San Sebastián International Film Festival (SSIFF) is held every year usually on September. The old competitive festival started in 1952 when the movies that participate in the festival were Spanish talking only. In 1955 other languages movies were integrated in the festival.
In 1957 San Sebastián’s festival was recognized as A category by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations), the voluntary organization that determines the competition rules of the great and important film festivals in the world. Like every year, hotel rooms are in high demand with surging prices during festival days. Therefore, it is highly recommended to book lodging accommodations ahead of time to enjoy preferable, better rates.
The famous festival attracts a large audience from year to year, filmmakers, producers and famous actors from all over the world. The climax is the plenty number of premieres and quality films that justify the festival as one of the most important film festivals in the world.
The festival’s program, venue, film submission information, film lineup information, tickets, shows time / schedule of events, etc. is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.