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The Summer of the Flying Fish

Latin American projects set for Toulouse works in progress

Joint initiative between San Sebastián and Cinélatino-Rencontres de Toulouse has selected six films from 198 applications.

San Sebastián: China's 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins Golden Shell

Debuts The Winter and The Giant, share the special jury prize; Hong Sang-soo wins Silver Shell for best director.

San Sebastian: Baltasar Kormákur, Feng Xiaogang join competition

Lee Sang-il, Bartosz M. Kowalski and Emiliano Torres also help complete competitive line-up.

150 Milligrams

Emmanuelle Bercot's '150 Milligrams' to open San Sebastian fest

Bercot to become the first female director to open San Sebastian.

The Untamed

San Sebastian: Amat Escalante among Horizontes Latinos line-up

The Untamed, from Cannes best director award winner, among 13 titles.

The Odyssey

'The Odyssey' to close San Sebastian

Biopic based on the life of Jacques Cousteau.


Jeff Nichols, Todd Solondz join San Sebastian line-up

The festival’s Zabaltegi strand is introducing a competition for the first time.

Lady Macbeth

San Sebastian: Sang-soo, Bonello, 'Lady Macbeth' join competition

Seven further competition titles have been revealed, including the 18th feature from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo.

American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor's 'American Pastoral' to compete at San Sebastian

The film will have its European premiere in competition at the September festival.

 El Hombre De Las Mil Caras

San Sebastian unveils 2016 Spanish selection

Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.


Anton Yelchin-starrer 'Porto' set for San Sebastian fest

One of the final performances from the late star to be seen as part of San Sebastian’s New Directors line-up.

 Josetxo Moreno

Golem co-founder Josetxo Moreno dies aged 62

San Sebastian to dedicate this year’s edition to late exhibitor and distributor, a champion of independent filmmakers including Lars von Trier, Michael Haneke and Takeshi Kitano.

Sigourney Weaver

J.A. Bayona's 'A Monster Calls' to get Euro premiere at San Sebastian

Sigourney Weaver to receive festival’s Donostia Award.

San Sebastian's Zabaltegi competition includes Tavernier, Davies, Jarmusch

The Spanish festival reveals titles of the first competitive edition of the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section that will award a $22,200 (€20,000) prize.


Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' to get European premiere at San Sebastian

US director to attend festival, where whistleblower feature will play out of competition.

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San Sebastian's Zabaltegi gets competitive; changes name

Jury of three to award $22,000 prize in the “open zone” strand.


San Sebastian: Iceland’s ‘Sparrows’ wins Golden Shell

Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution wins special jury prize; Joachim Lafosse’s The White Knights wins Silver Shell.

San Sebastian Industry Club

'The Omission' wins San Sebastian co-production forum

The Omission wins best project while Memorias Del Calabozo receives a special mention.

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'The Cambridge Squatter' wins San Sebastian films in progress award

Eliane Caffé’s film scooped the Industry Award prize.

Europa Distribution panel

San Sebastian debate: Piracy as an opportunity?

Europa Distribution’s panel looked at issues around online film releases, from piracy to branding to data analysis.

Gustavo Taretto

San Sebastian: Experts court changing audiences

HBO is planning to commission 15-minute web series as one of its plans to keep up with digital native audiences.


San Sebastian kicks off with Amenabar's 'Regression'

Alejandro Amenabar discusses delayed US release and a penchant for international stories after opener garners mixed response.

Emily Watson

Emily Watson to receive San Sebastian honour

British actress to receive career award; festival guest list includes Tom Hiddleston, Ellen Page, Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro.

Mad Max Fury Road

'Mad Max: Fury Road' wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix

Director George Miller to collect critics prize at San Sebastian Film Festival.

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San Sebastian reveals Films in Progress titles

New projects from Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Eliane Caffé and Daniel Hendler are included in this year’s Films in Progress selection.


'Freeheld' joins San Sebastian competition

New films by Liu Hao, Joachim Lafosse and Peter Sollett join line-up.

‘The Club’ to open San Sebastian’s Horizontes Latinos

Pablo Larraín’s The Club one of 14 titles in competition.


Alejandro Amenábar's 'Regression' to open San Sebastian

Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson star in thriller from director of The Others and The Sea Inside.

London Road

Rufus Norris' 'London Road' to close San Sebastian

Musical based around the 2006 Ipswich murders stars Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy.

