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Basque Audiovisual makes its presence felt at the 66th San Sebastián Film Festival

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- For the first time, the San Sebastián Film Festival (21-29 September) will welcome the Basque Audiovisual brand to the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

Basque Audiovisual makes its presence felt at the 66th San Sebastián Film Festival
Dantza by Telmo Esnal

The San Sebastián Film Festival, which will unspool from 21-29 September, will, for the first time, welcome the Basque Audiovisual brand to the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum thanks to the partnership between Zineuskadi, the Etxepare Institute and Eiken Cluster.

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In a dedicated area, which is being set up in the cloister of the San Telmo Museum from 24-26 September, a catalogue will be distributed containing 60 film projects; 24 of these are in development, 15 are in production and 21 have been finished and/or released between September 2017 and now. All in all, the publication brings together the works of 42 companies: Adabaki Ekoizpenak, Altube Filmeak, Amania Films, Area Audiovisual, Arena Comunicación, Arquetipo Comunicación, Atera Films, Bainet TV, Baleuko, Basque Films, Barton Films, Blogmedia, Demeter Films, Dibulitoon Studio, Doxa Producciones, Dynamite Films, Einarte Produkzioak, Esrec, Euskadi Movie AIE, Fragil Cinema, Gastibeltza, Haruru ilmak, Irusoin, Izar Films, Kanaki Films, Komiki Films, Kubelik Films, Lamia Producciones, Laniakea, Last Horse Studio, Leize Producciones, Lumiere Produkzioak, Marmoka Films, Pimpi&Nella Films, Sayaka Producciones, Sincro Producción e Imagen, Sonora Estudios, Sr&Sra Producciones, Talka Films, Taui Media, Txintxua Films and Zinema Varietés.

Among the most notable Basque projects are the 20 movies split between the various different sections of the festival: the Official Section (Dantza [+see also:
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making of
interview: Telmo Esnal
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), New Directors (The Deer [+see also:
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interview: Koldo Almandoz
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]
), Zabaltegi-Tabakalera (Above 592 Metres), Perlak (Another Day of Life [+see also:
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interview: Raul de la Fuente
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]
), Culinary Zinema (Y en cada lenteja un Dios, Bihar dok 13), Zinemira (Mudar la piel [+see also:
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]
, Black Is Beltza, The Skin of the Wolf [+see also:
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interview: Samu Fuentes
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]
, Basque Selfie, Baúles, Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil [+see also:
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, Gallo, Gure Oroitzapenak, Izaro, Lady Off, The Night Takes Us, Margolaria/The Painter), the Basque Film Galas (Jainkoak ez dit barkatzen) and Eitb (Vitoria, 3 de marzo).

Moreover, production outfit Gariza Films will be taking part in the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum with the project Ane & Peio, maitasun istorio bat piper artean, directed by Lara Izagirre. Ane & Peio is a road trip that morphs into a huge adventure. In it, Ane secretly goes off in search of Peio, her first love, whom she hasn’t seen since she was 12 years old.

Since 2014, the Industry Department has organised the “Focus on”, an industry initiative in which a group of professionals hailing from a specific country or region comes to the San Sebastián Film Festival to expand its network of professional contacts and take part in the industry activities. On this occasion, a delegation of 15 producers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will attend San Sebastián to get to know the festival first-hand and meet up with Basque professionals and those from Glocal territories during an informal co-production get-together organised by Zineuskadi, via the Glocal Cinema network.

On the other hand, thanks to the Zinema Euskaraz programme, run by Zineuskadi, the Movies for Kids section will screen a selection of films aimed at a children’s audience, which will only be viewable dubbed in Basque, showing in San Sebastián’s Trueba Cinemas (Oihaneko Kuadrila, Maya Erlea-Ezti jokoak, Richard Zinkoina and Sagu & Pagu: altxor Handia eta Ninjago Lego). In addition, each morning, the Velodrome will serve as the setting for screenings of Paddington 2 [+see also:
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, again dubbed in Basque.

(Translated from Spanish)

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