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San Sebastian Festival, Kutxa Fundazioa and Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola look back at the changes experienced by the Festival during the Spanish Transition
Kutxa Kultur Plaza will host, until 20 February 2022, an exhibition including 30 photographs portraying a decade marked by experimentation and the shift to democracy, but also by profound instability

The show ‘Festival in transition: the San Sebastian International Film Festival in times of change (1976-1985)’ is curated by the team of the research project ‘Zinemaldia 70. All possible stories”
The third public programme of 'Zinemaldia 70. All possible stories' analyses the mechanisms to represent and conceal women in the Festival’s early decades
Tabakalera will host, on December 4, the event ‘Another way of telling: presences, absences and representations of women at San Sebastian Festival (1953-1978)’, including a number of talks and a film screening

The research team at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola has analysed the competition’s visual history through the photographs kept in the Festival archive and in the Kutxateka collection
The Spanish Cooperation Award will recognise the Ibero-American film making the best contribution to development
For the seventh consecutive year, AECID, together with the San Sebastian Festival, is promoting the accolade which recognises the Ibero-American film making the best contribution to human development, the eradication of poverty and the full exercise of human rights

Eight films compete for the accolade, which es part of the alliance between the AECID and the San Sebastian Festival to promote the Ibero-American audiovisual industry
Movistar+ and the San Sebastian Festival present the Zinemaldia Movistar+ Virtual Cinema as part of their new divulgatory partnership
The new divulgatory alliance between Movistar+ and the San Sebastian Festival is born to reinforce the Spanish audiovisual industry and bring the festival experience to the widest audience possible

For the first time a television platform will host a cinema for a major A-category festival with a selection of titles from five sections
Javier Bardem, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Emmanuelle Devos, Dolores Fonzi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel, Vincent Lindon, Noémie Merlant, Clarke Peters, Raphael, Simon Rex, Stanley Tucci and María Valverde have confirmed their presence at San Sebastian Festival’s 69th edition
Visiting the city to present their films are moviemakers Sean Baker, Laurent Cantet, Julia Ducournau, Xavier Giannoli, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Radu Jude, Kira Kovalenko, Joachim Lafosse, Gaspar Noé, Todd Haynes, Carlos Saura, Céline Sciamma and Claire Simon, among many others
‘Las huellas de elBulli’ to open Culinary Zinema
Four of the five programmed feature films will be world premieres, while the fiction film ‘Délicieux / Delicious’ will have its premiere in Spain

Basque Culinary Center to host five themed dinners related to the screenings
Industria Online is open
Made in Spain will recover, among other films, 'El ventre del mar', 'Ama', 'Destello bravío' and 'El año del descubrimiento'
Of the eight Spanish productions selected for the section, half are first films, such as the debuts of Ezekiel Montes and Javier Tolentino
Asier Altuna, Icíar Bollaín, Iñaki Alforja and Iban Toledo, Javier Corcuera, Iker Elorrieta, Xabier Erkizia, Maider Oleaga, Maru Solores and Hernán Zin to compete for the Irizar Basque Cinema Award at San Sebastian Festival
Seventeen Basque productions make up the programme of the 69th edition

The Kimuak programme will receive the Zinemira award for its work
San Sebastian Festival takes steps to reduce its environmental impact
The Festival presents its environmental diagnosis, result of an external audit to study the source of its environmental footprint and what to do about it
Belodromoa ikastetxeetan immerses itself in archaeology with the DIPC, the Filmoteca Vasca and the San Sebastian Festival
Thousands of schoolchildren from Gipuzkoa will enjoy the film ‘Tadeo Jones 2: Midas erregearen sekretua (Tadeo Jones 2: The Secret of King Midas)’, to be presented by the underwater archaeologist, Maria Intxaustegi
Wes Anderson and Jane Campion to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award
‘The French Dispatch’ and ‘The Power of the Dog’ complete the Perlak selection
Klasikoak will celebrate García Berlanga´s and Fernán-Gómez's centenaries with the screening of 'Esa pareja feliz', 'La muerte y el leñador' and 'Manicomio'
The section also includes restored versions of Coppola’s ‘The Rain People’ and ‘The Outsiders: The Complete Novel’, and the screening of ‘Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today)’ in homage to Tavernier

The retrospective ‘Flowers in hell. The golden age of Korean cinema’ substitutes three of the titles previously programmed
Zhang Yimou to open the competition at San Sebastian Festival’s 69th edition
'The Eyes of Tammy Faye' and 'Enquête sur un Scandale d'Etat / Undercover' complete the list of competing titles in the Official Selection
Joanna Hogg, Radu Jude, Gaspar Noé, Kiro Russo, Laura Wandel and Jean-Gabriel Périot, among other filmmakers, to compete for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award
The Festival’s all-ecompassing competitive section will include titles to have been awarded or programmed at Venice, Cannes and Berlin, among other festivals, and two world premieres