'Black Mass', 'Son Of Saul' head to San Sebastian

Venice titles and award-winners from Cannes, Berlin and Sundance included in Pearls strand.

In The Room

Khoo, Salles, Sokurov join San Sebastian line-up

Zabaltegi strand of the festival will feature 24 titles.

High Rise

'High-Rise', 'Sunset Song' join San Sebastian competition

Other new titles in competition include Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows and the first animated film to play in San Seb’s official selection.

San Sebastian Industry Club

San Sebastian co-pro forum titles unveiled

Projects selected from across South America and Europe.

Off Road. Mugaritz Feeling A Way

San Sebastian's Culinary competition mixes Spanish, Asian flavours

Section to open with Pep Gatell’s documentary about leading restaurant Mugaritz.


San Sebastian unveils New Directors titles

The 13 films competing for a $55,000 prize include Scott Graham’s Iona and Hans Christian Berger’s After Eden.


San Sebastian reveals competition films

Spanish-language titles from Pablo Agüero, Asier Altuna, Cesc Gay among line-up.

San Sebastian focus on indie Japanese cinema

San Sebastian to offer Japanese indie cinema focus

Retrospective will focus on Japanese independent cinema from the past 15 years and includes Cannes favourite Naomi Kawase.

Magical Girl Golden Shell San Sebastian

San Sebastian crowns Magical Girl

Carlos Vermut’s Spanish drama wins best film and best director; Dennis Lehane wins best screenplay for The Drop.

San Seb winners

San Seb unveils co-pro winner

Cuban film August wins the San Sebastián Co-production Fórum; Magallanes wins Films in Progress.

A Spanish Affair

Spanish cinema hits record high

SAN SEBASTIAN: Local films secure best-ever box office share of 23.6%.


Antonio Banderas talks Automata and Hollywood

SAN SEBASTIAN: Spanish star wants to make more films in his home country and says Hollywood no longer exists - “It’s just a brand”.

Naomi Kawase cancels San Sebastian visit

Japanese director was due to present Still the Water.

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom to exec motorcyclists doc

Lord of the Rings star to present world premiere of The Greasy Hands Preachers at San Sebastian Film Festival.

Oleg Sentsov

Imprisoned Oleg Sentsov on San Sebastian jury

The incarcerated Ukrainian director has been named an honorary jury member at the forthcoming festival.


Boyhood wins top FIPRESCI critics award

Richard Linklater’s 12-year project beats Ida, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Winter Sleep.

Escobar: Paradise Lost

Benicio Del Toro to receive San Sebastian award

Benicio Del Toro to be honoured at San Sebastian; Oscar-winning actor’s Escobar: Paradise Lost to close Pearls section.


San Sebastian reveals Latin American competitors

Competitive strand will feature 14 films, including Jauja starring Viggo Mortensen.

Rocks in my Pockets

San Sebastian unveils Zabaltegi titles

As 19 titles are revealed for the Zabaltegi section, Danis Tanovic’s Tigers is added to the official competition and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby has entered the Pearls section.


Samba to close San Sebastian

Intouchables directors follow-up drama stars Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahim


Seb Sebastian's Films in Progress titles revealed

Six films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala and Peru will be presented at San Sebastian’s Films in Progress.

Winter Sleep

San Sebastian unveils Pearls titles

Cannes winner Winter Sleep and Berlin victor Black Coal, Thin Ice amongst line-up.

San Sebastian adds to lineup

Susanne Bier’s A Second Chance [pictured] and Gabe Ibáñez’s Automata, produced by and starring Antonio Banderas, among films added to 2014 edition.

No Mans Land

San Seb unveils Eastern Europe focus

Retrospective to include films from Danis Tanovic, Cristi Puiu, Mira Fornay and more.

Casanova Variations

San Seb unveils competition films

Seven films will compete for the top prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

X Quinientos

San Seb names Co-Production projects

Films includes Juan Andrés Arango’s X-Quinientos and William Vega’s Sal.


San Seb names New Directors titles

A total of 13 new films will compete for the $67,000 prize.

On Any Sunday - The Next Chapter

San Seb's Savage Cinema to return

Second edition of San Sebastian Film Festival strand to feature six action sports films including the long-awaited sequel to motorcycle racing classic On Any Sunday.


San Seb reveals Spanish line-up

Alberto Rodríguez, Carlos Vermut, Jon Garaó and JM Goneada will premiere their new titles.

