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The City Council throws its support behind the San Sebastian Festival


The Mayor of San SebastiŠn Eneko Goia and Josť Luis Rebordinos, Director of the San Sebastian Film Festival, have presented the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award. The economic worth of the City Councilís contribution as Sponsor of the Audience Award is Ä80,000.

This initiative, born on the occasion of the European Capital of Culture and which remains as a legacy of San Sebastian 2016, is a tribute paid by the City Council to the locals, who will decide the prize.

On the other hand, the City Council, together with the Festival, will distribute 1,000 tickets for the Zinemaldia among unemployed and elderly locals from San SebastiŠn, whose economic situation makes going to the cinema difficult for them.

City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award

Films in the Pearls Section will be the candidates for the Award. This is a selection of feature films to have been acclaimed by critics and/or to have received awards at other international festivals. The films will be screened at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre and the audience will cast their votes to decide the winner. The award will be presented at the Festival Closing Gala.

The City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award has two different parts: a 1st Award for Best Film, with 50,000 euros, and a 2nd Award for Best European Film, with 20,000 euros. The two films will be forever linked to the city by this award.

Free tickets for unemployed and elderly inhabitants of San SebastiŠn

Together with the Festival, the San SebastiŠn City Council will distribute 1,000 tickets among groups of unemployed and elderly locals, whose economic situation makes going to the cinema difficult for them.

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