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The San Sebastian Festival calls its online poster competition
Friday, January 13th, 2017

Yet another year the San Sebastian Festival calls an online poster competition for selection of the images to represent 5 of its major sections at the coming edition: New Directors, Horizontes Latinos, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, Pearls and Culinary Zinema.

The official poster will be chosen again from among the proposals submitted by a selection of 10 design studios, amongst them the winner of the 64th edition poster, which will be invited to participate in the competition.

The Festival seeks to encourage creativity and participation and to foster greater reach of the event. The online competition is open to all designers and the public will vote for their favourite posters. A jury will choose the winner from the finalists and prizes will be drawn among voters.

Participants can submit posters for the 65th edition in the following 5 categories: New Directors, Horizontes Latinos, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, Pearls and Culinary Zinema. Participants are free to submit posters for as many sections as they wish. They can also submit as many posters as they wish for each section.

As for last years, a specific site within the official Festival website:, will permit participation in and organisation of the competition. This site will also allow you to follow updates on the development of each stage.



  • Submission and presentation of proposals: January 13 (13h GMT+1) - February 20 (13h GMT+1)
  • Public vote: February 22 (13h GMT+1) - March 8 (13h GMT+1).
  • Announcement of finalists: March 10
  • Jury deliberation and communication to the winner or winners: March 14
  • Public announcement of the winning posters: May 5
  • Prize draw among all voters: May 9


To select the winning posters, a pre-selection will be made of the 10 proposals to receive most public votes per section in, plus up to another 10 posters for each section selected by the San Sebastian Festival itself, bringing the total to a maximum of 20 finalists on 10 March 2017.

The Festival will place particular importance on the originality of the proposals, their design, composition and visual impact.

From these finalists, a jury will choose the winning posters for each section and it will be communicated to the winner or winners on March 14. The decision will be publicly announced at a press conference called by the San Sebastian Festival on May 5. At this press conference, all of the prize-winning works will be presented to the media. That the same day, the announcement will be published on the Festival and specific competition sites.


  • For the authors of the winning posters:

    The winner or winners of the competition will receive a prize of €1,000 net per posters selected for each of the sections.

  • For voting members of the public:

    A draw will be held among all voters. Five prizes will be awarded (1 per section). The prize in each case is a 10-session voucher for the Festival and a set of publications issued for the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.


Consult the online competition rules

For more information, please consult the full rules and regulations on the website:

Registration is required in order to be able to submit proposals and vote for posters.


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