The Equalizer

Denzel Washington to open San Seb

US actor to receive the Donostia lifetime achievement award

The Hundred Foot Journey

San Sebastian reveals culinary titles

The programme is made up of seven features and four shorts; Tokyo Gohan Film Festival to present one of the films with a special prize.

On Any Sunday sequel to play San Sebastian

The European premiere of Dana Brown’s motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter will open the action strand Savage Cinema at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, set to run in the Basque region from September 19-27.

San Sebastian Eastern European focus

San Seb unveils Eastern European focus

The San Sebastian Film Festival has lined up 50 Eastern European features made since 2000.


Bad Hair wins San Sebastian's Golden Shell

Bad Hair (Pelo malo) wins San Sebastian’s top prize.

About Time

About Time wins at San Sebastian

Richard Curtis’ time-travel romance wins European Film award; other prizes go to films by Kore-eda, Tavernier, Teplitzky and Vallee.


Telefónica Studios unveils global plans

Spanish producer to make 25 feature films and TV series over the next three years.


La Salada wins San Sebastian's Film in Progress

Juan Martin Hsu’s debut wins post production and distribution prize.

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Companion wins San Sebastian Forum

Special mention for César Augusto Acevedo’s Land and Shade.

Palm Trees in the Snow

Molina unveils $13.5m Africa epic

Spanish director discusses his upcoming $13.5m period drama, from the writer of The Impossible and The Orphanage, at San Sebastian.

New projects hit San Sebastian

San Sebastian director details “personal obsession” to enhance industry days.

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue is the Warmest Colour wins FIPRESCI

Abdellatif Kechiche’s Cannes winner will receive critics prize at San Sebastian.

I’m So Excited!

San Sebastian unveils Made In Spain titles

Films include Almodovar’s I’m So Excited and Coixet’s Yesterday Never Ends.

The Untold History of the United States

San Sebastian unveils Zabaltegi line-up

Includes world premieres of five Spanish productions and Oliver Stone’s documentary series The Untold History of the United States.


San Sebastian unveils Latin line-up

Cannes titles including Heli and La jaula de oro among titles to compete in Horizontes Latinos at the 61st San Sebastian Festival

San Sebastian unveils Zinemira titles

Eight films to feature in the Zinemira section of the 61st San Sebastian Festival

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Jeunet's 'Spivet' to world premiere at San Sebastian

The world premiere of Jean-Pierre Jeunet´s latest film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, is to close the 61st San Sebastian Festival.


Egoyan joins San Sebastian competition

Atom Egoyan, Götz Spielmann and Jasmila Žbanic have been added the official selection at the 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Matar A Un Hombre (To Kill A Man)

San Sebastian unveils Films in Progress

Six films from Argentina, Chile and Colombia to be presented during the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

San Sebastian names new directors line-up

Sixteen first or second directors will vie for the San Sebastian Film Festival’s (20-28 Sept) new directors award.


Campanella's Futbolin to open San Sebastian

Animated film is already a box-office hit in Argentina.


San Sebastian unveils titles in competition

Films from Roger Michell and Bertrand Tavernier as well as Jonathan Teplitzky’s The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, among first wave of titles.


San Sebastian unveils Spanish selection

Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, will compete as part of the official selection of the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival (Sep 20-28).

San Sebastian launches Latin American LGBT prize

Festival launches new prize for the best Latin American LGBT film.

San Sebastian, Zurich to share films

September festivals to share titles as part of new partnership.

Spanish festivals team for new section

San Sebastian, Seville and Sitges film festivals unveil new business section.

Red Bull

San Sebastian adds extreme sports

Savage Cinema strand will be introduced at the 61st San Sebastian Festival in September.

San Sebastian's Pearls to be independent section

San Sebastian has announced that from its 2013 festival, its film section Pearls, which was part of the Zabaltegi programme, will now run as an independent section.

Waltz with Bashir

San Sebastian to celebrate animation and Oshima

Animation and the work of Nagisa Oshima, the Japanese director behind Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, are to feature as part of the next San Sebastian Festival.


Red Bull plans European monthly series of action sports movies

Red Bull Media House also plans action programme at San Sebastian festival in 2013.


Francois Ozon's In The House wins San Sebastian's Golden Shell

Blancanieves wins special jury prize, Trueba’s The Artist And The Model wins best director.

Nicholas Pereda

New films by Nicolas Pereda and Javier Fuentes-Leon close deals in San Sebastian

Deals lined up for When Horses Learned To Cry and The Disappeared Elephant.


