71SSIFF - 22/30 September 2023

Sunday 22 September –Tabakalera (Patio) *Free admission

In 2018, the San Sebastian Festival launched Zinemaldia & Technology: a strategic commitment for the Festival, which seeks to position itself as a benchmark space for technological and audiovisual innovation.

In its second edition, Zinemaldia & Technology will include a masterclass, presentations by R&D&I companies and a presentation of the projects selected for the Zinemaldia Startup Challenge, the competition intended for entrepreneurs and recently created startups proposing new business projects based on the application of digital technologies in the audiovisual field. The five finalist projects will defend their proposals and a jury will decide the winner of the Zinemaldia Startup Challenge Award.



  • Welcome
    • José Luis Rebordinos, San Sebastian International Film Festival
    • Emiliano López Atxurra, Petronor
    • Emmanuel Joly, Creative Europe MEDIA
  • Pitching the five finalist projects in the Zinemaldia Startup Challenge competition
    • Flowcut (Elbio Nielsen, Fer Chiarri) - Spain
    • LargoAI (Javier Krause, José Garrido) - Switzerland
    • Scenso.tv (Denis Février, Vivien Boucher) - France
    • Shield by Brave (Javier Gutiérrez, Joaquín Rodríguez) - Spain
    • Volograms (Nicolás Moreno de Palma) - Ireland


  • Technological 'sprint'
    • 2deo presentation (Anaitz Goia, 2deo-Tabakalera  / Jose Mari Rivero and Belén Moneo, Gosho)
    • Artificial Vision (Aritz Víllodas, Tecnalia / Mónica Calvo and Lucía Fierro, Alegría Activity)
    • Pixel Level Product Placement (Mikel Zorrilla, Vicomtech / Xabi Zabaleta, Pausoka)
    • Virtual Reality (Pablo Aguirrezabal, Tecnalia /  Ricardo Ramón González and Jone Landaluze, Dibulitoon)

Short break


  • Masterclass: Creating dreamlike worlds (VFX & Digital Matte Paintings)
    Curro Muñoz – VFX Supervisor, Deluxe Spain
    Lucía Peralta – Lead Digital Matte Painter, Deluxe Spain


  • Zinemaldia Startup Challenge Award announcement
    Award presented by Arantxa Tapia Otaegi,
    Minister of Economic Development and Infrastructures of the Basque Government

    Cocktail, demonstrations and networking
    Moderator: Xabier Uriarte - Tecnalia
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