The European Film Forum will hold a conference on international funds on September 24, as part of the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival (September 21-29).

san sebastian programme

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The San Sebastian programme

Promoted by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, the event will bring industry execs together to discuss international funding opportunities.

Lucia Recalde, head of the MEDIA unit in the Creative Europe Programme will give a keynote address on ‘International funds, mediation in film production and distribution and future trends’.

There will also be two case study panels at the event. The first will look at Marcelo Martinessi’s The Heiresses, recently announced as Paraguay’s entry to the foreign language award at next year’s Oscars.

Panellists will be Fay Breeman, manager of Rotterdam Film Festival’s Hubert Bals Fund; Vincenzo Bugno, head of the Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund; and Nathalie Streiff, project manager of the Institut Français’ Aide Aux Cinemas Du Monde.

The second will discuss Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow’s Another Day Of Life, with panellists Elena Vilardell, executive secretary of Spain’s Ibermedia; Sergio García de Leániz, project manager for Eurimages in France, and Recalde.

Ukbar Films’ Pablo Iraola will moderate both sessions.

This year’s San Sebastian will open with Juan Vera’s An Unexpected Love starring Ricardo Darín. Titles playing at the festival include Damien Chazelle’s First Man, Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born.