The jury for the X Films project consists of Anna Manubens, Miquel Martí Freixas and Catarina Boieiro
Arts programmer, curator, essayist and university lecturer Marina Vinyes Albes, film critic and programmer Roger Koza and film-maker, writer and programmer Christopher Small make up the Official Selection jury for the forthcoming edition of the Punto de Vista festival, to be held in Pamplona from 14th to 19th March.
The jury will present the festival's three top awards, the Punto de Vista Grand Prize for best film, the Jean Vigo prize for best director and the prize for best short film, during the closing ceremony, to be held on Saturday 19th March.
The other competitive section of Punto de Vista, X Films, will have a jury made up this year of curator, teacher and producer Anna Manubens, programmer, arts administrator and critic Miquel Martí Freixas and producer, curator and researcher Catarina Boieiro. They will be responsible for deciding on the winning project, which will be made into an audiovisual essay in Navarra, for which entrants include film-makers Blanca Camell Galí, Hugo Amoedo and Magdalena Orellana.
OFFICIAL SELECTION JURY
Marina Vinyes Albes
She has a PhD in Visual Arts from Sorbonne Université. She holds a degree in Humanities, specialising in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and in the Design of Cultural Projects at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. Since February 2020, she is the Head of Programming, Exhibitions and Educational Services at Filmoteca de Catalunya. In Paris, she was a professor at the Faculté des Lettres of the Sorbonne and has worked at the Department of Artistic Projects of the Jeu de Paume, where she curated a number of film seasons between 2013 and 2018 as well as the video installations exhibition Omer Fast. Le present continue. In Barcelona, she has worked with the CCCB (Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona), the EUROM (The European Observatory on Memories), the Open City Thinking Biennale, the ICUB (Institute of Culture of Barcelona), the Loop festival and the “la Caixa” Foundation in the organisation of seminars, exhibitions, film programmes and other cultural events. In 2013 she was awarded the Walter Benjamin International Prize for her essay Usos y abusos de la imagen en el universo audiovisual de la Shoah (published by Documenta Universitària, 2015).
Member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). He writes as a film critic for the daily newspaper La Voz del Interior (Cordoba, Argentina) and regularly publishes in the Ñ y Quid magazines and on the Con los ojos abiertos website. He is the author of the book Con los ojos abiertos: crítica de cine de algunas películas recientes (published by Editorial Brujas, 2004). He is currently hosting the TV program El cinematógrafo and is the presenter of Filmoteca (Televisión Pública de Argentina). He is a programmer of Vitrina —the section dedicated to Latin American films of the International Film Festival of Hamburg— and of the Viennale International Film Festival. Since 2014 he is the artistic director at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Cosquín and, since 2018, at the Doc Buenos Aires. He has been on the panel of judges of a number of international film festivals such as Locarno, Rotterdam, FICValdivia and Ohlar de Cinema, among others.
Christopher Small is a writer, filmmaker, and programmer, originally from the United Kingdom but living in Prague. He is the principal curator of DAFilms, the VOD platform of the festival association Doc Alliance, and the Project Manager of the Locarno Critics Academy, a respected workshop in film criticism that runs during Locarno Film Festival. From 2019 to 2021, he was a programmer at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and curated the festival’s 2020 retrospective, Reimagining the Land. He is also the programmer-at-large at Kino Petrohradská, a Prague-based independent cinema. His first feature film, Communists!, premiered in competition at BAFICI in March 2021 and has gone on to show at festivals in Mexico, Spain, and Russia. As a writer, his work has appeared in several anthologies of film criticism as well as regularly in numerous international publications, including Cinema Scope, Filmmaker Magazine, Film Comment, La Vida Útil, Kapitál Noviny, Cineaste, and MUBI Notebook. His writing has been translated into Czech, Slovak, German, French, Spanish, and Italian. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents and a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).
X FILMS JURY
Anna Manubens is the director of Hangar, an art production and research centre in Barcelona, and teaches at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in San Sebastián. Before this she was an independent curator and producer with a preference for hybrid roles in the intersection between writing, research, programming, project support, institutional analysis and exhibitions. She was in charge of public programmes at the CAPC contemporary arts centre in Bordeaux, and before this combined her independent work with teaching at the Pompeu Fabra university and regular work with the artist-run Auguste Orts platform in Brussels, devoted to production and exploration of artist's films. She has worked on films by Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer, Emily Wardill, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Fiona Tan, Joachim Koester, Dora García and Alex Reynolds, among others.
Miquel Martí Freixas
Programmer, cultural manager, teacher and film critic. Specialised in non-fiction cinema. His practice focuses on the construction of audiences and the creation of cultural events that connect with citizens. Programmer in several cultural spaces (Documenta Madrid, États généraux du film documentaire, Filmoteca de Catalunya, and ZINEBI, among others). Member of the team that reopened the Zumzeig Cinema, which received the City of Barcelona Award 2018. He is the co-director of La Inesperada Film Festival. Guest lecturer at ESCAC since 2009, and founder of the online magazine Blogs&Docs , the first publication in Spain dedicated to the analysis of documentary film.
Catarina Boieiro is an independent producer, curator and researcher. Her work focuses on the documentary image and contemporary creativity off the dominant film circuits. She works with Stenar Projects, a platform for producing and distributing films by artists like Ana Vaz, Filipa César, Deborah Stratman and Emily Wardill, among others. She staged the exhibition "Résistance Visuelle Généralisée. Livres de photographie et mouvements de libération (Angola, Mozambique, Guinée-Bissau, Cap-Vert" (2021-2022, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, funded by the Gulbenkian foundation), the result of a process of historical research and curation together with Raquel Schefer. She was editorial coordinator of Doc’s Kingdom – International Seminar on Documentary Film in 2021.
Punto de Vista, the international documentary film festival of Navarra, is backed by the government of Navarra and organised entirely by the public company NICDO.