Cinema and Audiovisual | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián
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Cinema and Audiovisual

Events - Other institutions
Monday, 18 October 2021

[Focus: Special Sessions] Presentation: Román Orús Lacort (DIPC / Ikerbasque / Multiverse Computing), Idoia Ochoa (Tecnun) and...

Events - Tabakalera
Thursday, 21 October 2021

Enzo, a Sicilian immigrant, returns to Genoa after fourteen years in prison to meet Mary. 


Events - Other institutions
Friday, 22 October 2021

[Focus: Basque female filmmakers I] Presentation: Helena Taberna (film director).

Events - Tabakalera
Saturday, 23 October 2021

At 63 years old and almost retired, Joaquim is forced to follow job centre rules so he can collect unemployment benefits.

Events - Other institutions
Wednesday, 27 October 2021


Focus: Buñuel

This retrospective brings you Buñuel's complete directorial work – comprising 32 films – throughout the year 2021. The programme includes a further 13 Buñuel + PLUS sessions with films linked to various aspects of the life and work of this Aragonese film maker.

Focus: Buñuel + PLUS

The Focus accompanying the retrospective of Luis Buñuel is in itself a history of cinema, tracing the films that Buñuel himself studied through to contemporary cinema that bears traces of that influence.

Focus: Pietro Marcello

A retrospective of Pietro Marcello's seven feature films and a carte blanche. 

Focus: Zinemaldia + PLUS

Cinema lives in Tabakalera 365 days of the year. San Sebastián is a 12-month-long festival.

Basque Female Filmmakers I

A proposal which will be developed over at least three years and which seeks to shed light on the talent of Basque female filmmakers.

Focus: Permanent History of Cinema

It is the cinema in continuous dialogue with its three eras: past, present and future.

Focus: Eskolatik

Eskolatik is a double window: a look at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and a programme that emerges from Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

Foco: Cine hablado

A partir de enero ponemos en marcha un nuevo programa mensual llamado CINE HABLADO, donde invitaremos a directores y directoras a que nos cuenten en la sala de cine sus procesos de trabajo.



Noka Mentoring es un programa impulsado por el Gobierno Vasco para tutorizar, acompañar y apoyar proyectos de largometraje de directoras emergentes con base en Euskadi y en Navarra.


Europa Creativa MEDIA Euskadi y Tabakalera se alían para impulsar laformación en el sector audiovisual. El objetivo de la colaboración es impulsar acciones formativas para contribuir al crecimiento de profesionales del territorio vasco.

The Future

THE FUTURE is a podcast of dialogues with directors in the process of making their next film. 

Ikusmira Berriak 2022

Ikusmira Berriak es un programa de residencias y desarrollo de proyectos que apoya e impulsa el talento emergente y la creación audiovisual. 


The San Sebastian Festival has created, together with the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) research department, the project Zinemaldi 70: all possible stories (Z70) with a view to generating a living Festival archive.


Para quienes conozcan el Festival de San Sebastián, NEST es la sección competitiva de cortometrajes de estudiantes de escuelas de cine del mundo. 

Zinema (h)abian 2019-2020

Tabakalera y Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola han sumado fuerzas y, con el apoyo de A Bao A Qu, han puesto en marcha Zinema (h)abian. Ambas instituciones comparten el modelo que propone trabajar el cine y la práctica cinematográfica en las escuelas y han tomado el compromiso de impulsar el proyecto en nuestro territorio.

Cinema and technology

The experimental film and technology lab aims to cast a critical eye on the use of technology (both analogue and digital) applied to image and sound in movement, reflecting and offering creative uses for these materials.
  The season dedicated to Luis Buñuel which is being held throughout the year 2021 at TBK, within the Nosferatu programme, will reach its end in December. An exciting season that has explored the complete works by the filmmaker from Calanda in...
  The line is made up of an infinite number of points; the plane of an infinite number of lines ... the hypervolume of an infinite number of volumes ...   The Book of Sand, Jorge Luis Borges.     It happened in the summer of 2021, after the pandemic....
Cine flúor
  There is an unclassifiable category of cinema for which you have to invent new definitions. Fluoride cinema is a state of mind and spirit: cinema that mixes genres and plays with humour and the idea of metacinema, with films that are very aware both of...
Sehnsucht, Valeska Grisenbach
We celebrate with this double series a double discovery. On the on hand, the frontwoman (yes, we talk about her as a rock band) of the French cinema, Valérie Massadian. On the other hand, one of the key names of the new German cinema movement, known as...

Practical information

Practical Information

Hall 1

Location: 1st floor
Capacity: 229
Format: DCP, 35mm
Accessibility: 6 adapted seats
Magnetic loop

Hall 2

Location: 2nd floor
Capacity: 46
Format: DCP, 35mm
Accessibility: 2 adapted seats

Hall Z

Location: 1st floor
Capacity: 120
Format:  Digital,16mm

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Ticket Sales

The ticket office opens 30 minutes prior to the session. Advance tickets available at Tabakalera's Info Point and online.


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General admission 3,5€.

Under 12: 1€. 

10% discount with Donostia Kultura and Tabakalera cards.