Screenings at the Velodrome

Intended for school audiences during the San Sebastian International Film Festival
Screenings at the Velodrome

The San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF), the DIPC and the Basque Film Archive have been collaborating for some time to link two of the distinctive features of our city: its dedication to cinema and its high specialisation in science.

As a result of this collaboration, since 2019 we have been jointly organising the classic morning screenings at the Velodrome for schoolchildren during the festival, showing films on a large screen and in Basque, thus conveying an attractive and entertaining image of science to younger generations. 

In the first edition of 2019, Tximinoen Erresuma (Jamel Debbouze, 2015) was screened after a presentation by DIPC scientists. During the pandemic, our great hosts, NASA researcher Eneko Axpe and marine archaeologist Maria Intxaustegi managed to keep the festive atmosphere of the velodrome alive in the classrooms thanks to the virtual format. The films selected for the 2020 and 2021 editions were Harrapatu Bandera (Enrique Gato, 2015) and Tadeo Jones 2. Midas Erregearen Sekretua (Enrique Gato & David Alonso, 2017) respectively. 

In 2022, we will be back with all the enthusiasm in the world and new surprises to enjoy the live party at the Velodrome.  

More than 13,000 children attend the classic Velodrome sessions from their schools.

Posters of the different editions:


Donostia. City of Cinema City of Science 2021


Donostia. City of Cinema City of Science 2020



Donostia. City of Cinema City of Science 2019

Films screened:


2021: Tadeo Jones 2 (Enrique Gato & David Alonso)


2020: Harrapatu Bandera (Enrique Gato)



2019: Tximinoen Erresuma (Jamel Debbouze)