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EU-supported film was awarded at the San Sebastian Film Festival

The winners of the 69th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival were announced on Saturday 25 September, with a film funded by the EU being awarded. Noche de Fuego/Prayers for the Stolen by Tatiana Huezo took home the Horizontes award.

still image of the film Noche de Fuego showing a woman running- with text Prayers for the Stolen by Tatiana Huezo - Horizontes Award San Sebastian International Film Festival and a logo featuring the European flag and text Creative Europe Media and a second logo of the San Sebastian International Film Festival with a graphic representation of a sea shell

San Sebastian International Film Festival

In total four EU-supported films were competing within the Official Selection of the Festival. The EU supported these highly international works, involving several countries both within the EU and beyond, in their development, international coproduction and distribution through the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe programme.

These and many other productions also feature within the context of the 30 years of MEDIA campaign, which celebrates the EU's continued support to the audiovisual industry throughout the decades, highlighting the work of the industry in front and behind the camera, and the true impact of EU support.

The San Sebastian International Film Festival, in association with Creative Europe MEDIA, also hosted a livestreamed edition of the European Film Forum: ‘The transformation of the European audiovisual ecosystem: towards a more sustainable and digital industry'.