2024 June

Tribeca premiere of “Pirópolis”


The feature film by Nicolás Molina, a Filmmaking Studies student of EQZE, premieres in the “Documentary Competition” section of the festival held in New York.

A cycle developed in EQZE begins in Filmoteca Española


"España y guadaña. Espectros de un pueblo por venir" (Spain and scythe. Spectres of a people to come) is a program curated by Isaac Tejedor, an Film Preservation Studies student of the fifth EQZE graduating class. The cycle, which will end in July, begins with Les Anges exterminés (Michel Mitrani, 1968).

The research work carried out under the Artxiboa grants will address the historical presence of animated films at the Festival, its relationship with New Spanish Cinema and the International Meeting of Film Schools


The proposals of Harri X. Fernández, Sonia García López and Carlos F. Heredero have been selected for the second edition of the José Ángel Herrero-Velarde grants, promoted by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. A public day will take place on 22 June, including a tour of the archive, presentation of the first research works carried out under the grants and the screening of Battleship Potemkin.

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EQZE organizes the seminar “Map of the institutional and legal labyrinth of the audiovisual sector”


Coordinated by Adriana Moscoso, councillor in the Madrid City Council and PSOE spokesperson on the City Council's Culture Committee, the seminar will focus on the law and policies for the organization and promotion of the audiovisual sector. Participants include Sydney Borjas, director of Scenic Rights; Patricia Motilla, partner at Andersen and specialist in the audiovisual sector; Marta Rincón Areitio, head of visual arts at Acción Cultural Española; Elena Manrique, producer; and Borja Cobeaga, filmmaker.

Presentation of the project “Los subterráneos” at DocumentaMadrid


Lucía Malandro, student of the fifth promotion of EQZE and part of the Archivistas salvajes collective will host this presentation session of the project “Los subterráneos”, dedicated to the first archive of Cuban amateur cinema. This project aims to preserve these archives and provide access to these materials.

EQZE student projects in S(8)


The (S8) International Peripheral Film Festival (Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico) hosts two projects of  Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola students. Urgencia de mediodía (Daniela Delgado Viteri) and Pakoré werà (Manuel Mateo) are part of the INPUT selection, the festival's tutoring and consultancy space for film projects in development.

World premiere of “Vino la noche” in Karlovy Vary


Paolo Tizón, a student of Filmmaking Studies at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, will premiere Vino la noche, his debut feature film, as part of the Proxima section of the festival. The film was produced by Diana Castro, Film Curating Studies student of the 2021-2022 graduating class.

EQZE participates in the Eye Film Institute's annual conference


Luiza Gonçalves and Lucas Larriera, students of the third promotion of EQZE, present at the Eye International Conference the ARTELEKU-NOGUI project that revolves around the audiovisual archive of the now defunct art center in Guipuzcoa. In 2019, EQZE activated "Generation Losses", a research project around Arteleku's video collection together with the Akmeka group of the UPV/EHU with the aim of proposing a model for the study, conservation and exhibition of those materials. The second issue of ZINE: Film Research Series dedicated a dossier to this project.

EQZE participates in APEX 2024


Students from Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and Clara Sánchez Dehesa, the coordinator of the Film Preservation Studies postgraduate, are participating in the new edition of the Audiovisual Preservation Exchange Program (APEX) that begins today in Athens. Organized by the New York University Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (NYU MIAP) with the collaboration of Archipelago Network, APEX promotes collaboration and institutional dialogue for the preservation of audiovisual heritage.

Inês Lima presents "O jardim em movimento" at the Quinzaine des cineástes


One of the most prestigious parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May) will host the world premiere of O jardim em movimento (The Moving Garden), the latest work by Inês Lima, a Filmmaking Studies student from the 2019-2020 promotion of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola. 

Sofia Petersen's new project receives a grant from IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund


The EQZE Filmmaking Studies student of the second promotion has obtained one of the two grants from the HBF+Europe fund for the post-production of her first feature film entitled Olivia. The grant from the fund associated with the International Film Festival Rotterdam is valued at 60,000 euros.

