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11-24-2022
More than 100 professionals from the world of Spanish audiovisuals to participate in the more than 20 activities organised around Spanish Screenings On Tour, to run next week at Ventana Sur with the slogan ‘Spanish Audiovisual: Talent and Future’
Nine networking activities including working breakfasts, a co-production meeting and happy hours will be organized while members of the delegation will also participate in seven conferences and panels

21 projects in development, seven works in progress, 40 films ripe for remake, 21 completed films in Market Screenings and three Market Premieres will be presented, plus those available at the Video Library

Ventana's Sur Maquinitas section will also include projects and activities, brought to the event by Games from Spain, initiative of ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones
09-15-2022
Loreto Mauleón and Paco León to present the San Sebastian Festival opening gala
Santiago Tabernero will direct the ceremony, kicking off at 20:30 on Friday 16 in the Kursaal and to be broadcast live on TVE’s La 2 channel, ETB1, eitb.eus, the Festival website and TikTok
09-15-2022
Seven Ibero-American films will compete for the Spanish Cooperation Award
For the eight 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

The Award is part of the alliance between the AECID and the Festival to promote the Ibero-American audiovisual industry
09-07-2022
Marina Palacio exhibits her false film posters in Tabakalera
The filmmaker and artist from San Sebastian takes a photography project featuring the portraits of people from several of the San Sebastian Festival departments or with connections to the event to the centre’s second floor
09-02-2022
Juliette Binoche, Penélope Cruz, Ricardo Darín, Vicky Krieps, Diane Kruger, Noémie Merlant, Liam Neeson, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Hannah Schygulla and Olivia Wilde have confirmed their presence at the Festival
The filmmakers coming to San Sebastian include Cronenberg, the Dardennes, Claire Denis, Louis Garrel, Christophe Honoré, Neil Jordan, Koreeda, Lelio, Mungiu, Ozon, Hong Sangsoo and Ulrich Seidl.
09-02-2022
‘Kong Xiu / A Woman’, by Wang Chao, completes the list of films competing at the Official Selection
The Chinese moviemaker joins the list of 16 filmmakers previously announced
09-01-2022
The world premiere of ‘Marlowe’ to close the Official Selection with the presence of Neil Jordan, Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger
The film will screen out of competition following the closing gala on September 24
08-31-2022
Five world premieres to make up the Culinary Zinema section
The participants in this year’s themed dinners are Albert Raurich (Dos Palillos), Vanessa González and Andrés Viñales (La Huella), Naoyuki Haginoya (Nomo), Yinfeng Tang and his executive chef Sanhuai Yu (Chila) and Virgilio Martínez (Central)
08-30-2022
Made in Spain to include four world premieres, including a documentary on the critic Carlos Boyero and another on the band, Tequila
The other two premieres are ‘El color del cielo’, opening movie of the section, and ‘Entre montañas’, by Unai Canela

Also screening are the films by Roberto Bueso, Zaida Carmona, Juan Miguel del Castillo, Rodrigo Cortés, Carlota González-Adrio, Albert Serra, Adrián Silvestre, Carla Simón and Jonás Trueba
08-29-2022
‘Chevalier noir’, by Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi, and ‘Something You Said Last Night’, by Luis De Filippis complete the New Directors section
Carla Simón will participate in Zabaltegi-Tabakalera out of competition with the short film ‘Carta a mi madre para mi hijo’
08-26-2022
Fermin Aio, Izaskun Arandia, Jabi Elortegi, María Elorza, Fernando Franco, Alberto Gastesi, Mikel Gurrea, Xuban Intxausti, Ander Iriarte and Fermin Muguruza to compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award
Seventeen films make up the Basque participation at San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition

The work of the technicians, personalised in the figure of Txema Areizaga, will receive a tribute in the shape of the Zinemira Award
08-24-2022
Zabaltegi-Tabakalera to show the works of filmmakers including Ruth Beckermann, Lee Chang-dong, Bi Gan, Natalia López Gallardo and Hlynur Pálmason
San Sebastian Festival’s most open competitive section will include the world premiere of the latest movie from Santiago Loza

The other titles are in largely works to have received awards or have been programmed in Berlin, Cannes, Jeonju, Sundance and Venice, amongst other festivals
08-24-2022
'Fácil', an original Movistar Plus+ series, to screen at San Sebastian Festival
The five episodes of ‘Fácil’ will premiere on September 20 at the Movistar Plus+ Gala
08-23-2022
‘Don't Worry Darling’, the second film directed by Olivia Wilde, completes the Perlak Section
The new work by the American director closes a selection of 17 titles critically acclaimed and/or awarded at other international festivals

