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My Pana.

Pana is a popular world from Venezuelan slang that means many things: as a noun it refers to a friend, a good person; as an adjective, it’s a positive quality, someone nice, someone friendly and enjoyable. A coming-of-age story, the short My Pana is also a tale of immigration and exile, a portrait of a teenager adapting to a new society with the few tools he knows to survive: his youth, his body and, ultimately, his own resilience. Through the point of view of a teenager we’ll understand the hardships of million of Venezuelans abroad and the consequences of corruption, exile and the fractured soul of a person who was pushed to leave his true life to adapt to a hostile new place.


Santiago Giralt is a director, writer, producer, actor, playwright and novelist. He is one of the leading figures in Argentinean cinema and 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.


  • Title
    My Pana
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    14′, col.

  • Director 
    Santiago Giralt
  • Screenplay
    Santiago Giralt
  • Editing
    Santiago Giralt
  • Photography
    Connie Martin

  • Music
  • Sound
  • Cast
    Alejandro Rey Gonzalez, Santiago Giralt,
    Francisco Ortiz, Gregorio Barrios,
    Pedro Aggolia

  • Producers
    Federico Carol,
    Santiago Giralt
  • Associate Producer
    Cosimo Santoro
  • Production
    Los Griegos
  • Associate Production
    The Open Reel

  • London BFI Flare 2023
  • Wicked Queer Boston 2023
  • BAFICI Buenos Aires 2023
  • Outshine Miami 2023
  • Freiburg Gay Film Festival 2023
  • Zinentiendo Zaragoza 2023
  • Porn Film Festival Berlin 2023
  • Seoul International Pride Film Festival 2023

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