Two EQZE students participate in the FIAF annual congress


FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives, has organized in April its 2024 annual meeting in Bangkok, hosted by the Film Library of Thailand. Entitled "Film Archives in the Global South," the meeting brought together specialists from film archives, universities and institutions around the world. Verónica Boggio and Margaux Chalançon, students of the Film Preservation Studies at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, participated in the program with the presentations "La filmografía perdida" ("The Lost Filmography") (EQZE, Instituto Riva-Agüero, Filmoteca PUCP) and "Collaborative Practices as Resistance: An Attempt at Restoring The Freedom Giver (EQZE, Nadi Lekol Nas).

Camilo Restrepo presents "Marquer la limite"


The short film,  a reflection on the Arab-Israeli conflict,  is based on unreleased footage from the film La Chambre d'ombres.

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Students from EQZE curate the film program "A desert island" at Tabakalera.


The programme (9-14 April) organised by the Film Curating Studies student group, consists of nine films and two audiovisual installations.

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Film Curating Studies students program three cycles in Courtisane


Sara Domínguez López, Alejo Duclós and Mireia Montané have curated three programs of films that explore topics such as the writing of history, identity, and cinematographic language itself. This activity is the result of an invitation from the Belgian festival to the school.

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"La Chambre d’ombres" by Camilo Restrepo to particulate in the Works-in-Progress section at Cinéma du réel


The project, which was developed at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, comprises a publication and a feature film that is currently in postproduction. The two productions trace a pathway through works of art, films, books and photographs that aims to question the impact of representation on reality.

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Six films by EQZE students participate in D'A


Historia de pastores by Jaime Puertas Castillo arrives at the D'A Film Festival after its screening at the Rotterdam Film Festival (IFFR) in January. The feature film by the third year student is part of the festival's "Un impulso colectivo" program. On the other hand, five other works by students of the center compete in the section "Un impulso colectivo - Curts". They are Topo estrellado (Antonio Miguel Arenas), Die donau (Jaume Claret Muxart), Memorias sinvergüenzas: Buenos Aires 1979 (Alejo Duclós), La película de mentira (Claudia Gracia) and Frialdad (Andrea Sánchez).

New call for José Ángel Herrero-Velarde grants to research the San Sebastian Festival archive


Three researchers will receive a grant of 3,500 euros and 2 weeks’ use of a work space at the Filmoteca Vasca. The period for submitting projects opens on 15 March and will remain open until 26 April.

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Representation of EQZE at Punto de Vista


Muyurina-Itzuli Mitzuli (Diana Castro Sánchez), Año y vez (Patxi Burillo) and Elisa (Paula González García) premiere in the "Termites" program of the "Lan" section at Punto de Vista Festival.

Malaga Festival hosts two films developed in EQZE


Die donau (Jaume Claret Muxart) and Historia de pastores (Jaime Puertas Castillo) are participating in the Official Short Film Section and in the ZonaZine Official Section of the 27th edition of the Malaga Festival.

Rick Prelinger to give a workshop at EQZE


Using local film archives provided by the Basque Cinemateque, the participants will make an archival film in the project “Gipuzkoa perdida y encontrada” ("Gipuzkoa Lost and Found"). This activity is part of the "Filmmakers Dialogues" program organized by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. Rick Prelinger began his career collecting films of an advertising, industrial or educational nature in 1983. In 2000 he created, in partnership with the Internet Archive, a collection entitled the Prelinger Archives (now over 7,800 films), available for free online downloading and reuse. His collection of over 60,000 films was acquired in 2002 by the Library of Congress. He is the author of the films Panorama Ephemera (2004), No More Road Trips? (2013), All-Is-Well (2016) and Useful Prophecies (2019).

Fran Bouzas' "Hidden City" premieres at Berlin Critics' Week


Fran Bouzas, a student of Filmmaking Studies of the first promotion of EQZE, will premiere his third feature film, Ciudad oculta (Hidden City), in the framework of the Berlin Critics' Week (Woche der Kritik). The screening of the film, the result of a collective process developed over more than a decade with a group of young people from the Buenos Aires neighborhood known as Ciudad Oculta, will take place on February 21.

