Meet our Jury of the Benidorm Skyline Film Festival

The jury of this 5th Edition of the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival is made up of prominent professionals from the film industry and will be in charge of awarding the prizes.

The jury may declare any of the prizes void if it deems it appropriate, as well as award second prizes without financial prize. No person who is an interested party in the production or exhibition of the films on which they must issue their verdict may participate as a jury.

The jury’s decisions will be final.

Mabel Lozano

Screenwriter, producer and director of social cinema

Born in Villaluenga de la Sagra, Toledo, on December 28, 1967.

In her work, the denunciation of the sexual exploitation of women through prostitution and trafficking stands out. In 2021 she received the Goya Award for documentary short film for Biography of the corpse of a woman.

In 2020, she premiered the documentary Biography of the Corpse of a Woman at more than 30 film festivals.

Among other awards, Mabel Lozano has the Goya Award for Best Documentary Short Film for Biography of the Corpse of a Woman, Skyline Benidorm Film Festival Audience Award, Special Jury Award, Festival of Gender Violence of Jaén, best director of the Exhibition of Political cinema directed by Women, recognition granted by CIMA (Association of women filmmakers and audiovisual media), Plaque for regional merit as a filmmaker committed to the rights of women granted by the regional government of Castilla-La Mancha.

Marcos Cabotá

Director, producer and screenwriter

Marcos Cabotá, Member of the Film Academy, was born in Palma de Mallorca on January 31, 1981. He studied at Bellver International College and then graduated from the European University of Madrid in 2005. Later, he completed a graduate degree at New York Film Academy (Universal Studios, Los Angeles).

In 2014 he co-produced the film El Desierro, directed by Arturo Ruíz. The film is shot between the Sierra de Madrid and the Sierra de Mallorca. It tells the story of two soldiers exiled into oblivion, who although very different between them, both find a common interest. A captured rebel woman. The film receives numerous awards in Europe, the United States and Asia.

In 2018 he premiered La Jaula at the Festival Festibérico in Holland, as well as the short film Glitch, which made it the winner of a dozen awards throughout the year.

His documentary short Kyoko (co-written and co-directed with Joan Bover) wins the Malaga Festival and earns him a new Goya Award Nomination.

He is currently in production on his new feature film, Sonic Fantasy.

Clara Bilbao

Costume designer

Clara was born in Bilbao in 1971. She got her university degree at CSDMM (Fashion Design Center of Madrid, Universidad Politécnica) specializing on Scenic Costume Design.

She started working on cinema from 1994, and as a Costume Designer from 1997. You can find her in more than 30 feature movies, and several tv-shows. Her talent has been rewarded with two Goya Awards to the Best Costume Design, the highest recognition for spanish cinematographers, on 2012 (“Blackthorn”, by Mateo Gil, starred by Sam Shepard and Stephen Rea) and 2016 (“Nobody wants the Night”, by Isabel Coixet, with Juliette Binoche and Gabriel Byrne).

Besides her creative work, she owns the company “Un Burro de Cine”, a big wardrobe store and atelier based on Madrid supplying the most important cinema, theatre and tv productions all around Spain.

Javi y Kiko Prada

Directors, scriptwriters and producers
Script Jury

The Prada Brothers began their journey in the world of cinema in 2004. Since that year they have won numerous awards and selections with their work, participating in festivals such as Sitges, New York City Horror Film Festival, Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre, Seminci or the Festival Gijón International Film Festival.

Between all their works they accumulate more than 800 selections in National and International Festivals, winning almost a total of 90 awards.

In 2010 they founded their own production company The Other Side Films and with it they produce films and short films. In long format, “Pieles” stands out. Selected at the Berlinale and the Spanish Film Festival of Malaga. In 2018 the digital series “Dorien” premiered for PLAYZ, RTVE’s digital platform. Series that they produce, write and direct.

Óscar Grifoll Ponce

Journalist, writer and screenwriter
Script Jury

As a journalist he has worked for TV, radio and cinema. He is the scriptwriter and editor of the À Punt EMERGENTS program (2018) and the radio program AL RAS (2018 and 2020-scriptwriter section of Òscar Tramoyeres). He has been awarded as a screenwriter at various festivals and as a writer he has won various awards with novels and short stories.

Finalist Best Short Film Mostra Valencia 2010.
Freedom of Expression Award 2011 granted by the Unió de Periodistas Valencians
Selected Documentary Short Film Mostra Viva 2013.
MONDOC 2014 Best Documentary Short Film Award.