In February, Punto de Vista is playing host to the third edition of the X Films Project. Framed within the Punto de Vista 2012 International Seminar, X Films chooses a film project from those by previously selected artists. Last year, the project chosen was Goitik behera, Behetik Gora , by the creative duo weareQQ (Vicente Vazquez and Usue Arrieta (see trailer).
Then, the festival commissions the chosen filmmaker to shoot a film essay while staying in Navarra from March 2012 to January 2013. The projects shortlisted for X Films this year have been those by Oskar Alegría, Diana Toucedo y Jorge Tur. Their projects will be evaluated by three professionals hunting for new audiovisual talents: Gervasio Iglesias, Eli Lloveras and Félix Piñuela.
Gervasio Iglesias is currently Director and Executive Producer of Zanfoña Producciones, and before he worked as a producer at TVE and Tele-Expo (Expo 92). He studied Philosophy and Film Making. He is a member of the Spanish Film Academy. He has produced, among others, the films 7 vírgenes (Alberto Rodríguez, 2005), Astronautas (Santi Amodeo, 2003), or Embarcadero (Dani Cuberta and Óscar Clemente, 1999). He has also produced and/or directed many TV programmes and series. He has teaching experience and has published articles and his productions have been screened at the leading festivals worldwide: San Sebastian, Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Karlovy-Vary, Tokyo, Thessalonica, etc. His productions have won over 40 awards outside Spain and he has sold his work in over 80 different countries.
Eli Lloveras is Director of HAMACA, a platform for the dissemination and distribution of the video. Graduate in Fine Arts, she has been one of the four members of YProductions, a cultural production company that has worked in culture-related production, management research and training. Over the years, she has worked in the following areas: artistic production, the culture economy, cultural work, research into culture, cultural reviews, cultural policies and innovation in culture. All of these topics have been discussed in debate symposiums such as Estrategas in Barcelona, editorial projects like Producta50 or Innovación en Cultura (2009, ed. Dream Traffickers), audiovisuals projects like Bastante Tengo Conmigo Mismo and working structures like HAMACA video.
Felix Piñuela is Director of Versión Española, on TVE, the first television programme to win the Medal for Merit in Fine Arts awarded by the Ministry of Culture. He graduated in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, and qualified as producer and scriptwriter from the Official Institute of Radio and Television and the International Film and Television School in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.
He began his professional career as a photographer for a travel agency. He has directed short films and documentaries in Spain and Latin America. He joined forces with Paco Mateo to write Así se hizo Sansón, which won the Julio Alejandro Award for Best Feature Film Script, from the Fundación Autor.