San Sebastian news
Jury of three to award $22,000 prize in the “open zone” strand.
Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution wins special jury prize; Joachim Lafosse’s The White Knights wins Silver Shell.
The Omission wins best project while Memorias Del Calabozo receives a special mention.
Eliane Caffé’s film scooped the Industry Award prize.
Europa Distribution’s panel looked at issues around online film releases, from piracy to branding to data analysis.
HBO is planning to commission 15-minute web series as one of its plans to keep up with digital native audiences.
Alejandro Amenabar discusses delayed US release and a penchant for international stories after opener garners mixed response.
British actress to receive career award; festival guest list includes Tom Hiddleston, Ellen Page, Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro.
Director George Miller to collect critics prize at San Sebastian Film Festival.
New projects from Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Eliane Caffé and Daniel Hendler are included in this year’s Films in Progress selection.
New films by Liu Hao, Joachim Lafosse and Peter Sollett join line-up.
Pablo Larraín’s The Club one of 14 titles in competition.
Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson star in thriller from director of The Others and The Sea Inside.
Musical based around the 2006 Ipswich murders stars Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy.
Venice titles and award-winners from Cannes, Berlin and Sundance included in Pearls strand.
Zabaltegi strand of the festival will feature 24 titles.
Other new titles in competition include Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows and the first animated film to play in San Seb’s official selection.
Projects selected from across South America and Europe.
Section to open with Pep Gatell’s documentary about leading restaurant Mugaritz.
The 13 films competing for a $55,000 prize include Scott Graham’s Iona and Hans Christian Berger’s After Eden.
Spanish-language titles from Pablo Agüero, Asier Altuna, Cesc Gay among line-up.
Retrospective will focus on Japanese independent cinema from the past 15 years and includes Cannes favourite Naomi Kawase.
Carlos Vermut’s Spanish drama wins best film and best director; Dennis Lehane wins best screenplay for The Drop.
Cuban film August wins the San Sebastián Co-production Fórum; Magallanes wins Films in Progress.
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Japanese director was due to present Still the Water.
Lord of the Rings star to present world premiere of The Greasy Hands Preachers at San Sebastian Film Festival.
The incarcerated Ukrainian director has been named an honorary jury member at the forthcoming festival.
Richard Linklater’s 12-year project beats Ida, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Winter Sleep.
Benicio Del Toro to be honoured at San Sebastian; Oscar-winning actor’s Escobar: Paradise Lost to close Pearls section.
Competitive strand will feature 14 films, including Jauja starring Viggo Mortensen.
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.
Intouchables directors follow-up drama stars Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahim
Six films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala and Peru will be presented at San Sebastian’s Films in Progress.
Cannes winner Winter Sleep and Berlin victor Black Coal, Thin Ice amongst line-up.
Susanne Bier’s A Second Chance [pictured] and Gabe Ibáñez’s Automata, produced by and starring Antonio Banderas, among films added to 2014 edition.
Retrospective to include films from Danis Tanovic, Cristi Puiu, Mira Fornay and more.
Seven films will compete for the top prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Films includes Juan Andrés Arango’s X-Quinientos and William Vega’s Sal.
A total of 13 new films will compete for the $67,000 prize.
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.
Alberto Rodríguez, Carlos Vermut, Jon Garaó and JM Goneada will premiere their new titles.
US actor to receive the Donostia lifetime achievement award
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.
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.
The San Sebastian Film Festival has lined up 50 Eastern European features made since 2000.
Bad Hair (Pelo malo) wins San Sebastian’s top prize.
Richard Curtis’ time-travel romance wins European Film award; other prizes go to films by Kore-eda, Tavernier, Teplitzky and Vallee.
Spanish producer to make 25 feature films and TV series over the next three years.
Juan Martin Hsu’s debut wins post production and distribution prize.
Special mention for César Augusto Acevedo’s Land and Shade.
Spanish director discusses his upcoming $13.5m period drama, from the writer of The Impossible and The Orphanage, at San Sebastian.
San Sebastian director details “personal obsession” to enhance industry days.
Abdellatif Kechiche’s Cannes winner will receive critics prize at San Sebastian.
Films include Almodovar’s I’m So Excited and Coixet’s Yesterday Never Ends.
Includes world premieres of five Spanish productions and Oliver Stone’s documentary series The Untold History of the United States.
Cannes titles including Heli and La jaula de oro among titles to compete in Horizontes Latinos at the 61st San Sebastian Festival
Eight films to feature in the Zinemira section of the 61st San Sebastian Festival
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.
Atom Egoyan, Götz Spielmann and Jasmila Žbanic have been added the official selection at the 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Six films from Argentina, Chile and Colombia to be presented during the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Sixteen first or second directors will vie for the San Sebastian Film Festival’s (20-28 Sept) new directors award.
Animated film is already a box-office hit in Argentina.
