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Nest Film Students competition opens its submission period
The XVIII edition of the international film students meeting will run from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th September 2019
Friday, May 31st, 2019

The XVIII edition of Nest Film Students, the San Sebastian Festival international film students meeting, will open its submission period tomorrow, 1st June. Organised by the San Sebastian Festival and the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, the meeting -last year renamed Nest Film Students- offers an exchange of experiences on audiovisual subjects in the setting of one of the year's biggest film events.

Nest, which will run for five days, from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th September, is one of the Festival's most important sections in its strategy to promote new talents.

The young participants screen their short films and attend meetings with professionals as well as the masterclasses held every year as part of the meeting. Last year the directors Alexander Payne, Peter Strickland, Jaime Rosales, Albertina Carri and Virgil Vernier shared their knowledge with the students. Public, students and professionals watched and commented on the selection of short films, generating debates on cinematic practice and theory, the different models of production or how the film industry functions.

Each film school can present a maximum of three shorts made during the last 12 years, from which approximately fifteen are selected to participate in Nest.

A specific jury made up of students from the participating schools and chaired by a personality from the film world –last year the French filmmaker Virgil Vernier– will decide 'Nest Film Students Best Short Film Award', sponsored by Orona Fundazioa. The amount of this prize has been increased from €5,000 to €10,000.

Projects can be entered online from tomorrow, June 1st. The terms and conditions and other information related to Nest Film Students is available on the official Festival website,, and on that of Tabakalera, The deadline for submitting short films is July 1st.

Nest Film Students is part of the legacy of San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016.



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