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 fourth edition of San Sebastian’s “Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy” section - a collaboration with the Berlin Film Festival and the Basque Culinery Center - will open September 20 with Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren.

A total of seven full-length films and four short films make up this year’s programme.

The selection will be accompanied by themed dinners prepared by international chefs at the Basque Culinary Center and Spanish restaurants Mirador de Ulía, ni neu and Tenis Ondarreta.

For the first time this year The Tokyo Gohan Film Festival has also come onboard to award one of the films with a prize of €10,000 for its international distributor, or, in the event that it has no distributor, for its producer.

Naoki Kai, director of the Tokyo Film Festival Gohan, said: “It’s such a honor to collaborate with San Sebastian International Film Festival. I hope we can build a prosperous relationship and bring San Sebastian and World’s best Culinary Films and its culinary culture to Japan via our Tokyo Gohan Film Festival”.

The line-up:

The Hundred Foot Journey, Lasse Hallstrom (US)
Nerua, A Journey To The Essence (short), dir Ivan Minambres Urquijo (Spain)
Finding Gaston, Patricia Perez (Peru, US)
Brooklyn Farmer (short), dir Michael Tyburski (US)
Foodies, dirs Thomas Jackson, Charlotte Landelius, Henrik Stockare (Sweden-Netherlands)
Presence (short), dir Hossein Rasti (Iran)
Little Forest – Summer/Autumn, dir Junichi Mori (Japan)
Recipe, Eric Khoo (Singapore)
Soul Of A Banquet, dir Wayne Wang (US)
Steak (R)evolution, dir Ribiere Franck (France)
Squid In Its Ink (Short), dir Xabier Gutierrez Marquez (Spain)