Five films, four of which filmed by female directors, aspire to the Film Commission's Award in the San Sebastián Festival's 66th edition.
The San Sebastián-Gipuzkoa Film Commission will reward the film that better reflects the urban, landscape and cultural values of the spots where they were shot.
Five films, four of which filmed by female directors, will compete for the 8th San Sebastián-Gipuzkoa Film Commission Award, which recognizes the film that better reflects the urban, landscape and cultural values of the spots where they were shot.
Gipuzkoa’s Culture Deputy, Denis Itxaso, and the San Sebastian’s Economic Promotion Councilman, Ernesto Gasco, presented today in a press conference the five films that were chosen from a total of nineteen, as candidates for the annual award given by the San Sebastian-Gipuzkoa Film Commission, an institution entrusted to promote the film production in this territory, formed by the regional institution and the San Sebastian’s City Council.
They have also communicated the names of the jury that will judge this contest’s edition: the filmmaker and scriptwriter José Mari Goenaga, winner of a Goya Award for his film “Handia”; the actresses Bárbara Goenaga and Goya Toledo, the design expert Carlos Barrabés and TVE journalist Elena Sánchez.
Among the candidate films, we find “Con el viento”, Meritxell Colell’s debut feature that was released last February, during the last Berlinale’s edition. It’s a story based on family ties, that starts with the reunion of a mother with her daughter, and the difficult return to the roots and to a place that suffers from an unstoppable depopulation.
The Hispanic-polish production “Penelope”, with which Eva Vila participated in the official section of the Sevilla’s European Film Festival, will be another candidate for the prize, for which it has also been chosen “Ana de día”, exhibited by Ana Jaurrieta in Malaga’s contest.
“La vida lliure”, a pirate story by Marc Recha, the only male filmmaker in this year’s contest, and “Yo la busco”, by Sara Gutiérrez, complete the selection.
The prize consists of 7.000 euros for the winning film’s producer and 3.000 euros more for the Film Commission that has collaborated in its shooting, and it will be delivered on the 27th September as part of the San Sebastian’s Inernational Film Festival, during an event to which the jury’s members will attend and the winning film will be shown.