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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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  • Ikusmira Berriak
  • Who can participate?
  • Ikusmira Berriak Awards

Selected projects

  • 918 GAU – BAC Category

Arantza Santesteban
Production: Marina Lameiro, HIRUKI.

  • CHUPACABRA – Nest.Film Students Category

Grigory Kolomytsev
Production: Fedor Popov, VGIK – Debut

  • EL AGUA – National Category

Elena López Riera
Production: Eugenia Mumenthaler and David Epinay, ALINA FILMS

  • DORMEN OS PEIXES DE OLHOS ABERTOS – International Category  

Nele Wohlatz
Production: Dora Amorim, PONTE PRODUCOES

  • EL OASIS – International Category  

Manuel Abramovich

The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak selects projects from Manuel Abramovich, Grigory Kolomytsev, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban, and Nele Wohlatz

The inclusion of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola as a residency programme partner allows the number of offerings selected to increase from four to five

Filmmakers from Germany, Argentina, Spain, and Russia will develop their audiovisual projects within the framework of the Ikusmira Berriak programme, which is celebrating its fourth edition this year. The selection committee, which is comprised of members from the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, the San Sebastian Film Festival and, for the first time, Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, has selected the following projects out of the 155 offerings received from 31 countries: in the international category, El oasis, by Argentine filmmaker Manuel Abramovich (Buenos Aires, 1987) and Dormen os peixes de olhos abertos, by Nele Wohlatz (Hannover, Germany, 1982); in the Spanish filmmaker category, El agua, by Elena López Riera (Orihuela, Spain, 1982); among filmmakers residing in the Basque Autonomous Community, 918 gau, by Arantza Santesteban (Pamplona, Spain, 1979); and among Nest alumni (International Film Students Meeting), Chupacabra, by Grigory Kolomytsev (Krasnodar, Russia, 1990).

Projects on daily life in prison, the porn industry, legends, childhood, and alienation inspire the five chosen offerings. The fifth project was chosen thanks to Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola's partnership in the audiovisual residency programme organised by the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture and the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Several of the filmmakers chosen have enjoyed considerable success at international festivals. Abramovich has premiered his films in Berlin and Karlovy Vary, where he received a special mention, and last year Soldado, his latest film, was shown at Zabaltegi-Tabakalera; López Riera has presented two of her productions at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes and Locarno; and Nele Wohlatz won the award for Best First Feature in Locarno and Zinebi with El Futuro Perfecto. Kolomytsev was selected two years in a row (2016 and 2017) at Nest, and the Arantza Santesteban’s latest work, co-directed with Irati Gorostidi, was shown at the last Festival in the Zinemira selection, at the Kimuak catalogue sessions for professionals.

The five filmmakers will enjoy a residency of six weeks in San Sebastian from 20 August. In the first four, the filmmakers will develop their projects at Tabakalera's Creator's Space, and will receive master classes and guidance from members of this edition's expert committee, which includes Irish producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, Brazilian filmmaker Sergio Oksman and TorinoFilmLab director, Savina Neirotti, who have guided the judges panel in their selection.

In the fifth week of the residency, the participants will prepare the pitching session, which involves a project presentation to the industry during the sixth and final week of the residency. The session is part of the San Sebastian Film Festival. The residents will have the opportunity to arrange meetings with attending professionals who are interested in collaborating in their projects, and will receive an access pass to screenings and the Festival's other industry activities.

Ikusmira Berriak will also provide financial support amounting to 25,000 euros, which will be distributed among the projects selected. In addition, REC Grabaketa Estudioa will offer its feature film post-production services as a prize, which is valued at 35,000 euros.

Ikusmira Berriak is a programme that seeks to involve new talent as well as producers and people from the audiovisual industry who support innovation and new languages. It is organised by Tabakalera, the San Sebastian Film Festival and Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in collaboration with REC Grabaketa Estudioa and the Basque Film Archive, and is part of the San Sebastian 2016 European Capital of Culture legacy.

  • Participants in the last five editions of the International Film Students Meeting of San Sebastian Film Festival
  • Film-makers from the Basque Autonomus Community
  • Film-makers from the rest of Spain
  • International film-makers

The submission requirements are:

  • To submit a project you must be registered in Ikusmira Berriak website
  • Online registration
  • Attached documentation (English, Spanish or Basque)

For further information, please contact

The deadline to receive works has finalized. Next call: February 2019.

REC Grabaketa Estudioa will give a Post-Production Award to the projects developed during Ikusmira Berriak programme.

One of the awards provides support for a short film with a maximum of three weeks at its facilities, valued at 10,500 euros, and the other, for a feature film, with a maximum of four weeks work, valued at 35,000 euros.

REC has been working for over 20 years in sound production and post-production for advertising, film and television.

Located in the business park of Zuatzu in San Sebastian, REC has a dynamic and versatile team, with extensive experience in the audiovisual field. The team is also specialized in different services like the sound programs ranging from direct sound to their complete postproduction, including dubbing in different languages, making full soundtracks or mixes for film and TV or masters generation (DCP, HDCAM or Blu-Ray).

In addition, the programme will offer financial support to the different projects and count with 20.000 euros in the form of a prize. This money shall be distributed among the selected projects, depending on the needs and based on Ikusmira Berriak Committee's criterion.

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