Berlinale premiere of "tú me abrasas" by Matías Piñeiro


The latest film by Matías Piñeiro, coordinator of EQZE's Filmmaking Studies program, was born within the framework of the school's community, which participates as an associated producer. A large group of students from different promotions of the center is part of the team that has made this project possible. tú me abrasas (You Burn Me) is an adaptation of "Sea Foam", a chapter of Dialogues with Leucò by Cesare Pavese published in 1947.

The application period for the 2024-2025 Academic year begins


The registration period for all three EQZE postgraduate courses is from 1 to 29 February. Candidates may apply for scholarships from the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council and Ibermedia.

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Two world premieres in Rotterdam


EQZE students Tatjana Fanny Honegger and Jaime Puertas Castillo will premiere at the IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam 102 Narra and Historia de pastores, two films developed at the center.

Mikele Landa and Marieke Elzerman selected to participate in the new edition of Ikusmira Berriak


In addition to the projects of the two EQZE alumni, Maria Elorza, Felipe Gálvez, Lucy Kerr and Cande Lázaro have been chosen from among the 362 applicants for the tenth edition of Ikusmira Berriak, which will take place in 2024. For the first time in the history of Ikusmira Berriak, two projects by Basque women filmmakers have been selected. The residency period will last eight weeks divided into two stays.

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Laura Mulvey to run a seminar at EQZE


Filmmaker, essayist and academic, Mulvey is a seminal figure in feminist film theory. This encounter forms part of the activities of the EQZE research project ‘Genealogies of learning’  and takes place at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year, during the presentation of the students final projects.

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Ibermedia awards $50,000 to Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola to create grants for Latin American students


Ibermedia’s evaluation committee underscored the soundness and ambition of EQZE’s educational project and highlighted its collaboration with the institutions involved with the school. A total of 14 students will each receive a grant  worth $3,571 to cover the tuition fees of the 2024-2025 course.

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Gran presencia de EQZE en Zinebi


Dildotectonics by Tomás Paula Marques, a student of the third promotion, and Vitanuova by Niles Atallah (developed in the photochemical laboratory of EQZE with the participation of students from the center), will participate in the Official Section of international short films. Two projects in development Senda, by Mikele Landa, and La isla sumergida, by Lucía Malandro and Daniel Saucedo, are part of the selections of Zinebi Networking and Noka, respectively. On the other hand, Pablo La Parra Pérez, head of the EQZE Research Department, will participate in the meeting “Trabajar con (y desde) el archivo (Working with (and from) the archive)" together with Santiago Aguilar, main researcher of the "Zinebi Collection" project, which precisely investigates the festival's film archive. The meeting, which will also be attended by representatives of Filmoteca Española and the UPV/EHU, aims to highlight the work of institutions dedicated to the research of audiovisual heritage. Coinciding with his stay at EQZE as part of the "Filmmakers in Residence" program. Rita Azevedo Gomes will also be at Zinebi where she will receive one of the Mikeldi Honorary Awards.

EQZE at L’Alternativa


L'Alternativa will dedicate to Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola a program consisting of a session of short films created within the framework of the school's studies and a meeting with the participation of Matías Piñeiro, coordinator of the school's Filmmaking area, Laia Manresa and Paola Lagos. On the other hand, the films Dildotectónica and Wild Flowers by alumni Tomás Paula Marques and Karla Crnčević will compete in the Official Section of the program, which will also screen Negu hurbilak, by the Negu Collective of which Ekain Albite, a student of the sixth promotion of the center, is a member. La merced, a project in development by Mario Sanz, alumni of the first promotion, is part of the Project Development Laboratory of L'Alternativa Pro.


Dennis Lim and Rita Azevedo will participate in the "Filmmakers in Residence" program


Lim, the artistic director of the New York Film Festival, will teach a subject focusing on the tradition and practice of film curating, while at the same time working on an essay on the past and present of cinema. Azevedo, who last year premièred The Kegelstatt Trio, will work on developing her next feature film, A Céu Aberto, with the help of students on the Filmmaking Studies course

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EQZE at the Seminci


Die donau by Jaume Claret, student of the first promotion of EQZE, participates in the Seminci in the section "Punto de encuentro. La noche del corto español". Negu hurbilak, the film made by Ekain Albite, student of the new promotion of the center, together with the Negu collective, is also part of the festival program. Negu hurbilak will be released in theaters on December 15.

