BIO

Bio

 

Anna Molins is a cinematographer based in Barcelona with more than fifteen years of experience behind the camera. She graduated as Director of Photography from ESCAC (Film and Media School of Catalonia) in 2001.

 

Her first feature film is ”The Odd-Job Men” (2021), which was directed by Neus Ballús and released in the Official Selection of Locarno Film Festival, won the Best Actor Award, the Europa Cinemas Label award and received the Special Mention of the International Youth Jury. The film has received the Silver Spike and the Audience Award of the Seminci (66th Edition of Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid) and the Audience Award of CiBRA Festival (Spain). It has been selected in several International Festivals.

 

In her career, two documentary films stand out: ”My name is Violeta” (2019), which won the Audience award and the International Amnesty Prize of the DocsBarcelona Festival, and ”Kanimambo” (2012), which received the Special Mention of the Jury in the Málaga Film Festival.

 

Molins has shot more than twenty professional short films. Her latest piece is ”Ineffable” (2021), which obtained the Danzante Iberoamericano prize at the 49th Huesca Film Festival. In addition, she has specialized in stop motion, a technique she applied in both fiction and advertising. Here, two projects stand out: ”Canis” (2014), awarded Best Cinematography in the XII Mecal Pro International Short Film Festival of Barcelona, and ”Twins of Sunset Street” (2010), which took home the Gaudí Award for Best Short Film, the Kodak Award for Best Cinematography at the 12th Spanish Version Short Film Festival and the Silver Méliès Award at the Sitges International Film Festival, among other national and international accolades.

 

Molins also works in music videos and advertisement. Usually, she collaborates with the filmmaker Lyona. Together they have made more than a hundred pieces and their narrative and aesthetics show a consolidated personal trademark.

 

Moreover, Molins works in documentaries for television and hybrid special shows in which performing arts and fiction are blended. Good examples of this are the documentary series ”La Gran Il·lusió” (2019), directed by Mai Balaguer, and the special Christmas tv-show ”Nit de Nits” (2020), directed by Lluís Danés.

 

Her versatility, together with her eagerness for capturing instants and for telling stories is what drives her in all kinds of projects and experiences.

AWARDS

  • Kodak Award Best Cinematography ‘XII Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes VERSIÓN ESPAÑOLA – SGAE, 2011’

“Twins of Sunset Street” by M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion

  • Best Cinematography of European Production in MECAL Festival in Barcelona, 2014

“Canis” by M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion

  • Best Cinematography at My Love Michelle Short Film Festival in Texas, EEUU, 2016

“Wut” de Sergi Martí. Prod: Nanouk Films

  • Best Cinematography at I Festival Internacional de Cine por la Memoria Democrática FESCIMED in Madrid, 2017

“Wut” de Sergi Martí. Prod: Nanouk Films

FILMOGRAPHY

Feature Films

  • The Odd-Job Men (Dir: Neus Ballús. Prod: Distinto Films & El Kinògraf, 2021)
  • My name is Violeta (Dir: David Fernández de Castro & Marc Parramon. Prod: Polar Star Films & Media Pro, 2019)
  • Kanimambo (Dir: Adan Aliaga, Hwidar, Carla Subirana. Prod: Eddie Saeta & Hispanocine, 2012)

Documentaries

  • Fantasia by Escribà (Dir. Xavier Atance. Prod: Benecé Produccions, 2017)
  • Double Epidemic (Dir. Marc Serena. Prod: GTT Barcelona, 2015)
  • La càpsula del temps. 40 anys de Dagoll Dagom (Dir: Mar Orfila. Prod: TV3 & Dagoll Dagom, 2015)
  • Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer. Història d’un exili interior (Dir: Amparo Solís. Prod: Benecé Produccions, 2013)
  • Una flama al cor (Dir: Josep Mª Mañé. Prod: Benecé Produccions, 2011)
  • To de re per mandolina i clarinet (Dir: Jordi Turtós. Prod: Televisió de Catalunya, 2011)
  • El club (Dir: Rose Kowalski. Prod: Polar Star Films, 2009)
  • La batalla de la memòria (Dir: Mario Pons. Prod: Pons Prod. Audiovisuals, 2009)

Documentary Series

  • Secuestro sin fin (Título provisional) (4 chapters, 2022) – Directed by Fèlix Colomer. Prod: Producciones del Barrio. (post-production)
  • La Gran Il·lusió, relat intermitent del cinema català (7 chapters – 1a Season, 2019) – Directed by Àlex Gorina & Esteve Riambau. Produced by Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals, Filmoteca de Catalunya & Costa Est Audiovisuals. 

