Panthers

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Panthers.

Joana and Nina are two 13-year-old friends in the midst of puberty. The first one, bubbly and brazen, has vital questions about female gender. Both are young women of their time and condition: social networks, immediacy and excesses. Today, Joana has decided to put an end to her existential anxiety. At that moment a macabre game devised by Joana begins. That decisive moment of puberty will cause something in each of them to change forever.

Director.

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) codirected with Ariadna Pujol.

Details.

  • Title
    Panthers
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
    Spain
  • Year
    2020
  • Length
    22′, col.

  • Director 
    Èrika Sánchez
  • Screenplay 
    Èrika Sánchez
  • Editing
    Xavi Esteban
  • Photography
    Gina Ferrer

  • Art Direction
    Julen Biguri
  • Sound
    Leo Dolgan, Alberto Manera
  • Music
    Xavier Alías
  • Cast
    Laia Capdevila, Rimé Kopoború

  • Producer
    Èrika Sánchez
  • Production
    Antivaho Cinematográfico, with the support of
    ICEC (Catalan Institute for the Cultural Companies)


  • Berlin International Film Festival 2020 – Generation
  • Malaga International Film Festival 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Barcelona D’A International Film Festival 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Badajoz Iberian Film Festival 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Kiev International Short Film Festival 2020 – Fem Riot
  • Visionār Film Festival Berlin 2020
  • FICBUEU Bueu 2020 – Spanish Competition
  • Incinerante Medellin Youth Short Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Festival MiX Milan 2020
  • L Week Antwerp 2020
  • BFI London International Film Festival 2020 – My Time to Shine
  • Olhar de Cinema Curitiba 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Curtocírcuito Santiago de Compostela 2020 – Penínsulas
  • Copenhagen Short Film Festival 2020 – Mix’ed Favorites
  • Abycine Albacete 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • FESCIGU Guadalajara 2020
  • NewFest New York 2020
  • Pride Pictures Festival Karlsruhe 2020
  • Everybody’s Perfect Geneva 2020
  • Construir Mirades Barcelona 2020
  • Asiana International Short Film Festival Seoul 2020 – Competition
  • Lovers Film Festival Turin 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Chéries Chéris Film Festival Paris 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Hamburg Queer Film Festival 2020
  • Madrid Lesgaicinemad 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Som Cinema Lleida 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Bogoshorts Bogotà 2020 – Collections
  • TLV Fest Tel Aviv 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Alcine Alcalá de Henares 2020 – Divergencias
  • Interfilm Berlin Kuki Festival 2020
  • Tallinn PÖFF Shorts 2020 – Out of Competition
  • Soria International Short Film Festival 2020 – Competition
  • Scotland Catalan Film Festival Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee 2020 – Competition
  • Construir Miradas Barcelona 2020
  • Leuven International Short Film Festival 2020 – European Competition
  • Cinema Jove Valencia 2020 – Official Selection
  • Queerscope Independent German Queer Film Festivals Rostock 2020
  • Festival Reteena Barcelona 2020
  • El Dia Més Curt Barcelona 2020
  • VOC Awards Reus 2021
  • Zinegoak Bilbao 2021 – Short Film Competition
  • Ibiza Cinefest 2021 – National Short Competition
  • Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Barcelona 2021
  • Muestra de Cine Realizado por Mujeres Bilbao 2021
  • Muestra de Cine Realizado por Mujeres Huesca 2021
  • Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres Pamplona 2021
  • Muestra Internacional de Cine Realizado por Mujeres Zaragoza 2021
  • Festival Dona i Cinema Valencia 2021
  • Cortos en Feminino 2021
  • Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2021 – Short Film Competition
  • MECAL Barcelona Short Film Festival 2021
  • DIGO International Film Festival on Gender and Sexuality Goiás 2021 – Out of Competition
  • Visionār extension Madrid 2021
  • Frameline San Francisco 2021
  • FilmFest Dresden 2021 – Youth Programme


  • Badajoz Iberian Film Festival 2020 – Best Short Film
  • Soria International Short Film Festival 2020 – Best Actress Award
  • TLV Fest Tel Aviv 2020 – Honorable Mention
  • Cinema Jove Valencia 2020 – Best Short Film
  • Som Cinema Lleida 2020 – Best Short Film
  • Gaudí Awards Barcelona 2021 – Nominated Best Short Film Category
  • Ibiza Cinefest 2021 – Best National Short
  • MECAL Barcelona Short Film Festival 2021 – Moonlight Award


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