"Noizko basoa" and "Emakumeak blai" in Euskal Zine Bilera


Noizko basoa by Mikele Landa and Emakumeak blai by Ane Zulaika are part of the Euskal Zine Bilera festival programme. The two films are taking part in the festival's Official Selection.

"estrelladistante" will be screened at Doclisboa


The 21st edition of Doclisboa hosts the European premiere of Celeste Rojas Mugica's new work. Developed at EQZE, the world premiere of estrelladistante took place last week at FICValdivia.

FICValdivia begins with the participation of EQZE student films


The Chilean festival's programme includes estrelladistante (Celeste Rojas), Tú me hiciste ver el cielo (Luis Esguerra) and Example #35 (Lucía Malandro and Daniel Saucedo).

Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and the Kontadores Youth Centre to organise a film season dedicated to female Argentinian filmmakers


Curated by Lucía Dellacha, a student at EQZE, ‘Dejemos que la casa se ensucie’ (Let the house get dirty) aims to explore films made by women from a feminist and intergenerational perspective. The season will take place at Kontadores over the course of four Fridays, between 20 October and 10 November.

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Four films by Elías Querejeta Film School students to participate in the San Sebastian Festival


Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola will once again be well represented at the San Sebastian Festival (SSIFF). Four projects developed at the school by students from the first five intake years will be featured in the multiple activities scheduled for the 71st Festival.

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The 2023-2024 academic year begins for the sixth intake year at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola


EQZE has opened its doors to the sixth intake year. The 2023-2024 academic year starts today and will conclude in December 2024, with the presentation of the assignments carried out at the school. The 46 students accepted onto the course were selected by the school’s Academic Management Team from among the 215 applications received from thirty different countries during the admissions period. 16 students will be receiving study scholarships, thanks to the grants awarded by Ibermedia, the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council’s Culture Department and the Paradiso Project

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Three films developed in EQZE at FIDMarseille


Die donau (Jaume Claret) and Tú me hiciste ver el cielo (Luis Esguerra) are part of the Compétition Flash, and Wild Flowers (Karla Crnčević) is part of the Autres Joyaux section. FIDMarseille will also screen Vitanuova, by Chilean filmmaker Niles Atallah. Developed in EQZE's photochemical laboratory with the participation of EQZE students, the film will also be screened as part of the Compétition Flash.

EQZE and the SSIFF open the second call for submissions for the José Ángel Herrero-Velarde grants


A committee made up of members of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and the San Sebastian Festival made their decision last month on the three research grants promoted by the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council’s Department of Culture. The proposals chosen by the committee were those of Felipe Cabrerizo, Endika Rey and EQZE alumni Neus Sabaté “for the appropriate nature of their topic and methodology, their contribution at theoretical level to knowledge of national and international cinematography, and their use of the Festival archive as their primary resource”.

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Four Cuban films digitised in EQZE to be screened at Archival Assembly #2


Today at Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. in Berlin, four Cuban films digitised in the framework of the research project "Second Hand. Reuse and Deviations in Ibero-American Cinema" of EQZE. These short films (El negro by Eduardo Manet (1960), L.B.J. by Santiago Álvarez (1968), 79 primaveras by Santiago Álvarez (1969) and Oración by Marisol Trujillo, Miriam Talavera and Pepín Rodríguez (1984)) come from the holdings of Cinemateca de Cuba and are part of a wider ongoing research on the production of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry ICAIC. This screening is part of the activities of the festival Archival Assembly #2.

Premiere of "Y arquitectura un sueño de palmera" at Sheffield DocFest


The English festival hosts the international premiere of the latest short film by Patxi Burillo, a student from the first EQZE class. Y arquitectura un sueño de palmera is part of the Shorts: Other Islands.

