2022 September

Curtocircuíto hosts screenings of two films by EQZE students and the restoration of Eugenio Granell's work

09/28/2022

"Zehn Minuten vor Mitternacht" directed by Mario Sanz and "Los espantos" by Jorge Castrillo, alumni of the first and second class, are part of the Peninsulas section of the festival. Curtocircuíto will also dedicate a session to the new restoration of the film work of Eugenio Granell (1912-2001). The restoration has been carried out at EQZE by a group of students made up of Borja Rodríguez, Amaia Badiola, Julia Cortegana de la Fuente and Pablo Adiego led by Carolina Cappa. The Eugenio Granell Foundation, Filmoteca de Galicia and Numax are participating in this project.

Filmadrid dedicates a session to the films of Laura Moreno Bueno

09/27/2022

In the new session of the programme Pasajes that will take place this Thursday at La Casa Encendida, several works made by the student of the second year of EQZE during her stay at the school will be screened.

EQZE will be present at Reykjavik International Film Festival

09/26/2022

The Icelandic festival is programming three works directed by students from the school: "Ella i jo"(Jaume Claret), "La sangre es blanca" (Óscar Vincentelli) and "El ruido del universo" (Gabriel Azorín). The three shorts as part of the "Spanish Shorts" programme.

Five films by Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola students to participate in the 70th San Sebastián Film Festival

09/15/2022

Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) will once again be well-represented at the 70th San Sebastián International Film Festival. A significant number of projects developed at the school by students from the first four intake years will be featured in the multiple activities scheduled for this year.

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The 2022-2023 Academic Year begins for the fifth intake year at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

09/12/2022

Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola has opened its doors to the fifth intake year with a welcome and orientation programme for its new students. The 2022-2023 academic year starts today and will conclude in fifteen months' time, in December 2023, with the presentation of the assignments carried out by students at the school. Over the coming week, the first encounters between students on all three courses (Film Preservation Studies, Film Curating Studies and Filmmaking Studies) and their coordinators will take place, and the syllabus will be presented along with the projects led by the institutions that form part of EQZE.

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The cinematographic work of Koldo Izagirre and the bio-filmography of Antxon Eceiza are the themes explored in the third issue of ZINE

07/12/2022

Disillusionment is a recurring concept in the Spanish cultural context. In the field of film, this idea has been developed from either a purely existential perspective or a political stance, something which characterises some of Spain’s principal productions during the Transition era. Although the discourse was different, as indeed was the political process, this disillusionment and ideological crisis also spread to the Basque cultural scene, giving rise to the creation of different works that, often in the midst of fierce controversies, generated a unique context.

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The admissions period begins at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

02/01/2022

The intake for each specialist course is limited to 15 students, up to a total of 45. The 2022-2023 Academic Year will commence at EQZE on 12 September.

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Radu Jude will be engaging in a residency at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

01/28/2022

Starting this academic year (2021-2022), Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola will be inviting prestigious filmmakers to live and work with the school community for short periods, within the ‘Filmmakers in residence’ programme.

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Ibermedia to award Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola $49,994 to establish scholarships for Latin American students

01/25/2022

The school will distribute the money in the form of fourteen scholarships, each to the value of $3,571, which will be awarded to selected candidates from any of the 23 countries that form part of the programme.

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Ana Cristina Barragán and Jaume Claret will represent EQZE in the seventh edition of Ikusmira Berriak

12/13/2021

The residency will run for eight weeks split into two periods. The six filmmakers will arrive on March 14th to Tabakalera’s Artist's Space, where they will develop their projects until April 24th. In September, coinciding with the Festival dates, they will return to San Sebastian to complete the last two weeks of the residency.

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The third programme of Zinemaldia 70 analyses the mechanisms to represent and conceal women in the Festival’s early decades

11/29/2021

Tabakalera will host, on December 4, the event ‘Another way of telling: presences, absences and representations of women at San Sebastian Festival (1953-1978)’.

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Important presence of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola students at the 69th San Sebastián Film Festival

09/17/2021

Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) will be well represented at the 69th San Sebastián International Film Festival (SSIFF). A large number of projects developed at EQZE by students from the first three intake years will be featured in the multiple activities scheduled for this year.

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The 2020-2021 academic year begins at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

09/13/2021

Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) is opening its doors with an induction programme for new students. The 2021-2022 academic year begins today and will conclude in fifteen months' time, in December 2022, with a presentation of assignments by students from the school.

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Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola presents its Report on the 2019-2020 Academic Year

07/01/2021

Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) has recently presented its 2019-2020 Report, in which it describes the activities carried out during the school's second academic year, which began in September 2019 and concluded in December 2020, and was strongly impacted by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic that disrupted all scheduled activities from 13 March onwards.

