15 NOV - 5 DEC 2021

The Purple Meridians

Professional Activities


The Purple Meridians is a joint project by three organisations in Spain, Italy and Turkey that brings together eighteen women filmmakers, six from each country, to debate the difficulties faced by women working in the filmmaking industry and wider screen sector. The aim is to share strategies for overcoming common obstacles and set up a support and exchange network for future partnerships crisscrossing Europe from east to west.

The project is made up of three workshops, an online roundtable, onsite screenings in Barcelona, Turin and Diyarbakır and an online programme featuring a selection of films by the participating filmmakers. The films, subtitled in English, will be made available on the streen.org platform, free of charge on the first day (to be decided on the basis of the onsite screenings) and then on a pay-per-view basis for three months.

Once the onsite and online workshops have been held in Barcelona, Turin and Diyarbakır,  each group will watch the videos of the workshops held by the other two groups and draw up a set of conclusions to share at the online international roundtable.

The filmmakers resident in Catalonia (Anna Giralt Gris, Raquel Marques, Pilar Monsell, Ro Caminal, Lara Vilanova and Lili Marsans) will meet at the Pati Llimona Civic Centre, where they will connect with Turin (as part of the Torino Film Festival) and Diyarbakır (Turkey).

OVNI, la Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de Barcelona and l’Alternativa will present a programme of six shorts (two directors from each country). The remaining shorts will be screened on the same day on a continuous loop on a monitor at the Pati Llimona Civic Centre. All the films will be available from 3 December in their original language with English subtitles on purplemeridians.org.

(Main photo: Mauro Guglielminotti)


Spain Workshop (onsite)

  • Monday 15 November, 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Sala Raval, CCCB
  • Not open to the public

Spain Workshop (online)

  • Monday 22 November
  • Not open to the public

International Roundtable (online)

  • Saturday 27 November, 11 am to 12.30 pm
  • Open to the public
  • The roundtable will be held in Englishz

Screenings (onsite)

  • Thursday 2 December, 6.30 to 8.30 pm
  • Centre Cívic Pati Llimona
  • Original version subtitled in Catalan
  • Open to the public
  • See films list below
Screenings Thursday 2 December, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Centre Cívic Pati Llimona

  • Introduction by the directors based in Barcelona (10 min)
  • Videos of the directors' workshops in the three countries (10 min)
  • Brief Q&A (10 min)
  • Screening of six shorts (two directors from each country) (86 min)
  • Free admission
  • Films in their original language with Catalan subtitles
In collaboration with
Rosa Kadin Dernegi
Archivos OVNI
L Alternativa Pro
Acció Cinema
Catalunya Film Festivals CFF
Generalitat de Catalunya
Torino Film Industry
Torino Film Festival
Mostra de Films de Dones
Drac Màgic
Pati Llimona