The fourth issue of ZINE magazine investigates the teaching practice of Harun Farocki and other experiences of film pedagogy


The publication also explores two other teaching projects: the reconstruction of an educational experiment based on two propaganda films in London and a film workshop run in a mining community in Bolivia

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World premiere of "Vitanuova" at FICUNAM


The latest work by Chilean filmmaker Niles Atallah is part of the Umbrales section, dedicated to experimental film. Vitanuova was developed in EQZE's photochemical laboratory under the coordination of Asier Armental, with the collaboration in the development and digitalisation of Celeste Rojas Múgica and Laura Óliver, students of Filmmaking and Film Preservation Studies from the fifth income of the centre. FICUNAM will also screen the films of two other students: Canto Errante by Génesis Valenzuela and While the Vines Weep by Laura Moreno Bueno.

EQZE at the XIV edition of (S8)


Louise Martin Papasian and Celeste Rojas Múgica will participate in the INPUT section of (S8), dedicated to the development of film projects, with Y todos los montes altos que había debajo de todos los cielos. Helena Estrela, a student from the second income, presents Todo va a fallar in the Desbordamientos section. The short films Ulía (Laura Moreno Bueno), Las órdenes (Elisa Celda) and Corpúsculos (Laura Ibañez López) will be screened in the Sinais section.

Pedro Costa to engage in a residency at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola


His stay at EQZE, which will begin after the premiere of his latest film at the Cannes Film Festival, forms part of the ‘Filmmakers in residence’ programme, which combines support for guest filmmakers’ projects with the creation of a space for practical and theoretical exchange with students.

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Films from EQZE come to Anthology Film Archives and MOMA


Aldara Pagán, Laura Moreno and Laura Ibáñez (students from the second, third and fourth income of EQZE) will screen their work at the Anthology Film Archives and MOMA in New York, as part of the programme "Colección privada. The Super-8 and 16 mm Scene in Spain" on 13 and 14 May. The cycle has been organised by Carlos Saldaña, EQZE alumni, and Francisco Algarín Navarro of Lumière magazine.

Indielisboa awards the films by Amanda Devulsky and Tomás Paula Marques


Vermelho Bruto and Dildotectónica, directed by EQZE alumni Amanda Devulsky and Tomás Paula Marques, won a Special Mention in the International Competition and the Best Portuguese Short Film Award, respectively. Misión a Marte by Amat Vallmajor also participated in the International Competition.


Significant presence of EQZE projects at Visions du Réel


Sonnenhof (Tatjana Fanny Honegger) and Las estatuas (Natalia García Clark) will be screened in the Opening Scenes section, while Dildotectonics (Tomás Paula Marques) participates in the International Short Film Competition of the festival held in Nyon (Switzerland). Finally, Pirópolis (Nicolás Molina) and Vino la noche (Paolo Tizón) are part of the selection of the VdR-Work in Progress programme.

EQZE students organise a public film programme at Tabakalera


From 19 to 22 April, the programme will comprise a film series, a dance performance and an audiovisual installation.

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Mario Sanz and María Antón Cabot each receive a D'A award


The films Zehn Minuten vor Mitternacht  by Mario Sanz and Sóc vertical però m’agradaria ser horitzontal by María Antón Cabot, students of the first promotion of EQZE, have won the awards "Un impulso colectivo" and OpenECAM at the D'A Festival Cine. Barcelona.

Punto de Vista hosts several EQZE student projects


The festival will screen Y arquitectura un sueño de palmera directed by Patxi Burillo, Noizko basoa by Mikele Landa, La voz rosa by Marieke Elzerman and No conozco la historia del fuego, a film developed at ECAM, by Sara Domínguez López and Luis Morla, EQZE students. The section "Súper 8 contra el grano" will also screen Rank and File (Silvia Harvey, 1973), a film digitized at the school by Laura Ibáñez, an Film Archive Studies student. Finally, Daniela Delgado, Film Curating Studies student of the second promotion is one of the filmmakers invited to participate in X Films.

