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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 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...

V Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Awards

        V EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM BEST PROJECT AWARD 7:35 AM directed by Javier Van de Couter and produced by Varsovia Films (Argentina) SPECIAL MENTION TO THE PROYECT HOGAR directed by Maura Delpero and produced by dispàrte (Italy - Argentina)     EFADs-CACI EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION GRANT ...

Film in Progress 30 Awards announced

  FILMS IN PROGRESS 30 INDUSTRY AWARD   La educación del Rey (Rey's education) Santiago Esteves (Argentina) Escaping from his criminal baptism, Reynaldo Galíndez, alias &ldqu...

The producers Nadia Turincev and Corinne Castel make up the Official Jury and the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera’s jury, respectively

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Two outstanding professionals from the film scene will join the juries of the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival. The producers Nadia Turincev and Corinne Castel will make up the Official Jury and the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera’s jury, respectively. The Official Selection Jury is chaired by the Danish moviemaker Bille August. The author of Pelle erob...

Savage Cinema has lined up a selection of mind-blowing surf and snowboard titles

Travis Rice, Peter Hamblin, Takuji Masuda, Craig Stecyk, Patrick Trefz and Art Brewer will join various others in San Sebastian to present the titles in the Savage Cinema section The 2016 edition of Savage Cinema has lined up a selection of mind-blowing surf and snowboard titles, which will bring both fresh and iconic personalities and filmmakers to the city   ...

Fifteen Ibero-American films compete for the Cooperación Española Award

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution The San Sebastian Festival and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation Development (AECID), the latter under the aegis of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation will, for the second year running, give the Cooperación Española Award to the producer of the...

Ten films selected for Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will be screened in October as part of the Tabakalera programme

The 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival will continue until October 28th in five double showings including the combined screening of one short and one feature film From September 15th, the installation by Andrés Di Tella will be open for visit in Tabakalera Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter The Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section will not end on 24th September. From September 30t...

A long list of actors have confirmed their presence in San Sebastian

In addition to Donostia Award-winners Sigourney Weaver and Ethan Hawke and winner of the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Latin Cinema Award, Gael García Bernal, a long list of actors have confirmed their presence in San Sebastian: Monica Bellucci, Fan Bingbing, Jennifer Connelly, Javier Bardem, Richard Gere, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hugh Grant, Isabelle Huppert, Ewan McGregor, Cynthia Nixon, Ken Watanabe, Lambert Wilson, Shailene Woodley and Lee Yoo-young Others who will attend the event to accompan...

San Sebastian Festival 2016: Industry Agenda

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Numerous industry activities are scheduled for the 64th San Sebastian Festival. Said activities are detailed in the Professional Agenda and it will be 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 19th, 20th and 21st, t...

The XV International Film Students Meeting will include masterclasses by Bonello, Périot and Tverdovsky

  Filmmakers Bertrand Bonello, Jean-Gabriel Périot and Ivan I. Tverdovsky will give masterclasses as part of the XV International Film Students Meeting at the San Sebastian Festival. Bonello (Nice, France, 1968), who will compete in this year’s Official Section with Nocturama and in Zabaltegi-Tabakalera with the short film Sarah Winchester, opéra fantôme, will present a free-spirited dissertation at the Meeting to students from film schools in Argentina, Be...

The Velodrome will house the world premiere of the collective film ''Kalebegiak'' in addition to the European premieres of the a

The ''biggest film theatre in the world'' as it was dubbed by Oliver Stone, will turn thirty in 2016       Kalebegiak Koldo Almandoz, Asier Altuna, Luiso Berdejo, Daniel Calparsoro...

The seven films in the Culinary Zinema section will take us to the origins, traditions and future of food

Six documentaries and a fiction feature will compete for the Tokyo Gohan Award in the San Sebastian Festival section combining cinema and gastronomy Tickets for the screening-dinner combo will be available for purchase from Monday, September 5th   Culinary Zinema, the section combining film and gastronomy, turns six this year. Created in collaboration with the Berlin Festival and organised jointly with the Basque Culinary Center, this edition it brin...

The San Sebastian Festival and Creative Europe MEDIA organize the second edition of ''Audiences in motion''

Audiences in Motion: Listening to the User Donostia - San Sebastian - San Telmo Museum September 18 - 9:30 am   Audiences in motion will celebrate its second edition during the 64th San Sebastian Festival. The event will continue to study the central position held by the audience in the production, distribution and exhibition of audiovisual contents in the digital era. This year’s event is entitled Audiences in Motion: Listening to the User. The conference, jointly org...

Official Selection additions ''Kimi no Na wa / Your name'', ''Bigas x Bigas'' and ''Colossal''

The Japanese animated film ''Kimi no Na wa / Your name'', the living will of Bigas Luna ''Bigas x Bigas'' and ''Colossal'', the latest production by Nacho Vigalondo, complete the Official Selection   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution The Official Selection will include fou...

Zinemira will present more Basque productions than ever

The section will include seventeen films produced in the Basque Country, eight of which will compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award Ramón Barea will receive the Zinemira Award at the Basque Film and ETB Gala, setting for the premieres of ''Igelak (Frogs)'' and ''Agirre Lehendakaria'' The Zinemira section will include more Basque productions than ever at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Seventeen productions will compose the overview...

The five filmmakers selected for Ikusmira Berriak share their experiences at the Tabakalera residencies

Leo Calice The residencies running for the second edition of Ikusmira Berriak, a programme providing support to audiovisual projects organised by San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016, Tabakalera-International Centre for Contemporary culture and the San Sebastian Festival, with the collaboration of Donostia Kultura and the Filmoteca Vasca, began on August 15th. During the residencies, lasting for six weeks, filmmakers Leo Calice, Mikel Gurrea, Aitor and Amaia Merino and Kiro Rus...

Kormákur, Xiaogang and Sang-il join others to compete for the Golden Shell at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

The first works by Bartosz M. Kowalski and Emiliano Torres round off the competitive Official Selection   Eiðurinn / The Oath Baltasar Kormákur (Iceland) Finnur is a successful heart surgeon and father of t...

A Baltic co-production and a film from the Netherlands join the New Directors selection

Sixteen filmmakers will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award     Two new titles complete the New Directors section uniting sixteen first or second works by filmmakers from all over the globe. Martijn Maria Smits (Breda, Netherlands, 1980) will present her second feature, Waldstille, whose lead character returns to his hometown after serving prison for causing his girlfriend’s death in an accident. The town is also home to his in-...

Ethan Hawke to receive a Donostia Award at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution The four-time Academy Award nominee will receive the Lifetime Achievement award honouring his illustrious career the evening of Saturday, September 17th followed by a screening of his latest film The magnificent seven. On September 17th, Ethan Hawke will be honoured with a Donostia Award at ...

The European premiere of ''La fille de Brest / 150 Milligrams'' to open the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Emmanuelle Bercot directs this Golden Shell contender starring Sidse Babett Knudsen and Benoît Magimel   The European premiere of La fille de Brest / 150 Milligrams will open the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The fifth feature by French director Emmanuelle Bercot, a contender for the Golden Shell, stars the Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) and the French actor Benoît Magimel (La Haine). La fille de Brest / 150 Milligrams is based on novel &ldqu...


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