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.