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Blogging from San Sebastian September 16-24, 2022

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 / Recap of 66th edition /Recap of 68th edition, video



'The Kings of the World' and San Sebastian

Laura Mora’s film Los reyes del mundo / The Kings of the World, a Colombian co-production with Luxembourg, France, Mexico and Norway, bagged the Golden Shell at San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition.                                    The official jury also decided to honour Genki Kawamura with the Silver Shell for Best Director for Hyakka / A Hundred Flowers (Japan), while the ...

First Awards from San Sebastian

  OTHER OFFICIAL AWARDS Irizar Basque Film Award ...

Nest Award at San Sebastian Festival

    Nest Award Jury – 70th Edition President Andrés Di Tella (Argentina)   Jury Luisa Niederschuh, Julian Egger, Lysa Lamorisse, Kinwa Liu, Ane Martinez Juez, Aulona Selmani, Aitziber Olaskoaga, Daniel Peñaranda Restrepo, Carlos Andrés Hurtado, André Di Franco, Gustavo Maan, Mariana Saffon, Nikoloz Mamatsashvili NEST AWARD The award... wins the Best Project Award in the new Spanish competition for startups at the Zinemaldia Startup Challenge

Mine S carries off the Best European Startup Award kino_greentoken wins the Best Entrepreneurial Team Award is the winning project of the Best Spanish Project Award at the Zinemaldia Startup Challenge. This year a specific competition has been created for Spanish entrepreneurs and startups, an initiative forming part of Spanish Screenings: Financing & Tech., represented by Bruno de Zabala and Janire Váquez, is a player that enables user to play songs, inter...

The San Sebastian Festival, CIMA and the feminist associations belonging to the GTI complete a year of working together

The collaboration takes the shape of a report on participation by gender including new categories and the increased presence of women filmmakers The San Sebastian Festival, the groups making up the Interterritorial Work Group on Equality in Audiovisuals 50/50 by 2025 (GTI) and CIMA, the Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media, have completed a year of joint work, having achieved a number of outcomes including the drawing up of a protocol on prevention and action in the event of ...

David Cronenberg awarded in san sebastian: ''The Donostia Award is an encouragement to make more films''

  The filmmaker David Cronenberg received the award from Gaspar Noé and Viggo Mortensen sent him a congratulatory video The Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg received the second Donostia Award of San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition at a gala held this evening in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, where the French filmmaker Gaspar Noé presented him with the Festival’s highest honorary award. The gala was followed by the screening of Cronenberg’s la...

Industria Awards at San Sebastian

  WIP Latam Awards WIP LATAM INDUSTRY AWARD Best Digital / Deluxe Content Services SPAIN S.L. / Dolby Iberia / Laserfilm Cine y Video / Nephilim producciones / No Problem Sonido / Sherlock Films El castillo / The Castle Martín Benchimol (Argentina) Country(ies) of production: Argentina - France   EGEDA PLATINO INDUSTRIA AWARD FOR THE BEST WIP LATAM   ...

Carlos Saura cancels his visit to San Sebastian Film Festival

The filmmaker Carlos Saura, who had planned to present his latest film, Las paredes hablan / The Walls Can Talk, at the Festival, will not be able to travel due to a fall suffered at the last minute. Fortunately, the mishap had no serious consequences, but it has prevented him from travelling to San Sebastian. Tomorrow, Wednesday 21st, one of the RTVE Galas will host a special screening at the Kursaal 2, Las paredes hablan, the eagerly-awaited new documentary by Carlos Saura on the origin of ...

'Blonde', surprise film at the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition: Ana de Armas and Andrew Dominik attending

Ana de Armas and Andrew Dominik to present 'Blonde', surprise film at the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition The surprise film at the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition is Blonde, the portrait of Marilyn Monroe based on the book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. The screening of the film, to run this Saturday 24 at 19:00 in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, will be attended by its leading lady, the actress Ana de Armas, together with its director, Andrew Dominik. P...

Juliette Binoche dedicates the Donostia Award to silence, ''a faithful travelling companion''

The actress received the accolade from Isabel Coixet Juliette Binoche received the first of the two Donostia Awards at the 70th San Sebastian Festival tonight at the Kursaal. The French actress received the Festival's highest honorary accolade from Isabel Coixet and the ceremony was followed by the screening of Avec amour et acharnement / Both Sides of The Blade, directed by Claire Denis. In her thank you speech, Binoche recalled the members of her family and friends, her acquaintances, ...

Mia Hansen-Løve, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and John Banville to visit the San Sebastian Festival

Isabel Coixet and Gaspar Noé to present the Donostia Award to Juliette Binoche and David Cronenberg, respectively French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve, Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Irish writer John Banville join the list of personalities who will be visiting the 70th San Sebastian Festival over the next few days. After having competed with Eden in the Official Selection (2014) and being selected for Perlak with L’avenir /&nb...

Spanish Screenings on Tour 2022 will run at Ventana Sur between 28 November and 2 December

Spanish Screenings on Tour presents the details of its first edition and announces its new awards at the San Sebastian Festival The Spanish Screenings themed calls for submissions will include selected projects by the Sitges Festival, Weird, Abycine Lanza and Conecta Fiction       Today, at the San Sebastian Festival, a complete rundown of Spanish Screenings on Tour was given with the presence of Beatriz Navas, Director General of the ICAA, Pablo Conde, D...

