Twenty-one films with Spanish production are among the official selection films confirmed for the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.
San Sebastian International Film Festival
“NAME OF FESTIVAL: San Sebastian International Film Festival
WHERE: Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
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Argentine actor Ricardo Darín will receive a Donostia Award on September 26 at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, at the screening of his film The Summit (La cordillera).
6 films, 5 of them début films, have been selected for Films in Progress 31, the professional platform that supports the production of Latin American feature-length films, organized by the San Sebastian and Cinelatino, Rencontres de Toulouse festivals.
Film director Joseph Losey will be honored with a retrospective at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Spanish Film Archive.
2016 San Sebastian Film Festival Awards, Xiaogang Feng’s I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY Wins Golden Shell for Best Film
WO BU SHI PAN JINLIAN / I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY directed by Xiaogang Feng won the Golden Shell for Best Film at the 2016 San Sebastian Film Festival.
The Jury of the 15th International Film Students Meeting gave the Panavision Award to Étage X / Floor X by Francy Fabritz of DFFB – Berlin Film Conservatory (Germany).
Felipe Guerreo’s OSCURO ANIMAL Wins Spanish Cooperation Award at San Sebastian International Film Festival
OSCURO ANIMAL directed by Felipe Guerreo is the winner of the Spanish Cooperation Award at the 2016 San Sebastian International Film Festival.
The film Theater of Life has landed the Tokyo Gohan Award 2016 – given to the winner of the San Sebastian Festival’s Culinary Zinema section.
REY’S EDUCATION (LA EDUCACIÓN DEL REY) directed by Santiago Esteves of Argentina is the winner of the 30th Films in Progress Industry Award at the 2016 San Sebastian Festival.
Actor, director and film producer Gael García Bernal is the recipient of the first “Jaeger-LeCoultre al cine Latino” award at the San Sebastian Festival.
At the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, fifteen titles will compete for the Cooperación Española Award
Producers Nadia Turincev and Corinne Castel will make up the Official Jury and the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera’s jury, respectively of the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival.
Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology comes to the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival with Hispasat.
Filmmakers Bertrand Bonello, Jean-Gabriel Périot and Ivan I. Tverdovsky will give masterclasses as part of the XV International Film Students Meeting at the San Sebastian Festival.
Six documentaries and a fiction feature will compete for the Tokyo Gohan Award in the 2016 Culinary Zinema section, combining cinema and gastronomy, of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
The European premiere of 150 Milligrams (La fille de Brest) will open the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.
Toni Erdmann has been voted FIPRESCI Gran Prix 2016 for Best Film of the year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI.
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 […]
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 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, 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, […]
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 […]
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
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 […]