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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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Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Selection with films from Jeff Nichols, João Pedro Rodrigues and Todd Solondz and more

  Two outstanding first films from Latin America and the short films by Bertrand Bonello and Jia Zhang-ke figure in the section’s first competitive edition The section showcasing the year’s most eye-opening movies, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will comprise 24 titles at the 64th San Sebastian Festival. In its first competitive edition, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera adds to the titles announced in July the works of Pablo Álvarez, Bertrand Bonello, Aaron Brookner, Paz Encina, Chema Gar...

4th edition of Savage Cinema brings the most heterogeneous selection in adventure and action sports films

The early days of surf in Gipuzkoa, the iconic journey of snowboarder Travis Rice, the psychedelia of the 60s and the awaited story of Bunker Spreckels are among the highlights of the selection   Savage Cinema, San Sebastian Festival’s non-competitive section for adventure and action sports films created in the collaboration with Red Bull Media House, will present in its fourth edition five titles reflecting the cycle’s intention to exhibit works in different genres and subj...

EFADs and CACI launch Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant at the San Sebastian Film Festival

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      The Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (CACI) and the association of the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) have agreed to launch a jointly funded grant for the development of a project presented at the V Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum of the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival.   The aim of the EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant is to build a structured partnership between Europe and Latin-America...

The world premiere of ''L’Odyssée / The Odyssey'' to close the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

  The 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival will come to a close with the world premiere screening of L’Odyssée / The Odyssey, a film on the life of Jacques Cousteau, written and directed by Jérôme Salle. The film looks at the adventures of Cousteau, pioneer of underwater exploration and filming, and his son Philippe, a personal journey which seriously dented their relationship due to the progenitor’s impossible dreams. The screenplay is based on...

The San Sebastian Festival launches an initiative of collaboration with Basque artists

Isabel Herguera and Izibene Oñederra have created the backdrops for the Pearls and the Basque Film gala presentations   Last year the San Sebastian Festival began working with Basque artists in an initiative hoped to develop into a collection. In 2015 Isabel Herguera was commissioned to design the Victoria Eugenia Theatre stage backdrop for the Basque Film gala. This year Izibene Oñederra is the artist chosen to create the image of the Pearls section presentations. Both b...

Full retrospective of Jacques Becker's filmography in San Sebastian

The retrospective of Jacques Becker will include all his feature films in the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival French director’s son, the filmmaker Jean Becker, will attend the presentation Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Jacques Becker, who was born and died in Paris (1906-1960), only made thirteen fe...

17 projects in development from 11 countries to be presented at the V Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

The Forum will run on September 19th, 20th and 21st in the framework of the San Sebastian Festival’s 64th edition Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Sixteen projects, most of them never seen before at international co-production forums, have been selected from a total of 194 projects submitted from 28 countries. Additionally, in the framework of the Festival’s collaboration with t...

The San Sebastian Festival’s Official Selection selects works of Bertrand Bonello, Fernando Guzzoni, Arnaud des Pallières...

  Three debutants: North America’s Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Sweden’s Johannes Nyholm and Britain’s William Oldroyd will also compete for the Golden Shell   The competition for the Golden Shell at the latest edition of the San Sebastian Festival, running from September 16th to 24th, will have as its protagonists some of the most eye-catching moviemakers on the international panorama. Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama), Fernando Guzzoni (Jesus), Johannes Nyholm (Jätt...

''American Pastoral'', the directorial debut by Ewan McGregor, to compete in the Official Selection at the San Sebastian Festiva

          The San Sebastian Festival will host the European premier of American Pastoral, directed by and starring Ewan McGregor. The Scottish actor, Donostia Award Winner in 2012, will compete in the Official Selection with his directorial debut. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth novel, American Pastoral follows an all American family across several decades, as their idyll...

Gael García Bernal to receive the first Jaeger-LeCoultre Latin Cinema Award

The San Sebastian Festival and Jaeger-LeCoultre promote a new award to acknowledge the career of prominent figures in the world of Latin cinema     Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to sponsor the San Sebastian Festival for the fifth year running. This year, La Grande Maison consolidates its presence at the event by giving the “Jaeger-LeCoultre Latin Cinema Award” to a prominent figure in the Latin cinema world. In this first edition the award will go to the film actor, d...

The 15th International Film Students Meeting will take place on 20th-23rd September during the 64th edition of the San Sebastian

The 15th International Film Students Meeting will take place on 20th-23rd September during the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and will be held in Tabakalera       Yet another year the San Sebastian Festival and Tabakalera - International Centre for Contemporary Culture present the International Film Students Meeting, an event seeking to shed light on the work of students from film schools across the world. The pre-selection of works for this fifteenth, Meeting sa...

Alberto Rodríguez, Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Jonás Trueba to compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival

J.A. Bayona will present “A Monster Calls”, out of competition, and the latest works by Diego Galán and Jo Sol will enjoy special screenings in the framework of the Official Selection   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Nine titles with Spanish production will form part of the New Directors, Horizonte...

