2020 Shortfilm

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THE BAD KIDS

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Length
60M*12

Director
辛爽

Cast
秦昊、王景春、荣梓杉、史彭元、王圣迪、刘琳

To find his father, a teenager called Yan Liang escapes from the orphanage with his “sister” Pupu and returns to Ning City. They live in his childhood friend Zhu Chaoyang’s home. When the three children play, they shoot a video of Zhang Dongsheng killing someone. They are afraid if they call the police, they will be sent […]

REUNION: THE SOUND OF PROVIDENCE

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Length
45M*32

Director
潘安子

Cast
朱一龙、毛晓彤

Reunion: The Sound of Providence was a story about Wu Xie, Zhang Qiling and Fats, who are known as Treasure Hunting Trio, restarted a journey of adventure after receiving a text message seemingly coming from Uncle Three when they had retired in Yucun, a village in Fujian. In order to find Uncle Three who had been missing […]

REBORN

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Length
40M*28

Director
杨冬

Cast
张译、赵子琪

“Reborn” tells the story of Qin Chi, the only survivor of the “714 gun case”, who, after suffering heavy damage, struggles with amnesia constantly and seeks the truth of the “gun case” at the same time.
《重生》讲述了“714枪案”唯一幸存者西关支队副支队长秦驰,遭遇重创后不断与失忆抗争,破解疑案的同时寻找“枪案”真相的故事。

IN A CLASS OF HER OWN

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Length
约42M*36

Director
智磊

Cast
宋威龙、鞠婧祎

XueWenxi is a girl from a poor family,By a strange accident, she entered the “cloud school”, where only men could study. She and feng Chengjun, Yulexuan, Lei Zexin and other students, overcome difficulties to grow together, write a group of ambitious young people wanton youth romance story.
家境贫寒的雪文曦,阴差阳错地进入了唯有男子才可进修的云上学堂。她与风承骏、雨乐暄、雷泽信等一众堂生,克服困难共同成长,谱写一群心怀抱负的年轻人肆意青春的浪漫故事。

 

FLYING TIGER 2

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Length
45M*30

Director
查传谊、邓衍成、李惠民

Cast
苗侨伟、黄宗泽、吴卓羲、李·佩斯、马国明

A mysterious gang is behind a series of crimes in Hong Kong, putting the safety of the city the line. Instructed the commissioner of the Hong Kong police force, Lok Ka-Sing (MICHAEL MIU), commander of The Special Duties Unit (also known the “Flying Tigers”) , select a team of elite police officers to form a special task force called “A […]

THE GREAT GOD MONKEY

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Length
约38M*12

Director
谭俏

Cast
谢苗、南笙

The play tells the story of Sun Xiaotian, the great God monkey, who created the miracle of salvation, but was replaced by Jiutongyuanhou, who suffered a lot of blows and lost his power. Relying on the mortal body, he united with the princess of Wanyaoku, Yu Bingxin, and the weak water emissary Diting to Dongfang Mo, the […]

THE MIND SPEAKS

Length
10-15min*14

Director
王嫣芸

Cast
安藤忠雄、福田康夫、孙正义、田朴珺、铃木保奈美、大冢爱、前泽友作、柏原崇、小田切让、池坊保子

“The Mind Speaks”discover the essence of Japan by exploring the people and things, which are of the most representation to Japan as well as the country, from an elite perspective, aims to show the beauty of Japan to Chinese people in terms of politics, economy, society, culture, art, design elements and lifestyle.
《谢谢你系列-万悟声》以青年精英的视角进行体验式报道,通过介绍日本著名景点,传递文化信息及城市人文风貌;通过采访日本各界名人大咖及顶尖人物,呈现光环背后鲜为人知的精彩故事。

Bin’s Summer

Length:05分37秒

阿斌的夏日闲暇是他为开春的工作积蓄力量的一段时间。他追随内心,不断获得新的想法与灵感,以便在春节前后那特殊的日子里更好地服务别人。而这和他农场里所种的菜又有些相似之处。

Bin’s summer idleness is a time when he is gaining strength for the next season of work. He takes care of himself, fills himself with energy, new ideas, and inspiration in the summer, then to please everyone around him in winter or spring special days. He is kind of like the vegetables he grows on his farm. It is said […]

Between the fish

Length:06分06秒

生活中没有永恒的事物。

阿蔡出生的小渔村,

已成为一个现代化的小镇。

鱼干本是村里贫穷时期的食物,

已成为游客们岛上度假的美味佳肴。

我试图探讨,这种变化对于阿蔡来说,

是困难还是革新,是喜悦还是悲伤,

后来我明白,

真正重要的是你的生活,在鱼与鱼之间。

 

In life there is nothing permanent.

