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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



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

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 ...

16th International Film Students Meeting at San Sebastian 2017

    The Jury of the 16th International Film Students Meeting, consisting of students from centres in Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain and the USA; chaired by José Luis Torres Leiva has decided to grant the following awards: Panavision Award to the film: For its precision in emotion and tone, rich performances and strong direction, walking a thin line between path...

San Sebastian 2017 Industry Awards

    FILMS IN PROGRESS 32 INDUSTRY AWARD Ad Hoc Studios, Deluxe-Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No Problem Sonido and Wanda Visión FILMS IN PROGRESS 32 INDUSTRY AWARD FERRUGEM, Aly Muritiba (Brazil) FILM FACTORY AWARD FERRUGEM, Aly Muritiba (Brazil) CAACI/IBERMEDIA TV FILMS IN PROGRESS AWARD FERRUGEM, Aly Muritiba (Brazil)     GLOCAL IN PROGRESS AWARDS GLOCAL IN PROGRESS INDUSTRY AWARD...

´The disaster artist´wins San Sebastian´s Golden Shell

         `The disaster artist' directed by James Franco won yesterday the Golden Shell Award for best picture at the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival. James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is the true story of the making of the film The Room, which has been called "the Citizen Kane of bad movies". Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic has been screening to sold-out audiences nationwide for more than a decade. The Disaster Arti...

Ricardo Darín, Donostia Award 2017

      Ricardo Darín started acting in TV series at only five years of age. His film career began in 1979 with Julio Porter (La carpa del amor) and Adolfo Aristarain (La playa del amor), a medium he alternated with award-winning performances on the small screen, including Nosotros y los miedos, Compromiso and Mi cuñado.In the 80s and 90s he worked yet again with Aristarain (The Stranger, 1987), Alberto Lecchi (Perdido por perdido, 1993) and Eduardo Mig...

San Sebastian 2017 at a glance with

Blogging from San Sebastian September 22-30, 2017 Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit! Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                     Advertise in our Newsletters from 200€ email us for a quote Nakache and Toledano, Ivana Mladenovic, Matt Porterfield and Nobuhiro Suwa, among others, to compete for the Golden Shell...

Nakache and Toledano, Ivana Mladenovic, Matt Porterfield and Nobuhiro Suwa, among others, to compete for the Golden Shell

Barbara Albert, Alexandros Avranas, James Franco, Diego Lerman, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, Ivana Mladenovic, Matt Porterfield and Nobuhiro Suwa, among others, to compete for the Golden Shell   The Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival’s 65th edition, running from 22-30 September, will gather some of the most important filmmakers on the world panorama. The Austrian filmmaker Barbara Albert, the Greek helmer Alexandros Avranas, the North American James Fra...

16 projects from 13 countries will be presented at the VI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

The Forum will have an extra day and will take place from 24 to 27 September   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Fifteen projects have been selected from a total of 165 submitted, from 29 countries. Added to these are the project selected at the Ibermedia Workshop to develop film projects from Central America and the Caribbean, which will participate but not compete. The countries with projects selected in the Forum are Argent...

Glocal in Progress, the Festival´s new industry activity, opens with three films in Slovenian, Basque and Romanian

  The event will run on September 25, 26 and 27, the same dates as Films in Progress 32 and the VI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.   Dantza (Spain) by Telmo Esnal, Izbrisana / Erased (Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia) by Miha Mazzini and Un om la locul lui / A Decent Man (Romania) by Hadrian Marcu are the three European productions selected for the first edition of Glocal in Progress. The three features are all at the post-production stage and will be presented to an ...

The Joseph Losey retrospective will offer his 32 feature films and 6 short films

The Joseph Losey retrospective will offer all his feature films at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival     The Joseph Losey retrospective will offer his 32 feature films and 6 short films at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. In the seventies, Joseph Losey represented the greatest expression of auteur or art-house cinema with works like The Servant (1963), King and Country (1964), Accident (1967) and The Go-Between (1971), all of which, with the excepti...

