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Blogging from San Sebastian September 17-25, 2021

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John Malkovich named President of San Sebastian Film Festival Jury

The jury of the 65th San Sebastian International Film Festival is being revealed and American actor and director, John Malkoich will preside over the jury.   Malkovich will be accompanied by the actors Dolores Fonzi and Emma Suárez, the filmmaker William Oldroyd, the producer and screenwriter Paula Vaccaro and the cinematographer Fabio Cianchetti.   The San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival runs Sept 22-30.     ...

Aronofsky, Baker, Guédiguian, Haneke, Koreeda, McDonagh, Ramsay and Virzì, among others: the Pearls selection

      Ten new titles complete the Pearls section at the San Sebastian Festival’s 65th edition, to include the latest films from Darren Aronofsky, Sean Baker, Robert Guédiguian, Michael Haneke, Hirokazu Koreeda, Xavier Legrand, Martin McDonagh, Janus Metz, Lynne Ramsay and Paolo Virzì. All will compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award, decided thanks to the votes cast by spectators. Mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bar...

The Seven films with Basque production competing for the Irizar Basque Film Award

  The editor Julia Juaniz will receive the Zinemira Award at the Basque Film and ETB Gala, including the premiere of ''Elkarrekin-Together'' Zinemira will present the fiction debuts ''Bi txirula'', by Iñigo García Arrizabalaga, and ''Non / No'', by Eñaut Castagnet and Ximun Fuchs   Fourteen Basque productions will feature in eight sections and programmes at San Sebastian Festival’s 65th Edition. Sev...

Antoniak, Berneri, Finkiel, Libon & Hinant, Popescu and Schwentke to close the competition for the Golden Shell

Antoniak, Berneri, Finkiel, Libon & Hinant, Popescu and Schwentke to close the competition for the Golden Shell at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival     The competition for the Golden Shell features the names of outstanding filmmakers such as the Polish helmer Urszula Antoniak, the Argentine Anahí Berneri, the French Emmanuel Finkiel, the Belgians Jean Libon and Yves Hinant, the Romanian Constantin Popescu and the German director Robert Schwentke. In 19...

The European premiere of ''The Wife'' to close the Official Selection of the Festival´s 65th edition

Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Annie Starke and the filmmaker Björn Runge will present the film in San Sebastian   The European premiere of The Wife will close the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The Official Selection will close with this Swedish and UK co-production, participating out of competition and directed by Björn Runge and starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.   ...

VI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

                                    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.   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 pro...

A glance at the Official Selection line-up in San Sebastian

     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 Franco and Matt Porterfield, the Argentine Diego Lerman, the Serbian Ivana Mladenovic, the French Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, and the Japanese Nobuhiro Suwa will compete alongside other...

'The Square' to open the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section at San Sebastian

 Zabaltegi-Tabakalera and Pearl selection preview  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 Golden Bear with the fable Teströl és lékekröl  / On Body and Soul, will compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award against the Jury Prize in Cannes, Nelyubov / Loveless, by Russian moviemaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (Levia...

Wim Wenders´ 'Submergence' to open 65th San Sebastian Festival

                                                  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...

Spanish films at 65th San Sebastian Film Festival

Spanish films announced today in Madrid. Here´s a short video as a preview Today the Academia de las Artes the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas was the setting for the announcement of twenty-one films with Spanish production on the programme of the San Sebastian Festival’s 65th edition. From September 22 to 30 the Festival will premiere Life and Nothing More, the second film by Antonio Méndez Esp...

Thirteen first and second films to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award

Thirteen first and second films by filmmakers from Argentina, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution At a news conference held today, the San Sebastian Festival Director, J...

Carlos Muguiro will be the director of the new Film School promoted by the Provincial Government

  He designed the teaching curriculum of the Film School of the Community of Madrid (ECAM), and currently he is the head of the specialty Documentary Cinema in the same school. He has an accredited experience in the world of cinema as programmer, creator, teacher and researcher. Itxaso has said that “the winning project, The hypothesis of cinema, with a brilliant development, proposes a model of School which fully concurs with the idea outlined in this project”. Carlos Muguir...

Gas Natural Fenosa and Isabel Coixet will present the first part of a film on energy efficiency in San Sebastian

    Gas Natural Fenosa renews its backing of the San Sebastian Festival and announces Proyecto Tiempo (Time Project), a feature film directed by Isabel Coixet and produced by the energy company as part of its Cinergía initiative aimed at expanding commitment to energy savings and efficiency.    The film consists of four pieces, conceived as short films, the first of which will have its premiere at this year's San Sebastian Festival.   T...

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

  The author of the poster is the graphic design studio from San Sebastian Husmee The winner of the New Directors section is Primer vuelo (First Flight), featuring a “brave” plane as it searches for “a new direction”, designed by Angel Aldarondo, who also created the winning proposal of Horizontes Latinos, Muros (Walls), where an artist paints his “wish for freedom”. The designer Maite Rosende reflects on glass in her creation for Pearls, while Sar...

Ricardo Darín, Donostia Award at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

                              Ricardo Darín (Buenos Aires, 1957), one of the most prestigious actors in the Latin American and global film worlds, will receive a Donostia Award on September 26 at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, in the framework of presentation of the film La cordillera (The Summit). The Festival's most important honorary award acknowledges the career of the Argentine...


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.   San Sebastian Film Festival has shown today its image fot the 65th edition due in September, 22-30. In a press conference leaded by Festival director, José Luis Rebordinos, they have also presented posters to the rest of sections which compose the Spanish most important film festival.   &nbs...

The 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and the Spanish Film Archive will dedicate a retrospective to Joseph Losey

The 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and the Spanish Film Archive will dedicate a retrospective to the North American director who settled in the UK, Joseph Losey         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 exception of the second, were writte...

San Sebastian Ambiance and Portraits slideshow

Photos by Inés Barreda de Biurrun  ...

San Sebastian Festival 2016: a Look Back on Awards, Videos and Dailies

    San Sebastian Winners Press Conference Video ...   26.09.2016 | SanSebastian's blog Video capture - Closing Ceremony San Sebastian ...   26.09.2016 | SanSebastian's blog San Sebastian International Film Festival Awards 2016     Donostia / San Sebastián 2016 European Capital of Culture 2016 Audience Award   ... &nb...

San Sebastian International Film Festival Awards 2016

    Donostia / San Sebastián 2016 European Capital of Culture 2016 Audience Award   ...

''Theater of Life'' wins the Tokyo Gohan award The San Sebastian Festival’s Culinary Cinema section

  The film Theater of Life has landed the Tokyo Gohan Award 2016. The San Sebastian Festival’s Culinary Zinema section accolade comes with prize money of €10,000 for the international distributor of the film or, failing this picture, for the producer. A jury appointed by the Japanese companies STYLEJAM and Pictures dept. co. ltd. chose the film directed by Peter Svatek, explaining the Refettorio Ambrosiano experience. Ch...

15th International Film Students Meeting Awards in San Sebastian

    The Jury of the 15th International Film Students Meeting, consisting of students from centres in Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, and United Kingdom; chaired by the João Pedro Rodrigues has decided to grant the following awards: Panavision Award The 2016 Panavision award goes to a flm with cheek. It has a strong take on human desir...


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