Visionär Goes Madrid

June 3 and 29, 2021 @Sala Equis 19:00


Panthers (Panteres)

by Èrika Sánchez Marcos | Spain | 2020, 22'

They are scarred, overweight, pregnant, shaved, or tattooed. In the locker room, Joana studies the physical conditions of other women and later of herself in the mirror. Can your own body be modulated? Your gender? Your femininity? “Break Free” is written on her shirt – time for emancipation.

After a decade working as a personal assistant and script supervisor, in 2013 she wrote and directed the documentary short film, The Show, screened at international festivals and institutions. It’s Never Darker (2014) is her first documentary feature film, well received by audience and critics. Founder of Antivaho Cinematográfico with Xavier Esteban, she is currently working on the documentary feature film Perifèria (Outskirts) as a producer and screenwriter. Panthers is her first fiction’s work, short film as a prelude to the feature film in development, The Quiet Women. With the support of the Master in Creative Documentary at Pompeu Fabra University, she is developing the documentary feature film Dietari Final (Final Dietary) co-directed with Ariadna Pujol.

Butterflies in Berlin

By Monica Manganelli | Italy, Germany | 2019, 30'

Alex moves to Berlin in 1932 during the Weimar Republic period. Looking for his place in the world and his sexual identity, he becomes the first out-of-surgery transsexual in History. That happens unfortunately during the National-Socialism rise, a social disruption that turned the capital of sexual freedom in the most repressed country of all times.


Born in Parma (ltaly) in 1977, studied Architecture at the Institute of Art (Bachelor in Architecture). In 2002 she graduated from the Parma University with an Academic Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage (History of Art and Architecture’s Specialization). She followed an additional year specializing with a Postgraduate Academic Degree in “Theater’s Set Design” and a Master in Cad Design e Computer Graphics in Reggio Emilia (2002-2003). In this period she began to work as Set Designer Collaborator and Concept-Visual Artist for many productions since 2001 to 2011 in the Lyric Opera House in Italy and Europe among: Rigoletto, Theatre Marijnski, St. Petersburg, L ‘Impresario delle Smirne, Theatre Stabile Turin, Samson et Dalila, Theatre Comunale Bologna, Opera Royal de Wallonie, Fahrenheit 451, Director Luca Ronconi; Ercole sul Termodonte, Agrippina, Theatre La Fenice Venice. Monica collaborated with the Director Davide Livermore for the preparation of Scenic and visual/Set design of following works : Billy Budd (Season 2004-05), Aci Galatea e Polifemo (Season 2008-09), ldomeneo (Season 2010-11), l Vespri Siciliani (Season 2011-12 ), productions by Theatre Regio Turin.


By Naïla Guiguet | France | 2020, 20'

In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender and crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.


Naïla Guiguet graduated in 2019 from the Femis’ Cinema School Scenario Department, where she made a student short film Rough Skin. During her time at the Femis, she co-wrote with Arnaud Desplechin, Catherine Corsini and Thomas Salvador. Naïla Guiguet is also a DJ and a founding member of the Collective Possession. This collective organises techno LGBTQI+ evenings. During one such evenings, she shoots Dustin, her first short film as a professional.

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