Punto de Vista 2018 Award winners
As a curator, Ms Ortega has worked for the Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York), Tate Modern (London), Austrian Film Museum (Vienna), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, California), National Gallery of Art (Washington) and Centre for Contemporary Culture (Barcelona). She was programme director of Ambulante and co-founder of Zineleku, a film screening and training project carried out in the Basque Country. She was recently appointed as artistic director of Punto de Vista Film Festival.
Ms Cubas studied Film and Literature in Madrid. In 2004, she moved to Mexico City to continue her film studies. In 2013, she launched Pasajes de Cine, a project to screen films and videos in Madrid. In 2015, she introduced and directed FILMADRID, the Madrid International Film Festival. At present, she is a programmer at La Neomudéjar in Madrid.
Mr Piñeiro studied at Universidad del Cine, where he was also a professor of Film Studies and History of Film. In 2011, he moved to the United States as part of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Programme. His films include El hombre robado (2007), Todos mienten (2009), Rosalinda (2010), Viola (2012), The Princess of France (2014) and Hermia & Helena (2016). He lives in New York, where he is a professor at Pratt Institute.
María Palacios Cruz
Ms Palacios is a writer, a scholar and a curator specialising in avant-garde film. She is deputy director at LUX, a London-based organisation giving support to film and video productions. Before her current position, she was the director of the Courtisane Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Ms Palacios has curated film screenings, events and exhibitions in the world’s leading art venues, including Tate Britain (London), UnionDocs (New York), Cinematek (Brussels), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and M HKA (Antwerp). She is co-founder of The Visible Press, a London-based publishing house for books by and about filmmakers. At present, she is the head of the curatorial area at Elías Querejeta Film School.
A film director and editor, Mr Gametxo is a film programmer and coordinator at Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture. His projects include: REC: Experimental Film, ZOOM, Experimental Screen and Kamaleoiak gara! Zineman. He studied Audio-visual Communication at the University of the Basque Country and the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and has a Master’s degree in Creative Documentary.