Twenty-three films from 15 countries make up the Official Selection of the fourteenth edition of Punto de Vista Festival, which will be held in Pamplona between 2-7 March 2020. Of the 23, five are feature-length and eighteen are shorts, selected among over 1,000 submitted films.
The countries of origin of the selected films are: United States, Belgium, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Tunisia, Argentina, Egypt, United Kingdom, Spain, Colombia, Lebanon, Syria and Kurdistan. In 10 programmes, the Official Selection presents films that explore the wide range of contemporary and avant-garde audiovisual languages, with a great variety of themes. Some of the explorations and recurrent themes are the search for one’s origins and identity by young filmmakers who reconstruct their family history, feminist voices from the generational and creative shift, and reflections on material inheritance and conservationist demands with a feminist perspective, with particular emphasis on the observation of the times and dynamics of the world of nature.
Great names of contemporary filmmaking will be present in the Official Selection: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ben Rivers, Éric Baudelaire, Lynne Sachs, Ana Vaz and Laura Huertas Millán, among others. The Official Selection has been programmed by Nuria Cubas, Matías Piñeiro, María Palacios Cruz, Miguel Zozaya and Garbiñe Ortega.
3 films are world premieres, 2 are international premieres (i.e. the first time that the film is screened outside its country of origin) and 12 are Spanish premieres, confirming Punto de Vista as an unmissable event for non-fiction cinema at national and international level.