The Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote awards three prizes: the Official Section Prize, the Young Jury Prize and the Public Prize. The prizes will be announced on the last day of the Muestra by each one of the juries in each edition. A cash prize of €2,500 will be awarded to the Best Film of the Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote.
The Jury of the Official Section is made up by three members of renowned prestige and trajectories within contemporary culture. Besides, and this year is no exception, the Muestra endeavours to ensure that the jury has one international member, one from mainland Spain and another from the Canary Islands.
Official Section Jury
Since 2009, he has been collaborating with the Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et d’Essai and with contemporary artist Velasco Vitali, as well as teaching courses and lessons for schools and universities.
In 2012 he published his first book of short stories: 24 Fotogrammi: storia aneddotica del cinema (Secondavista Edizioni, 2012). Il gesto dele mani (Hand gestures), his first feature film documentary, was presented at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, in the FORUM section, where he won the International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI). His works have been presented at festivals all over the world (London Film Festival, Viennale, RIDM Montreal, Sarajevo Film Festival…) and screened in locations such as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the British Film Institute of London, the Irish Film Institute of Dublin, the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico of Mexico City, the Cinemateca Uruguaya de Montevideo, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Barbican.
Vanesa Fernández Guerra
Doctor and professor in Audiovisual Communication from the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU). She has taught and assumed management tasks for fourteen years, both in degree and in different master’s degrees. She is currently a guest lecturer in the Master of Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary at the UAB in Barcelona and in the Master in Contemporary, Technological and Performative Art of the Faculty of Fine Arts (UPV / EHU).
Coordinator of the multidisciplinary project Territories and Borders. Research on Documentary Filmmaking. She has been part of the MAC Research Group (Contemporary Audiovisual Mutations) of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU). She has done research stays at the Film School (FUC) and at the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) in Buenos Aires and has been guest professor at the EITCV – San Antonio de los Baños International Film and TV School (Cuba). Her researchs, books and other publications are mainly focused on contemporary documentary film. She also works as a freelance as a consultant in the development of film projects.