Selected by artistic director Manuel Asín and chaired by him, it is to be made up of four leading names in the sector.
Four experts, two women and two men, together with Manuel Asín, are to make up the new Punto de Vista Festival Programming Committee, embarking on a new stage following the appointment of the new artistic director last June.
Lucía Salas, Miguel Zozaya, Lur Olaizola and Pablo García will be working together with Asín to assess and select the films to make up the Official Section of the festival from 2022 to 2025.
In Manuel Asín's words, the new team "brings together diverse, complementary talents from fields like programming, criticism, research and even creation, in all cases with a point of view that is both broad and committed regarding what film-making can be. We hope this will be reflected not only in the films competing, but more widely in the whole festival programme."
Programmer, editor of publications and film researcher. Since 2016 he has headed the Film Area of the Fine Arts Circle of Madrid. Before this he was at the helm of the film distributor and book and DVD publisher Intermedio (2010-2015). As a programmer, he has produced cycles for institutions like Filmoteca Española, Museo Reina Sofía, Xcèntric-CCCB, Instituto Moreira Salles (Brasil), Tabakalera, etc. He has published articles and interviews in magazines like Trafic, Lumière, Blogs&Docs and Caimán Cuadernos de Cine, where he sits on the editorial committee. He has been a member of the teaching staff at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (San Sebastián) and Master LAV (Madrid).
An Argentinian programmer, critic and film maker based in Spain, whose work covers the past and present of film. She studied Picture and Sound Design at the UBA, Aesthetics and Politics at CalArts and is currently doing a doctorate in Communication at the UPF. She co-edits the magazine La Vida Útil and co-presents the podcast We Can’t Go Home Again. She has worked for IFFR Critic's Choice, Woche der Kritik, DocumentaMadrid and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, among others. As part of the group LaSiberia she has made Implantación (2016) and the shorts Los Exploradores (2016) and Implantación (2011). She currently teaches at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola.
He holds a doctorate in Film Theory, Analysis and Documentation from the University of the Basque Country. He is the author of a monograph on screen writer José Germán Huici (Filmoteca de Navarra, 2021), and has published several articles on film in magazines, journals and books. As a programmer, he has been a member of the selection committee of the Punto de Vista Festival between 2019 and 2021, and has curated cycles for the Ateneo and the Filmoteca Navarra, among others.
Lur Olaizola Lizarralde (Donostia-San Sebastián, 1988) is a film maker and programmer. Since 2015 she has coordinated the audiovisual programme at Tabakalera. Before joining the Tabakalera team, she worked in arts administration in New York. In 2013 and 2014 she coordinated the Architecture & Design Film Festival (New York, Los Angeles). As a film maker she has directed two shorts, Xulia (2019) and Zerua blu (2020, Zinebi grand prize for best Spanish short 2020). She is currently working on her third film project: Hirugarren koadernoa. Since 2020 she has taught at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola.
Qualified in film direction by Fémis. He has directed several short and medium-length films, has written scripts for other film makers, for films both made and planned. He has worked with Lumière, Détour and Foco magazines, among others, and regularly posts on the blog El diablo quizás.. He has translated books (Amistad, el último toque Lubitsch; El Greco, cineasta) and contributed to others (George Cukor. On/Off Hollywood, Paulino Viota: el orden del laberinto, Pintar el sol: Víctor Erice…) and written Ozu, multitudes (Athenaica, 2020). He co-programmes the "Contactos" cycle for the Fine Arts