Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

Sorry for the interruption, we needed to correct and upgrade some modules. Working on a new website.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here. You need for put your full detail information if you want to be considered seriously. Thanks for understanding.

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers




Email us to be featured at special rates. SUBSCRIBE             


San Sebastian Wrap Check our dailies and photo coverage

Home                   FOLLOW US ON:     Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  RSS

This weekly newsletter has reached  159 613 subscribers.               
Email us  if you want to promote your features in this newsletter or in the AFM DAILIES




Coverage by Inés Barreda de Biurrun and Bruno Chatelin


The winners of San Sebastian 61st edition

AWARD-WINNERS 61st EDITION   OFFICIAL SELECTION AWARDS   GOLDEN SHELL FOR BEST FILM Pelo malo (Bad Hair) Mariana Rondón (Venezuela-Peru-Germany) The third film from the filmmaker and plastic artist Mariana Rondón stars Junior, a 9 year-old with "bad hair". He wants to have it straightened for his yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer. This puts him at odds with his mother Marta. The mor...

29.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog |  


DONOSTIA Award Ceremony ''Hugh Jackman'' video tribute

Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, the son of Grace McNeil (née Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman, a Cambridge-trained accountant.[5][6] His parents were English-born, and had come to Australia, in 1967, as part of the "Ten Pound Poms" immigration.[6] One of Jackman's paternal great-grandfathers was Greek.[7] His parents were devout Christians, having been converted by Evangelist Billy Graham after their marriage.[6]&nbs...

29.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog |  

DONOSTIA Award Ceremony ''Carmen Maura'' video tribute

Maura began her career as a cabaret singer. Maura's film career was launched in 1970 with an appearance in the film The Man in Hiding. This was followed by a major role in the 1977 film Tigres de papel. Although Maura has played dramatic roles, she is often noted for her comedic roles in films like Sal gorda (1984), Sé infiel y no mires con quién (1985) or Tata mía (1986). Maura appeared in the first film by Pedro Almod&oac...

29.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog |  


Watch the San Sebastian Awards Winners
Video coverage of the Winners Press conference ...


29.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog | 

First Awards. 61 edition San Sebastian Film Festival

61 EDITION SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL     WUAKI.TV AUDIENCE AWARD   Soshite chichi ni naru / Like Father, Like Son Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan) Two years after presenting Kiseki / IWish at the Festival, Hirozaku Kore-eda returns to San Sebastian with his latest film, winner of the Jury Award at the last Festival de Cannes. This time Kore-eda tells the story of a man who must make a life-changing deci...

29.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog |  

PELO MALO receives the Golden Shell for best film in San Sebastian

  Written and directed by Mariana Rondón, starring Beto Benites, Samantha Castillo, Samuel Lange Zambrano...(Venezuela) A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother.   ...

28.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog |  

Hugh Jackman, received the Donostia Award

The Australian actor was awarded last night at the 61st San Sebastian Festival. Hugh Jackman is an Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe -and Tony Award- winning performer who got the souls of donostiarras. Handsome, funny, sweet, etc… Wolverine recognized that he loved San Sebastian before coming because his wife, also was awarded here many years ago with a Silver Shell. After the Gala Award,there was a special screening of the latest work in which he plays the lead, Prisoners....

28.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog | 36 reads

12th International Film Students Meeting Awards in San Seabastian

  The Jury of the 12th International Film Students Meeting, consisting of students from centres in Argentina, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Lithuania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and United States; chaired by the Amat Escalante has decided to grant the following awards: Panavision Award and FREAK Independent Film Agency Award to the film: Escenas previas, Aleksandra Maciuszek Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) The Panav...

28.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog | 38 reads


If you have problems reading this e-mail click here 09 / 27 / 2013 Follow us       Savage Cinema has taken its first steps at this 61st edition with six adventure and action sports films well received by the Festival audience and sports enthusiasts. And there´s still another night to go: BIG FRIDAY, a not-to-be-missed get-together with some of the world´s most spectacular mountains in the Velodrome for ...

