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News
11-25-2019
For the first time, the San Sebastian Festival shares its documentary archive with the citizens
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and the Festival will present, on December 7 in Tabakalera, the research work carried out on archive materials from the years 1976 to 1980
09-27-2019
Donostia Award for the dreamer Penélope Cruz
The actress received the San Sebastian Festival's most important honorary award from Bono (U2) in a surprise ceremony
09-16-2019
Human Rights and Sustainable Development, protagonists of the Cooperación Española Award
09-09-2019
San Sebastian, city of science and cinema
Thanks to the collaboration between the San Sebastian Festival, the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and the Filmoteca Vasca, the screening for schools of the film ‘Tximinoen erresuma’ ('Evolution Man - Monkey Business') at the Velodrome will be presented by scientists from the DIPC
09-05-2019
The Velodrome will host the premieres of the series ‘Vida perfecta’, the animated film ‘La gallina turuleca’ and the documentary ‘Sua – Irabazi arte’
The concert organised by the Basque Orchestra, the SGAE Foundation and the San Sebastian Festival will take place on Saturday 21
09-03-2019
The San Sebastian Festival and the company Amenabar present six films for an audience of children
The company is the San Sebastian Festival’s new Official Collaborator
09-02-2019
Gastronomies from Argentina, Korea, Japan, the Mediterranean, the Basque Country and Vietnam inspire the ninth edition of Culinary Zinema
The San Sebastian Festival section organised jointly with the Basque Culinary Center includes nine feature films and four shorts
08-30-2019
Altuna and Esnal, Arregi, Garaño and Goenaga, Iñaki Arteta, Iban del Campo, Maider Fernandez Iriarte, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Loïc Legrand, Mikel Urretabizkaia and Helena Taberna to compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award
Seventeen feature films, one medium-length film and three shorts will make up the Basque production distributed between the Official Selection, New Directors, Zabaltegi - Tabakalera, Perlak, Culinary Zinema, Zinemira sections and the Basque Cinema and EiTB galas

The producer José María ‘Txepe’ Lara will receive the Zinemira Award
08-28-2019
Sixteen titles compose the Made in Spain section
The Festival will premiere a film by David Trueba focussed on Chicho Sánchez Ferlosio, a documentary about the need to rebuild bridges in the Basque Country and a compilation of stories about Spanish cinema
08-27-2019
The Klasikoak section will offer the chance of a new look at the modern classics ‘Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters’, ‘Dao ma zei / The Horse Thief’ and ‘Sátántangó’
Said films, by Paul Schrader, Tian Zhuangzhuang and Béla Tarr respectively, will screen in restored versions
08-26-2019
The San Sebastian Film Festival honours Donald Sutherland with the Donostia Award for more than fifty years of excellent performances
The award will be presented prior to the screening of ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’, a thriller directed by Giuseppe Capotondi
08-23-2019
Bertrand Bonello, Mati Diop, Takashi Miike and Diao Yinan, among others, to compete for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award
Maddi Barber, Andrés di Tella, Izibene Oñederra and Justin Webster will present their latest works
08-22-2019
Penélope Cruz will receive the Donostia Award before the screening of ‘Wasp Network’, the latest film from Olivier Assayas
Tickets are now on sale for the gala on September 27 in the Kursaal
08-22-2019
The films of Sarah Gavron, Sonthar Gyal, Malgorzata Szumowska, Gonçalo Waddington, Alice Winocour and Paxton Winters join the list of competitors for the Golden Shell at the 67th edition
Seventeen productions will compete in the San Sebastian Festival’s Official Selection
08-21-2019
Perlak will show the latest works from Affleck, Eggers, Koreeda, Larraín, Sciamma, Shinkai and Soderbergh, among others
‘The Climb’, a comedy directed by Michael Angelo Covino, will close the section out of competition
08-20-2019
‘The Song of Names’, the film starring Tim Roth, Catherine McCormack and Clive Owen, to close the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival
Canada’s François Girard returns to the world of music after directing films such as ‘Le violon rouge’ (1998) and ‘Boychoir’ (2014)
08-14-2019
Films in Progress 36 presents six debut films
The industry activity, running on September 23, 24 and 25, will show productions from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay
08-13-2019
Roger Michell’s ‘Blackbird’ to open the San Sebastian Festival
Starring Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska and Sam Neill, the film is a remake of ‘Silent Heart’ (2014), the drama by Denmark’s Bille August, which also competed for the Golden Shell
08-09-2019
Fourteen short films will compete in Nest Film Students, which has seen its submissions increase by 22% in a year
The Argentine director Martín Rejtman will chair the jury at the XVIII edition of the international film students meeting, to run from September 23 to 27
08-08-2019
The third edition of Glocal in Progress will present three films shot in Albanian, Romanian and Catalan
Two of the three are debut films

'Nematoma', by Ignas Jonynas, awarded at the 2018 edition, will compete in New Directors
08-06-2019
Horizontes Latinos will present the new films by Jayro Bustamante, Patricio Guzmán, Gael García Bernal, Paula Hernández, Romina Paula, Federico Veiroj and Andrés Wood, among others
‘La cordillera de los sueños (The Cordillera of Dreams)' will open the section, and ‘La Llorona’ will close it, out of competition
08-02-2019
Louise Archambault, James Franco, Guillaume Nicloux, José Luis Torres Leiva, Ina Weisse, Adilkhan Yerzhanov and David Zonana to compete in the Official Selection
James Franco, winner of the Golden Shell with ‘The Disaster Artist’ (2017), stars and directs ‘Zeroville’
08-01-2019
The retrospective dedicated to Roberto Gavaldón at San Sebastian Festival’s 67th edition will include twenty feature films by the Mexican director
The cycle, to be completed by a monographic book about the filmmaker, will travel to Filmoteca Española in Madrid in October and November
07-30-2019
Fourteen productions from Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, the UK and the USA to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award
Worthy of note among the selected works are films to have landed awards at Films in Progress 35, Glocal in Progress and Ikusmira Berriak
07-19-2019
‘La hija de un ladrón (A Thief's Daughter)’, ‘La trinchera infinita (The Endless Trench)’ and ‘Mientras dure la guerra (While at War)’ to compete for the Golden Shell at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival
The first work from Belén Funes, the new film by Goenaga, Garaño and Arregi, and the latest movie from Alejandro Amenábar make up the list of Spanish films competing in the Official Selection, where Daniel Sánchez Arévalo will present ‘Diecisiete (Seventeen)’ out of competition and ‘La odisea de los giles (Heroic Losers)’ by Sebastián Borensztein will have a special screening
07-17-2019
The latest works of Bong Joon Ho, Ken Loach, Nakache and Toledano, Oliver Laxe and Wang Xiaoshuai to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award
The films 'Beanpole', 'Amazing Grace' and 'Les Misérables' complete the first look ahead at the Perlak section
05-10-2019
Penélope Cruz will receive a Donostia Award at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival
The Spanish actress, winner of one Oscar and three Goyas, star of the Festival poster
05-06-2019
Zinemaldia & Technology announces a competition for business projects, now in its second edition
The Basque Government promotes the Zinemaldia Startup Challenge, whose call for submissions opens today, aimed at entrepreneurs and recently created companies from Europe  who are developing a project involving new technologies for the audiovisual field

The second edition of Zinemaldia & Technology, organised by the San Sebastian Festival, Tecnalia, Tabakalera and Petronor, has the support of Creative Europe MEDIA and Vicomtech
03-28-2019
The 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and Filmoteca Española will dedicate a retrospective to the Mexican director Roberto Gavaldón
02-05-2019
The San Sebastian Festival publishes the report on its 66th edition
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