A professional jury will choose one of the three projects submitted to this year's festival, to be filmed over the coming year and premiered at the 2024 edition
The Punto de Vista festival will be the producer of another documentary film this year through its X Films section. This initiative, which has run since the festival began in 2010, invites three film-makers every year to submit a documentary essay project to be filmed in Navarra. The festival can now announce the names of the three people who will be making proposals this year. They are Daniela Delgado Viteri, Anna López Luna and Ilan Serruya. A professional jury, to be announced soon, will choose the winning project, which will be filmed over the coming year and premiered at Punto de Vista 2024. The film must last at least 20 minutes. The festival audience will be able to attend a screening where Daniela Delgado, Anna López and Ilan Serruya will show some of their previous work.
And of course, this year Punto de Vista will be holding the world première of Renacuajos, the piece made by Blanca Camell that won X Films 2022.
The X Films project takes its name from the Navarrese production company founded by Juan Huarte in 1963, with the idea of promoting films of "singular artistic interest", in which artists like Jorge Oteiza, Néstor Basterretxea, Rafael Ruiz Balerdi and José Antonio Sistiaga, among many other creative talents, took their first steps on film. By returning to that spirit of sponsorship, the festival acts as a producer to offer rising film-makers the chance to create a new piece of work, at the same time bringing new voices on the non-fiction scene to the Navarra region.
Biographies X Films 2023
Daniela Delgado Viteri
Born in Portoviejo, Ecuador. She studied at FUC (Argentina), Le Fresnoy (France) and EQZE (Donostia-San Sebastián). She has written and directed various short films mixing elements of documentary and fiction, including Espectáculos variados para eventos varios (2016), Shortcuts (2019) and Todxs queremos un lugar al que llamar nuestro (2022), among others. Her work has been screened at film festivals including IFFR, CPH-DOX, IDFA, True False FF, Valdivia IFF and Mar del Plata.
Anna López Luna
A visual artist born in 1983 in Barcelona. She studied at the Ecole nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris Cergy, in France. She lives and works between France and Spain. She was resident artist at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid in 2021-2022. She has exhibited and screened her work at Colección Lambert in Avignon, MABA in Nogent sur Marne, FRAC in Brittany, Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporánea in Valencia, the Jafre biennial, Tabakalera in San Sebastián, Les Ateliers sauvages in Algeria, Bilbao Arte, Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, Mudam in Luxembourg, Centre Civic de San Andreu in Barcelona and La Casa de la Paraula, among other places
Film maker and editor. He studied Fine Art, Audiovisual Editing and is a graduate of the LAV masters programme. He works between non-fiction and formal experimentation. He juxtaposes the presence of the body with the timelessness of the image. He uses language or its omission, silence or landscape to create spaces ready to be inhabited. His first feature-length film, Reunión (2018), took part in festivals like Doclisboa, the Seville European Film Festival and the Periférico film festival, among others. Another facet of his work has focused on the appropriation and resignification of domestic archive material.
X Films 2022 project: Renacuajos
"In the early 2000s, when I was a pre-teen, I travelled with my family to Navarra. Twenty years later I'm looking for the photos of this trip and I can't find them. Starting out from a family story, Renacuajos (which means little squirts) reflects on the transmission of family memories and how family pictures accumulate. How do I film or photograph my son? What memories am I leaving him with the images I'm constantly creating? How do we relate to family images?"
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.