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San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF)

San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF)

Type : Feature film and short film festival
Theme : All films
Location : Spain
Period : September

    Festival years (28)

    Event presentation

    Held in a seaside village in the Basque Country that is renowned for its gastronomy and stunning beaches, the San Sebastian International Film Festival remains the world's most important Spanish-language film festival. It is renowned for its glamorous ambiance, high-profile competition, evening events, the large number of films presented and high audience numbers. In 2009, the festival's accredited guest list included 1,077 production companies, distributors, and representatives from festivals and cultural organizations from 53 countries, as well as 1,053 journalists from 36 countries.

    The festival includes the following sections: the Official Competition, the Zabaltegui section (with the Kutxa-New Directors prize of €90,000), the Horizontes Latinos section (with a €35,000 prize), as well as prestigious retrospectives.

    The TCM Audience Prize, given to films in the Perlas sub-section of the Zabaltegui Panorama, offers €70,000 to the Spanish importer of the winning film
    and a second prize of €35,000 for the European film with the largest number of votes.
    The Films in Progress section, organized in collaboration with the Latin American Film Meetings in Toulouse, offers aid for the completion of Latin American film projects.
    The festival's most recently created section, put together in partnership with the Amiens Film Festival and the Fribourg Film Festival, the Cinema in Motion sidebar focuses on projects from North Africa, Portuguese-speaking and Arabic-speaking African countries.
    The festival also hosts meetings between film schools from around the world.

    The team (2)

    For feature films only

    The San Sebastian International Film Festival's representative in France is Alex Masson


    Contact UniFrance: Delphyne Besse

    Registration conditions for short films

    Films produced on or after : Dans les 12 mois précédant le festival
    Registration deadline : 20/06/2022
    Registration deadline by Unifrance : 20/06/2022
    UniFrance contacts at this event : Claire Willemin
    Registrations requiring fees
    Registration Form available on external website :

    Maximum runtime : 59
    Films produced on or after : Dans les 12 mois précédant le festival
    Genres accepted : All genres
    Conditions : Films not previously released (in the country) only
    Pre-selection format requirements : DVD, Blu-ray, Video File



    San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF) - 2014

    San Sebastian 2014 - Trailer Unifrance


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