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Eva Sangiorgi to be the new coordinator of the Film Curating Studies postgraduate course run by Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

05/13/2021

Eva Sangiorgi (Faenza, 1978) is to join the academic coordination team at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) as head of the EQZE Film Curating Studies Department. Artistic director of the Viennale, the Vienna International Film Festival, since 2018, Eva Sangiorgi graduated in Communication Sciences from the University of Bologna, before moving to Mexico City, where she earned a Master's in Art History.

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Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, the Basque Film Archive and the SSIFF publish the first issue of ZINE: Film Research Series

03/31/2021

The first issue analyses the cinematographic work of Nestor Basterretxea from the point of view of constructivism, and presents the work of María Jesús 'Tatus' Fombellida.

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The admissions period begins at Elías Querejeta Film School for the 2021-2022 academic year

01/29/2021

The school reiterates its commitment to a face-to-face teaching model which, during the first two modules of the course currently under way, accounted for 81% out of the 96% of the syllabus covered. The 2021-2022 Academic Year will commence at the EQZE on 13 September.

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Magdalena Orellana and Marina Palacio will represent EQZE in the seventh edition of Ikusmira Berriak

12/02/2020

The residency period will be eight weeks. If the state of the pandemic makes this possible the five film-makers will arrive in Tabakalera on 15 March, where they will have until 25 April to work on their projects. In September, coinciding with the celebration of the Festival, they will return to San Sebastian to complete the last two weeks of the residency, with the project at a more advanced stage, in order to share it with the film industry.

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San Sebastian Festival’s complicated relationship with censorship under Franco is the theme of the second public programme of Zinemaldia 70

11/26/2020

The cases studies will now focus on the controversy surrounding the First Film Students Meeting in 1960, the problems suffered by the New American Cinema retrospective programmed in 1968, and the tense 1971 edition, marked by prohibition of the films Canciones para después de una guerra (Basilio Martín Patino, 1971) and Liberxina 90 (Carles Duran, 1970).

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Important presence of projects by Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola students at the 68th San Sebastián Film Festival

09/18/2020

Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) will be well represented at the 68th San Sebastián International Film Festival (SSIFF), which will commence this Friday, 18 September. A large number of projects developed at the EQZE by students from the first two intake years will be featured in the multiple activities scheduled for this year, and the SSIFF programme will include some of the first works completed at the school.

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The 2020-2021 academic year begins at Elías Querejeta Film School

09/14/2020

Elías Querejeta Film School has opened its doors to the third intake year with a welcome and orientation programme for its new students. The 2020-2021 academic year starts today and will conclude in fifteen months' time, in December 2021, with the presentation of the assignments carried out by students at the school.

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Jaume Claret will represent EQZE in Nest

08/14/2020

The XIX edition of Nest, San Sebastian Festival’s international competition for short films by film students, has selected thirteen short films from amongst the 348 submissions received from 165 schools in 49 countries. The chosen works, seven signed by male filmmakers and six by female filmmakers, come from schools in Argentina, Cuba, Germany, India, Spain, the UK and the USA.

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Camilo Restrepo to teach a workshop at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

08/12/2020

The programming of the sixth module in the academic syllabus also includes a workshop on home-made emulsions, to be given by Esther Urlus, another dedicated to digital restoration with Lorena Bordigoni, the UPV/EHU summer course entitled 'A critical glance at film festivals: history, culture and politics' and the opening in Artium of the exhibition 'The Festival has run for 24 years. We don't like it', organised in collaboration with the San Sebastián Film Festival.

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Marina Palacio will première her new film at the San Sebastián Film Festival

07/30/2020

'Ya no duermo' (I no longer sleep), the debut work by Marina Palacio (San Sebastián, 1996), a member of the first intake year at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, will be premièred at the 68th San Sebastián International Film Festival (SSIFF). The film will be screened in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section, San Sebastian Festival’s all-encompassing competitive section.

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Matías Piñeiro will be the coordinator of the Filmmaking Studies Postgraduate Course of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

07/10/2020

The Argentinean filmmaker ("La princesa de Francia", "Hermia y Helena", "Isabella") has premiered his films at events such as the San Sebastian Film Festival, Berlinale, Locarno, Toronto, Bafici and Viennale

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An exhibition in Artium will recall the 1977 edition of the San Sebastian Festival

07/07/2020

The San Sebastian Festival, the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and Artium, the Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art in Vitoria-Gasteiz, will present the exhibition entitled The Festival has had 24 editions: We don't like it, running from September 9 until December 8.

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The SSIFF and EQZE organise the course "Critical approaches to film festivals"

05/21/2020

The course is an introduction to festival studies, establishing dialogues between the past, present and future. The talks will address a historical analysis of international film festivals and their relationship with the main contemporary social and political changes, while the round tables will open a space for discussion on the present and future of these cinematic gatherings.