The small fisherman’s village where Cai was born and raised, has become a modern and industrialized town.

The dried fish that was food for the poor in the village, have become a delicacy for tourists who come on vacation to the island.

I was trying to figure out if this change was for Cai difficulty or upgrade, […]

When the grapes are ripe

Length:05分41秒

2008年,当马小爱获得了一片能够种植葡萄的土地时,她觉得自己力不从心。但很快她意识到,这可能是一个为自己和家人创造更好生活的机会。

When Ma Xiaoai was provided a piece of land used to grow grapes in 2008 she thought she was in over her head, but soon she realised that this could be an opportunity to build a better life for her and her family.

Countries in countries

Length:07分0秒

In the year 2020 Pavel Tavares, during the quarantine of Covid-19, makes his first garden remembering his experience in Longji, China. Surprisingly, he have the opportunity to participate in Looking China 2020, where he meets Poli (董子凌) and another reality of farmers in that country, which inspires him. A beautiful friendship is born, surrounded by farming and family.

2020年,潘若水,在隔离期间为了纪念他在龙脊小寨的经历,第一次开始种植自己的小菜园。令人惊喜的是,他又接受到了“2020年看中国”项目的邀请。在这里,Pavel遇见了董子凌,看到了她展示的另一种乡土生活。这给了Pavel新的启发。在农事和农家文化的伴随中,一段美丽的友谊诞生了……

Looking Back Roundtable

Length:15分37秒

来自南非的雅克、克里斯蒂安和特里斯坦在访问中国时,对中国的转盘圆桌印象深刻,这次,他们在最喜欢的转盘圆桌旁进行了一次关于“看中国”经历的问答环节。

 

Jaco, Christian and Tristan enjoy a question and answer session about their Looking China experiences at the same type of round table they enjoyed during their trips to China.

Flowers of love

Length:4分53秒

贾女士出生在以种植玫瑰为生的家庭,成长在包围在爱之花的环境之中。他们在昆明附近买了农场,在这里他们辛勤劳作,培育美丽的花朵。

时光流逝,他们的努力变成了娇艳美丽的玫瑰农场,也成为了他们家庭的财富。

玫瑰承载了这个家庭的爱,同时也是贾家成长的象征。当他们的女儿长大,贾家二老将玫瑰商业交给了贾女士和她的丈夫。在玫瑰农场的幸福生活像往常一样继续,直到疫情的发生。

蔓延在空气中的病毒恐吓着每一个人的心,同时也止住了本该发往全球的玫瑰。因此,贾家必须要协力同心,铭记玫瑰之中的温暖之爱才能共度难关。

A daughter is born to a Chinese family and the parents choose to raise the child through their love of roses. They buy a farm in the city of Kunming, where they work hard every day and grow flowers.

As time goes on, their property turns into a beautiful rose farm, as well as a family business.

Roses become real flowers of […]

OFFBEAT LEADERS

Length:07分47秒

A person treasures traditional dancings that transcend generations. Someone else encourages their fields to grow through their singing. Another one climbs in search of the best trophies. Rituals with nature as common ground, and their boost within the universe of virtual platforms. Through the screen, the outsider eye looks for daily victories.

一位农民将传承世代的传统舞蹈视为珍宝;一位农民通过歌声鼓励他的农田成长;一位农民在采山中寻找最佳的战利品。 他们在虚拟平台上展现不同的自我,而共同点则在于在传播仪式中透露出的自然美感。通过屏幕,我们看到了他们在平凡日子里的高光时刻。

The Taste of Changchun

Length:11分12秒

Evan Luchkow goes on a culinary in Vancouver, Canada to try and rediscover his memories from his Looking China experience in Changchun.

