short film – 15′ – 2023


From the tormented little mermaid to the fulfilled woman she is today, Gigi tells us about her gender transition with humor and sensitivity.


Cynthia Calvi


Cynthia Calvi & Gigi


Xbo films


digital 2D

Born in 1991, Cynthia Calvi studied at EMCA in Angoulême, where she directed her first animated documentary, “Tournée” (2015), before joining the “En sortant de l’école” collection in Lille, where she directed the short film “Le portrait modèle” (2018). She then joined the management team of the Train-train studio, which contributed to the making of “Gigi” (2023), produced by Xbo Films, in collaboration with Studio des Affranchis in Toulouse.

With the support of CNC - Pre-production assistance for short film production, FAIA writing and development assistance, Région Occitanie, Pictanovo - Région Haut-de-France, Toulouse Métropole, Procirep and Angoa. Selected for Pitchs at the Festival National du Film d'Animation de Rennes 2020. « From writing to image » residency in Saint-Quirin. Arte Award at Pitchs MIFA at Annecy Festival 2021. With the participation of Arte France