Donostia International Film Festival Action Sports

Donostia International Film Festival Action Sports

savage cinema

The 61st edition of the San Sebastian Festival will launch a section dedicated to adventure and action sports films

After the huge audience success enjoyed by BIG FRIDAY last year, and the quality of its movie proposals, this year sees the birth of SAVAGE CINEMA, a new section in collaboration with RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE, set to bring the best from the world of action sports, adventure, and the great outdoors to San Sebastian.

This new proposal is the perfect set up to become the world leading platform for presenting the latest and most outstanding productions in the rapidly growing field of adventure and action sports films. SAVAGE CINEMA is opening its doors to new techniques of filming, production and innovative ways of storytelling in action sports and outdoor film making, and aims to demonstrate the obvious evolution in the quality of these films.

The Anoeta Velodrome and different cinemas throughout the city will host these exciting screenings with regular attendance of the protagonists and filmmakers. A perfect occasion for the general public to enjoy the adrenaline of these adventures, almost as if they were actually doing the heart-stopping feats themselves. Because this is what these films set out to do: take the viewer to places that are usually not accessible to him, emotionally as well as physically. Audiences will experience real heroes by nature at the top of their game.

Rock-climbing, snow and mountain sports, surf and skateboard showcase some of the disciplines featured in the films to be presented in a programme of, at least, 5 titles. With no restrictions in genre, length or other formal criteria, we will feature documentaries as well as short and experimental films alongside fictional works.

Savage Cinema joins the Festival as a non-competitive section with its own selection committee: Maialen Beloki (member of the San Sebastian Festival Management/Selection Committee), Phillip Manderla (Filmmaker and Head of Feature Films at RBMH) and Sancho Rodríguez (Coordinator of Savage Cinema).

An ambitious project that turns the spotlight on the San Sebastian Festival as a global reference in the coming together of film and action & adventure sports to present the audience and industry (producers, distributors and exhibitors) with the best titles each year.


Un cortometraje de Patrick Trefz

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