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The Elías Querejeta Film School publishes its report on the 2018-2019 Academic Year

03/13/2020

Carlos Muguiro: 'the important thing, which is difficult to measure in quantitative terms, is this project's power to bring about social and personal transformation in the medium term'.

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The admissions period for the 2020-2021 academic year at Elías Querejeta Film School to open soon

01/31/2020

The admissions period for the 2020-2021 academic year at Elías Querejeta Film School (EQZE) will open on 1 February and conclude on 15 May. EQZE will carry out an initial selection from among those candidates who apply during the first half of the period. The 2020-2021 academic year at EQZE will begin on 14 September.

 

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Ibermedia to earmark 30,000 dollars for EQZE to establish ten grants for students during the 2020-2021 academic year

12/04/2019

The school will distribute the money in the form of ten partial grants (travel expenses), each totalling 3,000 dollars, available to students enrolled at the school during the next academic year (2020-2021) from any of the twenty-one countries funding the programme.

 

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For the first time, the San Sebastian Festival shares its documentary archive with the citizens

11/25/2019

The founder of the distribution company Ciné-Femmes International, Vivian Ostrovsky, will recall the cycle of films made by women which ran in 1978. There will be a screening of ‘Expediente’, directed by Carlos Rodríguez Sanz and Manuel Coronado, Golden Shell for best short film in 1977, and a performative intervention by Luis López Carrasco and Raúl Liarte.

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Gabriel Azorín will represent EQZE in the sixth edition of Ikusmira Berriak

11/22/2019

For the first time, the residency will last eight weeks - two more than the last edition. The five filmmakers will arrive in Tabakalera on 2 March, where they will have time to develop their projects until 12 April.

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Course 2019-2020 will start on 16 September

07/03/2019

Foreign students accepted onto the 2019-2020 course come from a range of different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, South Korea, Cuba, Ecuador, the US, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

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First part of the fifth edition of Ikusmira Berriak

03/05/2019

Over the course of these four weeks, Raven Jackson, Martina Juncadella, Alberto Martín Menacho, Aitziber Olaskoaga and Michael Wahrmann—the five film makers selected from among 174 entrants—have developed their projects in Tabakalera’s Artist’s Space.

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Agreement between the Provincial Council and the UPV/EHU to turn EQZE into an official university centre

02/01/2019

According to the agreement, the UPV/EHU will recognise the current postgraduate degrees as official Master’s degrees. While working in collaboration with the UPV/EHU, the school will retain complete autonomy, with its current pedagogic project unchanged. The period for applying for a place on the courses starts this Friday, 1 February, and ends 31 May.

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Students at the EQZE to help plan the films to be screen in Tabakalera

01/23/2019

'Eskolatik' is a twofold initiative, since it is both a window onto the Elías Querejeta Film School (EQZE) and a programme  that emerges from that very school. Once a month throughout the academic year, students at the EQZE will programme a session at the Tabakalera cinema, during which they will screen films linked to their syllabus, their work as filmmakers and their concerns and interests regarding the art of filmmaking.

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The director of the Cannes Festival and the future director of the Berlinale to participate in a seminar organised by EQZE and the San Sebastian Festival

12/14/2018

The purpose of the Seminar of Criticism and Analysis Sessions is to provide students at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola with tools, as well as a certain perspective, for defining their professional lives after studying at the school. The event, organised by the EQZE and the San Sebastian Festival, will have the participation of professionals and specialists from different industry spheres.

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EQZE students will curate “Other Lights” exhibition

10/23/2018

Students at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola Film School will put together the programme for the new video art exhibition which will be held this Christmas in the streets of Pamplona’s Historic Quarter. The Pamplona City Council has signed a collaboration agreement with the school to support the initiative, which will take place from 21 December to 1 January in various areas of the city centre.

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EQZE promotes its research output

09/04/2018

New approaches to feminist cinema, the conservation of film archives and Basque cinema are added to the research projects devoted to Andrei Tarkovsky and the San Sebastian Film Festival. A collection of digital publications will take a fresh look at Basque cinema and audiovisuals. Students will actively take part in these international projects, the results of which will be made public in various formats

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The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak has started

08/24/2018

This fourth annual edition will be the last one under Ikusmira Berriak's current structure. The next edition will be divided into two stays: one in February and one in September. The call for the fifth edition, which will be held in accordance with the new model, will close on the 31st. In October, the five selected projects will be unveiled.

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The 45 places on offer for the 2018-2019 Course were filled

07/09/2018

The students are made up of 60% women and 40% men. 10 come from the Basque Autonomous Community, 17 from the rest of Spain and 18 from abroad (11 from Latin America). EQZE will have foreign  students from Andorra, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Serbia, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela. The average age is 29 years old.