埃文·卢施克曾参加2016“看中国”项目,他在加拿大温哥华品尝美食,试图重新找回在中国长春时的体验。

One brick at a time

Length: 07分13秒

影片讲述了 64 岁的张鹤珊,作为当年明代长城守城将士的后代保护长城的故事。他从 1978 年就开始守护着城子峪村附近的明长城,42 年来,张鹤珊劝走放羊倌,吓跑偷砖贼,为守好长城跟很多人急过眼、红过脸。

Lao Zhang is the guardian of the Great Wall. For decades, he has been standing at the foot of the Wall to protect it from destruction, and his work will continue and be passed on to his descendants

Blessed Peaches

Length:6分46秒

桃农许长全借一个传说讲述了肥城桃品质优良的原因,这个故事与个人牺牲和上天的赐予有关。同时,他也讲述了自己在桃园中每天的工作情况。影片将过去和当下联系起来,试图探讨传统和当代元素的共存之道,也强调了桃子对当今的中国文化、经济和民间传统产生的重要影响。

Mr. Xu, a chinese peach farmer revisits the mythological origins behind the high quality peaches of Feicheng. He narrates an old tale about sacrifice and divine reward, while showing his day-to-day routine in his own plantation. In this film, the past and present come together to think about how tradition coexists with modernity and the importance of peaches for chinese […]

Xiaogang’s Women

Length :06分09秒

Xiaogang’s women is the story of three generations of strong women that live and work everyday to make Xiaogang grow and be better for it’s people.

该片讲述了三个小岗村“女强人”的故事。她们为了小岗村变得更好和小岗村人的幸福,每天努力工作生活着。

AMBER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Length:07分59秒

《山中琥珀》讲述了贵州省赫章县财神镇核桃糖的起源。小女孩生活在群山包围的小镇,伴着核桃树长大却想要到大城市追求另一种生活。然而她的追梦之旅在一处神奇的河畔戛然而止,受水怪启发,她明白了触手可及却常被忽视的东西或许是世间最难得的美好,她不再追逐繁华,回到小镇过上了另一种人生。

Amber in the Mountains is an animated story of how walnut candy was invented in Caishen town, Hezhang county, China. A young girl decides to escape her village and chase the lights in the big city. However, she accidentally ends up stranded near a river that is inhabited by a magical giant salamander. Her life changes entirely when she realizes […]

Memories of Chengdu

Length:15分36秒

2019年,4位阿根廷青年学生导演参加“看中国”项目,他们来到中国成都,收获了一段难忘的经历。2020年,他们聚在一起,回望这段记忆深刻的旅程,在成都的种种经历浮现眼前,让他们思索,让他们怀念。

In 2019, 4 Argentinian film students went to China. Now, they meet virtually to reflect on the journey.

The Broken Branch

Length :06分15秒

纺织作为一门延续了几千年的技艺,在科学技术不断更新的现代社会,渐渐失传。艺术源于自然,源于生活,每一寸的纺织都是细心观察生活的反馈。这部电影通过左翠平讲述西兰卡普起源故事,使人感受人与自然的和谐。 作为西兰卡普的最后一个继承者,如果她的技术不能得以继承,那么这种非物质文化遗产就会失传

As a technique that has lasted for thousands of years, textiles are gradually lost in the modern society where science and technology are constantly updated. Art comes from nature and life. Every inch of textile is the feedback of careful observation of life. This film makes people feel the harmony between man and nature through the narration of […]

Bird, Man, Water

Length:07分12秒

“鸟、人、水”是一部短小的实验电影,通过鹳、渔民和河流的视角探索了中国吸引人的鲟鱼捕鱼世界。这部电影的三幕结构描绘了三个不同的观点,突出了错综复杂的关系,这些看似不同但却平等的存在相互交织在一起。这部电影通过动画和一些镜头描绘了正在消失的鲟鱼捕鱼的传统,提供了一个独特的机会来思考动物、人类和大自然之间复杂的相互依存关系。

Bird, Man, Water is a short, experimental film, which explores the captivating world of cormorant fishing in China through the perspectives of a cormorant, fisherman, and river. While the film’s three-act structure depicts three disparate points of view, it highlights the intricate web of interconnectivity in which these seemingly different, yet equal beings are enmeshed. By portraying the disappearing tradition […]

Through my eyes

Length: 10分42秒

This film is the magical memory of my first trip to China. It represent my deep emotions about 2018 Looking China program and what kind of difficulties have happened while this experience.My own voice is the guide who is telling the story of the past.Through this story can be seemed a lot of new interesting facts that was left […]

农田

Length: 5分24秒

Far from being chaotic, Beijing city has a plan: To guaranty permanent place for farmland within the urban area as it continues to grow and develop.

