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

Events - Tabakalera
Saturday, 8 May 2021

Nuria Giménez Lorang is the director of the film My Mexican Bretzel. The film has won som Gaudí...

Events - Other institutions
Sunday, 9 May 2021

Events - Tabakalera
Friday, 14 May 2021

Carte blanche Vincent Maraval, director of Wild Bunch. 


Events - Tabakalera
Saturday, 15 May 2021

17:00 Presentation by Santos Zunzunegui




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: Kelly Reichardt

The retrospective that we offer will show her short films, medium-length films and feature films and a stablished career in big festivals like Venice and Berlin. 

Focus: Zinemaldia + PLUS

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

Foco: Cine de Quebec

Este ciclo sobre el cine de Quebec ocupará tres meses de programación de la Filmoteca Vasca y se ha centrado principalmente en la producción contemporánea.

Focus: From the beginning. Histories of Feminist Cinema

All histories have a beginning. But there is not a sole history. When they are narrated, histories are created word by word. Film by film, in the case of the history of cinema. 

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. 

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 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.
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...
Spell Reel, Filipa Cesar - Zabaltegi Tabakalera PLUS
Zabaltegi-Tabakalera is the most open competitive section of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Here there are no norms or time and style limitations: shorts, medium features, full-length films, fiction, documentary, animation, series, installations,...
let's roll
"There is something magical and liberating about the idea of ​​“the wealth of potentiality” inherent to movement. In movement nothing is concrete, everything mutates and seems to be in the air; the materialization of reality only comes about when we come...

Practical information

Practical Information

Hall 1

Location: 1st floor
50% Capacity: 114
Format: DCP, 35mm
Accessibility: 6 adapted seats
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Hall 2

Location: 2nd floor
50% Capacity: 22
Format: DCP, 35mm
Accessibility: 2 adapted seats

Hall Z

Location: 1st floor
50% Capacity: 60
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.


Cinema Pass

Chech here the features of the Cinema Pass.



General admission 3,5€.

Under 12: 1€. 

10% discount with Donostia Kultura and Tabakalera cards.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the cinema will have special conditions:

  • The cinema will have a capacity of 50%, there will be 114 seats available.
  • There will be numbered seats and assistance of room ushers.
  • The doors of the hall will open 30 minutes before the session begins.