Fourteen moviemakers will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award

    Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Today saw presentation of the selection of films making up New Directors, the se...

Sigourney Weaver, star of ''A Monster Calls to receive The Donostia Award

  Sigourney Weaver, star of ''A Monster Calls (Un monstruo viene a verme)'', Donostia Award at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival The European premiere of J.A. Bayona’s ''A Monster Calls (Un monstruo viene a verme)'' will be presented in the Official Selection out of competition     The Official Selection of the 64th San Sebastian Festival will include the European premiere of the latest movie by J.A. Bayona, A Monster Calls...

Fourteen moviemakers will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award

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            Share on Facebook      Share on Twitter      Images in high resolution      Today saw presentation of the selection of films making up New Directors, the section embodying one of a film festival's core missions: to discover new filmmakers, or in other words, new ways of thinking, understanding and making cinema. The Director of the San Seb...

Oliver Stone’s "Snowden", to be presented in the San Sebastian Festival’s Official Selection, out of competition

  "Snowden", Oliver Stone’s new movie, to be presented in the San Sebastian Festival’s Official Selection, out of competition   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high re...

Bertrand Tavernier’s latest film will open the first competitive Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

San Sebastian Festival’s ''open zone'' will also present the works of Terence Davies, Lav Diaz and Jim Jarmusch, among others Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, the San Sebastian Festival section open to the most varied and surprising movies of the year, where there are no formal rul...

Ikusmira Berriak presents the projects selected

The four projects that will make up part of the 2016 programme are Loba (She-wolf) by Kiro Russo (Bolivia), Calipatria by Gerhard Treml and Leo Calice (Austria), Fantasía (Fantasy) by Aitor Merino and Amaia (Spain) and Suro by Mikel Gurrea (Spain). For the second year running, IKUSMIRA BERRIAK has received a Post-production Award: the REC award. IKUSMIRA BERRIAK, a support program for audiovisual projects that are committed to innovation and experimentation, has selected four projects...

New image new posters for the 64th edition of San Sebastian Film Festival

A poster portraying the San Sebastian Festival as a meeting point is the image of the 64th edition Its author is San Sebastian designer Jorge Elósegui, from Estudio Primo   The Newton Auditorium at the Eureka! Zientzia Museoa was the setting for presentation of the new image for the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. For the first time, ten prestigious studios were invited to create the Official Sele...

The San Sebastian Festival incorporates a Head of Communication

The 64th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will dedicate a retrospective to the French director Jacques Becker     Jacques Becker, who was born and died in Paris (1906-1960), only made thirteen feature films in a relatively short period of time, between 1942 and 1960. However this baggage small in number but prolific in important titles such as Casque d’Or (Golden Helmet, 1952), Touchez pas au grisbi (Hands Off the Loot, 1954) and Le Tr...

Ruth Pérez de Anucita, new Head of Communication at the San Sebastian Festival

Ruth Pérez de Anucita - Head of Communication   The San Sebastian Festival adds a new member to its team. Journalist Ruth Pérez de Anucita is the Festival’s Head of Communication, a position vacant for several years now, which encompasses the areas of Spanish and foreign press coordinated respectively by Koro Santesteban and Gemma Beltrán. The Festival announced the position in November of last year, receiving 118 applicatio...

Confirmed Ikusmira Berriak' Experts Committee

Yet another year the committee of experts will have the presence of Paz Lázaro, alongside Sergio Oksman and Ada Solomon The call for the development of projects remains open until April 1st.       In February was opened the call for the second edition of IKUSMIRA BERRIAK, an interinstitutional programme of support for new audiovisual projects committed to innovation and experimentation, or dedicated to new film language or new product...

Truman' and 'El Rey de la Habana (The King of Havana)', winners at the Gaudi Awards

'     Yesterday, l’Acadèmia del Cinema Català celebrated the 8th edition of the Gaudi Awards. Two films competing in the Official Selection at the last Festival, Cesc Gay’s Truman, and Agustí Villaronga’s El Rey de la Habana (The King of Havana) were the big winners of the edition. Truman, acclaimed at the Festival’s 63rd edition with the Best Actor Award ex...

''La novia (The Bride)'' and ''Truman'' presented at the last edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival, win the Feroz Awards

    The Spanish Association of Cinematographic Informers (AICE) presented its Feroz Awards to the best Spanish films of 2015. The two films that gathered the most awards were presented at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival. La novia (The Bride) , the film by Paula Ortiz that had its world première at the Zabaltegi section, has been the big winner with six awards: best film (drama), b...

The San Sebastian Festival calls its online poster competition

The image of the 64th edition will be chosen from among all participants   Yet another year the San Sebastian Festival calls an online poster competition for selection of the images to represent 5 of its major sections at the coming edition: New Directors, Horizonte...

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