Section dedicated to Basque film organised by the San Sebastian Festival and the Basque Government Department of Culture, with the sponsorship of Irizar and EITB; and the collaboration of the Filmoteca Vasca, EPE/AVE, IBAIA and Zineuskadi.
All feature films with at least 20% of Basque production presented as world premieres in any of the Festival sections are candidates for the Irizar Basque Film Award, sponsored by Irizar, a collaborator of the Festival. The Irizar Award will be decided by a specific jury and carries 20,000 gross for the producer or producers of the winning film.
The section will also include the selection of short films from the Kimuak programme, an initiative by the Basque Government Department of Culture and the Filmoteca Vasca, with the objective of disseminating the best Basque shorts of the year.
The Festival and the producers associations EPE/APV and IBAIA present the Zinemira Award to the trajectory of an outstanding Basque film personality.