The 15th International Film Students Meeting, co-organized by the San Sebastian Festival and Tabakalera-International Contemporary Culture Centre of San Sebastian, proposes an exchange of audiovisual experiences and knowledge at one of the most important movie events in the world.
The Meeting has the backing of San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016 given that it is an obvious exponent of the scenarios and forms of work that this initiative wishes to promote.
Youngsters can show their short films, attend meetings with professionals, workshops and the master classes which are held every year in the Meeting.
The selected short films will be screened at showings open to the general public and Festival guests as well as by professionals from the audiovisual industry who can chat to the students presenting their works. Jointly they will watch and comment the films generating an interesting discussion ranging from film theory and practice to the different models of production or how the film industry works.
Each candidate school can present three short films all of them produced during the 2014/2015 or the 2015/2016 school years. Around 14 schools will be chosen to take part in the Meeting with screening of the works chosen from the three presented for selection.
A specific jury, consisting of students from the participating school and chaired by a personality from the world of film will choose the winner of the Panavision Award, carrying a complete camera package including RED Epic camera and Primo standard lenses for four weeks of filming, or a voucher worth €10,000 for renting any kind of Panavision material.
On the other hand, a specific jury, consisting of students from Basque schools, coordinated by a professor from the Mondragon University and chaired by the Orona Fundazioa's Developing Director, will grant the Orona Award to the most cutting-edge film, worth 5.000€. The award will be given to the short film’s director.
Projects can be registered from June 1st. The registration form and other information on the International Film Students Meeting will be available from June 1st on the official Festival website, www.sansebastianfestival.com, and on the official Tabakalera website, www.tabakalera.eu. The deadline for receiving short films is July 1st.
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