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

FILMFESTIVALS | A world wide coverage

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal with Film & Fest News and Social network for the festival community.  

Since 1995 we connect films to festivals and document the world of festivals worldwide.
We offer the most comprehensive festival directory of 6 000 festivals, browse festival blogs, film blogs...and promote yourself.

The website is currently being redesigned, we will let you know when it is ready.

User login

SanSebastian


Blogging from San Sebastian September 21-29, 2018

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


 


feed

San Sebastian Wrap & Final Dailies

 

Filmfestivals.com Newsletter

View Email in browser

Newsletter.jpg

 

 

Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit!...
SEE YOU AT AFM- Take a meeting with Bruno Chatelin

Advertise in our Newsletters from 200€ email us for a quote


FOLLOW THE TEAM OF FILMFESTIVALS.COM ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:     Facebook  Twitter  YouTube instagram.jpg  flicker.jpg feed.jpg       

Silver Shell for Best Actress Pia Tjelta Blind Spot

66th San Sebastian Film Festival 2018 Awards

palmares_boletin_66_in.jpg
Golden Shell for Best Film ENTRE DOS AGUAS (BETWEEN TWO WATERS) ISAKI LACUESTA (SPAIN) Official awards - FIAPF Entre dos aguas (Between Two Waters) Isaki Lacuesta (Spain)    
Special Jury Prize ...
 
 
 

San Sebastian announces the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Awards

fp_663349_16680.jpg
  SONG FOR THE JUNGLE (Short film) JEAN-GABRIEL PÉRIOT  (FRANCE) Calais a few weeks before its clearing: The Jungle is a place where thousands of migrants live and wait to go to England, or just for somebody to take care of them. They wander in this abandoned place, hoping to survive our indifference.     SPECIAL MENTION     LOS QU...
 

 

17th Nest Film Students Awards in San Sebastian

boletin_1003.jpg
  The Jury of the 17th International Film Students Meeting, consisting of students from centres in Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America; chaired by José Luis Torres Leiva has decided to grant the following awards: Panavision Award to the film: For showing us an insight into a child’s mind, confined in a world in which he finds himsel...
 

 

Robert Pattinson at San Sebastián film festival

CLAIRE%20DENIS.jpg
The iconic actor is in town for his film High Life!   ...
 

Bradley Cooper in San Sebastian with "A Star is Born"

boletin_986.jpg
Bradley Cooper will attend the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival to present his first work as a movie director, "A Star is Born"   The American actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper will attend the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival to present his first work as a movie director, A Star is Born. In the iconic love story A Star is Born, four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (Philadelphia, USA, 1975) makes his director...
 
 
 

Industry Awards 2018 in San Sebastian

boletin_1002.jpg
    FILMS IN PROGRESS 34 AWARDS FILMS IN PROGRESS 34 INDUSTRY AWARD Ad Hoc Studios, Deluxe-Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No Problem Sonido and Wanda Visión LOS TIBURONES (THE SHARKS), Lucía Garibaldi (Uruguay - Argentina) FILM FACTORY AWARD LOS TIBURONES (THE SHARKS), Lucía Garibaldi (Uruguay - Argentina)     GLOCAL IN PROGRESS AWARDS GLOCAL IN PROGRESS ...
 

 

Naomi Kawase cancels her visit to the San Sebastian Film Festival

boletin_1001.jpg
by Bruno Chatelin Director Naomi Kawase who was expected to present her film Vision at the San Sebastian Film Festival had to cancel her visit to San Sebastian because of personal reasons. Naomi Kawasi regrets not being able to attend the festival and she wants to express her gratitude to the Festival for the selection of Vision at the official competition. The producer Marianne Slot and the leading actress Juliette Binoche will represent the film.     ...
 

 

Chris Hemsworth will attend the closing film night with "Bad Times at the El Royale" filmmaker Drew Goddard

boletin_997.jpg
Chris Hemsworth will attend the closing film night of the Festival’s 66th edition, together with "Bad Times at the El Royale" filmmaker Drew Goddard This is Goddard’s second film, following his first feature, The Cabin in the Woods     The actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) will accompany filmmaker Drew Goddard in the European premiere of Bad Times at the El Royale, which will close the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Film Festival’s 66...
 

