Earlier this year we announced our 2018 video competition where guests could enter their holiday videos.

Entries came fast, right up until competition close on November 30th. All entries were presented to the 3 judges:

1. Timur Tugalev – Timur is a travel filmmaker working with big brand names as well as the winner of the annual National Geographic’s travel video award in 2017 & 2018! You can see his video of Lanzarote above.

2. Tracey Cooper – Tracey is an experienced executive producer who, based in London, specialises in visual effects, short films, and animation. Tracey studied film theory at the University of Kent. She is also a frequent guest at Finca de Arrieta!

3. Charlie Wigmore – a son of Lanzarote! Charlie is now studying film in the UK but he returns home at every opportunity and captures his adventures in Lanzarote on video.

They were unanimous on the winning entry:


They have won a family holiday with us for 2019.

Click below image to view the winning video:

Here’s what the judges had to say on the winner:

TIMUR: Timelapses, slow motion, and even a very creative solution to film the wonderful Finca De Arrieta from the bird’s eye view perspective without using a drone – outstanding technical and creative work! The nature of the magical Island of Lanzarote was beautifully captured and the performance by the brave explorer, Maxim,  playing the main character is really Oscar-worthy! This film accomplishes what a travel video should – it inspires you to travel!  Well done and congratulations! 🙂

CHARLIE: I liked how it showed a lot of family time, also a lot of footage of the resort and of course the activities you can do on the island including beautiful landscapes and beach time!

TRACEY: This is my favourite as it showcases all the kids favourites elements of the Finca (chickens, donkey, trampoline) but showcases the landscape and sites of the island really nicely and overall exudes the sheer joy of a good family holiday.

The 2 runners-up can be viewed on the following links:



A massive thank you to everyone who entered. There were so many great videos. Also thank you to our lovely judges.

We will be announcing th2 2019 competition in January’s mailer 😉