Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola is located in the Tabakalera building and forms part of the dynamic cultural and professional ecosystem of the centre, which makes it exceptionally unique
The headquarters of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Basque Film Archive units, its office and documentation centre, the Ubik creation library, the International Centre for Culture screening rooms and exhibition spaces, and the work spaces for artists in residence are located under the same roof. The Tabakalera installations expand the teaching possibilities that Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola has.
The professionals in these film institutions take part as active maestros in passing on experience and knowledge to our students, and the frenetic activity in the building is included in the agenda at the EQZE in a totally organic way. This space and its activities from part of the identity of the School, to the extent that, outside this building Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola would no longer make the same sense.
In these surroundings, the EQZE functions as a transit space: between professional practice, artistic exploration and research, the local and international sphere. It is absolutely unique inside and outside, both physically and conceptually, and encourages the search for and exhibition of professional artistic work.