Spain's APPA calls for new tax breaks for foreign producers

At the San Sebastián Film Festival, a new proposal has come forward for the Spanish cinema sector to overcome difficulties due to the financial crisis.


Spanish producers association controversially suggests new finance system

Pedro Pérez, president of producers association, asks government that “cinema finances cinema.”

 Sebastián Lelio

Chilea's Lelio wins Films in Progress in San Sebastián

Gloria is about an old woman who visits singles parties.


Blancanieves, Trueba, Ozon, Ghobadi light up San Sebastian

More industry activity and new projects announced in Spain including a Fernando Trueba-Penélope Cruz reunion.

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European audiovisual rights association denounce Spanish law in San Sebastian

New tax has ruptured European unity, according to Eurocinema, CopyEspaña, IBAU and Eurocopia.


Les Films du Losange signs Marian Crisan’s Rocker

EXCLUSIVE: Father and son drama set against backdrop of contemporary Romania to premiere at San Sebastian.


Wanda goes extreme with Red Bull's 3D films

San Sebastian titles The Art Of Flight 3D and Storm Surfers 3D [pictured] picked up for Spanish distribution.


San Sebastian's Zabaltegi-Pearls section includes Amour, Caesar Must Die

Sociedad General de Autores y Editores to sponsor audience award for the first time at this year’s festival.


Zinemira announces six new Basque titles for San Sebastian

Six world premieres to vie for $25,000 prize.

Ewan McGregor to receive Donostia Award at San Sebastian

Ceremony to take place before European premiere of The Impossible on Sept 27.

San Sebastian to give special award to Oliver Stone

The 60th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will give a special award to Oliver Stone in tribute to his career.


León, Trapero, Rosales, Herrero will screen latest films in San Sebastian's Made in Spain

The programme includes the Spanish premiere of Sleepless Knights.

The Art Of Flight

San Sebastian to host world premiere of The Art Of Flight 3D

Premiere to take place as part of their ‘Big Friday’ double-bill, in collaboration with Red Bull Media House.


Cantet, Costa-Gavras, Ghobadi and Hallstrom complete San Sebastián Official Selection

The 60th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will have some more big names in its line up. Festival veterans as Bahman Ghobadi and Laurent Cantet join Costa-Gavras Lasse Hallström on the final announcements for the Official Section.


Levinson, Kurosawa, Sarmiento among San Sebastian’s Zabaltegi programme

Latest films from Barry Levinson, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Valeria Sarmiento and Rosa von Praunheim in Zabaltegi Specials.


Seventeen 'New Directors' to compete in San Sebastian

Selections include Shell from UK’s Scott Graham and The Caretaker’s Tale by Katrina Wiedeman from Denmark.


Berneri, Hendler, Fuentes-León, Katz, to participate in San Sebastian's Co-Production Forum

17 projects from Europe and South America will participate in production summit.


San Sebastian's Horizontes Latinos selects 12 including Avila's Clandestine Childhood

The Horizontes Latinos programme at the 60th edition of the San Sebastian Festival has selected 12 films by filmmakers from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia.


Ozon, Sorín, Tang, Doudeiri, Albert bring new films to San Sebastián

New international titles have just been announced for the official section of the upcoming 60th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival, which kicks off Sept 21.


New films by Bayona, Trueba, Castellitto in San Sebastian line-up

The Spanish titles to screen at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival were unveiled today, with the rest of the official selection yet to be announced.


San Sebastián to screen Argo out of competition

Director Ben Affleck, along with Alan Arkin and John Goodman, will be in attendance at the festival, which runs Sept 21-29.


Arbitrage to open San Sebastian Film Festival

Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere will attend the opening night gala screening.

San Sebastian partners with Cannes Producers Network, Ventana Sur

The San Sebastian Film Festival’s co-production forum has been boosted by two new strategic partnerships, with the Cannes Producers Network and Ventana Sur, Latin America’s biggest market.

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San Sebastian launches Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum

New event joins existing festival initiatives aiming to create closer ties with Latin America

San Sebastian unveils separate New Directors competition

Previously the New Directors competition was part of the festival’s Zabaltegui section.

Clandestine Childhood

7 Crates and Clandestine Childhood win top Films In Progress awards

Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori’s Paraguayan thriller 7 Crates (7 Cajas) and Benjamin Avila’s Argentinian-Spanish-Brazilian drama Clandestine Childhood (Infancia Clandestina) have won the much coveted Films In Progress awards at San Sebastian.

Wild Bunch take sales rights to Vigalondo’s English-language project Windows

Wild Bunch has picked up the international sales rights to Oscar-nominated Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo’s hotly anticipated new thriller project Windows, currently in development.

Memento secures spate of new deals for Nader And Simin

Memento Films International has sold Asghar Farhadi’s Golden Bear winner Nader and Simin, A Separation to several key territories, off the back of its successful screenings at Toronto and now San Sebastian.

The Last Friday

The Last Friday wins top Cinema In Motion prize at San Sebastian

Yahya Alabdallah’s drama The Last Friday [pictured] and Eliane Raheb’s documentary Confession And Struggle have walked away with the Cinema In Motion awards at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Europa Distribution to host VOD session during San Sebastian workshop

European distribution alliance to host a two-day session on VOD as part of its three-day workshop


Frances McDormand chairs San Sebastian jury

Actress Frances McDormand will chair the Official Selection Jury at the San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24).

San Sebastian jurors to include Arriaga, Okonedo, Hausner

San Sebastian has announced the juror’s for this year’s festival.

Films announced for San Sebastian’s Films In Progress, Cinema In Motion sections

Films from Marcelo Gomes, Annemarie Jacir, Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas among selections.

13 shorts make up San Sebastian Film Students Meeting

10th edition of the Film Students Meeting to take place Sept 21-23.

FIPRESCI gives Grand Prix 2011 to The Tree Of Life

Award to be presented Sept 16 in San Sebastian.

San Sebastian to present 15 of year's big Spanish films

San Sebastian will present this year’s big Spanish films in its Made in Spain section.


San Sebastian's Horizontes Latinos includes Cannes hits Las Acacias, Miss Bala

San Sebastian has unveiled the Horizontes Latinos programme of 13 films, all competing for the Horizontes Awards.


Amen, Rampart added to San Sebastian Official Selection

Steve McQueen’s Shame and latest from Johnnie To and Nicolas Provost added to Zabaltegi-Pearls section; 15 go for New Directors prize.

Glenn Close to receive lifetime achievement award in San Sebastian

Close will receive Donostia Award at festival’s 59th edition where she is presenting latest feature Albert Nobbs

Ami Canaan Mann's Texas Killing Fields to open retrospective at San Sebastian

The retrospective will feature 40 films from directors including David Fincher and Ami Canaan’s famous director father Michael Mann.

San Sebastian adds Scorsese's George Harrison documentary

Four midnight films also added, including Snowtown and The Monk.

San Sebastian to close with Untouchable

Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s friendship comedy stars Francois Cluzet.

Berlin's Culinary Cinema idea travels to other festivals

Transatlantyk and San Sebastian plan culinary-themed strands.

San Sebastian announce 15 Spanish titles

Five local titles will feature in official selection at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival

San Sebastian to show festival hits including Tree of Life, Drive, Pina, Tyrannosaur

The San Sebastian International Film Festival has confirmed a number of titles for its Zabaltegi-Pearls section.

Julie Delpy's Le Skylab

San Sebastian's early selections include Ana Katz's Family, Julie Delpy's Skylab

The San Sebastian International Film Festival has unveiled several titles in its Official Selection, including new films from Sarah Polley, Hirokazu Kore-Eda and Julie Delpy.


Fresnadillo’s thriller Intruders to open San Sebastian

English-language film stars Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala and Kerry Fox

Cristian Jimenez

Argentina and Chile dominate the Toulouse Films In Progress titles

The Latin American Film Screenings of Toulouse has announced its six projects which will compete in the 19th Films In Progress programme, all of which are either Chilean or Argentinian co-productions.

Peter Mullan's drama Neds wins Golden Shell at San Sebastian

Neds from director Peter Mullan picked up the Golden Shell award for best film at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival, while Raul Ruiz took the Silver Shell best director prize for his four and a half hour epic Mysteries Of Lisbon.

TVE increases film spend and stands firm on sales business

Major Spanish public broadcaster TVE has increased its investment in films by 20% to $47m (€35m) for 2010 and will continue its film sales activities, despite former TVE head of cinema insisting sales activities would be wound down.

Two Mexican dramas win San Sebastian’s Films In Progress awards

Bernardo Arellano’s Entre La Noche Y El Dia and Iria Gomez Concheiro’s Asalto Al Cine have picked up San Sebastian’s Films In Progress awards for incomplete Latin American projects.

