The objective of Punto de Vista’s retrospectives is to rethink the history of cinema, and to celebrate filmmakers and artists whose work has hardly been shown in Spain. Two retrospectives will take place this year. Curated by Alexander Horwath and Regina Schlagnitweit, the retrospective dedicated to Amos Vogel is intended as a tribute to the figure of this fundamental curator and founder of Cinema 16, on the one hundredth anniversary of his birth. Garbiñe Ortega, on the other hand, has curated the Nancy Holt season, a series of four programmes that bring together films by this multidisciplinary artist who was one of the leading exponents of the Land Art movement, and whose film work is practically unknown.
Lan is the name that we have given to the festival’s new section where we harvest different ways of thinking about the processes of imagination and work in documentary cinema
Contactos opens cinema up to the other artistic disciplines and knowledge-related activities we call science. This is especially relevant when thinking about documentary cinema, which by definition is oriented towards reflection and knowledge, and shares an interest in investigating reality with the other contemporary arts. The section takes its name from one of the most radical and overwhelming films in the history of Spanish cinema, Contactos (Paulino Viota, 1970), which was included in the festival’s first Heterodocsias Rewind in 2010.
Each year, since 2010, Punto de Vista has been inviting three filmmakers to submit a project for a documentary essay film to be shot in Navarra. The X Films Project is named after the Navarra film company founded by Juan Huarte in 1963 with the idea of producing films that “have a unique artistic interest”, in which artists such as Jorge Oteiza, Néstor Basterretxea, Rafael Ruiz Balerdi and José Antonio Sistiaga, to name but a few, took their first steps in the world of filmmaking. Reviving this spirit of sponsorship, the festival aims to offer emerging filmmakers the opportunity to create a new project while, at the same time, bringing new voices from the non-fiction scene to Navarra.
Audience training and community work in Pamplona are some of Punto de Vista’s central objectives.
Aimed primarily at young audiences, this programme proposes a series of activities to raise awareness and audiovisual appreciation. This year's edition, in collaboration with Drac Màgic and A Bao A Qu, we propose screening sessions and talks, children's workshops and a programming workshop.