Punto de Vista creates spaces for reflection on creation and production in documentary filmmaking in its Lan section

Punto de Vista creates spaces for reflection on creation and production in documentary filmmaking in its Lan section

The section will once again be part of the ‘Termites’ programme, which will include a range of activities on the preservation of documentary heritage films and a series of professional encounters

Following the announcement of its Official Selection, Punto de Vista continues to reveal the details of its next edition by announcing the contents of the ‘Lan’ section. The term - which means "work or labour" in Basque, but also "harvest" - is used by the festival to address the processes of production and creation in documentary film. This year the section will present a new edition of Termites, giving a voice to the most inquiring filmmakers who are close to our context. It will also include several events on the preservation of heritage documentary film: an illustrated conference on two rediscovered short films by a pioneering Brazilian filmmaker, Rosa María Antuña; a surprise screening by the Argentinian archivist, researcher and disseminator Fernando Martín Peña, and a round table on the subject with the participation of industry stakeholders and international archival and academic institutions. A number of professional meetings will sldo be held: Napardocs, Zinema Zubiak, a round table with representatives of CIMA and (H)emen, the presentation of Doklab Navarra projects, and the 2023 report on sustainable filming by the Spain Film Commission and the REDCAU association of audiovisual clusters, as well as a professional meeting involving international programmers and filmmakers under the auspices of the SGAE Foundation.


Tickets for all Punto de Vista sessions will go on sale at the end of February on the festival website and at the ticket office of Baluarte, the main venue of the event. Accreditations for professionals, students and the media can also be requested until 29 February via the website at www.puntodevistafestival.com/es/acreditaciones.




For the third consecutive year, Punto de Vista offers a vision of the alternative and emerging film scene in ‘Termites’. The sessions will be presented and commented by the filmmakers. These screenings will have a forum format to create a space where the public can meet participating filmmakers such as Pere Alberó, Elena Duque, Pablo Marín, Hugo Amoedo Canal, Paula González García, Patxi Burillo Nuin and Diana Castro Sánchez. They will share aspects and materials from the process of creation and production of the films, in in-depth presentations together with the screening of the films. There will be four world premieres and two Spanish premieres.

Programme 1

Organizar la indisciplina, Pere Alberó, 2023, 83 min. World premiere

Programme 2

Materia vibrante, Pablo Marín, 2024, 7 min. Premiere in Spain

Ojitos mentirosos, Elena Duque, 2023, 6 min. Premiere in Spain

Programme 3

pechar caixas abrir caixas, Hugo Amoedo Canal, 2024, 17 min. World premiere

Elisa, Paula González García, 2023, 19 min.

Programme 4

Muyurina - Itzuli Mitzuli, Diana Castro Sánchez, 2023, 27 min. World premiere

Año y vez, Patxi Burillo and Landarte Urroz Project, 2024, 25 min. World premiere



In this session we will meet Rosa Maria Antuña (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1939), a pioneer of Brazilian cinema who has been long forgotten but whose work is now being vindicated by the young researcher and filmmaker Izabela Silva. Two pioneering short films will be screened, Rosa Rosae (1968) and Solo (1969), reflecting late-1960s Brazil, a period that was not very favourable to women. Izabela Silva will give an illustrated lecture based on these films in which she will explain the difficult process of their restoration and digitisation in a country like Brazil, which lacks solid public structures for the preservation of the country’s cinematographic heritage. She will also cast light on the the work of the pioneering Belo Horizonte Film School in which Rosa Maria produced these films, and how her work and career as a filmmaker was later truncated by the specific conditions that Brazilian cinema offered women at the time. Antuña, a self-proclaimed "non-filmmaker", was one of the first women to direct a film in her country.



As seen in Enrique Bellande's film La vida a oscuras, which is shown in Lan and also in the festival's Official Selection (out of competition), a typical session of those organised by Fernando Martín Peña in Buenos Aires shows him working at all stages of the process: storage, programming, transport, presentation, screening. Sometimes - and this will be the case in Punto de Vista - the programme is only announced at the time of the session. By doing this, Martín Peña will present a surprise screening of documentary films in photochemical format, taken from films from his archive.



In partnership with the Cinéma du Réel festival (Paris) and with support from the Institut Français, a meeting will be organised to discuss policies for the preservation, distribution and dissemination of heritage documentary films in France and Spain. The prestigious French festival even has a day specifically dedicated to this theme, the "Rendez-vous Européens du patrimoine documentaire", which brings together industry stakeholders and European archivists in a series of projects for the preservation and dissemination of documentary heritage films. Some of the people involved with the Cinéma du Réel in France will take part in this round table, together with industry stakeholders and others from Spanish archival and academic institutions.



Once again, Punto de Vista will offer spaces for producers, creators, associations and other festivals to exchange ideas and talk about documentary filming.

The round table titled "Creativity and funding: balance and impact on non-fiction films made by women" will be organised. It will cover issues related to funding in documentary filmmaking and its impact on the creativity and presence of women filmmakers working in non-fiction filmmaking. A number of co-production options between the territories of Navarre, Euskadi and Aquitaine will also be discussed. The round table will consist of representatives of the CIMA delegation in Navarre and (H)emen and will be moderated by Itziar García Zubiri.

The festival and the Navarrese association of producers (NAPAR) consolidate Napardocs, a collaboration that began in 2018. This year it will organise three round table discussions with filmmakers, guests of the festival and creators and producers from Navarre. The sessions will take the form of three meetings dedicated to creation, production and distribution. They are open to NAPAR members as well as to the general public accredited to the festival. NAPAR will also host the Zinema Zubiak forum, where producers from the Euroregion of Navarre, New Aquitaine and the Basque Country will meet to exchange experiences and hold a working session within the framework of Punto de Vista.

In addition, the documentary residency, Doklab Navarra, is once again collaborating with Punto de Vista for the second year in succession, making a public presentation of its projects before a jury of experts. In this way, participants will have the opportunity to present their projects to a panel of potential co-producers, funders or distributors.

Finally, the Spain Film Commission and the REDCAU cluster association will present the 2023 report on sustainable filming, to analyse the data collected last year on the much-needed ‘green vision’ within the audiovisual industry.

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