|2021 EDITION / X FILMS 2021 / X FILMS 2021 CANDIDATES|
Tamara Garcia, Irati Gorostidi and Elisa Celda are the candidates for X Films 2021.
Irati Gorostidi Agirretxe (Eguesibar, 1988) is a filmmaker. She studied art and film in Bilbao and Barcelona, and was a Fulbright scholar in New York. She is currently finishing her first work of fiction, the short film Unicornio, and working on her first full-length film, Anekumen. For the latter project, she obtained a research residency at the Huarte Contemporary Art Centre and an Ikertu research grant from the Basque Government, and was selected for the Tabakalera Contemporary Culture Centre’s NOKA mentoring programme. Her films Pasaia Bitartean (2016) and Euritan (2017) have been screened internationally at film festivals and museums.
Tamara García (Lasarte, 1978) directed the International Short Film Festival in Aguilar de Campoo for five years. She has directed the films Las voces, Utah, Txalaka, El cuerpo de la mujer sin sombra and Paraíso. She has also participated in different cultural management projects (Programme ELLAS 2017, MACBA Buenos Aires; Imágenes Secuenciadas 2021, Artegunea Kutxa) and in the creation of the film production company Atekaleun, along with sound artist Xabier Erkizia, with whom she has directed the short film Ferreyra and produced the experimental feature-length film O Gemer (Xabier Erkizia, 2021).
Elisa Celda (Madrid, 1995) is a filmmaker and part of the Lejos lejos group, from where she produces and programmes. Her work has been presented in festivals and spaces such as IDFA, Documenta Madrid, Premiers Plans, Curtocircuíto, Play-Doc, El Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid and CCE in Montevideo, among others. With her latest short film O arrais do mar, she won the Generación 2020 de La Casa Encendida award and the Arché Prize at the Festival Porto/Post/Doc. She studied at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (San Sebastian) and at ECAM (Madrid).