When is the San Sebastián Film Festival?
The Festival is held annually at the end of September. The dates may vary from year to year, but it is always set for this general time period.
The 2020 edition of the awards will be held from 18th to the 26th of September.
What to know about the San Sebastian Film Festival
Franco, the infamous Spanish dictator was actually instrumental in the creation of the film festival. The “generalisimo”created the award ceremony alongside a group of businessmen from San Sebastián. Franco saw the festival as a chance to show Spain as an open and inviting country on an international stage.
The Festival in recent years is always held at the Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium on San Sebastián’s seafront, which was designed by Spanish architect, Rafael Moneo.
Only 15 other film festivals arround the world enjoy category ‘A’ film festivals accreditation from the FIAPF. Other European festivals with this accreditation are the film festivals of Venice, Cannes and Berlin.