The beginning of the twenty-first century is marked by a contradictory intersection between the transformation of the global economy and the revolution in new technologies. These two disparate new realities have disrupted customs and traditions and are now bearing witness to different drifts, some with times that anesthetize and others that excite and exhilarate, yet without knowing where they are heading.

The place portrayed in Derivas (Drifts), associated with the frontier of the sea and fishing boats, begins to be occupied by nomadic flows of people whose interests are very different to the origin of this place, completely redrawing and resituating new events.


Director’s Notes

Drifts arises after reflecting on Pasolini’s vision of capitalism: when consuption has been established in our societies as an ideological system, the possibility of returning to certain social attitudes of conscience and community becomes practically impossible.

With this project I wanted to show two worlds that converge in the same space and that, at the global level, are very recognizable within our contemporary reality: that of the local people who have seen their economy transform away from the sense of origin of their town, and that of tourists, who travel through places superficially, without inhabiting them. Two realities that coexist and in which I have tried to present, not so much melancholic or longing states of “another better time”, but a social structure that no longer seeks to build “good citizens”, but rather good sellers and consumers.

Thus, this system of reality provokes a singular state, a sort of drift, like a transit through a flow of energy that takes away the consciousness of the first purpose of things, more than as a wandering aimlessly: listen to megaphones of parks attractions in a space of great natural wealth; prepare industrial bread in an environment where time is long; eat frozen fish from a distant continent in a fishing village … Local people and tourists engaged in a confusing and contradictory time in which what was sought and offered in the imaginary has been replaced by substitutes, illusory patches that, however , make us believe that the experience lived is unique, authentic and genuine, always hand in hand, yes, of codes of action whose main purposes are those of recurrent consumption.


  • Best Canarian Short Film Award
    1st Documentary Film Festival Atlántica Documenta, 2021
  • Special Jury Mention
    53th Alcances Cádiz – Festival de Cine Documental, 2021
  • International Distribution in the catalogue Canarias en Corto
    15th Distribution Catalogue “Canarias en Corto 2021”

Official Selections


  • 4.º Festival de Cine Amazonía del Plata, Official Selection, Quilmes y Tigre (Buenos Aires), Argentina, 2022
  • 5.º Still Voices Short Film Festival, Official Selection, Longford, Ireland, 2021
  • 5.º Black Canvas. Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, International Short Film Competition, Ciudad de México, Mexico, 2021
  • 27.º CineEco – International Environmental Film Festival of Serra da Estrela, International Short Film Competition, Seia, Portugal, 2021


  • F5, Festival Internacional de Films de Futur de la Font d’en Fargues, Barcelona, 2022
  • 11.ª Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote, Cruce de caminos: Filmmakers from the Canaries [out of competition], Lanzarote, 2021
  • 16.º Festival de Cortos Villa de la Orotava, Canarian Section, Tenerife, 2021
  • 1.º Atlántica Documenta, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, 2021
  • 53.º Alcances Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection, Cádiz, 2021
  • 29.ª Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo, La otra mirada Section, Medina del Campo, 2021
  • 23.º FICMEC – Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias, Ecoislas Section, Garachico, Tenerife, 2021
  • 11.º D’A Film Festival Barcelona, Un impulso colectivo Section & Jóvenes Programadores Moving Cinema Section, Barcelona, 2021
  • 62.º ZINEBI – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Official Section, Bilbao, 2020

Other special screenings

  • Televisión Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, 2022
  • CUNY – City University of New York, United States, 2020
  • Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago, United States, 2020
  • Carleton College, Minnesota, United States, 2022

Technical Information

Direction, Script and Editing
Nayra Sanz Fuentes
Direction of Photography
Víctor Moreno y Nayra Sanz Fuentes
Production Manager
Alberto Bódalo Valcárcel
Assistant Director
Javier Sanz Fuentes y Carlos Vásquez
Image Post-production
Alberto Bódalo Valcárcel
Sound Editing
César Molina
Sound Mix
Nacho Royo-Vilanova
Alex F. Capilla
Graphic Design
Laura Millán
Production Company
Rinoceronte Films S. L.