A young student from Chinese Agricultural University meets an elder citizen of Beijing through a long distance dialogue that reminisce the past of the city and the changes to come.

 

在喧嚣之外,北京有一个计划:随着城市面积的不断增长和发展,要保证其永久性的耕地面积。一个年轻的中国农业大学的学生遇见一位北京的老居民,通过一场远距离对话追忆了这座城市的过去以及即将到来的变化。

letters to tiantian

Length:11分25秒

英文简介:Letters to Tian Tian is a short documentary in which three Looking China alumni from India, reminisce about the time they spent in China. In this letter shaped film, they address Tian Tian who represents the three young girls, the film makers met during the Looking China film project. The film makers fondly remember the bond they shared and hope […]

The river

Length:  5分01秒

回忆有点异想天开。人们可能记得一些片段,但仍然看不清整个画面。从某种意义上说,它们就像一条河。他们不停地流淌着,在旅途中经历着无法预测的时刻,最终成为了一个人的真实生活。

Memories are a bit whimsical. One might remember some fragments but still not be able to see the whole picture. In a sense, they are like a river. They keep flowing and flowing, going through moments that one cannot predict in a journey that ends up being one’s actual life.

A TANGO WITH CHINO PERICO

Length
45M

Director
王菁

Cast
奇诺 * 佩里科、王菁

A Tango with Chino Perico ( referred to as “The Film”) is an interview style documentary film, independently produced, directed and hosted by Director June Wang, the President of Tree Knows Media Canada Inc.. In March of 2020, during the global outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic, Director Wang was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, doing Tango research for her […]

ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA

Length
25M

Director
刘俊

The Marco Polo Bridge Incident on July 7th of 1937, has inspired John, a young Chinese teenager from Pingjiang of Hu Nan, to fight against Japanese invasion by joining the “Flying Tigers”. After being nearly killed by five bullets, he was injured and was sent from India to Europe. He landed in America and married blond-hair and blue-eyed Eleanor with […]

SMILE TO THE LIFE

Length
31M06S

Director
东熠

Cast
何晟铭、钱艺凡

Seven years ago, Yang Dahai, a math teacher, and Xiaoyu, a white-collar wife, were born. Unfortunately, they were diagnosed with autism. Starting from Xiaoyu’s inability to enter school, the story comprehensively describes the emotional entanglement, life difficulties, social misunderstandings faced by the families of autistic patients and the difficult process of going out of difficulties and facing the future.                              七年前,数学老师杨大海和白领妻子丽丽的孩子小雨降生,不幸被确诊为自闭症患者。故事从小雨无法正常入学为切入点,全面描述了自闭症患者家庭面临的情感纠结、生活困难、社会误解以及走出困境面对未来的艰难历程。

 

THE MASTER:THE LAST SHOW

Length
10M

Director
张金阳

Cast
John Andrews、Mona Arkin

A homeless female thief was hypnotized in an infinite dream loop by the greatest magician, she tries to break the loop but her bad habits (stealing) made her lost more.
一位流浪街头的女贼被一位著名的大魔术师催眠并陷入了无限循环的梦中,小女孩试着打破催眠但由于她偷窃的坏习惯而让自己失去的东西越来越多…

SALAR GIRLS

Length
25M

Director
张海涛

Cast
李建中、杜少杰、艾菱措

 The film tells two Salar sisters’ different fates as the main line. It combines the unique highland culture noodle brands with Aisha’s dream, trying to prove that one only depends on oneself to embrace the world.The film’s story, which takes place in the early 21st century, focuses on the education and growth of Salar women, as they awaken their own […]

RED PHONE

Length
6M

Director
冯薇朵

Cast
鄂不斯

A herdsman’s child chances upon a lost phone. She discovers it belongs to a volunteer doctor helping her nomadic community. As more people get involved, their decisions intertwine with Karma, which reflects Mongolian values of faith and morality.
《红手机》剧情简介   一个牧民的孩子捡到一个手机,那正是他最想要的东西,而丢手机的是一位来为牧民义诊的女医生。一天之内,每个人都做出了自己的选择。一切善德善行都得到了因果的报应,也从一环扣一环的细节中体现了蒙古族传统文化中的信仰和道德的力量。

