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San Sebastian International Film Festival
San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain|www.sansebastianfestival.com|
Begun in 1953, the San Sebastian International Film Festival is a sophisticated, established highlight of the global film calendar.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the town’s La Concha beach, SSIFF is a truly international affair, showcasing new movies from around the world.
It’s also one of the most accessible festivals around, with scores of tickets for new and classic film screenings available at reasonable prices.
Getting there & doing it
The main venue, the striking, Brutalist Kursaal Centre, is across the river from San Sebastián’s historic centre. Tickets are available in person at the Kursaal Centre, or online in advance – they go on sale about two weeks before the festival. Book early for the best screenings. Seats aren’t numbered, so come early to get a good spot.
When to do it
The festival runs annually for one week during the third week of September.
Destination guides including or relevant to this experience
Fascinating ancient traditions, world-famous gourmet treats, Spain’s finest wine region and a gorgeous golden coastline.