Luis Tosar to make comedy-drama Los Fenomenos

Spanish actor-producer Luis Tosar is set to work on a comedy-drama called Los Fenomenos through his production company ZircoZine.


Filmax strikes key deals for hostage thriller Kidnapped

Miguel Angel Vivas’ thriller is about a family held hostage.

Sur La Planche and House For Sale win San Sebastian Cinema In Motion awards

Leila Kilani’s Sur La Planche and Mohamed and Atia Al-Daradji’s House For Sale were announced as the winners of the Cinema In Motion awards at San Sebastian for incomplete films from the Maghreb region of Africa and Portuguese speaking countries.

Lawrence Kasdan

Kasdan to make Darlin Companion with Kline, Keaton and Jenkins

Veteran US director and scriptwriter Lawrence Kasdan is set to direct a new family drama titled Darlin Companion with longtime collaborator Kevin Kline leading the cast, alongside Diane Keaton and Richard Jenkins.

Imagina take sales rights to San Sebastian title Elisa K

Leading Spanish outfit Imagina has picked up international sales rights to respected Catalan directors Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena’s drama Elisa K, which is a world premiere in competition at San Sebastian.

Paskaljevic to head San Sebastian official selection jury

San Sebastian has announced its official selection jury for this year, which will be chaired by award winning Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic.

Sarah's Key

Sarah’s Key to close San Sebastian; Fipresci selects The Ghost Writer as film of year

San Sebastian has announced that French director Gilles Paquet Brenner’s film Sarah’s Key will close the festival.

San Sebastian Basque section boasts five world premieres

The San Sebastian film festival has announced eight titles for its Zinemira Basque Film section, including the world premiere of Juan Miguel Gutierrez’s The Music Square.

EFP San Sebastian forum recruits 10 distributors

Ten distributors from across Europe have been selected to take part in the third edition of the European Film Promotion forum, which runs during the San Sebastian International Film Festival. 

Coixet’s documentary Aral to premiere at San Sebastian

Leading Spanish director Isabel Coixet’s documentary Aral: El Mar Perdido will receive its world premiere in the non-fiction sidebar of San Sebastian, alongside Andrei Ujica’s The Autobiography Of Nicolae Ceaucescu and Federick Wiseman’s Boxing Gym.

Cell 211

San Sebastian's Made In Spain line-up includes Cell 211

Daniel Monzon’s Cell 211 and Elias Querejeta’s Cerca De Tus Ojos are among the 19 films which will participate in San Sebastian’s Made In Spain section, highlighting key local titles of 2010.

Kyzza Terrazas

San Sebastian Film In Progress selections include Terrazas' debut

Seven unfinished projects from Latin American film makers will be presented in this year’s Films In Progress section at San Sebastian, including Gael Garcia Bernal collaborator Kyzza Terrazas’ directorial debut The Language of The Machetes (El Lenguaje De Los Machetes).

Felipe Cazals’ Chicogrande to open San Sebastian

The San Sebastian film festival has announced four more titles for its official selection, including the international premiere of Felipe Cazals’ Mexican drama Chicogrande, which will open the festival.

CARANCHO by Pablo Trapero

San Sebastian's additions include works from Poitras, Trapero, Lacuesta

Specials boasts world premiere of Lacuesta’s All Night Long.

Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love

Julia Roberts to receive San Sebastian's Donostia award

Julia Roberts will collect the Donostia lifetime acheievement award at this year’s San Sebastian film festival where she will also be promoting her new film Eat Pray Love, which will feature in official selection.

Constantin Popescu’s Principles Of Life

San Sebastian boasts eight world premieres in New Directors line-up

Constantin Popescu’s Principles Of Life, Hao Jie’s Single Man, Sophie Schoukens’ Marieke, Mariekeand Mikkel Munch-Fals’ Nothing’s All Bad are among the titles to world premiere in the New Directors section at San Sebastian.

Luna's Abel heads San Sebastian's Horizontes Latinos line-up

The San Sebastian film festival has announced all 11 of its Horizontes Latinos titles, which include Diego Luna’s Abel, Daniel and Diego Vega’s October and Pablo Larrain’s Post Mortem.

Amigo by John Sayles

San Sebastian adds films from Sayles, Kawasi, Ruiz

Several titles from major award-winning international film makers, including John Sayles, Naomi Kawasi and Raul Ruiz, have been added to the official selection line-up at the San Sebastian film festival, where they will compete for the coveted Golden Shell.