 

The San Sebastian Festival opens today its 66th edition with humour

boletin_992.jpg
Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José and Borja Echevarría are responsible for writing and directing the ceremony   The opening gala will be broadcast live by La 2, ETB1, eitb.eus, and the Festival website.Actresses Nagore Aranburu and Belén Cuesta will take the gala through its steps at the opening of the San Sebastian Festival, tomorrow, Friday 21, at 21:00 in the Kursaal Auditorium. The gala has been written and directed by Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José and Borja...
 
 
 

Fourteen short films to compete in Nest Film Students, which has seen its submissions rise by 48% in a year

boletin_943.jpg
The 17th edition of the Meeting, to take place from 24-28 September at Tabakalera, will host the masterclasses given by Alexander Payne, Peter Strickland, Jaime Rosales, Albertina Carri and Virgil Vernier, who will also preside over the jury The 17th edition of Nest Film Students, the international meeting for film students running from 24-28 September in the framework of San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition, has selected, from among the 305 works presented by 139 schools in 41 countri...
 

 

The San Sebastian Film Festival will host a European Film Forum conference on international funds

boletin_985.jpg
    On 24th September, in the context of the San Sebastián Film Festival, an event focusing on film support funds in Europe and Latin America will be held. Given the strategic position of the Festival, the event -promoted by Creative Europe MEDIA in the frame of the European Film Forum- will be a good occasion for key stakeholders to meet and discuss film funding opportunities in the international sphere. The aim of the forum is therefore to present the most relevant funds ...
 

 

The Romanian filmmaker Constantin Popescu completes the Official Jury of the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition

jurado_final_66_700_in.jpg
Programmer Juliette Duret closes the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award Jury The Official Jury of the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition, presided over by the North American filmmaker Alexander Payne, accompanied by the actors Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Rossy de Palma, the producer Agnes Johansen and the director of photography Bet Rourich, is now complete with the incorporation of Romanian filmmaker Constantin Popescu, who competed in the Official Selection last year with the fi...
 
 
 

The Cooperación Española award goes to the Ibero-American film making the greatest contribution to development

boletin_983.jpg
      For the fourth year running, AECID joins the San Sebastian Festival to give its Cooperación Española Award to the Ibero-American film making the greatest contribution to human development, the eradication of poverty and the full exercise of human rights.   The Award is part of the alliance between AECID and the San Sebastian Festival to promote the Ibero-American audiovisual industry. The Cooperación Española Award will be present...
 

 

Confirmed guests at 66th San Sebastian Festival

boletin_970_3.jpg
  As well as the Donostia Award winners at the 66th edition, Judi Dench, Danny DeVito and Hirokazu Koreeda, Juliette Binoche, Laetitia Casta, Timothée Chalamet, Ricardo Darín, Lily-Rose Depp, Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Mercedes Morán, Robert Pattinson and John C. Reilly, among many others, have confirmed their presence in San Sebastian Filmmakers Jacques A...
 

 

The world premier of “Bad Times at the El Royale” to close the Official Selection of the Festival’s 66th edition

clausura_in_700.jpg
  The world premier of “Bad Times at the El Royale” to close the Official Selection of the Festival’s 66th edition The second film directed by Drew Goddard (“The Cabin in the Woods”) stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson, among others   The world premier of Bad Times at the El Royale will close the Official Selection of the Festival’s 66th edition, out of competition. This is Drew Goddard’s second film, following ...
 

 

The screening of ''Ladri di biciclette / Bycicle Thieves'' opens Klasikoa, a yearly rendezvous with a restored classic at the Sa

boletin_964.jpg
  Thierry Frémaux will present this collaboration between the Festival and Lyon’s Lumière Festiva   Following the memorable presentation last year of Lumière ! L’aventure commence (Lumière! The Adventure Begins), a screening with comments by the director of the Cannes Festival and of the Lumière Institute, Thierry Frémaux, the San Sebastian Festival and the Lumière Festival in Lyon now open collaboration on what will becom...
 

 

Twenty Basque productions to be presented at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

cine_vasco_in.jpg
  Fifteen feature films, world premieres at the Festival, will compete for the Irizar Award Zinemira will open with 'Mudar la piel' and close with 'Black is Beltza' Ramón Agirre will collect the Zinemira Award at the Basque Film Gala, to include the screening of 'Jainkoak ez dit barkatzen'   The 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival will host more Basque productions than ever, twenty films distributed between the Official Selection...
 

