Zinemaldia : San Sebastian International Film Festival
The San Sebastián International Film Festival is the biggest event in San Sebastián and drives the city's close relationship with film.
Great names from the history of film have been linked to San Sebastián, which has also ended up seducing all those who visit it for the festival: Federico Fellini, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard, Sophia Loren, Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut, Agnès Varda and Orson Welles, among others.
Every year hundreds of films are presented in the different sections ranging from the Official Selection to New Directors, Perlak, Culinary Zinema and Zabaltegi-Tabakalera. Many of them will be competing for the prizes in the different sections, foremost among them the Golden Shell, to which the feature films in the Official Selection aspire.
Also, every year at the San Sebastian Film Festival the honorary Donostia Awards are presented. International stars arrive every day during the festival and often mix with the local people, tourists and visitors, kindling great expectation.
In 2021, the American actor Johnny Depp, collected the festival's most important honorary award on September 22nd in recognition of his career.
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