Second Unit

  • Dictadura, divisas y biquinis (Dir: David Fernández de Castro. Dir.Foto: Alex García. Prod: Lastor Media, TVE, 2020) Second Unit
  • Amics per Sempre (Dir: Roman Parrado. Dir.Foto: Alex García. Prod: BataBat, Lastor Media, TV3, 2017). Second Unit
  • 13 dies d’Octubre (Dir: Carlos Marquès-Marcet. Dir.Foto: Alex García. Prod: BataBat, Lastor Media, TV3, 2015). Second Unit
  • Íngrid (Dir: Eduard Cortés. Dir.Foto: Bet Rourich. Prod: Benecé Produccions, 2009) Camera Operator
  • Peixos al desert (Dir: Sergi Pérez, Oriol Aubets. Dir.Foto: Bet Rourich. Prod: Fair Play Produccions, 2008). Second Unit

TV

  • I Premis El Temps de les Arts (2021) – Directed by: Lluís Danés. Produced by: SantaMandra Produccions & Fundació Francesc Eiximenis.
  • La Dansa de la Mort (2021) – Directed by Lluís Danés. Produced by: Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat Catalunya & Ajuntament de Verges.
  • Nit de Nits (4 capítols, 2020) – Directed by Lluís Danés. Produced by: Brutal Media.
  • Aquesta Terra, Acte Institucional de la Diada de Catalunya (2020) – Directed by Lluís Danés. Produced by Santa Mandra & Events.
  • “Maremar” de Dagoll Dagom. (2019) – Directed by Mar Orfila. Produced by Dagoll Dagom and Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals.
  • Manual de supervivència (13 chapters, 2019) – Directed by Ruy Balañá. Produced by Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals & BataBat.
  • La Gent Normal (6 chapters- 2a Season, 2017) – Directed by Agnès Marquès. Produced by Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals & Sticaki.

Shorts

    • The morning of Mr. Xifró (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2021)
    • Ineffable (Dir. Gerard Oms. Prod: Zabriskie Films, 2020)
    • L’extraordinària història de la Bruna (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2020)
    • Candela (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2020)
    • Hummus (Dir. Gerard Oms & Eu Manzanares. Prod: Producciones de la Pradera, 2019)
    • Matilda (Dir. Irene Iborra & Edu Puertas. Prod: Arnaud Demunyck & Citoplasmas Stopmotion, 2018)
    • Júpiter & Mart (Dir. Carla Subirana. Prod: Diversitat en curt – Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2016)
    • Dead Horses (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2016)
    • Lucrecia (Dir. Eva Marín. Prod: Quatre Films, 2016)
    • Atma (Dir. Carla Subirana. Prod: Mar Ximenis & Carla Subirana, 2016)
    • Ana Ismi Cárol (Dir. Anna Molins. Prod: Anna Molins, 2015)
    • Wut (Dir. Sergi Martí. Prod: Nanouk Films, 2014)
    • Blocked, Piled (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2014)
    • El experimento (Dir. Maja Djókic. Prod: La Movie, 2014)
    • Canis (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2013)
    • División Azul (Dir. Sergi Martí. Prod: Nanouk Films, 2012)
    • Grand Prix (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2011)
    • Twins of Sunset Street (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2010)
    • Algo Queda (Dir. Ana Lorenz. Prod: Christian Guijarro, 2010)
    • Cabaret Kadne (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2008)
    • Sonata in Motion (Dir. L.Gil & JA Duran. Prod: Laia Gil, 2007)
    • Violeta (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2006)
    • Lupe and Bruno (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: I+G Stopmotion, 2005)
    • La otra mirada (Dir. Ángeles Hernández. Prod: Escándalo Films, 2004)
    • Hogar (Dir. Sol Caramilloni. Prod: Escándalo Films, 2003)
    • Black is the color of Gods (Dir. M.Riba & A.Solanas. Prod: Escándalo Films, 2002)

 

Music Videos

Love of Lesbian, Lory Meyers, Amaral, Sidonie, La Pegatina, Zahara, Morat & Aitana, Carlos Sadness, Mürfila, Chica Sobresalto, Kakkmaddafakka, Els Pets, Mazoni, The New Raemon, Álex Ferreira, Trezor, Marc Salvador, La Caza Azul, Beth, Anna Roig i l’ombre de ton chien, Maria Coma, Inspira, Pau Vallvé, Ix, Ezra Furman, Ultraplayback, Oblique & Carlos Bayona, The Crab Apples, Eme DJ, Prats, Presidente, Los seis días, Belushi, Band a part, Wantun, Nitoniko, Vinodelfín, Mono, Jules, Febrero, Spam, Crazy Notes, Magnética, Kabul Babá, Lanco, Berta, Cris Joanico, Tugores.

Directors

Lyona, Neus Ballús, Carla Subirana, Lluís Danés, David Fernández de Castro, Marc Parramon, Mai Balaguer, Raul Cuevas, Rafa de los Arcos, Ruy Balañá, Jordi Call, Abel Lopez, Pep Prior, Ariadna Relea, Sergi Portabella, Josep Mª Mañé, Gerard Oms, Sergi Milà, Victor Carrey, Mar Orfila, Alan Fàbregas, Ana Lorenz, Marc Serena, Rose Kowalski, Àngel Leiro, Jordi Turtós, Anna Solanas, Marc Riba, Irene Iborra, Edu Puertas, Maja Djókic, Sergi Martí, Laura Gutierrez, Laia Gil, Amparo Solís, Sol Caramilloni, Mario Pons.