San Sebastian International Film Festival 2024

When: Friday, September 20, 2024 - Saturday, September 28, 2024
2018 Donostia Awards: Judi Dench, Hirokazu Korreda and Danny DeVito - Photo:
San Sebastian International Film Festival
2018 Donostia Awards: Judi Dench, Hirokazu Korreda and Danny DeVito

 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.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in San Sebastian and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Event Related Information

Contact details:
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea
Plaza de las Cigarreras 1, 2ª planta
P.O Box 397 - 20080 Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain)
Phone: + 34 943 481212
Fax: + 34 943 481218

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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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