In February, Pamplona will once again be keeping its date with non-fiction cinema. Punto de Vista will be hosting a seminar, featuring the special guest film-makers Ignacio Agüero (Chile) and Pema Tseden (China), who will be coming to Pamplona to present their films, talk to participants, and reflect on their cinema. The registration period for the seminar opens on the 4th November.
The seminar, organised to stand in for the festival in 2014, will provide a space for teaching and showing films, providing a bridge between editions of the biannual film festival. As in 2012, it will feature the presence of two international film-makers, Ignacio Agüero and Pema Tseden, both of whom have presented very little of their work in Spain. The seminar will also include a retrospective on each of them.
Furthermore, at this event, there will be a new edition of the X Films Project, along with a showing of the film created through the 2013 edition of this project, by Francina Verdés. In this fourth edition of the X Film Project, which was launched in 2010 to offer emerging Spanish documentary film-makers the chance to develop an audiovisual creation in the form of an essay in Navarre, the participants are Aitor Gametxo, Eloy Domínguez, and Mercedes Mangrané.
As a finishing touch, on Saturday 22nd February, the closing session will open up a new space that will be continued in future editions of the Punto de Vista festival: “Thinking film”. In 2014, the programme is entitled Snow Movies and will bring together a series of pieces related and devoted to the snow. The session will be led by the Spanish poet Menchu Gutiérrez, one of the best essayists and writers of our time, author of a book entitled Decir la nieve (Saying Snow).
The number of places available is limited to 100, so the organisers will give priority to requests from professionals and university students from the world of film and audiovisual creation.
The registration fee is 75 euros, and it includes accreditation/pass, the catalogue, the master class, entry to the film showings, coffee breaks on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of February, and lunch on the 20th and 21st February. If you would also like to attend the lunch on Saturday 22nd, the registration fee will be €90.