The San Sebastian Festival recognises the work of SADE Cines with an honorary Silver Shell

  Today, September 14, the San Sebastian Festival presented an honorary Silver Shell to the company SADE Cines in recognition of its collaboration with the Festival down through the years. The Sociedad Anónima de Deportes y Espectáculos, popularly known by its acronym, the SADE, was born on 28 December 1925, result of the merger between the companies Vicente Mendizábal e hijos and Príncipe Films. In 1953, when the Festival held its first edition, the SADE was a...

Very strong reception for Prison 77 spanish film opening San Sebastian 70th edition

I have been impressed by the warmth of the audience welcome to the red carpet show. Young people mostly and very loud. The opening ceremony offered as surprise guests some of the performers of the inagural 1st edition of the festival, commenting 70 years later about their emotions and memories of that special moment. Bruno Chatelin Actress Loreto Mauleón joined the actor and director Paco León to present the opening gala of the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition on Frid...

Glenn Close cancelled her visit to the San Sebastian Film Festival, Matías Mosteirín serves as president of the jury

The US actress will not be able to travel to San Sebastian due to a family emergency The actress Glenn Close has had to cancel her visit to San Sebastian Festival at the last minute due to a family emergency. The Argentinian producer Matías Mosteirín will be the president of the jury. Close conveyed to the Festival her regrets for not being able to attend a duty to which she felt very committed. Just last week, the star of Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons posted a video ...

San Sebastian: 70 years of Festival

This year the Festival will be celebrating its 70th consecutive edition with the same enthusiasm felt the day it first saw the light on September 21st 1953. Conceived as an International Film Week for the purpose of  screening and marketing films, it was not long before the IFFPA granted it B status (non-competitive), thanks to the success of its first edition. A year later it was called the International Film Festival, and in 1955 the IFFPA recognised the festival as competitive, speciali...

Cinema for schoolchildren returns to the Velodrome to talk about robotics

The film chosen in collaboration with the Donostia International Physics Center is ‘Terra Willy: Planeta ezezaguna’ (Terra Willy: Unexplored Planet), which will screen dubbed into Basque Thousands of girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 11 will return to the Velodrome to enjoy the screening of a film bridging the gap between the cinema and science in an activity co-organised by the San Sebastian Festival, the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and the Filmoteca Vasca...

Be scared: the third trimester of Nosferatu Zinemaldia 70 returns

Eleven films that were part of the San Sebastian Festival programme between 1988 and 2010 will be screened until December in the Nosferatu 'Zinemaldia 70' season to return in October   The Nosferatu season dedicated to San Sebastian Festival's 70th anniversary (1953-2022), started in January of this year with the scre...

The world premiere of ‘Marlowe’ to close San Sebastien

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 Marlowe, the film by Neil Jordan bringing the famous private eye back to the screen, will close the Official Selection of San Sebastian Festival's 70th edition. On September 24, the Kursaal Auditorium will host the world premiere of the film, to be attended by the ...

'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 Fácil, an original Movistar Plus+ series, in collaboration with Destrucción y Salvación, will screen at San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition, on September 20, at the Movistar Plus+ Gala in the Kursaal 2. The series, created by Anna R. Costa, produced by Sandra Hermida and starring Natalia de Molina, Anna Castillo, Anna Marchessi and Coria Castillo, will have its...

San Sebastian Film fest Official Selection line-up

  The new works directed by Manuel Abramovich, Christophe Honoré, Sebastián Lelio, Diego Lerman, Marco Martins, Laura Mora, Frelle Petersen, Hong Sang-soo, Ulrich Seidl and Petr Václav will compete in the Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival's 70th edition, to run from September 16-24. The competition will also show the debut films from Genki Kawamura and Marian Mathias.  The special screening of ‘La (très) grande evasion / Tax Me If You C...

The Basque Government will give an award to the film that best reflects the values of the Sustainable

The Basque Government will give an award at the San Sebastian Festival going to the film that best reflects the values of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The Festival executive will preselect five films and a jury will decide the winning film   During the event, several lines of communication will promote the 2030 Agenda and energy savings as a necessity and an opportunity   The Euskadi Basque Country 2030 Agenda will be one of the sponsors at the coming edition of th...

‘Sublime’, the movie directed by Mariano Biasin, to receive the tenth Sebastiane Latino Award

  The award given by the Gehitu association goes to the Latino film best representing sexual and gender diversity Once again, the Ibero-American LGBTIQA+ festivals will hold their meeting in the framework of the San Sebastian Festival       The movie Sublime, directed by the Argentinian filmmaker Mariano Biasin, will receive the tenth Sebastiane Latino Award decid...

"Drive My Car", by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, to receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2022 for the Best Film of the Year

Drive My Car, directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, has won the FIPRESCI Grand Prix after having been chosen Best Film of 2022 by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. The vote had the participation of 646 critics from all over the world, who chose this Japanese production from amongst all films released after 1 July 2021.     The other four finalists were Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza, Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog (Be...

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