The San Sebastian International Film Festival will honour multifaceted filmmakers Volker Schlondorff and Michael Powell with retrospectives at this year's 50th anniversary edition, to be held September 19-28 in the northern Spanish coastal town.

The festival, Spain's premiere competitive event, has also organised a thematic sidebar in honour of its anniversary, dubbed "50 From The 50s," where it will screen 50 classic films from the 1950's which have some connection to San Sebastian.

In partnership with the Latin American Film Festival of Toulouse, France, this year's San Sebastian has also launched a new initiative to screen Latin American films for professionals, with the goal of tracking features from the region at post-production stage.