PRINCIPLE

Length
6M57S

Director
张金阳

Cast
Lele Farley、Alexandra Lvey

In the middle of the night, a thief breaks into yuan’s apartment. Yuan passed by the thief several times (almost found out). Yuan goes to the backyard pool for a rest, but he accidentally slipped from his lifebuoy. The thief hears his cry for help, she struggles between her humanity and the principle of thief…
在一个深夜里,大男孩(源)的家里被小偷破门入室,源和小偷几次擦身而过,险些发生冲突。当源去后院中的泳池休息时不慎从救生圈滑下溺水,听到求救声的小偷在人性和原则中犹豫不决…

 

DR. LI

Length
29M50S

Director
陈茂源

Cast
陈茂源、陈姝

Adapted from real people.In Wuhan, China, Dr. Li delivered the confirmed news of 7 SARS cases,he was admonished by the Wuhan Police Station because of “untrue statements published on the Internet”.In the end Dr. Li  died of covid-19 infection.Dr. Li has also been called by public opinion: “Whistleblower” of China’s covid-19 epidemic.
武汉确诊7例SARS的消息,为提醒亲人注意,李医生成为首次发出病毒防控预警的人之一,却因在互联网发布不实言论,被武汉派出所提出警示和训诫。当病毒全面爆发,李医生因接收病人被感染,最终被病毒夺去生命。就李医生的去世,政府是否公开透明,对言论的不当处置掀起了沸腾的民意,他也被舆论称为:新冠肺炎疫情的“吹哨人”。

SHINING THROUGH

Length
36M

Director
杨君武

Cast
周华宇、赵心怡

This film is about the touching story between Li Xiaofan, a teacher of supporting education in mountain village, and he Xiaowang, a left behind child in mountain village.During the University, Li once went to Yunnan to travel,After graduating from University, I came here to teach.In her class,A child goes to bed as soon as class begins,Every day.He’s been doing this […]

PASSIVE VOICE

Length
12M18S

Director
秦达

Cast
苏嘉航、Ian Slade

After breaking up, Su takes a trip to L.A., but only finds out his life drifting in the opposite direction.
分手后,小苏独自一人来洛杉矶疗伤,他本想从头再来,却发现新的生活也并不尽如人意。

THE BEGINNING

Length
12M36S

Director
陈红汗

Cast
建康、杨添添

影片运用了写意和隐喻的表现方法。展现了两性关系的原始秩序,以及两性权力的交替现象。影片在原始中映照着现代性,又于现代中交集着原始性。

The film uses expressive and symbolic methods to show the original order of the relationship between the sexes and the alternation of power between the sexes. The film reflects modernity in original and intersects the originality in modern.

 

《暖阳》

Length
9M

Director
王天源

Cast
王天源、李康文

When the spring sun shines and the cherry blossoms bloom again, who would you think of? As for Yin, she would not hesitate to answer: Yang Guang(Same pronunciation as Sunshine in Chinese) He was a top student at the medical school; She’s the piano princess of the Conservatory. These unrelated two come to one because of their passion for piano. […]

PILGRIMAGE

Length
24M26S

Director
胡建荣

Cast
李凯文、覃凯丽、宋丙丁、宋一丁

Students from the US LA Children’s Beijing Opera School were invited to Beijing to participate in the 8th National Opera Cup Competition, starting a pilgrimage of art.                                                                                                                     美国少儿京剧学校学员应邀前往北京参加第八届国戏杯比赛,开启了艺术道路的朝圣之旅。

 

I MEAN TO BE WIN

Length
38M

Director
徐晶

Cast
林子茹、张睿尔

《I Mean To Be Win》 is a comedy about“Streamers and Gaming”. It tells when no one think Zhong XiaoJiang who`s a factory worker can be  a streamer, he stick in his “All Character Tuitional”live way and his “A man is what he thinks all day long” spirit, like a phenix rise from the ashes, he become a gaming streamer, Realize […]

THE FOREIGNER’S NEW ABODE

Length
20m

Director
丁金峰

Cast
彭南林、刘玉衡、段俏

An unprecedented pandemic rages across the globe as everyone is forced to adapt to a myriad of unfamiliar changes in our everyday lives. The documentary “The Foreigners New Abode” highlights the real life experiences and challenges of three Chinese nationals currently residing in the United States.                                    一场突如其来的新冠肺炎疫情正在全球肆虐。受疫情的影响,人们的日常生活也发生诸多改变。《疫乡人》纪录了疫情期间,在美的三个异乡人不同的遭遇和生活现状。

