71st San Sebastián International Film Festival Preview

Listen to our podcast conversation with Joxean Fernández about the 71st edition of the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

The 71st edition of the San Sebastián International Film Festival is fast approaching, set to take place from September 22-30. TFV’s Matt Micucci kicks off his podcast festival coverage by previewing its program with Joxean Fernández, who has been a member of the festival’s management committee since 2011 and is the director of the Basque Film Library.

The conversation touches on a wide range of topics, from this year’s official selection to the ways in which the festival helps showcase talent from the Basque region. We also spoke about the festival’s multi-decade history, the traits that distinguish it from other film festivals held throughout the year, its industry section and some more recent challenges, including its response to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

Featured photo: SSIFF.

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