 

Donostia Awards and tribute to the career of legendary actress Judi Dench

judi-dench.gif
        The British actress Judi Dench will receive the prestigious Donostia Award at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival next month. The Festival’s highest honorary award will be presented on Tuesday, September 25th, prior to the scr...
 

 

French actress Isabelle Huppert features on the official poster of San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition

cartel-oficial-66.gif
  The San Sebastian Festival is launching a new line of official posters, with the one chosen for the 66th edition featuring the French actress Isabelle Huppert. “It is an honour for the Festival that one of the best working actresses, who brings us marvellous new films every year, has accepted to be the image of the San Sebastian Festival,” said the Festival Director, José Luis Rebordinos. The official poster follows the line of the Festival’s new graph...
 

 

Seven productions from Argentina, Canada, France, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Singapore on the menu of Culinary Zinema

boletin_948.jpg
The San Sebastian Festival section associating gastronomy and cinema is jointly organised with the Basque Culinary Center and in collaboration with the Berlin Festival Bihar dok 13, by Ander Iriarte (Echevarriatik Etxeberriara) and Aitor Bereziartua, confronts several students at the Basque Culinary Center with Gaur and Ez Dok Amairu, the movements responsible for revamping the Basque artistic panorama fifty years ago, in order for each one to recreate a dish inspired in a work of art. ...
 
 

''Phantom Thread'', to receive the FIPRESCI 2018 Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year in San Sebastian

fipresci_in.jpg
Paul Thomas Anderson will receive the distinction for the third time in San Sebastian     Phantom Thread has been voted Best Film of 2018 by the members of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. The vote was decided by 473 critics from all over the world, who chose this production from among all of the films premiered after 1 July 2017. The other three finalists were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri by Martin McDonagh (City of Donostia / San Sebast...
 

The five filmmakers from the Ikusmira Berriak programme's fourth edition began their six-week residencies this week

boletin_957_1.jpg
''The context of Ikusmira Berriak is ideal for concentrating on a single project''     The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak began last Monday, August 20th. During the six weeks that the residencies last, the five filmmakers chosen from the 155 proposals received Manuel Abramovich, Nele Wohlatz, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban and Grigory Kolomytsev, will undertake their projects at the Tabakalera Artist's Space. Also travelling to San Sebasti&a...
 
 
 

Eleven films to make up the Made in Spain programme

boletin_949.jpg
    The Festival will present the documentary ''Querido Fotogramas''   Made in Spain, showcase of the Spanish films of the year to which the Festival offers a platform for their international dissemination, has selected eleven productions,...
 

 

''Les météorites / Meteorites'' and ''Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze'' complete the New Directors competition

boletin_960_1.jpg
Fifteen productions will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award One French production, Les Météorites / Meteorites and one Chinese, Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze, complete the New Directors selection at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Kun Yang, from a small city in the South-West of China’s Yunnan province, studied film directing at the Beijing Film Academy. Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze, his first feature film, revolves around a man...
 

 

Bi Gan, Hadzihalilovic and Vernier, among others, to compete for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award

boletin_946.jpg
  The second feature film Di qiu zui hou de ye wan / Long Day’s Journey into Night, by Bi Gan (Kaili, China, 1989), after his award-winning debut, Kaili Blues, premiered in Un Certain Regard. The film narrates a man’s return to the town of his birth in search of a woman. Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will include the presentation of Kraben Rahu / Manta Ray, following its showing at Venice and Toronto. The first work by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng (Bangkok, 1976) brings the story of a fish...
 

 

San Sebastian Fest will recognise the career of the actor, director and producer Danny DeVito

Danni-de-Vito_700.gif
      Danny DeVito (Neptune, New Jersey, United States, 1944) will be presented with a Donostia Award at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on Saturday 22 September in the Kursaal. The fo...
 
 

Louis Garrel, Liu Jie, Brillante Mendoza, Tuva Novotny, Peter Strickland, Felix Van Groeningen join the San Sebastian selection

boletin_945.jpg
    L’homme fidèle / A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel), Baby (Liu Jie), Alpha, the Right to Kill (Brillante Mendoza), In Fabric (Peter Strickland), Beautiful Boy (Felix Van Groeningen) and the first work Blind Spot (Tuva Novotny) to join the list of candidates for the Golden Shell at the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edi...
 

 

Films in Progress 34 to present five first works and one second film

cc_34_boletin2_in.jpg
The industry activity, to take place on September 24, 25 and 26, will screen productions from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay   Films in Progress is the programme of aid to Latin American films called twice yearly by the San Sebastian Festival and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse. Created in 2002, today it is a platform for the international launch of new talents and a reference meeting point for the Latin America audiovisual industry.Six films, five first work...
 

 

Audiard, Damien Chazelle, Alfonso Cuarón, Mamoru Hosoda, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee, Jia Zhangke to compete at San Sebastrian

boletin_935.jpg
The latest works by Jacques Audiard, Damien Chazelle, Alfonso Cuarón, Mamoru Hosoda, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee and Jia Zhangke to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award The first work by Bradley Cooper will bring Perlak to a close The latest film from the winner of last year’s Academy Award for Best Director, Damien Chazelle (Providence, USA, 1985), once again directs Ryan Gosling in First Man as Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the Moon....
 

 

The second edition of Glocal in Progress presents three films shot in Greek, Lithuanian and Turkish

boletin_940.jpg
  Two films from the first edition of the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages will premiere at the Festival: ‘Dantza’ in the Official Selection, and ‘Un om la locul lui / A Decent Man’, in New Directors   The second edition of Glocal in Progress, the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages, will screen the latest works by the Turkish director Pelin Esmer, the Lithuanian filmmaker Ignas Jonynas ...
 

 

Brechner, Hernández Cordón, Katz, Martinessi, Reygadas and Seigner, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award

boletin_942.jpg
  Brechner, Hernández Cordón, Katz, Martinessi, Reygadas and Seigner, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award Three films from the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum and four from Films in Progress to figure in the Horizontes Latinos selection ...
 
 

Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

proyecto_foro_2018_700_in.jpg
          Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which has seen its submissions rise by 34% in a single year The Forum, to run from September 23-26, will include projects from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland, nine of which are first or second films Also selected are projects by directors...
 

 

Claire Denis, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase and Valeria Sarmiento, among others, will be competing for the Golden Shell at the 66th

boletin_927_1.jpg
  The second films by Simon Jaquemet and Markus Schleinzer and the third film by Benjamín Naishtat will also form part of the Official Section   Three European filmmakers, two Asians and two Latin Americans direct the films in the first preview of the Official Section of the San Sebastián Festival. The latest films by Claire Denis, Simon Jaquemet, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase, Benjamín Naishtat, Valeria Sarm...
 
 

Thirteen filmmakers from Argentina, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Rumania, Russia, Switzerland and Vietnam will be comp

boletin_926_1.jpg
The director of the San Sebastián Festival, José Luis Rebordinos, and the director of Kutxabank in the Donostia area, Gerardo Cangas, have revealed today at a press conference the titles of thirteen first or second films by European, Asian and Latin American directors that will be competing for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award. This year in New Directors, the section that aims to make new filmmakers better known, that is, new ways of thinking about and making cinema, person...
 

 

Call for entries for the 14th Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum closes next week

boletin_916.jpg
The deadline for the registration of projects is July, 13th     The XIV Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-production Forum will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th September 2018 within the framework of the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Organised by IBAIA (Association of Independent Audiovisual Producers of the Basque Country) and the Industry Department of the San Sebastian Film Festival, this forum is an space in which to present documentary projects to potential fun...
 

 

The Ikusmira Berriak programme calls for entries with a new dual-period residency model

boletin_924.jpg
        The call for the fifth edition with the new formula opens next Monday, 9 July    The programme of residencies and development of audiovisual projects Ikusmira Berriak, which is organised by the San Sebastian Film Festival, the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture and the Elías Querejeta Cinema School, is changing its model with the call for the fifth edition. So that the film-makers get as much as possible out of the residenc...
 

 

The Donostia Award will recognise the career of Hirokazu Kore-eda at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

koreeda_donostia.gif
l The presentation ceremony, to take place at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, will include the screening of the film "Manbiki kazoku / Shoplifters", Golden Palm at Cannes 2018 The Japanese director, the first Asian filmmaker to receive this accolade, has competed four times in the Official Selection and has carried off the Audience Award on two occasions. The Donostia Award will acknowledge, at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, the contribution made to the world of film ...
 

