San Sebastian International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: San Sebastian International Film Festival
SINCE: 1953
WHERE: Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
WEBSITE: www.sansebastianfestival.com
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Sparrows

63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival Award Winners; SPARROWS Wins Best Film

Rúnar Rúnarsson’s “Sparrows” is the winner of the Golden Shell for Best Film at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival. “Sparrows” is a drama about Ari, 16, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar. Here he has to navigate a difficult relationship with his father, and he finds his childhood friends changed. In these hopeless and declining surroundings, Ari […]

8 Films to Compete for New ‘ Cooperación Española Award ‘ at 63rd San Sebastian Festival

8 Films to Compete for New ‘ Cooperación Española Award ‘ at 63rd San Sebastian Festival

The 63rd San Sebastian Festival will award, for the first time, the new Cooperación Española Award to the producer of the Latin American Film that best contributes to human development, the eradication of poverty and the full exercise of human rights. Any of the Ibero-American films selected for the Official Selection, New Directors and Horizontes Latinos sections can compete for the Award, to be decided by a 3-member jury. Films eligible for the Award: OFFICIAL […]

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Voted Best Film by International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Voted Best Film by International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI

Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller, has been voted best film by the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. The vote for the FIPRESCI Gran Prix 2015 saw the participation of 493 Federation members around the world, who made their choice from among films to have premiered after 1 July 2014. The four finalists included Saul Fia / Son of Saul, Nie yinniang/ The Assassin, Taxi Téhéran and Mad Max: Fury Road. Mad Max: Fury […]

”Hotel Transylvania 2” to Screen at the 63rd San Sebastian Festival | TRAILER

”Hotel Transylvania 2” to Screen at the 63rd San Sebastian Festival | TRAILER

Hotel Transylvania 2, the new film from Sony Pictures Animation, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, will be screened at the upcoming 2015 San Sebastian Festival, as part of the Velodrome Section. Hotel Transylvania 2 will open in cinemas throughout Spain on October 23 and in the US on September 25. Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula’s rigid “monster-only” hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, […]

6 Films Selected for Films in Progress 28 at 2015 San Sebastian International Film Festival

6 Films Selected for Films in Progress 28 at 2015 San Sebastian International Film Festival

The San Sebastian International Film Festival has revealed the lineup of the Films in Progress 28 program. The final selection includes the following titles: Aquí no ha pasado nada (Much Ado About Nothing) by Alejandro Fernández Almendras (Chile), Era o Hotel Cambridge (The Cambridge Squatter) by Eliane Caffé (Brazil – France), La emboscada (The Ambush) by Daniel Hendler (Uruguay – Argentina), La Princesita (The Princess) by Marialy Rivas (Chile – Argentina – Spain), Rara by Pepa San […]

8 Films to Screen in Zinemira section of 2015 San Sebastian Film Festival

8 Films to Screen in Zinemira section of 2015 San Sebastian Film Festival

The 2015 San Sebastian Film Festival will present eight feature films in the Zinemira section, dedicated to films produced in the Basque Country. Four world premieres and another four titles from this year’s production make up the selection. All of the premieres compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award, alongside the remaining productions with a minimum of 20% Basque production presented as a world premiere in any of the 2015 San Sebastian Film Festival sections. UN […]

San Sebastian Festival to Honor Original KING KONG Directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack with a Retrospective

San Sebastian Festival to Honor Original KING KONG Directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack with a Retrospective

The 63rd San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a retrospective to directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, masterminds of the iconic King Kong (1933).  Merian C. Cooper (1893-1973) and Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893-1979) were, in the golden age of Hollywood, one of the strangest and most exciting creative twosomes ever to come out of Hollywood. The coming edition of the San Sebastian Festival will recover their work in a cycle dedicated to their films. Acclaimed […]