Adrián Biniez, Michel Franco, Sebastián Lelio and Marcela Said, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award

  Seven of the twelve films selected for Horizontes Latinos were screened at Films in Progress Among them is the premiere of the winner of the two Films in Progress 30 awards in San Sebastian, La educación del Rey (Rey's Education), first feature film from Santiago Esteves (Mendoza, Argentina, 1983), who has written and directed short films including Los crímenes (Best Iberoamerican Short Film and Critics’ Award at Huesca 2011) and has worked as an editor for ...

200 young people will give the EROSKI Youth Award

  Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter For the second year running, EROSKI will sponsor the EROSKI Youth Award given at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. "EROSKI, as a consumer cooperative, is a collective project focussed on the consumer and on society. The EROSKI Youth Award at Zinemaldia represents an opportunity for young people to have their say in recognising the talent of new directors. Its particip...

The world premiere of ‘Charmøren / The Charmer’ opened the New Directors section

One Indian and one British productions to complete the New Directors section, where sixteen first and second films will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award   The debuts of an Iranian director and a British filmmaker and the second feature from an Indian filmmaker join the New Directors section at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Finally, sixteen films will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award. Coming from the field of Fine Arts, Daniel Kokotajlo (Manc...

Made in Spain showcases 11 new productions

  Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Made in Spain, a showcase of the year’s Spanish films to which the Festival offers a l...

Savage Cinema focuses on adventure films

Savage Cinema, the Festival’s adventure film section, will gather in San Sebastian the moviemaker Jennifer Peedom, actor Bérénice Bejo and the surfer Kai Lenny, among others Tout là-haut is one of the few fiction movies to celebrate the world of mountain snowboarding and skiing. Serge Hazanavicius, a lover of freeride, will present his first feature film, inspired in the story of the snowboarder Marco Siffredi, who died while making his way down Everest on his board...

The latest film from Michael Winterbottom to close the seventh edition of Culinary Zinema

  Seven productions from Argentina, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK and USA, five of them first films, make up the San Sebastian Festival section organised jointly with the Basque Culinary Center and in collaboration with the Berlinale  Culinary Zinema, the San Sebastian Festival section combining cinema and gastronomy, will consist in its seventh edition of seven films telling stories taking their inspiration from gastronomies in Asia and Europe. The clo...

Industry activities at San Sebastian Fest

Festival 2017: Professional Agenda       Numerous industry activities are scheduled for the 65th San Sebastian Festival. Said activities are detailed in the Professional Agenda and it will be frequently updated on the Festival website. Updates will also be included in the daily Newsflash sent out to registered industry members.   Throughout the Festival, and particularly on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, to coincide with the VI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Foru...

''The Square'', Golden Palm winner in Cannes, opened the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section

Berlin’s Golden Bear will compete in Pearls with Haynes, Guadagnino and Zvyagintsev, among others, for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Some of the year’s most important films will feature in the Pearls and Zabaltegi-Tabakalera sections. The Hungarian filmmaker Ilkidó Enyedi, winner of ...

The cut and editing concepts play the lead part in the image of the 65th edition

  The author of the poster is the graphic design studio from San Sebastian Husmee   This morning, for the first time, the central patio of Tabakalera, the International Centre for Contemporary Culture, became the setting for presentation of the image of the 65th San Sebastian Festival, to run from September 22-30. The graphic design studio from San Sebastian Husmee, which turns 10 this year and has recently opened a branch in London, designed the proposal selected for the Official...

Submergence, Wim Wenders´ new film opened the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

The director of ''Submergence'' and its leading lady, Alicia Vikander, will present in San Sebastian the film which joins Official Section in competition The latest film by Wim Wenders, Submergence, will open the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on September 22. This will be the European premiere of the co-production between Germany, France, Spain and the USA, after its screening in Toronto. The cast of the film, which will compete for the Golden Shell, is headed by ...


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