Punto de Vista 2021 Winners
Alberto studied Fine Arts, specialising in sculpture. His first foray into audiovisual production, more than fifteen years ago, consisted of recording small actions and performances, and documenting the movement of highly precarious, ephemeral machines made from rubbish. In 2007 he filmed "Microfugas" on 16 mm. "O Quinto Evanxeo de Gaspar Hauser", his first feature-length film, was shot in Super 16 and won the FIPRESCI prize at the Rotterdam in 2013. "La estrella errante" was presented in the same festival in 2018.
Laida Lertxundi is an artist, filmmaker and the Coordinator of the Department of Filmmaking Studies at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola. Her work, shot mainly on 16 mm, moves between internal spaces of intimacy and the large scale of great open landscapes, with the aim of encompassing a geography transformed by subjectivity and affective states. Her films have been shown at festivals and galleries all over the world: Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, New York, Gijón, MoMa, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery. She has also done exhibitions in Matadero, LUX, FuturDome,Tabakalera, Azkuna Zentroa, Katonah Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Biennial in La Habana and Biennial in Lyon. Her book "Landscape Plus" was published in 2019. Her work is distributed by LUX in London and is part of the collection of Museo Reina Sofía.
Maider Fernández Iriarte (Donostia, 1988) is an educator and filmmaker. She studied Social Education at the University of the Basque Country, and Film and Television Production at the Escuela de Cine y Video (ESCIVI) before completing a Master’s degree in Creative Documentary Film at the Pompeu Fabra University. She has also taken part in various educational projects related to film, such as Cinema en curs, and the audiovisual cooperative Drac Màgic. She was a member of the collective Las chicas de Pasaik. Her work has been recognised at numerous festivals, such as Mar de Plata, Málaga, Göteborg, Zinebi and Gijón; and art centres —DA2000, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern and The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Her first feature film, "Las letras de Jordi", premiered in the New Directors section at the San Sebastián Festival in 2019 and received special mentions from the jury at Alcances and L'Alternativa.