 

FULL MOON

Length
30″

Director
Somo Jamem Victor

Cast
Victor Migalchan、凯瑟琳

“Full Moon”is designed and directed by a group of cooperation organization: “FRESHCART, EASYFIND AND STUDENT ASSOCIATION”.                                                          该影片是为小柴生鲜平台制做的月饼品尝节目,由易咨范信誉生态有限公司、美国倡导集团以及美国学生协会联盟共同完成。

BREATH & FATE

Length
30M

Director
James Zeffirelli、Niko Ren

Cast
Carlos Amezcua 、Karen Cantrell

America has first-class education and diverse cultures. As an Asian living here, I love this land deeply. However, the large-scale epidemic that has spread to the world has become a disaster in 2020 and beyond, but it also allows us to re-understand the meaning of life and family. As an individual in the global community, […]

《天才狙击》

Length
90MS

Director
吉小龙

Cast
洋懿、赵志瑶

This drama describes the growth process of five young people who have the dream of military sniping E-sports in real life and military E-sports. As a descendant of the special forces sniper martyr, Jiang Baipo has excellent abilities. In his university, he combined his military hobbies with military E-sports and formed a five member “marginal body team” with his friends. […]

《青蛇之万兽城》

Length
94M30S

Director
黄永刚、金王来

Cast
肖博、金雅娜

In Suzhou City, where the law and the demon are opposite, fan Hai, a master of Tianyige, got to know Zhuyeqing, a demon clan, to realize his dream of “no demon in the world”. However, he fell into a dilemma between emotion and conspiracy. In the process of the hero’s tenacious struggle, it has a positive impact on the establishment […]

《大神猴1降妖篇》

Length
77M01S

Director
谭俏

Cast
谢苗、王歆霆

God monkey incarnates as a mortal Sun Xiaotian. He lost his magic power and memory. With his extraordinary willpower and my optimistic spirit, he regained his ability, defeated the demon head and demon ancestor, and saved the lives. It inspires the contemporary young people to break the shackles and confusion of thought and find their own social value.
神猴化身为凡人孙小天,失去了法力和记忆的他凭借着超乎常人的意志力和我命由我不由天的乐观精神,重拾本领,打败魔头妖祖,拯救苍生的故事。激励着当代年轻人打破思想的禁锢与迷茫,寻得自我社会价值。

THE GREAT GOD MONKEY: DEFEAT THE DEVIL

Length
89M24S

Director
谭俏

Cast
谢苗、郑妙

 Dongfang Mo, Yang Jiuli men and women walking side by side actually violated the taboo of Lihua city. After Sun Xiaotian and his team find the embodiment of resentment Su Luoying, Dongfang Mo wants to surpass her, but Sun Xiaotian insists on taking her to find her father, Heifeng . A fierce battle is inevitable. But Sun Xiaotian didn’t know […]

THE GREAT GOD MONKEY: ASHES OF LOVE

Length
92M19S

Director
谭俏

Cast
谢苗、郑妙

Sun Xiaotian, the great God monkey, came to Daqi city ten years later and got acquainted with Shi Piaopiao. However, Dongfang Mo and Yang Jiuli turned against him because of misunderstanding. Facing the blackening of their friends Diting, they fought side by side to defeat the demons. Through the courage and wisdom of friendship and love in the film, we […]

Out of Order (en)

Director: Trevor Zhou

Cast: Trevor Zhou, Rachel Frost

Time: 12:04

Synopsis:

When a man awakens, hungover, in a hotel room and realizes he cheated during a drunken night, a sinister stairwell forces him to tell the truth or risk everything.

Lucky (en)

Director:  Alexis Wong

Cast: Alexis Wong, Jay Shipman, William Rowe, Laura Norris

Time: 00:06:38

Synopsis:  When a young girl’s family moves to a new neighborhood, she feels uncertain about making new friends and requests that her parents adopt a new pet to keep her company. When her request is declined, she finds solace in a child sized Chinese Lion costume. To everyone’s shock, the […]

Magic Kingdom (en)

Director:  Nelson Ng Chak hei

Cast: Jim Lau, Leann Lei

Time: 00:15:00

Synopsis:  The story is set in 1997 against the backdrop of the looming handover

of Hong Kong. Kit, a middle-aged single parent, brings his son from

Hong Kong to California under the pretense of visiting Disneyland. The

son, Chun, comes to realize the real intention of the trip is for his own

adoption.