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.
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).
Festival launches new prize for the best Latin American LGBT film.
September festivals to share titles as part of new partnership.
San Sebastian, Seville and Sitges film festivals unveil new business section.
Savage Cinema strand will be introduced at the 61st San Sebastian Festival in September.
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.
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 Media House also plans action programme at San Sebastian festival in 2013.
Blancanieves wins special jury prize, Trueba’s The Artist And The Model wins best director.
Deals lined up for When Horses Learned To Cry and The Disappeared Elephant.
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.
Pedro Pérez, president of producers association, asks government that “cinema finances cinema.”
Gloria is about an old woman who visits singles parties.
More industry activity and new projects announced in Spain including a Fernando Trueba-Penélope Cruz reunion.
New tax has ruptured European unity, according to Eurocinema, CopyEspaña, IBAU and Eurocopia.
EXCLUSIVE: Father and son drama set against backdrop of contemporary Romania to premiere at San Sebastian.
San Sebastian titles The Art Of Flight 3D and Storm Surfers 3D [pictured] picked up for Spanish distribution.
Sociedad General de Autores y Editores to sponsor audience award for the first time at this year’s festival.
Six world premieres to vie for $25,000 prize.
Ceremony to take place before European premiere of The Impossible on Sept 27.
The 60th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will give a special award to Oliver Stone in tribute to his career.
The programme includes the Spanish premiere of Sleepless Knights.
Four Arab titles go to Cinema in Motion.
Premiere to take place as part of their ‘Big Friday’ double-bill, in collaboration with Red Bull Media House.
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.
Latest films from Barry Levinson, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Valeria Sarmiento and Rosa von Praunheim in Zabaltegi Specials.
Selections include Shell from UK’s Scott Graham and The Caretaker’s Tale by Katrina Wiedeman from Denmark.
17 projects from Europe and South America will participate in production summit.
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.
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.
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.
Director Ben Affleck, along with Alan Arkin and John Goodman, will be in attendance at the festival, which runs Sept 21-29.
Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere will attend the opening night gala screening.
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.
New event joins existing festival initiatives aiming to create closer ties with Latin America
Previously the New Directors competition was part of the festival’s Zabaltegui section.
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 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 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.
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.
European distribution alliance to host a two-day session on VOD as part of its three-day workshop
Actress Frances McDormand will chair the Official Selection Jury at the San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24).
San Sebastian has announced the juror’s for this year’s festival.
Films from Marcelo Gomes, Annemarie Jacir, Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas among selections.
10th edition of the Film Students Meeting to take place Sept 21-23.
Award to be presented Sept 16 in San Sebastian.
San Sebastian will present this year’s big Spanish films in its Made in Spain section.
San Sebastian has unveiled the Horizontes Latinos programme of 13 films, all competing for the Horizontes Awards.
Steve McQueen’s Shame and latest from Johnnie To and Nicolas Provost added to Zabaltegi-Pearls section; 15 go for New Directors prize.
Close will receive Donostia Award at festival’s 59th edition where she is presenting latest feature Albert Nobbs
The retrospective will feature 40 films from directors including David Fincher and Ami Canaan’s famous director father Michael Mann.
Four midnight films also added, including Snowtown and The Monk.
Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s friendship comedy stars Francois Cluzet.
Transatlantyk and San Sebastian plan culinary-themed strands.
Five local titles will feature in official selection at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival
The San Sebastian International Film Festival has confirmed a number of titles for its Zabaltegi-Pearls section.
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.
English-language film stars Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala and Kerry Fox
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.
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.
Arab filmmaking promoted in Europe.
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.
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.
Spanish actor-producer Luis Tosar is set to work on a comedy-drama called Los Fenomenos through his production company ZircoZine.
Miguel Angel Vivas’ thriller is about a family held hostage.
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.
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.
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.
San Sebastian has announced its official selection jury for this year, which will be chaired by award winning Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic.
San Sebastian has announced that French director Gilles Paquet Brenner’s film Sarah’s Key will close the festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Specials boasts world premiere of Lacuesta’s All Night Long.
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, 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.
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.
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.
The San Sebastian film festival has announced four Spanish titles for its official selection, which will all compete for the Golden Shell.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 has emerged as the frontrunner for the Golden Shell just days after the San Sebastian International Film Festival kicked off (September 18).
The Valencian Government is launching a new $26m (€17.6m) film fund incentive, which will be available to international producers shooting in the region.
The San Sebastian Interntional Film Festival has completed the line-up for this year’s edition with a new section highlighting local titles.
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.
The San Sebastian Film Festival has revealed the remaining projects in it Zabaltegi Specials and Pearls sections.
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.
Atom Egoyan’s thriller Chloe, which stars Lian Neeson and Julianne Moore, will open this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The San Sebastian Festival has added two new international delegates to its network.