’ in the Official Selection, and ‘Un om la locul lui / A Decent Man’, in New Directors   The second edition of Glocal in Progress, the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages, will screen the latest works by the Turkish director Pelin Esmer, the Lithuanian filmmaker Ignas Jonynas ...

Brechner, Hernández Cordón, Katz, Martinessi, Reygadas and Seigner, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award

  Brechner, Hernández Cordón, Katz, Martinessi, Reygadas and Seigner, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award Three films from the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum and four from Films in Progress to figure in the Horizontes Latinos selection ...

Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

          Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which has seen its submissions rise by 34% in a single year The Forum, to run from September 23-26, will include projects from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland, nine of which are first or second films Also selected are projects by directors...

Claire Denis, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase and Valeria Sarmiento, among others, will be competing for the Golden Shell at the 66th

  The second films by Simon Jaquemet and Markus Schleinzer and the third film by Benjamín Naishtat will also form part of the Official Section   Three European filmmakers, two Asians and two Latin Americans direct the films in the first preview of the Official Section of the San Sebastián Festival. The latest films by Claire Denis, Simon Jaquemet, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase, Benjamín Naishtat, Valeria Sarm...

Thirteen filmmakers from Argentina, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Rumania, Russia, Switzerland and Vietnam will be comp

The director of the San Sebastián Festival, José Luis Rebordinos, and the director of Kutxabank in the Donostia area, Gerardo Cangas, have revealed today at a press conference the titles of thirteen first or second films by European, Asian and Latin American directors that will be competing for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award. This year in New Directors, the section that aims to make new filmmakers better known, that is, new ways of thinking about and making cinema, person...

Call for entries for the 14th Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum closes next week

The deadline for the registration of projects is July, 13th     The XIV Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-production Forum will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th September 2018 within the framework of the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Organised by IBAIA (Association of Independent Audiovisual Producers of the Basque Country) and the Industry Department of the San Sebastian Film Festival, this forum is an space in which to present documentary projects to potential fun...

The Ikusmira Berriak programme calls for entries with a new dual-period residency model

        The call for the fifth edition with the new formula opens next Monday, 9 July    The programme of residencies and development of audiovisual projects Ikusmira Berriak, which is organised by the San Sebastian Film Festival, the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture and the Elías Querejeta Cinema School, is changing its model with the call for the fifth edition. So that the film-makers get as much as possible out of the residenc...

The Donostia Award will recognise the career of Hirokazu Kore-eda at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

l The presentation ceremony, to take place at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, will include the screening of the film "Manbiki kazoku / Shoplifters", Golden Palm at Cannes 2018 The Japanese director, the first Asian filmmaker to receive this accolade, has competed four times in the Official Selection and has carried off the Audience Award on two occasions. The Donostia Award will acknowledge, at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, the contribution made to the world of film ...

Preview of the Perlak and Zabaltegi-Tabakalera sections for the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.

Un día más con vida / Another Day of Life'', ''Asako I&II'', ''Cold War'' and ''Three Faces'', among others, to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award A series by Bruno Dumont, the first work from Hu Bo and the latest films by Jean-Luc Godard and Albertina Carri, selected for Zabaltegi-Tabakalera   Films to have won awards at Cannes and Berlin, continuation of the French TV series P&rsquo...

Nest. Film Students, the San Sebastian Festival short film competition, opens its submission period

     The XVII edition of the international film students meeting will run from Monday 24th to Friday 28th September 2018 The XVII edition of Nest. Film Students, the San Sebastian Festival international film students meeting, opens its submission period today, 1st June. Organised by the San Sebastian Festival and the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, the meeting -this year renamed Nest. Film Students-  offers an exchange of experiences on audiovisua...

The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak selects projects from Manuel Abramovich, Grigory Kolomytsev, Elena López Riera, Arantza S

      The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak selects projects from Manuel Abramovich, Grigory Kolomytsev, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban, and Nele Wohlatz The inclusion of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola as a residency programme partner a...

San Sebastian Festival presents its new graphic identity

The Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture hosted the presentation of the San Sebastian Festival's new image and the sections posters for its 66th edition. The graphic identity revamp has the goals to update the brand and increase its visibility; the San Sebastian studio TGA, author of both the new image and the posters, has chosen to use a conch shell of more synthetic lines and greater visual punch to announce a modern Festival, constantly renovated and adapted to a chang...

Films can now be submitted online for participation in the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Films can now be submitted for pre-selection to participate in the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival for all of the sections making up the programme, with the exception of Films in Progress, Glocal in Progress and the International Film Students Meeting, which will have their own specific calls for submissions in the months of April and June respectively. Films for these sections should therefore NOT be submitted at the present time. Feature films submitted for pre-selection will be ...

The Ikusmira Berriak programme opens its call for the submission of projects for its fourth edition

  The Ikusmira Berriak programme of residencies and audiovisual project development opens today, February 5, its call for the submission of programmes for its fourth edition. Participants in the last five editions of the International Film Students Meeting, moviemakers from the Basque Autonomous Community, filmmakers from the rest of Spain and foreign directors can submit their projects for the corresponding categories of the programme promoted by the Tabakalera International Centre for ...

65th San Sebastian slide show

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Photography from the 65th edition of San Sebastian International Festival, ambiance, portraits and awards by Inés Barreda de Biurrun ...

Wendy Mitchell and Roberto Cueto, new San Sebastian Festival delegates in the Nordic countries and South Korea respectively

  Wendy Mitchell, Film Programme Manager at the British Council, is the new San Sebastian delegate for the Nordics. Mitchell, Nordic correspondent for Screen International, editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-Up magazine and collaborator with the Göteborg and Zurich festivals, replaces producer Marianne Slot as the Festival representative in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland.  Slot, who has produced directors such as Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and...

The San Sebastian Festival will change its image in 2018 & There will be no poster contest this year

    The San Sebastian Festival has opened a process of reflection to modernise its image and give it a renewed corporate identity in keeping with the new times of the audiovisual world and of the Festival itself. The posters of this edition will be created as part of this new image strategy, meaning that the contest started in 2011 will not take place this year. The image will be presented at the beginning of May.    ...

65th San Sebastian Film Festival 2017 Awards

        Golden Shell for Best FilmOfficial awards - FIAPF The Disaster Artist James Franco (USA)     Special Jury Prize Handia ...

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