Paz Lázaro is section head and curator of the Panorama.
She was born in Seville, Spain in 1972 and holds a degree in Spanish philology, English philology and sociology. Paz Lázaro started working for the Berlin International Film Festival in 2000 and has been Panorama’s Programme Manager since 2006. In 2007 she became a member of the selection committee for the Competition. She is also part of the Berlinale delegates team for Ibero-American films and of the Berlinale Special Series selection committee.
Before becoming a film festival curator, Paz Lázaro worked in film production, mainly in Spain, as well as in theatre production with artists including Constanza Macras and the Dorky Park Company (No Wonder, Sure). From 2004 to 2007 she was part of the curating team for Interfilm – International Short Film Festival Berlin. As a script consultant, she has collaborated with the ICAA in Spain, ICAU in Uruguay and FOPROCINE in Mexico for IMCINE, the Match Factory, as well as Ibermedia.