Private Project


The life of a gay young Venezuelan immigrant in Argentina through a series of vignettes where we see him looking for love, for survival and, mostly, looking for himself in a new country.

  • Santiago Giralt
  • Santiago Giralt
  • Fede Carol
  • Santiago Giralt
  • Alejandro Rey Gonzalez
    Key Cast
  • Santiago Giralt
    Key Cast
  • Francisco Ortiz
    Key Cast
  • Gregorio Barrios
    Key Cast
  • Pedro Aggolia
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    queer, lgtbqia+, drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • Student Project:
  • BFI London Flare
    United Kingdom
    March 18, 2023
    World Wide Premiere
  • Boston Wicked Queer Film Festival
    United States
    April 15, 2023
    North American premiere
  • BAFICI 24
    Buenos Aires City
    April 22, 2023
    South American Premiere
Distribution Information
  • The Open Reel
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Santiago Giralt

Santiago Giralt
Director, writer, producer, actor, playwright and novelist, Santiago Giralt is one of the leading figures in Argentinean cinema.
His works have been presented in many international film festivals: Cannes, London, Rotterdam, Locarno, Buenos Aires.
He has written, directed and produced twelves films.
He has written many screenplays for other filmmakers and has won international prizes. He is one of the five most important screenwriters of the past decade in Argentina and was a finalist for the National Screenwriters Prize.

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Director Statement

How to lead a change in society from cinema? How to generate awareness without moralizing and, at the same time, be able to tell story about a young man in search of his freedom?
After Equal Marriage and Gender Identity Laws, there is a different perception about sexuality and identity. However, old prejudices still remain buried and it is necessary to deepen the change of these paradigms.
Despite the broad immigration policies and considering Argentina was built on the basis of immigrants, since it massacred it's native population, there is great prejudice, xenophobia and rejection of newcomers in society.
This short film mixes documentary with fiction and a young protagonist, who captures the attention and hypnotizes the viewer.
My Pana is a short film about growth, the search for happiness, exile, the Venezuelan corruption and the possibility of reinventing oneself in another part of the world.