In its seventh edition, the X Films Project has selected three young filmmakers who represent the best of the most alternative, worthy and groundbreaking film that is currently being developed on the non-fiction film scene in Spain.
This year, María Cañas, Pilar Monsell and Omar Razzak have been chosen to make themselves known and present a filmed essay project based geographically in Navarra during the festival. This is the only condition that must be fulfilled. They have a free hand for everything else.
The X Films Project follows in the wake of the production company created by the entrepreneur and art patron, Juan Huarte, with which it shares a similar purpose: to finance and support film adventures whose starting point is an X for uncertainty. Furthermore, the festival will host the worldwide premiere of the project selected and made in 2016, Nuevo Altar (New Altar), by Velasco Broca, which focuses on the mythical figure of Tubal and records the landscapes and places that this person visited with his tribe.
The Selection Committee of the seventh edition of the X Films Project will be made up of the filmmaker, Sergio Oksman, the director and writer, Iván Pintor, and the producer and director, Víctor Candeias. During the festival, they will be responsible for analysing and judging the filmmakers’ proposals, whereby samples of their previous work will be presented in a session that is open to the public and they will defend these new proposals for documentaries filmed in Navarra in another session.