The selected films will be eligible to the Festival’s awards: Punto de Vista Grand Award for Best Film (€10,000), Jean Vigo Award to Best Director (€5,500), and Award for Best Short Film (€3,500). Besides, there will be two Honourable Mentions (€1,250 each). Finally, the audience will vote for their favourite film in the People’s Choice Award for Best Film (€2,500).
Punto de Vista 2011, Spain
February 22 – 27, 2011
Alda , Czech Republic, 2009, 52 min, Beta SP, HD, Mockumentary, Portrait, Youth Documentary
The screenplay for this film is based on the writings of a person suffering from the Alzheimer's disease. The story of Mrs. O. is told through a combination of documentary film footage and her own videos from a hand-held digital camera since she records mini instructions for various daily activities, memories, thoughts and commentaries on various events, trying to prevent forgetting them later in the future. Through the individual story of a gradual memory loss, the film represents a metaphor of the memory loss of the whole society which is trying to forget the past events that determined its current status quo.
Pa Rubika Celu , Latvia, 2010, 30 min, Digi Beta, Creative, Experimental
If the entire world can be reflected in a single drop of dew (and it can!), then why couldn’t it fit onto a single bicycle road in Latvia? A film about a world that walks, runs, crawls, sits, rides, flies. And falls. A world alive.