 

Preview of the Perlak and Zabaltegi-Tabakalera sections for the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.

boletin_919_3.jpg
Un día más con vida / Another Day of Life'', ''Asako I&II'', ''Cold War'' and ''Three Faces'', among others, to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award A series by Bruno Dumont, the first work from Hu Bo and the latest films by Jean-Luc Godard and Albertina Carri, selected for Zabaltegi-Tabakalera   Films to have won awards at Cannes and Berlin, continuation of the French TV series P&rsquo...
 

 

Nest. Film Students, the San Sebastian Festival short film competition, opens its submission period

nest_inscrpciones_65_2_in.jpg
     The XVII edition of the international film students meeting will run from Monday 24th to Friday 28th September 2018 The XVII edition of Nest. Film Students, the San Sebastian Festival international film students meeting, opens its submission period today, 1st June. Organised by the San Sebastian Festival and the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, the meeting -this year renamed Nest. Film Students-  offers an exchange of experiences on audiovisua...
 
 

The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak selects projects from Manuel Abramovich, Grigory Kolomytsev, Elena López Riera, Arantza S

boletin_917_2.jpg
      The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak selects projects from Manuel Abramovich, Grigory Kolomytsev, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban, and Nele Wohlatz The inclusion of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola as a residency programme partner a...
 

 

San Sebastian Festival presents its new graphic identity

logo.jpg
The Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture hosted the presentation of the San Sebastian Festival's new image and the sections posters for its 66th edition. The graphic identity revamp has the goals to update the brand and increase its visibility; the San Sebastian studio TGA, author of both the new image and the posters, has chosen to use a conch shell of more synthetic lines and greater visual punch to announce a modern Festival, constantly renovated and adapted to a chang...
 
 

Films can now be submitted online for participation in the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

isncripcione-pelis_66-700_in.jpg
Films can now be submitted for pre-selection to participate in the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival for all of the sections making up the programme, with the exception of Films in Progress, Glocal in Progress and the International Film Students Meeting, which will have their own specific calls for submissions in the months of April and June respectively. Films for these sections should therefore NOT be submitted at the present time. Feature films submitted for pre-selection will be ...
 
 

The Ikusmira Berriak programme opens its call for the submission of projects for its fourth edition

boletin_895.jpg
  The Ikusmira Berriak programme of residencies and audiovisual project development opens today, February 5, its call for the submission of programmes for its fourth edition. Participants in the last five editions of the International Film Students Meeting, moviemakers from the Basque Autonomous Community, filmmakers from the rest of Spain and foreign directors can submit their projects for the corresponding categories of the programme promoted by the Tabakalera International Centre for ...
 

 

65th San Sebastian slide show

user
Photography from the 65th edition of San Sebastian International Festival, ambiance, portraits and awards by Inés Barreda de Biurrun ...
 
 

Wendy Mitchell and Roberto Cueto, new San Sebastian Festival delegates in the Nordic countries and South Korea respectively

boletin_891_1.jpg
  Wendy Mitchell, Film Programme Manager at the British Council, is the new San Sebastian delegate for the Nordics. Mitchell, Nordic correspondent for Screen International, editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-Up magazine and collaborator with the Göteborg and Zurich festivals, replaces producer Marianne Slot as the Festival representative in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland.  Slot, who has produced directors such as Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and...
 
 

The San Sebastian Festival will change its image in 2018 & There will be no poster contest this year

boletin_889_2.jpg
    The San Sebastian Festival has opened a process of reflection to modernise its image and give it a renewed corporate identity in keeping with the new times of the audiovisual world and of the Festival itself. The posters of this edition will be created as part of this new image strategy, meaning that the contest started in 2011 will not take place this year. The image will be presented at the beginning of May.    ...

 


User images

About SanSebastian

Barreda de Biurrun Inés

Blogging from the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival
Reporting by Inés Barreda de Biurrun and Bruno Chatelin.

Visit the photo gallery
Watch the Picass
a 61st Photo Gallery

60th Photo Gallery

59th Photo Gallery

58th Photo Gallery

57th Photo Gallery

56th Photo Gallery

55th Photo Gallery

 

Stay tuned for our video coverage.


san sebastian

Spain



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net