An international jury for the official section: Illes en Curt and Balears en Curt

In its third edition the Menorca Film Festival will have an exclusive jury that comprises of prominent filmmakers, actors and film professionals from different countries.

Paz Lázaro

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.

Ruth Llopis

Minorcan actress Ruth Llopis defines herself as a fan of acid comedy and black humor. Born into a family of actors and with an extensive acting experience on stage and in short films, it was Ruth’s role in “El Rey Tuerto” that earned her recognition form the general public and a nomination to the Gaudi Awards.

Her career is a miscellany of different fields: Ruth has worked in Spanish TV hits like “El secreto del Puente Viejo”, “Felix” or “El Incidente”; in micro-theater, and more recently in “Contratiempo”, the successful feature film by Oriol Paulo that has swept the Chinese Box Office, where she co-stars with Mario Casas and Bárbara Lennie.

Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Rodrigo Sorogoyen is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and filmmaker. His career kicked off in 2008 with “8 citas”, surrounded by young actors like Raúl Arévalo, Marta Nieto or Javier Pereira. But it was in 2016, after shooting the cool, dreary minimalist romance “Stockholm”, he turned heads with the very different “Que Dios nos perdone” (“May God Forgive Us”), a melancholic serial-killer procedural that earned him not only the public and critics’ praise, but also a Goya for Best Director.

Last year Sorogoyen filmed “Madre” (“Mother”), an expertly crafted short film where a daily situation becomes a tragedy, which has earned him several awards, including a Goya for Best Fictional Short Film and the Menorca Film Festival’s Official Section. He is currently working on turning “Mother” into a feature film.

Los premios

El corto ganador de la sección “Balears en Curt” e “Illes en Curt” obtendrán:

  • Un premio en metálico de 600 euros
  • Un galardón al mejor corto dentro de la sección “Balears en Curt” y otro galardón para “Illes en Curt”