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Nest Section. Rules and regulations
69th Edition - 2021
  1. The 20th Nest Section focuses on encouraging and supporting works produced by young talents by showing their short films at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. 
  2. The section will take place in September within the framework of the 69th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
  3. The section is open to the works of students attending intermediate or advanced level schools in any country in the world.
  4. Each school may propose a maximum of three works completed in the 12 months prior to the start of the Festival. The students will not be able to do the submission, the registration must be done by the School.
  5. The works shall have a maximum duration of 30 minutes and shall be presented in their original language. In the case of versions other than Spanish or English, the copies must be subtitled in English or Spanish.
  6. Registrations should be made online from 1st June to 1st of July, on
  7. The short films will be forwarded to the Festival in the following way:
    • Link: It will be possible to provide a web link from which to download or watch the short film. In order to do this you must indicate both the web link and password to access to it in the registration form. Only links with restricted access will be accepted. 
  8. The selected short films will be added to Tabakalera's Medialab archive. Since 2008 Medialab has been working on catalogizing the shorts screened in the section.
  9. The decision of the Selection Committee regarding the selected works will be communicated in the first fortnight of August, by e-mail.
  10. The selected works shall be sent to San Sebastian International Film Festival before September 1st in DCP format following the instructions bellow:
    • All the DCPs have to follow DCI normative.
    • Files have to be named according to the standard convention:
    • The DCP can be sent through our receiving system Signiant or through a PenDrive or HardDrive. 
    • DCPs or PenDrives have to be formatted in EXT2, in EXT3 or in NFTS. HFS + EXTFAT will be rejected. 
    • The DCP should only contain the version that is going to be shown at the festival.
    • If you send a screening copy and a backup, please let us know which is which.
    • All copies must carry English subtitles, except English versions that must have subtitles in Spanish. The list of subtitles shall be attached in all cases.
  11. Each selected school will receive an invitation including accommodation and accreditation for a certain number of students. The presence of the selected film director will be required.
  12. The selected works proposed to the Selection Committee will be made available to professionals in the Festival’s video library and will be included in the official Festival’s catalogue.
  13. A specific jury will be responsible for choosing Nest Award.
  14. The Nest Award carries €10,000 gross, going to the director of the winning work.
  15. Any doubts arising from the interpretation of these rules and regulations will be solved by the San Sebastian International Film Festival Management.

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