Punto de Vista 2018 Award winners
Pere Roca is the director of the 'Canal Cultura' channel on TVE. He was previously the director of the CDA (Centre for Audiovisual Development) at the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries; director of the Department of Development at Filmax; assistant to the Director of Programming at TVC (Televisió de Catalunya); director of the production firm Farringdon Films London, which makes documentaries and reports; director of PILOTS (Programme for the International Launch of Television Series), an initiative of the MEDIA programme; and executive producer at IMATCO, SA, which makes feature films, series and documentaries, both national and through joint productions.
He also collaborates with fiction film and advertising production teams; he works in the Cinematography Service of Catalonia's Regional Government; and he is the coordinator of the Sitges Fantasy Film Festival, and of the Primavera Photography Festival in Catalonia. For 9 years, he was head of the Production Department at ESCAC (Catalonia's Official School of Film and the Audiovisual Arts). He has also lectured and supervised on several European Masters' Degree courses in audiovisual management, and has been an official adviser to the Training Area of the MEDIA programme; a tutor at the Television Business School, and head of the Production Department at ESCAC.
Luis Miñarro is in charge of Eddie Saeta, an audiovisual production company that, since it was first set up in 1989, has produced several titles, which are always featured and receive recognition at international festivals, and share a common interest in auteur film-making. For example, El Cant Dels Ocells by Albert Serra and Liverpool by Lisandro Alonso, both took part in the most recent edition of the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Directors' Fortnight. It also recently released a documentary entitled El Somni (2008) by Christophe Farnarier, which took part in the Locamo Festival.
Since it was established, it has been committed to supporting young directors with their own cinematographic perspective. Cosas que nunca te dije (1996) by Isabel Coixet, took part in the Panorama section of the Berlin Festival. Later, Las Mans Buides (2003) by Marc Recha was shown as part of the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Festival, and En la Ciudad de Sylvia (2007) by José Luis Guerín competed in the Official Section of the Venice Festival winning the "Bisato d'Oro" Judges Award.
He has also directed two films, Familystrip and Blow Horn, both in 2009; and he is currently preparing another feature film, entitled, Estrella fugaz.