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How top festivals are teaming up to support films and cut costs

Film festivals around the world are taking an increasingly co-operative approach.

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'Between Two Waters' wins Golden Shell at San Sebastián 2018

Benjamín Naishtat wins best director Silver Shell for Rojo.

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El Deseo to produce Isabel Coixet's next feature, developing Netflix series (exclusive)

The Almodovar brothers also producing new Argentinian project.

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San Sebastian presents prestigious Films in Progress award to 'Los Tiburones'

The Uruguay-Argentina project is being directed by Lucia Garibaldi

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'Neon Heart' lands Danish deal ahead of San Sebastian premiere (exclusive)

Director also reveals plans for his second feature.


San Sebastian confirms gender parity on its selection committee from 2019

The festival’s communications head Ruth Pérez de Anucita will join the committee in 2019.


Nikkatsu picks up Hiroshi Okuyama’s Jesus (exclusive)

Debut feature receives its world premiere in San Sebastian’s New Directors competition this weekend.

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What role does San Sebastian play in the film festival calendar?

The 2018 event takes place from Friday 21-Sunday 29 September.

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San Sebastian Film Festival to sign gender parity pledge

Venice, Cannes, Locarno and Sarajevo have already signed document.

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San Sebastian to host European Film Forum funding conference

The event will take place on September 24 as part of the festival.

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First trailer for Carlos Acosta ballet biopic 'Yuli' (exclusive)

The film will have its world premiere this month in Competition at San Sebastian Film Festival.

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Memento scoops sales on Brillante Mendoza's 'Alpha, The Right To Kill' (exclusive)

Filipino filmmaker explores Manila crime underworld in new thriller.

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'Phantom Thread' wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix

The other finalists were Three Billboards, Cold War and Zama.

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Two titles added to San Sebastian Film Festival 2018 New Directors line-up

The winning director and Spanish distributor in the section will receive €50,000.


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'Neon Heart': San Sebastian Review

An arresting debut from new Danish enfant terrible Laurits Flensted-Jensen

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'Blind Spot': San Sebastian Review

A stunning directorial debut from the actress Tuva Novotny


'Belmonte': San Sebastian Review

A portrait of an artist in Montevideo, directed by Federico Veiroj

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'Baby': San Sebastian Review

This serious turn from the popular Chinese actress and singer Yang Mi reaps rewards

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'​Quién Te Cantará': San Sebastian Review

Carlos Vermut returns after his award-winning ‘Magical Girl’ with this stylishly-mounted drama