The San Sebastian Film Festival's 2017 selection includes 28 films supported by the EU Creative Europe MEDIA programme.

The EU has invested €5.2 million through the Creative Europe MEDIA programme to support the development and distribution of these 28 films. Eight of them are part of the Official Selection competing for the Golden Shell.

Official selection

  • The Wife by Björn Runge (Sweden – UK), supported at the development and distribution stages
  • Beyond Words by Urszula Antoniak  (Poland – Netherlands), supported at the distribution stage
  • Der Hauptmann / The Captain by Robert Schwentke  (Germany - France – Poland), supported at development stage
  • Handia by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño  (Spain), supported at the distribution stage
  • Le sens de la fête / C'est la vie!  by Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano (France),  supported at the distribution stage
  • Licht by Barbara Albert  (Austria – Germany), supported at the development stage  
  • Pororoca by Constantin Popescu  (Romania – France), supported at the distribution stage  
  • Au revoir là-haut / See You Up There by Albert Dupontel  (France) supported at the distribution stage

Horizontes Latinos

  • Los Perros by Marcela Said (France – Chile) supported at the development stage and via the International co-production scheme

Donostia Award Special Screenings

New Directors


  • The Square by Ruben Östlund (Sweden - Germany – France - Denmark), supported at the distribution stage
  • L'amant d'un jour / Lover For a Day by Philippe Garrel (France), supported at the distribution stage
  • 3/4 by Ilian Metev (Germany - Bulgaria), supported at the development stage


Made in Spain

Movies for kids


Glocal in Progress 

  • Izbrisana / Erased by Miha Mazzini (Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia) supported at the development stge 

About Creative Europe MEDIA

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe is designed to support European film and other audiovisual industries. It provides funding for the development, promotion and distribution of European works within Europe and beyond. It invests in the training of producers, film distributors, directors, and screenwriters to help them adapt to new technologies. Each year, MEDIA supports around 2,000 European projects in film, television, including series and other audio-visual works, which are distributed digitally in cinema, on television and through video on demand.