Director of San Sebastian Film Festival
A degree-holder in Special Needs Teaching, José Luis Rebordinos has been the Director of the Donostia Kultura Film Unit for the last 22 years. He has also been the Director of the Horror and Fantasy Film Festival for 21 years and Director of the San Sebastián Human Rights Film Festival for 8 years. He has been in charge of the Nosferatu book collection for the last 22 years, and has co-authored numerous books on Basque film directors including Elías Querejeta, Montxo Armendáriz, Antxon Eceiza, Julio Medem and Javier Aguirresarobe, on Asian cinema (‘Shinya Tsukamoto, Poet and Warrior of the Cinematograph’) and on other subjects (‘The Pain, the Cultural Nerves of Suffering – A Brief History of Basque Short Films’). Before becoming the Director of the San Sebastián Film Festival on 1 January 2011, he had been on the Festival’s Management Committee for 15 years.