San Sebastian Festival and its Industry Department offer all industry members a platform conceived to facilitate their work during their participation in the Festival and to help promoting films and audiovisual projects presented in the Festival sections.
The industry accreditation provides its holders with access to the following activities and services:
This is a presentation scheme for projects at development stage in both Europe and Latin America. The representatives of the selected projects have the chance to pitch their works to industry members during one-to-one meetings thanks to a provided agenda with professionals interested in participating in their projects.
Ikusmira Berriak is a programme designed to support audiovisual projects seeking innovation and experimentation in terms of both cinematic language and production means. In the framework of the Forum, the selected projects are showcased to industry professionals and representatives at scheduled meetings.
Zinemaldia & Technology, a strategic pledge by the International Film Festival, aims to position itself as a benchmark for reflecting on technology applied to the audiovisual industry. The event includes the presentation of the selected projects of the Zinemaldia Startup Challenge, a master class on audiovisual innovation. This year the event will run exclusively online and will be open to all publics.
The Zinemaldia Startup Challenge is a contest for business projects. A public-private initiative aiming to foster the generation of new entrepreneurial projects related to innovative technologies applied to the audiovisual field.
Since 2020, the San Sebastian International Film Festival has two new sections with the aim to launch films in postproduction stage. On one hand, WIP Latam, for Latin American productions in post-production, substituting Films in Progress after a run of 18 years. On the other hand, WIP Europa is the revamped Glocal in Progress. They, together with the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum consolidate the Festival as a meeting point between both film industries.
A maximum of six films selected for each WIP will be presented to an audience of professionals in order that they may contribute to their completion and international circulation.
Promoted by IBAIA (Association of Independent Production Companies of the Basque Country) in collaboration with San Sebastian Film Festival, this Forum has the core purpose of offering a meeting point for audiovisual professionals interested in documentaries at development stage, while fostering European co-productions and liaisons with professionals from the international film industry.
Every year the Industry Department hosts numerous events inviting reflection, thought and discussion.
The European Film Forum is a platform created by the European Commission to establish dialogue with audiovisual sector professionals. The session will be open to access for all publics and will have a webinar format.
Accessible on the Festival website, this is the space where all the Industry activities will take place, the virtual meeting point.
Access is also available to the list of contacts for the films selected at the Festival and the details of the accredited industry professionals, both online and physically. The list will be daily updated.
From September 17 to 25, industry professionals will receive the Professional Agenda for the following day, along with a compilation of press reactions to the films screened at the Festival.
From September 17 to October 25
In collaboration with Cinando, this service is exclusively online, available for any laptop or Tablet.
Available from September 18 to October 26, every industry professional accredited at the Festival receives an access code for the Film Library before the Festival begins. This code can also be requested from the Industry Department.
The Industry Activities Guide contains information for the projects and films selected for the industry activities. The guide will be available in the Industry Online website section, although a copy will be available onsite during the Festival.
Free for iOS and Android, the App helps you to keep up-to-date with the WIP Latam and WIP Europa screenings, round tables, presentations, industry awards announcements, last-minute notifications, etc., and to save the contact details of other professionals using the QR code on their accreditation.
The Industry Club space, located in the Kursaal Centre, is for the use of Industry accredited professionals. With Internet access, this is a space in which to work, share information and meet in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Festival will implement the necessary health measures to guarantee a safe space.
The team of the Industry Department the San Sebastian International Film Festival is now available in relation to the forthcoming edition, to take place from 17th to 25th September 2021.
Saioa Riba - Head of Industry
Tel: +34 943 48 12 17
The Industry Department acknowledges the essential support of the Basque Government Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment and Creative Europe MEDIA.