San Sebastián International Film Festival

To be confirmed 2020

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  • Hugh Jackman, 2013 Donostia Award, receiving his prize.

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San Sebastián International Film Festival

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Centro Kursaal. Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio
Avenida de Zurriola 1
20002   San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa  (Basque Country)

San Sebastián International Film Festival


To be confirmed 2020

San Sebastián International Film Festival


This is the high point of the year for film in San Sebastián (Guipuzkoa). It's a time for world premières, visits by the stars and lashings of glamour in the area around the Kursaal Palace, in a big-screen atmosphere. This festival first began in 1953 and is now one of the most prestigious in the world. During the festival you can see the feature films chosen in all the different sections. You'll even have a chance to take part in the opening and closing galas along with the stars. Throughout the days of the event visitors can go on film-themed guided tours of the city. The Concha de Oro is the name of the prize awarded to the best film in the festival. Another important prize is the Donostia Award, which is given to commemorate a lifetime achievement in cinema. Some of the winners over the years have included Antonio Banderas, Hugh Jackman, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Carmen Maura, Woody Allen…