Four films developed in EQZE will be screened at D'A


Misión a Marte (Amat Vallmajor), Sóc vertical però m'agradaria ser horitzontal (María Antón Cabot), Los espantos (Jorge Castrillo) and Zehn Minuten vor Mitternacht (Mario Sanz) are part of different sections of the D'A Festival Cine Barcelona.

Two EQZE student films to screen at Ann Arbor Film Festival


NIOBE directed by Laura Moreno Bueno and Un viento roza tu puerta by Jorge Castrillo participate in Ann Arbor Film Festival. The films will have their US premiere at one of the oldest and most prestigious avant-garde film festivals.

The Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa’s Department of Culture promotes submissions for the José Ángel Herrero-Velarde grant for research into the historical archive of the San Sebastian Festival


The grant will provide support to the production of original academic research studies following the launch of the Artxiboa website and the opening of its collection for consultation in Tabakalera

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The admissions period begins at EQZE for the 2023-2024 academic year


Candidates may apply for grants from the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, Ibermedia and the Paradiso Project. The 2023-2024 academic year at EQZE will begin on 18 September.

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Ibermedia to award EQZE $40,000 to establish scholarships for Latin American students


The school will distribute the money in the form of twelve scholarships, each to the value of $3,333, which will be awarded to selected candidates from any of the 23 countries that form part of the programme. The application will be made during the pre-enrolment process at EQZE.

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World premiere of "La Voz Rosa" at IFFR


The IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam hosts the world premiere of La Voz Rosa by Marieke Elzerman, a student of the third EQZE promotion. The first screening of the film, which is part of the "Short & Mid-length" section, will take place on the 28th.


EQZE alumni Maui Alena publishes "La casa de los anfibios. Conversaciones sobre cine"


Maui Alena, Film Curating Studies student of the first EQZE promotion, has published his first book titled La casa de los anfibios. Conversaciones sobre cine. The publication is composed of fifteen interviews with filmmakers conducted as part of the 2018-2019 EQZE Academic Year.

El SSIFF y EQZE presentan "Artxiboa", la web que recoge el fondo documental del Festival de San Sebastián


The "Artxiboa" website represents completion of the first phase of the "Zinemaldia 70: all possible stories" project, started in 2018 by the San Sebastian Festival and EQZE to conserve and study the Festival archive, compiled since its foundation in 1953, while also making its documents available for consultation by the general public. The initiative enjoys the collaboration of the Filmoteca Vasca, Medialab Tabakalera and the Kutxa Fundazioa and is sponsored by Loterías y Apuestas del Estado.

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Hikaru Uwagawa es seleccionado para participar en Ikusmira Berriak


El periodo de la residencia se prolongará durante ocho semanas repartidas en dos estancias. Las y los seis cineastas escogidos llegarán el 6 de marzo a Tabakalera, en cuyo Espacio de Artistas tendrán tiempo para trabajar en el desarrollo de su proyecto hasta el 16 de abril. En septiembre, coincidiendo con la celebración del Festival, regresarán a San Sebastián para completar las dos últimas semanas de residencia. 

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Awards for "Sóc vertical però m'agradaria ser horitzontal" and "Peter"


Sóc vertical però m'agradaria ser horitzontal, directed by María Anton Cabot, EQZEalumni of the first promotion, has been awarded with the Audience Award at the Festival Márgenes. On the other hand, Peter, a film in development by Lucía Montero, student of the third promotion, has won the Music Library & SFX Award at L'Alternativa.

"Mission to Mars" and "Wild Flowers" win awards at FICX and Zinebi


Mission to Mars by Amat Vallmajor, a student of the second promotion, has obtained a Special Mention from the Spanish Film Jury at the Gijón International Film Festival FICX. For its part, Wild Flowers by Karla Crnčević (student of the third promotion) has been awarded the Grand Award of Basque Cinema at Zinebi.

Wide representation of EQZE student films at L'Alternativa


A casa do norte by Inês Lima, Argileak by Patxi Burillo and Un viento roza tu puerta by Jorge Castrillo compete in different sections of the festival; Belarrimotz by Zahra Vargas will be screened in the Hall space of the CCCB. On the other hand, the projects Peter and La alternativa de Tristán, by Lucía Montero and Jesús Lacorte respectively, have been chosen in "Mentoring Projects" and "Extremlab", two of the festival's development programs. 