Fifteen of the scheduled feature films will be eligible for the City of Donostia / San Sebastián People's Choice Award
08-22-2022
The Movies for Kids programme offers five films for family audiences
Three of the selected titles are animated, while the other two combine animation with real-life images
08-22-2022
‘Drive My Car’, by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, to receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2022 for Best Film of the Year
08-19-2022
The latest movies from the Dardenne brothers, Hansen-Løve, Iñárritu, Koreeda, Mungiu and Östlund, amongst the Perlak at San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition
‘Peter von Kant’, François Ozon’s homage to Fassbinder, and ‘Moonage Daydream’, Brett Morgen’s immersion in David Bowie’s universe, will open and close the section, respectively

‘L’innocent’, by Louis Garrel; ‘Living’, by Oliver Hermanus; ‘Corsage’, by Marie Kreutzer, and ‘Argentina, 1985’, by Santiago Mitre, will also compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award
08-18-2022
Thirteen short films to compete for the Nest Award at the 21st edition of the section, which returns to its usual format
For the first time in the history of the international competition for film students two works in the Basque language have been selected
08-17-2022
RTVE will screen the latest works by Carlos Saura and Cesc Gay at its galas at the San Sebastian Festival
‘Las paredes hablan’, Saura’s documentary on the art world, will show at a Gala on Wednesday, September 21

‘Historias para no contar’, the latest work from Cesc Gay, will screen at the Gala to take place at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre on Thursday 22

RTVE backs all of the Spanish films competing for the Golden Shell in San Sebastian
08-16-2022
Today tickets go on sale for the premieres of ‘Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa’, ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Sintiéndolo mucho’ in the Velodrome
The films by Fernando León de Aranoa, Paco León and Fermín Muguruza will screen on Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and Friday 23, respectively
08-12-2022
‘En los márgenes’ / On the Fringe, the directorial debut from actor Juan Diego Botto, joins the Perlak section
The film stars Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar and Botto himself
08-11-2022
Ana Cristina Barragán, Natalia Beristain, Pavel Giroud, Patricio Guzmán and Carlos Lechuga to compete for the Horizontes Awards
The debuts from Mariano Biasin, Fabián Hernández, Juan Pablo González, Carolina Markowicz, Manuela Martelli, Valentina Maruel and Andrés Ramírez Pulido complete the Horizontes Latinos section
08-10-2022
WIP Latam to present six films by Martín Benchimol, Felipe Carmona, Guto Parente, Laura Plancarte, Davi Pretto y Yennifer Uribe Alzate
The productions come from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico

WIP Latam will run on September 19, 20 and 21
08-09-2022
The retrospective dedicated to Claude Sautet will show thirteen features signed by the French director
Rounding off the season is the book ‘Conversations with Claude Sautet’, a volume of interviews with the filmmaker
08-05-2022
Four productions from Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine to participate in WIP Europa
Nadejda Koseva, Anatol Durbala, Selman Nacar and Tonia Noyabrova will present their second films

WIP Europa will run on September 19, 20 and 21
08-04-2022
Klasikoak will take a look back at the films of Josep Escobar and Alexandre Cirici Pellicer, Juzo Itami, Nana Mchedlidze, Basilio Martín Patino and Charles Vanel
The section will programme the movies ‘Érase una vez…’, ‘Tampopo’, ‘Nueve cartas a Berta’, ‘Pirveli mertskhali’ and ‘Dans la nuit’
08-02-2022
Manuel Abramovich, Christophe Honoré, Sebastián Lelio, Diego Lerman, Marco Martins, Laura Mora, Frelle Petersen, Hong Sangsoo, Ulrich Seidl and Petr Václav to compete for the Golden Shell at San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition
The Official Selection will also include the debuts from Genki Kawamura and Marian Mathias

The special screening of ‘La (très) grande evasion / Tax Me If You Can’, a documentary by Yannick Kergoat, will also show out of competition
07-28-2022
Thirteen first and second films to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award
All of the films in the section, still missing the odd title, will compete for a prize of 50,000 euros
07-15-2022
Fernando Franco, Mikel Gurrea, Pilar Palomero and Jaime Rosales to compete for the Golden Shell at San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition
Also featuring in the Official Selection are the special screening of Isabel Coixet’s ‘El sostre groc’, and the participation out of competition of the series ‘Apagón / Offworld ’, helmed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Raúl Arévalo, Isa Campo, Alberto Rodríguez and Isaki Lacuesta

The Velodrome will host three world premieres: ‘Rainbow’, by Paco León; ‘Sintiéndolo mucho / Feeling It’ by Fernando León de Aranoa, and 'Balck is Beltza II: Ainhoa’, by Fermin Muguruza
07-08-2022
Tabakalera celebrates cinema with the exhibition 'Vive le cinéma!'
Four international filmmakers take the leap from the cinema screen to the exhibition hall

The exhibition is the result of the co-production of Tabakalera with Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam and the collaboration of the San Sebastian Film Festival

