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17 documentary films will compete in the Official Section of the X Punto de Vista Festival - Central Region
 17 documentary films will compete in the Official Section of the X Punto de Vista Festival - Central Region

Nine full-length films and eight short films from 14 different countries will form part of The Central Region Official Section at the tenth edition of the Navarra Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival, which will be held from 8th to 14th February 2016.

The presence of two titles by Spanish filmmakers in both the short films and full-length films can be highlighted as well as a varied selection, ranging from politically controversial films and social portraits to the most artistic and innovative proposals in non-fiction film. Several films will be seen for the first time at the Navarra festival.   

The Selection Committee has seen a total of  1,378 films and has chosen the following to form part of the festival’s competitive section, The Central Region:


  • Olmo and the SeagullPetra Costa, Lea Glob (Denmark, Brazil, Portugal France, Sweden).
  • Las letrasPablo Chavarría Gutiérrez (Mexico).
  • Cantonese riceMia Ma (France).
  • The death of JP Cuenca. João Paulo Cuenca (Brazil).
  • Writing on the cityKeywan Karimi (Iran).
  • Lampedusa in winterJakob Brossmann (United Kingdom).
  • Casa BlancaAleksandra Maciuszek (Poland).
  • Bella e perdutaPietro Marcello (Italy).
  • Oleg y las raras artesAndrés Duque (Spain).


  • The Tree. Roya Eshraghi (Cuba, Costa Rica).
  • ExtremesFederico Molentino, Juan Manuel Ferraro (Argentina).
  • Among usGuido Hendrikx (Netherlands).
  •  If mama ain't happy, nobody's happyMea de Jong (Netherlands).
  • The PlaceJulia Poplawska (Poland).
  • The factory of the worldMinna Rainio, Mark Roberts (Finland).
  • Where is the jungleIván Castiñeiras Gallego (France).
  • The MeadowJela Hasler (Switzerland).

The Selection Committee is made up of Oskar Alegria (the festival’s artistic director),  Koldo Almandoz (filmmaker and journalist), Ozge Calafato (programmer and writer), Alexei Dmitriev (filmmaker and programmer) and Guillermo G. Peydró (filmmaker, professor and programmer). 

The Official Jury will grant the following awards: 

  • Punto de Vista Award for Best Film: €10,000. This award goes to the film chosen by the Jury as the best in the Official Selection, irrespective of country of origin or duration. 
  • Jean Vigo Award for the Best Director:  €5,000. The award specifically pays tribute to Jean Vigo and will be granted to the film in the official section that best represents the ethical values and formula that make up his work.  
  • Award for Best Short Film: €3,000. This award is granted to the best short film (35’ or less).

There will also be the following special awards:  

  • People’s Choice Award: €1,650. This prize goes to the film the audience likes best. 
  • Youth Award for the best film: €1,500. 


Gobierno de Navarra NICDO
Teatro Gayarre Fundación Museo Jorge Oteiza Civican Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Huarte Acción Cultural Española Radio 3 Euskalerria Irratia Cultura Film Revista Filmada Revista Don Institut Français
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