Ángel Santos Touza, Hama Haruka and Marcos Uzal make up the international jury for the Punto de Vista 2023 Official Selection

Ángel Santos Touza, Hama Haruka and Marcos Uzal make up the international jury for the Punto de Vista 2023 Official Selection

The jury for the X Films project consists of Gloria Vilches, Marian Fernández Pascal and Ramiro Ledo

Film-maker and programmer Ángel Santos Touza, head of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Japan) Hama Haruka and critic, programmer and editor of the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma Marcos Uzal will make up this year's international jury responsible for assessing the Official Selection of the Punto de Vista festival, to take place in Pamplona from 27th March to 1st April. Santos, Hama and Uzal will be selecting the winners of the festival's three top awards: the Punto de Vista Gran Prize for best film, worth 10,000 euros, the Jean Vigo prize for best director, worth 5,000 euros, and the prize for best short film, worth 3,000 euros and under the auspices of EITB. They may also award up to two special commendations, with no prize money.

As regards X Films, the other competitive section in the festival, it is now confirmed that the jury is to consist of the coordinator of the CCCB's Xcèntric programme Gloria Vilches, producer Marian Fernández Pascal and exhibitor and distributor Ramiro Ledo This year, as announced recently, the X Films entries will be the work of Daniela Delgado Viteri, Anna López Luna and Ilan Serruya. The jury will choose the winning project, which will be filmed over the coming year in Navarra and premièred at Punto de Vista 2024.

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.



Ángel Santos Touza

Galician film-maker who has been working since 2002. He holds a degree in the History of Art and a diploma in Film Direction from the Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya. He has written about film (Miradas de Cine, Blogs & Docs, Shangri-la) and co-founded Novos Cinemas, Pontevedra International Film Festival, of which he was artistic director for the first five years (2015-2019). As a teacher he has been involved in the classroom education project Cinema en Curs. He has given seminars for universities, arts centres and festivals; he has played a consulting role in project development forums for the Malaga festival, MECAS in Las Palmas and FIDBA in Buenos Aires, and has been a jury member at international festivals including FICX and FICUNAM.

Hama Haruka

A member of the Tokyo office of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) since 2001, she has been director of the festival since 2015. She coordinated Nexus of Borders: Ryukyu Reflections (YIDFF 2003), and the programmes for Vista de Cuba (YIDFF 2011) and Latinoamérica (YIDFF 2015). She also works for Cinematrix, a Tokyo-based film distributor, which premièred Takamine Go's feature-length film Hengyoro (Queer Fish Lane), which she also produced. She helps to coordinate national and international screenings, including curating the film programme at the 2016 Aichi Trienniale.

Marcos Uzal

Since 2020 he has edited the French magazine Cahiers du cinéma. Before this he had sat on the editorial committees of Trafic And Vertigo magazines, and written as a critic for the newspaper Libération. He has also programmed film seasons at the Musée d'Orsay, and lectured at numerous film institutions. He has also edited the "Côtés films" collection, published by Yellow Now. He has written several books for the same publisher: Vaudou de Jacques Tourneur (2006), Guy Gilles. Un cinéaste au fil de temps (2014), Jerzy Skolimowski. Signes particuliers (2013). He is the author of the short films Le Taxidermiste (1993), La Ville des chiens (1994) and Ici-Bas (1998). Since 2010 he has sat on the jury for the Prix Jean Vigo, and since 2022 for the Prix André Bazin.



Gloria Vilches

Doctor of Audiovisual Communication, specialising in avant-garde, experimental and art film. Since 2009 she has coordinated Xcèntric, the experimental film programme at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), and other audiovisual projects at the CCCB. She has also worked as a programmer for festivals and centres like S8 Mostra de Cinema Periférico (A Coruña), Montehermoso (Vitoria-Gasteiz) and Tabakalera (Donostia-San Sebastián). She regularly gives classes on experimental film as a guest lecturer on university masters and postgraduate programmes. Alongside this, she sporadically pursues her creative career in the field of collage and Super 8.

Marian Fernández Pascal

Graduate in Audiovisual Communication Founder of Txintxua Films and executive producer of all its films, he has produced 8 features, 2 fiction series and 13 shorts. His recent productions include the film A los libros y a las mujeres canto, by María Elorza (2022), the series for Netflix Intimidad (2022), the film 918 GAU by Arantza Santesteban (2021) and the series for ETB Hondar ahoak, by Koldo Almandoz (2020). He is currently the president of IBAIA, the Basque producers' association, and is a member of the Basque council of culture and of the Gipuzkoa provincial council of culture.

Ramiro Ledo

Founder and director of Atalante, a film distributor set up in 2021 whose catalogue combines contemporary independent and auteur cinema, début films and heritage films. He was the originator, a founding member and president of the NUMAX cooperative from 2014 onwards; until 2021 he headed the screening, distribution and financial planning and management areas. Since 2019 he has also been the manager and programmer at DUPLEX Cinema, through which he led the recovery of the only cinema currently open in Ferrol (A Coruña). He is vice-president of Próxima, the association of distributors of independent and auteur film in the original language and president of Promio, a network of independent cinemas.

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