In 2019, cinema on the basque coast begins in Biarritz,
After 31 editions, FIPA (International Festival of Audiovisual Programs) evolves, specializes and becomes the FIPADOC (International Festival Dedicated to Audiovisual Documentary).
This new festival is an international showcase of the best documentaries produced for TVs around the world. It will present all the writings that tell our world, from very short sequences to documentary series.
FIPADOC is open to anyone; all screenings in theaters and other places in Biarritz are accessible.
FIPADOC will be held in Biarritz from the 22nd to the 27th of January 2019.
In Saint-Jean-de-Luz, it is to fiction that the International Film Festival of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is dedicated.
French présentation of the 2018 festival.
This festival focuses on the discovery of new filmmakers by showing their first or second films. 10 feature films and 8 short films compete during the week.
A true festival of cinema, screenings of films (long and short films) out of competition and in preview, masters classes, meetings, the opening nights, closing ceremonies, and of course awards.
9 prizes are awarded, including the public prize (each vote at the end of a film projection) and the youth prize represented by a high school jury.
The International Film Festival of Saint-Jean-de-Luz will take place from October 7th to the 13th, 2019.
Let’s also mention around the villa Kaioa in Bidart :
The sea film festival in Hendaye, in March.
The festival Biarritz Latin America that combines cinema, literature, exhibition, concerts, dance classes … all to discover the world of Latin American cinema. In Biarritz, from September 30th to October 4th.
Let’s not forget the San Sebastian film festival in Spain, which, like the Cannes Film Festival, brings its share of American stars. In general the 3rd week of September. San Sebastian is about half an hour drive from the villa Kaioa.
Around the villa Kaioa, between Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the cinematographic offer is important.
The closest cinemas are those of Biarritz, the Royal and its 4 screening rooms, and of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the Select and its 5 screening rooms (Mettre point google maps?). These 2 cinemas feature “mainstream” films, “art and essay”, French Version or Original Version films. Our preference goes to the Select, more recent, labeled Young Public and Research. Its in-house café makes it possible to take a tea or to grab a bite to eat before and after a projection.