28.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog | 20 reads

Helena Bonham Carter misses the 61st edition of the San Sebastian Festival

    Helena Bonham Carter, announced to attend the presentation of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet at the closing gala, is unable to accept the Festivals invitation due to incompatibilities with her professional agenda. The screening of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet on 28 September will be introduced by its director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and its leading character, Kyle Catlett, at both the Kursaal Auditorium and the Velodrome.   ...

28.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog | 


  EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM AWARD 2013 FOR THE BEST PROJECT   EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM AWARD 2013 FOR THE BEST PROJECT EL ACOMPAÑANTE directed by Pavel Giroud and produced by Areté Audiovisual (Cuba-France) Sponsored by EGEDA, (Audiovisual Producers Rights Management Association) SPECIAL MENTION TO THE PROYECT LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA directed by César Augusto Acevedo and produced by Burning Blue (Colom...

28.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog |  

Savage Cinema kicks off with the presence in San Sebastian of major athletes and filmmakers in the action sports film world

  Savage Cinema, the section dedicated to action and adventure sports films, turns the spotlight on San Sebastian, converted for a few days into a meeting place between cinema, sport and the general public. The first to arrive in the city were Dave Rastovich and Chris del Moro, two of the big names in the cast of Bella Vita, stars of surf worldwide, who visited the revolutionary Wavegarden artificial wave installation, with the result of the video accompanying this note. We will see them ...

28.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog | 

LA SALADA,Films in Progress 24 Industry Award

                LA SALADA, Juan Martín Hsu (Argentina) Daniel Goldstein , Deluxe-Spain, Dolby, Laserfilm , Nephilim producciones, No Problem Sonido and Vértigo Films.   Created in 2002 thanks to collaboration between the San Sebastian Festival and the Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, the Films in Progress section was born with the intention to back Latin American film production ...

26.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog | 


                                    EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM AWARD 2013 FOR THE BEST PROJECT “EL ACOMPAÑANTE” directed by Pavel Giroud and produced by Areté Audiovisual (Cuba-France) Sponsored by EGEDA, (Audiovisual Producer’s Rights Management Association) SP...

26.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog | 

The II Europe-Latin America Co-production kicks off in San Sebastian

  Three days of round tables, networking and meetings between creators, producers and distributors The opening ceremony in the cloister of San Sebastian´s San Telmo Museum was attended by the Mayor of San Sebastian, Juan Karlos Izagirre, the Minister for Economic Development and Competitiveness, Arantxa Tapia, the Director of the San Sebastian Festival, José Luis Rebordinos, and the Director of Programmes at, Francisco Javier García Vieira.  I...

24.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog | 

The 61st edition of the San Sebastian Festival kicked off

  The 61st edition of the San Sebastian Festival kicked off at 9 p.m. on September 20 with the opening gala at the Kursaal Auditorium presented by the actors Cayetana Guillén Cuervo andUnax Ugalde. Important faces from the international cinema world will come to San Sebastian to celebrate the start of an intense week of activities, screenings and events with the focus on film:  Annette Bening will present The Face of Love, opening film...

21.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog |  

Carmen Maura to receive a Donostia Award

CARMEN MAURA Sunday 22   The 61st San Sebastian Film Festival will be presenting the actress Carmen Maura with a Donostia Award, as a tribute to one of the most outstanding professional careers in Spanish cinema in the last few decades. The actress will receive her lifetime achievement award on Septembre 22, during the out-of-competition Official Selection presentation of her latest participation, Las ...

21.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog |  


La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1&2 wins FIPRESCI Award

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) grants its Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year to La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1&2, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.. The award is the result of the votes cast by 245 critics worldwide, members of FIPRESCI, for titles premiered during the previous twelve months. The prize will be awarded to the director of the film, Abdellatif Kechiche and its producer, Brahim Chioua, at the opening gala of the 61st edition of the Sa...

10.09.2013 | SanSebastian's blog |  



The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with EFM (Berlin) Director



Interview with IFTA Chairman (AFM)



Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director
 dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest 
> Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Cannes / Marche du Film 



Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV


> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

User images

About Newsletter

Team Laurent

The blog publishes the past collection of our newsletters covering the film festival circuit.
It distributes the latest news for free to 200 000 film & festival professionals subscribers from around the world.

Advertise inside the newsletter?
Promote your festival call for entry, promote your film.

Subscribers breakdown details



View my profile
Send me a message