10th Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote (2020)


Best Film | Sección Oficial
An Unusual Summer, by Kamal Aljafari

Special Mention | Sección Oficial
Visión Nocturna, by Carolina Moscoso

Best Short Film | Cruce de caminos: Filmmakers from the Canaries
Fuera de campo, by Adriana Thomasa and Pablo Vilas


The Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote will have two prizes in its tenth edition: the Best Film Award in the Official Section, endowed with 2,000 euros, and the Best Short Film Award in the Cruce de caminos: Filmmakers from the Canaries section, endowed with 500 euros.


Since its eight edition, the Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote implemented a process whereby the jury undertakes its deliberations in a session which is free and open to the public, with the purpose of ensuring an open and transparent public debate and decision taking.

On the morning of Saturday 5 November, the three members of the jury of the Official Section will meet at Sala Buñuel, in El Almacén, to expound their views and evaluate each one of the competing films, taking into consideration a predetermined set of criteria. As a result, the winning film of the 10th Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote will be decided in front of the attending audience.

Claudio Utrera

Claudio Utrera directed the Las Palmas International Film Festival during its first fifteen years. As a journalist, he has reviewed films for many publications in the Canaries and mainland Spain, and has attended some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Karlovy Vary, Busan…) as a special correspondent. He is a former coordinator of Filmoteca Canaria and secretary of the cinema and audiovisuals committee of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria (island council). He directed and presented programmes for the Canarian delegation of the Spanish national television network TVE. He has given many lectures on cinema, and has sat on the juries of film festivals including San Sebastian, Riga, Setubal, Medina del Campo and MiradasDoc.

Jara Yáñez

Jara Yáñez is editor and critic of Caimán Cuadernos de Cine since the journal was created in 2007, a lecturer in the Master in Film Critique (ECAM) and the author of books on film production subtitled films, and Spanish short films, apart from contributing to books of various authors. She is a former member of the DocumentaMadrid programming committee and since 2011 is a collaborator of ALCINE. Yáñez has curated seasons of children’s audiovisuals for Museo Reina Sofía and collaborates with the educational platform Platino Educa and the EducaFilmoteca programme. Her engagement with gender perspective is readily visible in her book Femenino plural, co-edited with Andrea Morán, and her coordination of the Encounters of Women in Cinema at SEMINCI since 2017.

Roger Koza

Roger Koza is a member of FIPRESCI and works as a film critic for La Voz del Interior. He is a contributor to Ñ, Quid and Con los ojos abiertos, and an editor of the last-named magazine. He directs the TV programmes El cinematógrafo and Filmoteca. He is a programmer at the Viennale and Hamburg film festivals, and also programmed the FICUNAM festival for eight years. He is artistic director of the Cosquin International Independent Film Festival and of Doc Buenos Aires. He has also sat on the juries of the Locarno, Rotterdam and FICValdivia festivals, and has spoken at symposiums alongside Artavazd Peleshian, Carlos Reygadas and Chantal Akerman, among others. He has penned several books, including Con los ojos abiertos: crítica de cine de algunas películas recientes (2004), and has edited publications like Cine del mañana (2010).