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Ikusmira Berriak has become a dual-period residency

07/06/2018

Residents will develop their projects for four weeks between February and March, during which they will attend workshops for film-makers and directors and will be advised by members of the expert committee. From March to September, the directors will continue working on their project with online tutoring from the experts, and then in September they will return to San Sebastian.

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Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola joins the Ikusmira Berriak programme

05/24/2018

The selection committee, which is comprised of members from the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, the San Sebastian Film Festival and, for the first time, Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, has selected from Manuel Abramovich, Grigory Kolomytsev, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban, and Nele Wohlatz out of the 155 offerings received from 31 countries.

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Tarkovski's examination of other directors' cinema under study

05/04/2018

The assistants will hear observations about Bergman, Bresson, Iosseliani, Kozintsev, the Lumière brothers, Parajanov and others. Amongst all of them, particular attention will be paid to Tarkovski's observations about Luis Buñuel's cinema. Julen Abasolo, Cristina Álvarez, Pilar Carrera, Xabier Erkizia, Till Fellner, Giuseppe Lanci, Adrian Martin and José Manuel Mouriño will take part in this event.

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“Zinemaldia 70. All Possible Histories”

05/02/2018

The San Sebastian Festival has created, together with the research department of the EQZE, Tabakalera and the Basque Film Archive the project Zinemaldia 70. All Possible Histories, with a view to generating a living Festival archive. The project, involving EQZE teachers and students, aims to generate reflection and discussion on the past, present and future of the Festival.

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The San Sebastián Film Festival will be a subject at EQZE

03/23/2018

Within the context of the Curating speciality, the “Festival in progress” subject will be structured as a debate format and, as well as passing on knowledge, will provide an opportunity for the Festival itself to rethink its approach, re-examine its distinguishing features and question its strategies regarding its audience, the industry or media professionals.

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P. Adams Sitney will hold a conference invited by EQZE

02/21/2018

His talk will range chronologically from the early period of program designed to entertain and titillate audiences to filmmaker specific programing and the foundation of a canon at Anthology Film Archives. It will also cover the critical reaction to canon formation, the arguments for celluloid projection, and the internal history of the American avant-garde cinema.

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EQZE is opening the admission period on the 8th of January

01/05/2018

On the 8th of January Elías Querejeta Zine-Eskola will be opening the registration period in its three courses (Film Preservation, Curating and Filmmaking), a period that will remain open until the 31st of May. The places available are restricted to 15 students per speciality and the registration fee is 3,500 Euros. The academic year will start at the same time as the 66th San Sebastián Film Festival.

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EQZE focuses on Tarkovsky’s lost classes

11/29/2017

The first conference will combine listening to a preliminary selection of the unpublished classes given by the filmmaker with other artistic performances linked to his work will take place at Tabakalera. Andrei Tarkovski’s son, Harkaitz Cano, Xabier Erkizia, Ángel Gutierrez, Menchu Gutiérrez, Ruxandra Kyriazopoulos-Berinde and José Manuel Mouriño will be taking part in this event.

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EQZE will take part in Cinema en curs

11/14/2017

The "Cinema en curs" programme has two main goals: fostering the discovery of cinema, understood as art, creation and culture, by children and young people and developing the pedagogical potential of cinematographic creation in an educational context. The programme will be developed in the Basque Country by Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and Tabakalera.

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EQZE presents an international seminar and an exhibition

10/16/2017

Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola has organised an international seminar for October 26, 27 and 28 on amateur cinema, films “without names” and the concept of authorship entitled Stories (and Aesthetics) About Anonymous and Orphan Cinema. The exhibition "Anonymous Cinema", which will host a selection of films around the same subjects will take place in parallel.

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Presentation of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola film school in Madrid

09/15/2017

The Doré Cinema (Spanish Film Archive) in Madrid was the venue this morning for the presentation of the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) film school. The school has been set up and funded by the Culture Department of the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa. It will act as an international centre for film research, educational innovation and experimentation.

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Elías Querejeta Zine-Eskola will open its doors this October

07/11/2017

The singuler pedagogic project of EQZE will be implemented in three postgraduate courses: Film Preservation Studies, Film Curating Studies and Filmmaking Studies. For its part, the research and dissemination related side will start in October 2017 through various programmes and it will be the first to open the public activities of the school.

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Carlos Muguiro will be the director of the new Cinema School

04/26/2017

Carlos Muguiro will be the director of the new Film School to be created in Tabakalera, which has been promoted by the Provincial Government. The jury has agreed to declare as winner of the contest the project "The hypothesis of cinema", which will be managed by Muguiro. Four proposals took part in the contest called by the Provincial Government.

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The Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa presents the new Film School

02/20/2017

The Chief of Staff of the Deputy General’s Office and Regional Minister for Culture, Denis Itxaso, has unveiled the details of the new film school to be created at Tabakalera. To this end, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and Tabakalera have signed a collaboration agreement to enable a space on the ground floor to develop its film school project there.

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