The Jury members for the X Films project are Ane Rodríguez Armendáriz, Luís Urbano and Marta Ponsa.
Nicole Brenez, a professor at the Sorbonne University, James Lattimer, a filmmaker, critic and programmer, and Antoine Thirion, a film critic and programmer, make up the Jury of the Official Selection of Punto de Vista 2021.
The Jury members will award the three main prizes of the festival: the Punto de Vista Grand Award for Best Film, the Jean Vigo Award to Best Director and the Award for Best Short film, during the closing ceremony to be held on Saturday 20th March.
The Jury members for the X Films project are Ane Rodríguez Armendáriz, Luís Urbano and Marta Ponsa. They will be responsible for deciding which of the three candidates selected, namely Tamara García Iglesias, Irati Gorostidi and Elisa Celda, will develop an audiovisual creation in essay form in Navarra.
OFFICIAL SELECTION JURY
A French film critic and programmer, Antoine Thirion is a member of Cinéma du réel's selection committee since 2017 and of Locarno Film Festival from 2019. A writer for Cahiers du Cinéma from 2001 to 2009, he then co-founded the website and distribution company Independencia and published in various collective works and magazines such as Trafic, Mouvement or Vertigo. He has curated retrospectives at the Jeu de Paume and at FIDMarseille, and has conceived performances with Raya Martin, like How He Died Is Controversial and UNdocumenta.
Nicole Brenez is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, Director of the Analysis & Culture Departement at the Fémis since 2017, and curator of the Cinémathèque française's avant-garde film series since 1996. With the filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux, she produces the film collection “It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve”, devoted to revolutionary filmmakers forgotten or neglected by the histories of cinema. She worked with Chantal Akerman (Almayer’s Folly, 2011) and is currently working with Jean-Luc Godard (2015-present) and Jacques Kebadian (2016-present).
James Lattimer is a programmer, critic and filmmaker. He has been a member of the Berlinale Forum selection committee since 2011 and joined the Viennale in 2018 as a programming advisor. He was guest curator for Documenta Madrid 2020. He co-directed the short film All Still Orbit with Dane Komljen and is co-writer of his new feature film Afterwater. As a critic he publishes in Cinema Scope, Sight and Sound, The Brooklyn Rail and Fireflies. He is co-editor of TEXTUR, a new series on contemporary directors published by the Viennale, the first editions of which have been dedicated to Angela Schanelec and Kelly Reichardt.
X FILMS JURY
Ane Rodríguez Armendáriz has worked in the field of cultural management in different Spanish institutions in the last fifteen years. She was in charge of curated programmes and international galleries at the contemporary art fair in Madrid ARCO (2006-2010), and she was the general coordinator and management assistant at MUSAC (2010-2011) and cultural director of the International Centre for Contemporary Culture Tabakalera (2012-2019). After a year of research at Goldsmiths College in London, she was appointed head of programmes of Matadero Artists’ Residency Programme in Madrid in September 2020. She has worked with artists such as Éric Baudelaire, Itziar Okariz, Uriel Orlow and Filipa César, paying special attention to educational programmes and the configuration of the institutions as a space of learning and community building.
Luís Urbano is an economist and owner of O Som e a Fúria, a Lisbon based film production company. He’s member of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences and in 2020 was awarded with the Eurimages/EFA coproduction award. Since 2005 he has produced more than sixty films. He has worked with directors such as Miguel Gomes, João Nicolau, Salomé Lamas, Sandro Aguilar, Ivo M. Ferreira and Manuel Mozos, among others. He produced two films by Manoel de Oliveira (O gebo e a sombra and O Velho do Restelo). As co-producer he worked on titles like Zama (Lucrecia Martel), Frankie (Ira Sachs), 9 Fingers (F.J. Ossang) and A Yellow Animal (Felipe Bragança).
Marta Ponsa is in charge of artistic projects and cultural action at the Jeu de Paume, where she organises the film and public programmes. She also directs its two online artistic content platforms: the magazine and the virtual space. As a curator, she has carried out projects on European photography from 1920-1950 and exhibitions of video, visual and digital arts. She regularly collaborates with institutions dedicated to image and contemporary creation such as PHotoEspaña, Fundación La Caixa, Les Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, CPH:DOX, Curtas Vila Do Conde; as well as in photography and design schools such as Eina and Pompeu Fabra University, the School of Photography in Vevey, or the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe. She was associate curator of the exhibition Le Supermarché des images and is currently preparing a series of exhibitions with young filmmakers.