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The Zinebi festival kicks off with a broad representation of EQZE


The short films Wild Flowers by Karla Crnčević, a fourth year student, and O banho by María Inés Gonçalves, a third year student, are taking part in the festival's Official Selection. Two other films by students from the school, Medusak by Irati Cano and Noizko Basoa by Mikele Landa, are part of the Bertoko Begiradak section of Zinebi.

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World premiere of "Misión a Marte" at FICX


The Gijón International Film Festival is hosting the world premiere of the first feature film by Amat Vallmajor, a student from the second year of the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola. The film, which already participated in the WIP Europa section of the 69th San Sebastian Festival, is part of the Retueyos section of the official programme of the 60th FICX.

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Three EQZE alumni films are part of the Festival dei Popoli programme


The festival from Firenze hosts the screenings of Gabriel Azorín's Il rumore dell'universo in the Let the Music Play section, and Inês Gonçalves' The Bath Maria and Mario Sanz's Zehn Minuten vor Mitternacht in the Doc at Work Future Campus section. 

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Premiere of "Sóc vertical però m'agradaria ser horitzontal" at the Seville European Film Festival


The new film by María Antón Cabot, student from the first EQZE graduating class, premieres in "The New Waves" section of the SEFF. On the other hand, Ahora aquella utopía, by Violeta Sarmiento Pérez and Julia Cortegana de la Fuente (alumni of the third promotion), and Los espantos, by Jorge Castrillo (alumni of the second year), are part of the festival's "Andalusian Panorama" section.


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EQZE students participate in the cycle accompanying the exhibition "Somewhere from here to heaven".


On 28 October the exhibition "Somewhere from here to heaven" opens at Azkuna Zentroa-Alhóndiga Bilbao, inspired by the filmic universe of Bruce Baillie, one of the most influential filmmakers of the North American film avant-garde. The exhibition, curated by Garbiñe Ortega, expands through the Zinemateka with a film programme in which students from Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola have participated.

"Los espantos" takes part in the Granada Film Fest


The short film Los espantos directed by Jorge Castrillo, EQZE alumni, is part of the programme of the Granada Film Fest which starts today. | The artistic director of the festival is Antonio Miguel Arenas, student of the first promotion of the centre.

Presentation of the third issue of the ZINE magazine


This Saturday will take place the public presentation of the third issue of the ZINE magazine published by Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, Filmoteca Vasca and the San Sebastian Festival. The presentation will be attended by Beñat Sarasola, researcher, and Maialen Beloki, deputy director of SSIFF, authors of the main texts of the magazine dedicated, in this case, to the film work of Koldo Izagirre and the biofilmography of Antxon Eceiza. The presentation will be followed by a screening of Ke arteko egunak by Antxon Eceiza.

Before that, at 18:00, Maialen Beloki will present his publication "Antxon Eceiza. Vidas, tiempos, obras", published by the Shangrila association, accompanied by Santos Zunzunegui. 

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Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola signs a collaboration agreement with the Cuban Film Archive


This collaboration will result, initially at least, in the creation of specific projects designed to research, conserve and disseminate Cuban film heritage. The outcomes of this collaboration will be disseminated in academic and professional forums, through a series of public programmes.

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Premiere of "Trazos de silencio" at FICValdivia


The film directed by Valentina Pelayo, student from the third promotion of EQZE, is part of the "Cortometraje Latinoamericano" competitive section of the 29th edition of the Chilean festival. "Trazos de silencio" was part of the programmes of FICUNAM and Curtas Vila do Conde.

"Zehn Minuten vor Mitternacht" wins a prize at Curtocircuíto


The film directed by Mario Sanz, a student from the first year of EQZE, has won the first prize in the competitive section Penínsulas.  The film premiered in July at FIDMarseille.

Tomás Paula Marques presents "When We Dead Awaken" at DocLisboa


The film by the student from the third income of EQZE is part of the Riscos section of the Portuguese festival, which starts today and ends on 16 October.

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


"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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


'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


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


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"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


'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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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