Official Section Jury

Cíntia Gil

From 2012 to 2019 Cíntia Gil served at the direction of Doclisboa (Portugal). From 2019 to 2021 she has directed Sheffield DocFest (UK). In 2022, Cíntia started, with Jenny Miller and Christopher Allen, the programme of screenings and study groups “Artistic Differences”, at UnionDocs (NY).

Gil has curated a variety of contemporary and retrospective film series and exhibitions. She has been a member of the executive Board of Apordoc – Associação pelo Documentário since 2015. She has served on juries in film festivals, such as Berlinale, Cairo, Mar del Plata, Jerusalem, Torino, Taiwan, FidMarseille, Seville, DokuFest, FICValdivia, among many others.

Chema González

A programmer, curator and cultural worker, Chema González explores the interconnections between contemporary art and the moving image. He has worked extensively in audiovisual programming in the field of filmic essay, political documentary and film d’auteur for the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, and has directed the museum’s cinema and video programme since 2012. He is also head of cultural and audiovisual activities at the museum, where he leads a comprehensive, cross-sectional programme of critic debate.

Luis Miranda

Luis Miranda joined the team of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival in 2003 and became its director in 2015. With a PhD in Audiovisual Communication Media from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a BA in Art History from the University of Valladolid, Miranda is the author of the book Takeshi Kitano (2006, Cátedra), and editor of China siglo XXI: desafíos y dilemas de un nuevo cine independiente, 1992-2007 (2007, Festival de Granada – Cines del Sur) and Las edades de Apu. Estudios sobre la Trilogía de Satyajit Ray (2013, Aula de Cine de la ULPGC). He currently teaches Cinema at Universidad del Atlántico Medio (Gran Canaria) and courses open to the public at Aula de Cine, ULPGC.

Public deliberation

Fecha: Saturday, 03/12/2022
Hora: 10:00
Venue: El Almacén
Free entry until full capacity

Public deliberation, open debate, freely expounding and listening attentively to a range of ideas and viewpoints is probably one of the most rewarding achievements of humankind. The possibility of expressing thoughts and listening carefully to other people’s reasoning, then adjusting our own views accordingly or even replacing them by others we deem more fitting is a fascinating moment in any individual or collective experience. To a large extent, many of the main feats in history are indebted to this way of understanding knowledge and its dissemination. For instance, truth and justice as the outcome of a deep, complex and demanding debate, free from coercion.

Based on those certainties and the political and epistemological acceptance of the need to listen and to be listened to, of the value of reasoning in an open and transparent manner, and of the conviction that is better to know than not to know, in 2018 the Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote introduced a process whereby the jury at the Official Section undertakes its deliberation in an open public session. Five years later, this continues to be unique in the world. In that eight edition of the festival it was decided that the winner of the Official Section would be decided in an open and transparent session, where the jury would discuss and explain their views and would reach a verdict unanimously or by majority vote, all in front of the audience. Since then, the system has been perfected, but always bearing in mind that it is much better for the public to understand why one film, and not another, has been awarded the prize, dispelling any possible doubts or suspicions.

Young Jury

The Young Jury of the 12th Muestra de Cine de Lanzaroet will be composed by


The Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote offers two awards within its Official Section, the Award for Best Film in the Official Section and the Young Jury Award, and one in the Cruce de caminos: Filmmakers from the Canaries section.

The prizes are awarded on the last day of the Show by each of the selected juries. The Award for Best Film in the Official Feature Film Section of the Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote is endowed with a prize of €3,500, and the Award for Best Short Film in the Cruce de caminos: Filmmakers from the Canaries is endowed with a prize of €650.