A total of 18 titles will participate: thirteen features, one medium-length film and four shorts
Fourteen feature films to compete in the 20th edition of Nest
Six productions from Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine to participate in WIP Europa
Five of the selected films are first or second works

WIP Europa will take place on September 20, 21 and 22
WIP Latam will present six films by Manuel Abramovich, Fabián Hernández, Ana Cristina Barragán, Juan Pablo González, Carlos Lechuga and Laura Baumeister
WIP Latam will run on September 20, 21 and 22 in the framework of San Sebastian Festival’s 69th edition
Sean Baker, Julia Ducournau, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Todd Haynes, Joachim Lafosse, François Ozon, Céline Sciamma and Paul Verhoeven, among the names to participate in Perlak
The section will open with ‘Competencia oficial’, by Duprat and Cohn, and close with ‘The Velvet Underground’ by Haynes

There will be two screenings out of competition ‘Titane’, by Ducournau, and ‘Drive My Car’, by Hamaguchi

The section will also screen the debuts of Shipei Wen and Charlotte Gainsbourg, as well as the second feature directed by the writer Emmanuel Carrère
Ten Latin American films to compete for the Horizontes Award
Half of the films come from the Festival's Latin American 'work in progress' initiative

The selection includes three first films and the return to the section of directors Paz Fábrega, Alonso Ruizpalacios and Lorenzo Vigas
Iciar Bollaín, Fernando León de Aranoa, Paco Plaza and Jonás Trueba to compete in San Sebastian Festival’s Official Selection
'Las leyes de la frontera', by Daniel Monzón, the Festival closing film; 'La hija', by Manuel Martín Cuenca; Alejandro Amenábar’s series 'La Fortuna' and the short film 'Rosa Rosae. La Guerra Civil' by Carlos Saura will participate out of competition
Thirteen first and second films to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award
Among the selected works are five films from the Festival’s works in progress initiatives and from the Co-Production Forum
Transilvania Film Festival screens a selection of ten Spanish films curated by San Sebastian
The 20th edition of the Romanian event, which starts tomorrow, will show films screened in recent years at the San Sebastian Festival
Laurent Cantet, Terence Davies, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Claudia Llosa and Claire Simon to compete in San Sebastian Festival’s Official Selection
The fourth feature film by Inés Barrionuevo and the debuts from Alina Grigore, Zhang Ji and Tea Lindeburg will also contend for the Golden Shell and other official awards at the 69th edition
Sigourney Weaver will feature on the 69th San Sebastián Festival official poster
The image is by Eva Villar from San Sebastián, based on a photograph by Matthew Brookes

From this year on, the acting awards will be gender-neutral without making any distinction between men and women
The 69th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and the Filmoteca Española will dedicate a retrospective to the golden age of Korean cinema
‘Flowers in Hell. The Golden Age of Korean Cinema’ includes ten titles produced in the 50s and 60s
Transilvania Film Festival partners with San Sebastian for its 20th edition
The Romanian festival will screen ten Spanish films curated at San Sebastian in recent years
Dea Kulumbegashvili, 2020 Golden Shell winner, carries out an artist residency at Tabakalera
The Georgian director will be in San Sebastian until 7 June to develop her next feature film

This invitation from Tabakalera, the San Sebastian Film Festival, and Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola falls within the framework of these three institutions' shared strategic programme to support talent, a year-round Festival (Z365), and film methods

The filmmaker, whose film also won awards for Best Direction, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay, will present her full-length feature film 'Dasatskisi / Beginning' in the cinema, and will hold a talk about her creative process
The Elías Querejeta Film School, the Basque Film Library and the San Sebastián International Film Festival publish the first issue of 'ZINE: Film Research Series'
This biannual online publication will explore the connections between film culture and other disciplines from both the sciences and the humanities, with particular emphasis on Basque cinema

The first issue analyses the cinematographic work of Nestor Basterretxea from the point of view of constructivism, and presents the work of María Jesús 'Tatus' Fombellida.
Zinemaldia + Plus hosts the screening of short films by the residents of the Ikusmira Berriak programme
The monthly spotlight of Tabakalera’s shared screen will focus, this Friday, on the works of Eduardo Crespo, Mina Fitzpatrick, Manuel Muñoz Rivas, Magdalena Orellana and Marina Palacio

Saturday will see their participation in the recording of Víctor Iriarte’s podcast, ‘El futuro’, where they will talk about their coming projects
San Sebastian Festival, Kutxa Fundazioa and the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola reveal “other approaches” to the Festival’s early years
The exhibition in the Kutxa Kultur Plaza consists of thirty photographs from the period falling between 1953 and 1970

The show is curated by the team of Zinemaldia 70: all possible stories, the research project sponsored by the Spanish lottery organisation, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado
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