It will open to the public tomorrow and can be visited until 8 January 2023
07-07-2022
‘Modelo 77’ (Prison 77), the latest movie from Alberto Rodríguez, to open San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition
Starring Miguel Herrán and Javier Gutiérrez, among other actors, the movie will screen out of competition on September 16
07-04-2022
San Sebastian Festival opens its major 70th anniversary exhibition in Tabakalera
‘Imagine a Film Festival’, featuring videos running for 150 minutes plus on some twenty screens, can be visited until 24 September
07-01-2022
Ikusmira Berriak opens the ninth call for its residencies
The registration deadline for the audiovisual project development programme is September 1
06-29-2022
San Sebastian Festival will be the first institution to offset its footprint through the Gipuzkoa Voluntary Carbon Fund
The Festival pledges to offset more than half of its carbon footprint through the Fund launched by the Naturklima Foundation and Gipuzkoa Provincial Council’s Department of Environment

For the second year running, the Festival will use recycled and recyclable material to make the red carpets
06-24-2022
David Cronenberg to receive a Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Festival
The Canadian director and screenwriter will receive the accolade during a gala at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, followed by the screening of his latest movie, ‘Crimes of the Future’
06-15-2022
San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a retrospective to the French director Claude Sautet
The 70th edition will launch a new collection of books published in collaboration with the Filmoteca Vasca; the first in the series will focus on the French moviemaker
05-13-2022
Juliette Binoche features on the official 70th edition poster and will receive one of the Donostia Awards
The French actress will collect the award at a gala to include the screening of ‘Avec amour et acharnement (Both Sides of the Blade)’, a movie directed by Claire Denis

The company from San Sebastian, Dimensión, has designed the poster from a portrait by the photographer Brigitte Lacombe

This year’s poster collection is a homage to outlook and to all ways of looking at life and the cinema
05-12-2022
The exhibition celebrating San Sebastian Festival’s 70th anniversary will pay homage to the public, the industry, the press and to the city itself
The public is invited to send photographs taken over these seven decades for their inclusion in one of the installations

Tabakalera will host the show “Imagine a Film Festival” from 4 July until 24 September, the last day of the event
04-26-2022
The fourth call for Zinemaldia Startup Challenge projects includes a second competition for Spanish entrepreneurs and startups
This new competition is part of 'Spanish Screenings: Financing & Tech' and will run parallel to the call for European projects

The registration deadline is June 3
04-05-2022
San Sebastian Festival receives the Silver Fotogramas Special Anniversary Award
The film magazine acknowledges the Festival’s extensive background in the year of its 70th anniversary
03-25-2022
Ikusmira Berriak expands and enhances its residencies
Ana Cristina Barragán, Jaume Claret, Meritxell Colell, Irati Gorostidi, João Paulo Miranda and Maximiliano Schonfeld have started the first stage of their residency in Tabakalera, where they will enjoy a greater number of personalised tutorials

They will be accompanied in person by Olimpia Pont Cháfer, Javier Martín and Sergio Oksman and will enjoy online tutorials of Elena López Riera, Jean-Gabriel Périot, José Luis Torres Leiva, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Fernanda del Nido and Paolo Moretti

On April 9, residents will show their earlier works at a Zinemaldia + Plus screening
03-08-2022
Radu Jude will introduce a film and give a talk at Tabakalera during his residency at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
The Rumanian filmmaker will accompany the screening of his directorial debut, 'Cea mai fericită fată din lume' / 'The Happiest Girl in the World' while also sharing the creative proces of 'Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc' / 'Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn', winner of the Golden Bear in 2021
02-01-2022
The latest book in the Nosferatu Collection:
''Zinemaldia 1953-2022. Singularidades del Festival de Donostia / San Sebastián'' is now available
01-19-2022
The Spanish government promotes ‘Spanish Screenings XXL’, an international market for Spanish audiovisual production
The first Spanish cinema market gathering will take place in March as part of Malaga Festival

San Sebastian Festival will host a section specialising in new technologies and funding

Itinerant promotional activities will focus on emerging markets in Eastern Europe and Asia

The project is part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan under which a total of 45 million euros is earmarked for internationalisation of the sector
01-12-2022
The fifth edition of the 'Cinema and Science' season proposes almost fifty screenings accompanied by introductions and discussions with scientists
01-10-2022
José Ángel Herrero Velarde, a key figure of the San Sebastian Festival over the last four decades, passed away
12-16-2021
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”
11-29-2021
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
09-16-2021
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
09-08-2021
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
09-03-2021
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
09-02-2021
‘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
09-01-2021
Industria Online is open
08-30-2021
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
08-26-2021
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
08-25-2021
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
08-25-2021
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
08-24-2021
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
08-23-2021
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
08-20-2021
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
08-19-2021
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
08-11-2021
Fourteen feature films to compete in the 20th edition of Nest
08-10-2021
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
08-06-2021
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
08-05-2021
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
08-04-2021
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
07-30-2021
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
07-28-2021
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
07-22-2021
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
07-19-2021
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
06-22-2021
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
06-18-2021
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
05-24-2021
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
05-18-2021
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
03-31-2021
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.