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Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival
FANT 2021

May 7-16, 2021, at Casa de Cultura de Barrainkua, calle Barrainkua 5. Nine day annual festival of fantasy features and short films films from the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Jury Awards.
Theatre - Open Stage Space
Teatro Arriaga Antzokia

June 4-5, 2021, LOS SIETE PECADOS CAPITALES. June 10, ERWARTUNG (LA ESPERA). June 12, KAKERLAKE/KAFKA. June 13, ¿QUÉ FUE DE ANA GARCÍA? June 19, LOS NIBELUNGOS – La muerte de Sigfrido. More dates:
Bilbao Pride | Bilbao Bizkaia Harro

Mid-June, 2021. Friday through Sunday fiesta + Sunday Parade - rainbow flag boats sail the Atlantic Arc, past the Guggenheim Museum. Also drag shows, cultural events, concerts, film and food. See details at facebook or website below:
Musika, Antzerkia, Txikigunea, Folklorea, Su Artifizialak
Aste Nagusia | Semana Grande

August 21-29, 2021. The city's major annual fiesta time, 8 days, 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 63 | International Festival of Documentary & Short Film

October, 2021 (TBC), eight days of screenings at Arriaga Theatre and other venues. Past year included 70+ films from 30+ 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.
Carnival 2022
Bilbao Aratusteak / Carnavales

February, 2022. 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
Department for Social Action of Bizkaia Provincial Council

Early March, 2022 (TBC). Two-week international film/ 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).