Nest Film Students gathers students from film schools all over the world to attend screenings of their previously selected short films, discussions and master classes given by industry professionals. The selected short films will be screened at showings open to the general public and a competition between the short films presented at the meeting will also be called. Here, a student jury, chaired by a prestigious filmmaker, will choose the winner of the Panavision Award. Moreover, a specific jury formed by students from Basque schools, coordinated by a teacher from the University of Mondragon and chaired by the Development Management Department of Orona Fundazioa, will give the Orona Award to the most cutting-edge short film in the section.
Nest Film Students is jointly organized by the Festival and Tabakalera-International Centre for Contemporary Culture; counts with the collaboration of Panavision and Orona Fundazioa and is part of the San Sebastian 2016 European Capital of Culture legacy.