FesTVal, the Vitoria-Gasteiz Television Festival, is a pioneer initiative in Spain. Started 1st September, 2009, it is the first festival dedicated exclusively to television in all of its formats: competitions, magazines, series, cultural, educational and social programmes, news, entertainment for children, young and older audiences alike, etc.
Each year the most famous personalities from the national television networks gather at this event to receive awards for their work.
FesTVal is intended for the general public and its goal is to make the first week of September a huge celebration of television in the capital of Euskadi, of national and international renown. And also for professionals related to this medium, given that during that week many impromptu one-off encounters occur between creators, screenwriters, producers, distributors, advertisers and journalists.
At FesTVal TV channels and producers present their most important series for the season and their new programmes, the festival also offers screenings and marathons of both, round table discussions with prominent media professionals, workdays, street based TV workshops, live broadcasts, tributes and awards…
And all this done with the support of all the national general interest channels and EiTB – Basque public television – in the role as host of the event, with the participation of regional and other non-general interest or paid channels, and various celebrities.
How to get to FesTVal
The festival can be reached via the A-1 or AP-1 motorways, if coming from Madrid or San Sebastián, or the A-68 if coming from Barcelona or Bilbao.
All coaches arrive at the plaza de Euskaltzaindia coach station (945 161 666). The coaches companies that operate at this terminal are: Bilman Bus, Continental Auto, Eurobus, Alegría Hnos., Grupo Alsa-Enatcar, Grupo Arriaga, La Burundés, La Unión, Pesa, Socitransa, Vivaza.
If you like travelling by train then this is the nicest way to get to Vitoria-Gasteiz. Enjoy the scenery of Álava as you approach the capital of Euskadi.