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

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 ...

''Theater of Life'' wins the Tokyo Gohan award The San Sebastian Festival’s Culinary Cinema section

  The film Theater of Life has landed the Tokyo Gohan Award 2016. The San Sebastian Festival’s Culinary Zinema section accolade comes with prize money of €10,000 for the international distributor of the film or, failing this picture, for the producer. A jury appointed by the Japanese companies STYLEJAM and Pictures dept. co. ltd. chose the film directed by Peter Svatek, explaining the Refettorio Ambrosiano experience. Ch...

Film in Progress 30 Awards announced

  FILMS IN PROGRESS 30 INDUSTRY AWARD   La educación del Rey (Rey's education) Santiago Esteves (Argentina) Escaping from his criminal baptism, Reynaldo Galíndez, alias &ldqu...

Fifteen Ibero-American films compete for the Cooperación Española Award

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution The San Sebastian Festival and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation Development (AECID), the latter under the aegis of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation will, for the second year running, give the Cooperación Española Award to the producer of the...

Thirteen films compete for the Kutxa New Directors Award

    Images in high resolution  The selection of films making up the New Directors section was presented today. The Director of the San Sebastian Festival, José Luis Rebordinos, revealed the titles of the films to compete for the Kutxa New Directors Award, decided by a specific international jury. The Award comes with €50,000. At the coming Festival, the New Directors section will propose thirteen first or second works by a new generation of filmmakers. With this ...

The 62nd San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a retrospective to the filmmaker Dorothy Arzner

Picture in high resolution  Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) was one of a kind in the history of American cinema, the only woman to carve out a professional career as a director in Hollywood’s Golden Age. In its 62nd edition, the San Sebastian Festival pays homage to the work of Arzner, today considered a pioneer in women’s incorporation to the film industry, proclaimed as a filmmaker of strong style and personality for which she earned undeniable prestige within the Hollywood studio system....

The 62nd San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a cycle to new cinematic proposals from Eastern Europe

    Picture in high resolution  Eastern Promises. Portrait of Eastern Europe in 50 films is the title of one of the retrospectives at this year’s 62nd San Sebastian Festival. A look at movies produced since 2000 in the countries that lived under Soviet influence post-World War II. A cycle to discover the creative wealth of these film industries and the new talents that have emerged in the last decade, putting an end to all kinds of prejudices and stereotyped images and bring...

San Sebastian Wrap Check our dailies and photo coverage

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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...

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...

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...

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First Awards. 61 edition San Sebastian Film Festival

    FIRST AWARDS. 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...

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...

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 Festival’s 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.   ...

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...

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...

Sebastiane Latino, a new initiative at the San Sebastian Film Festival in celebration of Latin American LGTB cinema

  The Sebastiane Latino Award will applaud a film released in the previous year to best represent sexual and gender diversity This year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival will include the presentation of the first Sebastiane Latino Award, an award given by the association Gehitu to the Latin American feature film released in the previous year that best represents lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual vindications and values. This award emerges as a natural spin-off from the ...

Klaus Eder gives his impressions on this year's San Sebastian Fest edition

Interview with Klaus Eder, Fipresci General Secretary   ...

The San Sebastian Awards ceremony watch the full video

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El Cuarto de Leo at San Sebastian 2009

When you take any sort of writing class, one of the first things you learn is narrative structure: not just beginning, middle, end, but the specific way that stories need to be formed in order to seem as though they're moving forward. The more you study it, the more it haunts you, until half the time you're watching movies, you start pointing out specific points in time that serve a purpose to move the story forward. While I understand narrative structure and why it's important, I fin...

Film Festival by the Sea

  The sun is back in San Sebastian, which means that, for those inclined, a trip to the beach between films is more than possible: the Kursaal is right on the Zurriola beach in Gros, and there are surfers and swimmers out every day (even days that aren't sunny and bright!) ...


Blind faith is a very strange sort of thing. On the one hand, blind faith can help a person to achieve things that never would have otherwise been possible. On the other hand, blind faith can bring a person to do things that they never would have done. Hadewijch is a French film in the official selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and it is a film that explores this very idea. It follows the life of Céline, a French girl so enamored with God and her religion that she i...

Making Plans for Léna at San Sebastian 2009

“That movie was absolutely French.” The man next to me couldn't have been more right: at the end of Making Plans for Léna, I could feel the collective “what the...” that tends to pass through people's heads at the end of a particularly “French” movie. But what makes a movie seem French? It's not the language or even the location: there are hundreds of movies that were set in France, made in France, in French with French actors and French directors that don't c...

Kursal by Night in San Sebastian

In San Sebastian, the Kursal, the buzzing center of the festival, lights up the entrance to Gros and the beach. - Emily Monaco ...


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