San Sebastian world premieres include Villaronga's Black Bread

The San Sebastian film festival has announced four Spanish titles for its official selection, which will all compete for the Golden Shell.

Spanish 3D animation Holy Night to world premiere at San Sebastian

Spain’s first film to be made in 3D, titled Holy Night, will make its world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival next month.

Rebordinos to head San Sebastian as Olaciregui plans surprise departure

The San Sebastian Film Festival has announced that its director Mikel Olaciregui will be replaced by Jose Luis Rebordinos from January 1, 2011, following the next edition of the event in September.

City Of Life And Death takes San Sebastian's Golden Shell

Lu Chuan’s harrowing drama City Of Life And Death was the surprise winner as San Sebastian came to a close on Saturday, claiming the Golden Shell and shutting out Spanish-language productions including The ...

Green Days

Iranian film-makers lead pro-democracy protest at San Sebastian

Iranian film-makers Hana and Samira Makhmalbaf will lead a protest today (September 24) at the San Sebastian Film Festival. against the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presence in the UN Council in New York.

Federico Veiroj

Uruguay dominates San Sebastian Films In Progress awards

Uruguayan films La Vida Util and Norberto Apenas Tarde have won the industry and TVE awards in this year’s San Sebastian Films In Progess section.

Jose Campanella’s The Secret Of Their Eyes

Jose Campanella’s Secret emerges as early favourite at San Sebastian

Jose Campanella’s The Secret Of Their Eyes has emerged as the frontrunner for the Golden Shell just days after the San Sebastian International Film Festival kicked off (September 18).


Valencia reveals new $26m funding scheme

The Valencian Government is launching a new $26m (€17.6m) film fund incentive, which will be available to international producers shooting in the region.

San Sebastian turns the spotlight on Basque film-makers

The San Sebastian Interntional Film Festival has completed the line-up for this year’s edition with a new section highlighting local titles.

Broken Embraces

San Sebastian announces Made In Spain line-up

The San Sebastian Film Festival has revealed a 15-strong films for its Made In Spain section, which covers the top local films from 2009 including Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces.

San Sebastian announces complete Zabaltegi line-up

The San Sebastian Film Festival has revealed the remaining projects in it Zabaltegi Specials and Pearls sections.

San Sebastian announces Films In Progress line-up

San Sebastian Film Festival has revealed its line-up of Latin American projects for the Films In Progress section, including works from rising Uruguayan talents Federico Veiroj and Daniel Hendler.

City of Life and Death

Egoyan’s Chloe to open San Sebastian

Atom Egoyan’s thriller Chloe, which stars Lian Neeson and Julianne Moore, will open this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival.

Sin Nombre

San Sebastian announces Horizontes Latinos titles

San Sebastian International Film Festival has revealed 13 titles will compete in this year’s Horizontes Latinos section, which covers the new projects coming out of Latin America.

San Sebastian announces 17-strong New Directors section

The San Sebastian International Film Festival has announced a 17-strong film line-up for its New Directors sidebar, which includes British director Tom Harper’s new film The Scouting Book For Boys.

Juan Jose Campanella

San Sebastian's Spanish titles include new films from Campanella, Rebollo

San Sebastian has revealed an impressive line-up of Spanish films for its official selection and New Directors section, including multi award winning director Fernando Trueba’s new drama The Dancer And The Thief and Oscar nominee Juan Jose Campanella’s The Secret In Their Eyes.

Antonio Canales

Flamenco goes 3D for Spanish cinemas

Rafael Alvero, the former director general of Universal Pictures Spain, is launching the country’s first company dedicated to producing alternative 3D content for cinemas.

Inglorious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds to open San Sebastian's international showcase

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds will open the Zabaltegi-Pearls section, which showcases films from the big international festivals, at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival.

boy in the striped pyjamas

San Sebastian adds The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas to Selection

San Sebastian has announced that Buena Vista/Disney’s The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas will be presented as an international premiere in official selection at this year’s festival.

San Sebastian to honour Japanese film noir, Monicelli

Preparations for this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 18 - 27) got underway as organisers revealed two retrospectives on the works of Italian maestro Mario Monicelli and a dedication to the Japanese film noir genre.

San Sebastian adds new coordinators in France, Latin America

The San Sebastian Festival has added two new international delegates to its network.