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Entry form
66th edition - 2018
 

This is the registration area for films to participate in the 66th edition of San Sebastian Festival. Only films for which the rules and regulations established by the Festival management have been accepted and the proper submission form duly completed can participate in the San Sebastian Festival.

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FAQ - Film registration

General

Festival dates

The 66th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will run from 21-29 September 2018.


Submission dates
  • General 15/01/2018 – 29/06/2018
  • Culinary Zinema 15/01/2018 – 29/06/2018
  • International Film Students Meeting 01/06/2018 – 02/07/2018
  • Films in Progress 30/04/2018 – 30/06/2018
  • Glocal in Progress 30/04/2018 – 30/06/2018
  • Co-production Forum 16/04/2018 – 15/06/2018
  • Ikusmira Berriak 05/02/2018 – 05/04/2018 (at ikusmiraberriak.eu)

Can I submit a documentary?
The Festival makes no distinction between fiction and non-fiction and both options will be considered for all of its sections.

Can I submit a short or medium-length film?

Yes, but only for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section.

  • Full-length film More than 60’
  • Medium-length film From 30’ to 59’
  • Short film Up to 30’

If you have a short film made at your school, you can participate in the International Film Students Meeting.


Can I submit a film/short film to more than one section?
With the exception of the specific sections (indicated above), short films and medium-length films, all others can be submitted to any of the Festival sections. The Festival Committee will then decide which section is most suitable for the film submitted.

Pre-Selection

What formats do you accept for pre-selection?
  • Link/Screener with password
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • DCP

Does my film have to be subtitled?
Films whose original version is Spanish, Basque, English or French do not require subtitles. All other languages must have subtitles.

Can I submit a work in progress?
Yes.

Can I submit a trailer?
No. We don’t accept trailers as pre-selection material.

What do you understand by premiere status?
  • World premiere
    The film has never been officially screened before an audience.
  • International premiere
    The film has been screened in cinemas or at a national festival in its country of origin, but in no other country.
  • European premiere
    The film has been screened or released in cinemas outside Europe, but has never been screened in a European country.
  • Spanish premiere
    The film has never been screened in Spain.
  • No premiere
    The film has been screened and/or premiered in cinemas including Spain. In this case its only option is inclusion in the Made in Spain or Zinemira Panorama sections.

Can my film participate if it has been released in DVD or Blu-ray?
Yes, but only in the Made in Spain or Zinemira Panorama sections (the latter only in the case of Basque productions).

Can my film participate in the Festival if it has been released in VOD?
Yes, the film can participate in the different Festival sections according to the rules on release corresponding to each section.

Submission Fee

How much is the submission fee?

The submission fee for films, short films and medium-length films is 70 euros. Submission for the Film Students, Films in Progress, Glocal in Progress and Ikusmira Berriak sections is free


Do I get my money back if the film is not selected?
No.

Can I pay using PayPal?
Yes.

How can I pay if I don’t have a credit card?

If you don’t have a credit card you can pay by bank transfer. In this case, please contact us at films@sansebastianfestival.com for instructions.


I’m a student, do I qualify for a discount?
No, students do not qualify for a discount on the submission fee. However, if you have a short film made at your school you can submit it free of charge to the International Film Students Meeting.

Communication

When will I know if my film has been selected?
Films will be considered during the pre-selection process. Films not selected will be informed of the decision by email 2-3 weeks after they are received.

Will I receive feedback?
No. The Festival receives more than 2,500 films every year and does give the reasons for its decision.

Selection

When will the announcement that my film has been selected go public?
The calendar for announcing the films will be decided by the Communication Department, which will first of all inform the person responsible for its submission.

What is the deadline for sending the DCP?
The deadline for receiving the final DCP is 1 September 2018.

I want to correct the information I initially provided on the form, how can I do it?

In the event of wishing to change any of the details provided you can contact us at films@sansebastianfestival.com, telling us what you want to change.



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