On occasion of the celebration of the 60th edition of the International Film Festival of San Sebastian, which will take place from 21st to 29th September 2012, the San Sebastián Tourism Agency has launched, for the second consecutive year, the “Escapadas Zinemaldia” (Film Breaks), thanks to a collaboration agreement with the Festival.
The “Film Breaks” are innovative tourist packages directed at all those who would like to visit and see the city during the International Film Festival. The breaks, starting at € 121, are on sale at the San Sebastian Tourism Booking Centre and include two nights’ accommodation + tickets to the Film Festival + 1 Guided Tour “San Sebastian, a Film Set” + a tourist information pack.
Many have been the figures who have visited the Festival since 21st September 1953, rekindling San Sebastian’s cosmopolitan splendour and giving it a certain level of “glamour”, always in connection with the best film-making. Federico Fellini, Gloria Swanson, Alfred Hitchcock, Kirk Douglas, Jean-Luc Godard, Deborah Kerr, Leslie Caron, King Vidor, Monica Vitti, Anthony Mann, Bernardo Bertolucci, Anthony Quinn, Audrey Hepburn, Franco Zeffirelli, Francis Ford Coppola, Elizabeth Taylor, Steven Spielberg, Sydney Pollack, etc., to mention just a few who have come to promote their films and whose personality has left a lasting mark in the memory of the Festival
In 1986, the Donostia Award was instituted as a tribute by the Festival to great film personalities and in acknowledgement of their careers. This year it will be awarded to Ewan McGregor, Tommy Lee Jones, John Travolta and Oliver Stone.