Class of 2021, Nominated for Best Picture

When Sicades Become Silent

by Aitor Sanchez, Bande à Part Film School

Nia is a woman who was left with a scar after having survived a head-on collision when she was little. This imperfection of her body becomes a personal stigma and she is unable to enjoy relating to other people.

MSFF 2021 Screening Times

When Sicades is screening at MSFF, happening December 28-29, 2021. Our Festival livestream is free, and open to the public. You can watch the film on December 29th, 2021, at 2:30pm EST.

Prefer to watch it on your own time? With, our experimental VOD option this year, you can watch all of this year's film slate up to seven days after the Festival ends. Purchase required.

About The Film

Meet The Filmmaker #MSFF2021

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About The Filmmaker

Aitor Sanchez

Aitor Sánchez (Bristol, United Kingdom, 1993) Aitor holds a degree in Film Direction and Production from the Bande à Part film school (Barcelona) and has worked in various locations, including Germany, Nepal and India.

He has directed several shorts, videoclips and publicity spots, including “Searching for the Way” (Nordakas, 2017 Germany), a promotional video for the 3000KM travel agency and videos for the NGO “Refugees Welcome - Pasaje Seguro”.

He has also worked in the camera department for publicity spots such as “Nabufit - Neymar JR ” (Barcelona 2017) and as production assistant on the TV series “Matar al Padre” (Cataluña 2018), directed by the Goya winner, Mar Coll.

At present, he is working on post-production of several shorts produced by “El Dedo en el Ojo” and his first feature film “Balika” (Nepal 2018), which he co-directed and produced.


-Aitor Sanchez, Director
-Aitor Sanchez, Writer
-María José García, Producer
-Patricia Benjumea, Key Cast
-Raúl Santamaria, Key Cast
-Samara Oliver, Key Cast
-Ferrán Rodríguez, Key Cast
-Edu Murillo, Key Cast
-Cynthia Vera, Key Cast
-Aina Tadeo, Key Cast

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