All possible stories
How many stories do seven decades in the life of an international film festival have to tell? How can we re-encounter the memory and the material traces of the myriad cinematic, political, social and personal aspects that have shaped the San Sebastian Festival since its foundation in 1953?
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. The first stage of the project will culminate in 2022, coinciding with the Festival's 70th anniversary. The initiative has the collaboration of Tabakalera-International Centre for Contemporary Culture and the sponsorship of Loterías y Apuestas del Estado.
The Z70 project will highlight the importance of the Festival's document collections (letters, photographs, reviews and articles in newspapers and magazines, books, etc.), stored in its archive since 1953. The core objective of the project is to prompt reflection and discussion on the past, present and future of the Festival, as well as dialogues critical with cinematic creation and contemporary thought.