Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote gives two prizes within its Official Feature Film Selection: the Best Film Award and the Young Jury Award.

The Best Film Awardis endowed with an economic prize of € 2,000 and a statuette.


Heimat is a Space in Time, by Thomas Heise
Best Official Selection Film

Bird Island, by Sergio da Costa and Maya Kosa
Special Jury Mention

Bird Island, by Sergio da Costa and Maya Kosa
Best Young Jury Film

Longa noite, by Eloy Enciso
Special Young Jury Mention


Official Selection Jury

With the purpose of ensuring an open and transparent public debate and decision taking, Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote is repeating the process it implemented in 2018: namely, for the jury in the festival’s Official Section to undertake their deliberations in a session which is free and open to the public. On Friday 29 November, at 11:30 pm the three members of the jury will meet at Sala Buñuel in the El Almacén cultural research centre to discuss the seven films entered for competition in the festival’s official section, based on a predetermined set of criteria. The winner of the 9th Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote will be decided as a result of this debate.

Beatrice Fiorentino

Beatrice Fiorentino is a freelance journalist and film critic who writes for the cultural section of the newspapers Il manifesto and Il Piccolo and also for film magazines and journals such as Cinecittà News, 8½, Artribune Magazine. She teaches film and audiovisual language at the University of Koper (Slovenia). Since 2015 she is the head of the New Prints section for Italian first films at ShorTS – International Film Festival (Trieste). She is a member of the Film della Critica commission appointed by SNCCI (Italian Film Critics Association), and since 2016 she sits on the selection committee for the Venice International Film Critics’ Week (SIC).

David Varela

David Varela is a filmmaker and programmer. In 2010 he directed Banaras me, his first feature-length film, as well as a number of shorts filmed in India which he has presented at various international film festivals. He also works as programmer for the DOCMA Documentary Film Association. In 2015 and 2017 he was the Artistic Director of 3XDOC, an international event for which he is currently acting director. He has programmed film seasons for institutions such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía or Filmoteca Española. More recently he has worked as the artistic co-director of DocumentaMadrid, the International Documentary Film Festival, from 2017 to 2019.

Felipe de la Hoz

Felipe de la Hoz Guerra is a film critic, compulsive self-learner, barman and agitator on the Lanzarote scene. He collaborated in the programming of the Sala Buñuel film club together with César Manrique and Cipriano Fierro during the period when it first opened. His work with this film club was also connected with his work in the no-longer-existing bookshop in El Almacén, which was an outlet or source for films which were hard to get hold of in Lanzarote. He was a key force in the artistic, cinema and performative movement that emerged in the eighties in this seminal space for culture in Lanzarote. He is currently collaborating with the Cadena SER radio station on its weekly film programme.

Young Jury

The composers of the Young Jury are Lucía Díaz Bragado, Xerax Adal Ibáñez Villalba and Jesús Kevin Leal Moreno.