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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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The FIPRESCI Gran Prix 2016 for Best Film of the year goes to ''Toni Erdmann'' by Maren Ade

The FIPRESCI Gran Prix 2016 for Best Film of the year goes to ''Toni Erdmann'' by Maren Ade, who will collect the award at the San Sebastian Festival   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter I...

''Arrival'' to close Pearls at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

The Velodrome will house the screening of the sci-fi thriller by Denis Villeneuve Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Arrival, latest m...

The Palme d’Or in Cannes, ''I, Daniel Blake'', and the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, ''Fuocoammare / Fire at Sea'' in the Pearls

  The 64th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will present the last works of Ade, Barras, Dudok de Wit, Frears, Hansen-Løve, Koreeda, Kusturica, Lafosse, Larraín, Loach, Ozon, Puiu, Rosi, Sachs and Verhoeven   The discriminations and inequalities of the contemporary world, the family and the different forms of love and hate can be found in the storyline of some of the year’s most important films, the “recommendations” of the best fests on th...

The competitors for the Horizontes Award

Juan Andrés Arango, Daniel Burman, Amat Escalante, Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Carlos Lechuga and Christopher Murray, among the competitors for the Horizontes Award Five former participants in last year’s Films in Progress will this year feature in the selection of the best in Latin American cinema   The Horizontes Latino selection, consisting of feature films not yet screened in Spain, produced totally or partially in Latin America, is made up of thirteen films,...

32 films make up the retrospective ''The Act of Killing. Cinema and global violence''

  The 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016 present a season of films reflecting on some of contemporary society’s great conflicts   Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film "The Act of Killing" lends the season its name, will be present at the San Sebastian Festival. The Act of Killing. Cinema and global violence is the title of the thematic retrospecti...

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...

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