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San Sebastian Film Festival 2021: Four EU-supported films compete for awards

Four EU-funded films are competing in the 69th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival, which has kicked off today. ‘Inventory' by Darko Sinko, ‘Prayers for the Stolen' by Tatiana Huezo, ‘The Crossing' by Florence Miailhe and ‘107 Mothers' by Peter Kerekes are competing within the Official Selection category. The winners of this year's festival will be announced on 25 September during the Festival Closing Gala.

stills of the 4 EU supported films selected for  the San Sebastian Film Festival

Festival de San Sebastian

The EU supported these works in their development, international coproduction and distribution through the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe programme.

They have been coproduced by highly international teams, involving countries both within the EU (Czechia, Germany, France, Slovenia and Slovakia) and beyond its borders (Brazil, Mexico, Qatar and Ukraine).

These productions will also be featured within the 30 years of MEDIA campaign, which celebrates the EU's continued support to the audiovisual industry. The campaign, besides promoting content, talent and platforms funded throughout the last three decades, highlights the functioning of the industry behind the scenes and the real impact of EU funding.

The Festival will also host a livestreamed edition of the European Film Forum on 20 September: ‘The transformation of the European audiovisual ecosystem: towards a more sustainable and digital industry'. 

More information on the 69th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival