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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



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...

63rd San Sebastian Film Festival Highlights

Watch now this video : 63SSIFF HIGHLITS - Enjoy and see you at the 64th SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in September 2016   ...

63rd San Sebastian Film Festival photo gallery

The 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival in images. Take a look at the stars in attendance in San Sebastian, enjoy  this short video by Inés Barreda de Biurrun       ...

The San Sebastian Film Festival sees a rise in spectator and accredited guest numbers at its 63rd edition

  The 63rd San Sebastian Festival, which ended on September 26, had a total of 174,901 spectators, meaning a rise of 5,891 with respect to last year’s edition (3.5%) and of 19,841 spectators with respect to the 2010 edition (13%). The total number of accredited guests this edition were 3,650, 252 more than last year. Of these accredited guests, 1,495 were professionals who participated in the Industry Club activities, 176 more than last year (meaning an increase of 13%) and 511 mo...

San Sebastian Film Festival supports ''For a Thousand Lives: Be Human'' campaign

On Sept. 2nd FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN, an initiative of the European film community was launched in favour of the rights of the refugees arriving to Europe. More than 5,000 cinema professionals have backed the campaign with their signatures. José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and all members of the San Sebastian International Film Festival Management Committee, join the appeal at this closing ceremony, also backing the campaign and asking the European authorities...

San Sebastian Final Dailies and Awards

    This weekly newsletter reaches 199 000  subscribers.                           Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Newsletters and eBlasts I was ...

Video Homage to Emily Watson

Emily Watson received the Donostia Award in recognition of her prestigious film career.       Born in Islington (UK), Emily Watson trained as an actress at the prestigious London Drama Studio after completing her university studies. She began her professional career in theatre, with works including Lilian Hellmann’s The Children’s Hour, Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea, and, in ...

Sparrows (Golden Shell for Best Film) and White Knights Silver Shell for Best Director from TIFF to San Sebastian...

SPARROWS by Rúnar Rúnarsson A coming-of-age story about 16-year old Ari, who, after living with his mother in Reykjavik, is sent back to the far-flung Westfjords region to live with his father, Gunnar. There, he has to navigate a difficult relationship with his father as he finds that his childhood friends have changed. In these hopeless, desperate surroundings, Ari has to sharpen up and find his way. Photocall Press conference Information, synopsis, and San Sebastia...

21 nights with Pattie in San Sebastian Jury Prize for Best Screenplay - Press Conference

OFFICIAL SELECTION SUNDAY 20 – 21 NUITS AVEC PATTIE by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu SYNOPSIS In high summer, Caroline, a Parisian wife and mother, arrives in a small village in southern France. There, she has to organize the funeral of her mother, a flighty lawyer whom she hardly knew. She is greeted by Pattie, who likes nothing better than telling anyone who will listen about her sexual adventures with the local men. As the whole valley is preparing for the much-awaited 15 August ...

EVOLUTION Special Jury Prize at San Sebastian and Jury Prize for Best Cinematography - Press conference

OFFICIAL SELECTION SATURDAY 19 – EVOLUTION by Lucile Hadžihalilović,   Press conference: Saturday 19 – 17:45h SCREENINGS Saturday 19 – 12:00 h – Trueba 1 – PRESS SCREENING Saturday 19 – 16:00 h - Kursaal 1 – OFFICIAL + PRESS SC. Sábado 19 -  18:30 h - Antiguo Berri Sunday 20 – 16:00 h – Antiguo Berri Monday 21 – 22:45 h – Antiguo Berri SYNOPSIS 10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother o...

63 San Sebastian International Film Festival Award-Winners

      Golden Shell for Best Film   Sparrows Rúnar Rúnarsson (Iceland - Denmark - Croatia)     Special Jury Prize ...

First Awards in San Sebastian

First awards of the San Sebastian Film Festival         EZAE Youth Award   Paulina Santiago Mitre (Argentina - Brazil - France)   ...

Creative Europe MEDIA, San Sebastian 2016 and the Film Festival will collaborate to develop new audiences

Creative Europe MEDIA, San Sebastian 2016 and the Film Festival will collaborate on a programme of activities on Developing New Audiences   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter During 2016 Creative Europe Media will start collaborati...

Europe Latin America co-production Forum Award 2015 Best Project

  EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM AWARD 2015 FOR THE BEST PROJECT LA OMISIÓN / THE OMISSION directed by Sebastián Schjaer and produced by Trapecio Cine (Argentina – Germany – France)   SPECIAL MENTION TO THE PROYECT MEMORIAS DEL CALABOZO directed by Álvaro Brechner and Tornasol Films (Spain - Uruguay)     ...

Films in Progress 28 Awards in San Sebastian

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter FILMS IN PROGRESS 28 INDUSTRY AWARD   ...

Europe-latin american coproduction forum award

EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM AWARD 2015 FOR THE BEST PROJECT LA OMISIÓN / THE OMISSION directed by Sebastián Schjaer and produced by Trapecio Cine (Argentina – Germany – France)   SPECIAL MENTION TO THE PROYECT MEMORIAS DEL CALABOZO directed by Álvaro Brechner and Tornasol Films (Spain - Uruguay)   ...

KARMELE SOLER, Zinemira Award

Makeup artist Karmele Soler received this year’s Zinemira Award, given by the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the EPE/APV and IBAIA producers’ associations to the career of an outstanding personality in the world of Basque film. The Zinemira Award wasKar presented at the Basque Film Gala on September 22 at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, with premiere of Lara Izagirre’s film, Un otoño sin Berlín. The Basque Film Party, sponsored by Eroki, will t...


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