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Gay Bilbao

Department for Social Action of Bizkaia Provincial Council
Zine Goak

February 20 - March 5, 2017. International film and performing arts festival at over 10 venues, all films with a G/L and/or transgender theme, shot on video or 35mm recently and never released theatrically within the Basque Country may compete in Zinegoak. Feature-length fiction, feature-length documentary films, and short films (fiction or documentary films (45 minutes or less).
Carnival 2017

February 23-28, 2017.  Carnival (Aratusteak, in Basque) season begins with the trial of Farolín and Zarambolas, and ends with the burning of the sardine. Parades, costume competitions, concerts, games, workshops, processions and dances take place during these six days
Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival
FANT 2017

May 5-12, 2017, at Casa de Cultura de Barrainkua, calle Barrainkua 5. Fantasy features and short films films from the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Jury Awards.
Musika, Antzerkia, Txikigunea, Folklorea, Su Artifizialak
Aste Nagusia | Semana Grande

August 19-27, 2017. The city's major annual fiesta time, lots of noise, music, strongman games, bullfights, street theater and cultural events, with bullfights, boxing matches, traditional dance performances and fireworks displays after dark from Plaza del Gas & Parque Etxebarria, plus the unusual Concurso de Feos, or "Ugly Competition."
Held in Bilbao since 1959
ZINEBI 59 | International Festival of Documentary & Short Film

Mid-November, 2017 (TBC) eight days of screenings at Arriaga Theatre and other venues. Past year included 71 films from 33 countries: documentaries, fiction and animation, including Spain, France, Germany and the United States, along with a number of Basque films. See their website for details.