Flower in the Mist (en)

Director:  Kenji Lui

Cast: Tiffany Meng, Michael Sze, Liam Sharpe

Time:  21:07

Synopsis:  Crossing the ocean to further study in the United States, Wang Xinxin is a top student. Yet, before summer vacation, she becomes homeless and faces a 48-hour test. Alone by herself with no help at all, will she go to the dark side or face her own evil? Foreign students often […]

Dream in Silence (en)

Director:  Xin Huang

Cast:

Time: 01:15:29

Synopsis: Fang Sir, nearly seventy years old, has been drifting in the Chinese suburbs in New York for thirty years. Back in Taiwan, he was a rising star in the film world. Here in New York, he is a lonely old-timer tortured by life. Feeling that old age should burn and rave at close of day, Fang […]

Ahma & Alan (en)

Director: James Y. Shih

Cast: Gregory Yuan, Mei-Hou Wu

Time: 00:23:06

Synopsis: Ahma & Alan is a comedic/dramatic short film about a grandma (ahma)

that has to travel from a rural town in central Taiwan to the capital city

of Taipei to pull Alan, her American-born grandson, out of jail before he

gets deported by a vindictive police officer.

Home (en)

Director: Jiaxin Zheng

Cast: Luke Setzer, Riitta Nowiak

Time: 13:06

Synopsis:  Josh, the caretaker for a lonely elderly woman learns to change his self- destructive mistakes.

Promise Me (en)

Director: James Austen

Cast: Nikhaar Kishnani, Clint Campbell

Time: 14:49

Synopsis: A man is haunted by the loss of his fiancée and struggles to find a way to move forward

Memories (en)

Director: James Austen

Cast: Karen Edwards, Khaya Njumbe, William Smith

Time: 8:19

Synopsis: A young man who visits his aunt in the hospital to find closure for wrongs done in the past.

Boogie Rage (en)

Director: Lu Ke Lu

Cast: Eddie Eskridge, Trestin George, Alejando Flore, Marianna Aroxa, Terrell Butler

Time: 27:30

Synopsis: Lee, as a talented popping dancer, wants to win the biggest battle competition in CA to get rid of the dangerous hood. After being established as a potential dancer by Hugh, an OG popping master, Lee grabs the opportunity to learn from Hugh. Lee starts to […]

Noddles & Incense (en)

Director: Rey Tang

Cast: Harmony Zhang, Kandace Huebner, Li Li, Lila Bahng

Time: 19:29

Synopsis: Chinese-American cook Amy Chang wants to move to L.A. with her girlfriend Megan, yet is held back by unfinished business with her late grandma.

Mother Tongue (en)

Director: Eris Qian

Cast: Jenny Lin, Min-Wen Huang

Time: 9:52

Synopsis: A second-generation Chinese American woman connects to her roots by piecing together the memory of her mother’s last days, when the Alzheimer’s disease stripped away their common language.

Sonata (en)

Director: Guanxi Shen

Cast: Tianxiao Zhang, Sihan Meng, Zhuoyuan Zhang

Time: 01:04:30

Synopsis:  Magical realism combined with science fiction elements, two youngsters with entirely different backgrounds, wanted to find the mythical dreamland Miladus, started their exploration, but in a spiritual way, while discovering themselves and struggling with reality.

Last Day (en)

Director: Szu-Wei Chen

Cast: Eleven Lee, Haosong Yang

Time: 11:00

Synopsis: As work continues on the border wall, a Chinese sex worker gets surprising news from her visiting lover.

Valley (en)

Director: Allan Zhang Tran

Cast: Bloom Li, Ray Yamamoto, Michelle Park, Gloria Ho, Jocelyn May

Time: 21:15

Synopsis: Two childhood friends ditch school during their senior year – what starts as a day of teenage frivolity ends with them making sense of their waning days, and friendship, in California’s San Gabriel Valley.

Len and Doris (en)

Director: Douglas Mueller

Cast:

Time: 20:18

Synopsis: Len and Doris were married just before he went to fight in World War II. This oral history is a single unique story that portraits the Greatest Generation.

Blind Tom (en)

Director: Luis Antonio Rodriguez

Cast: Terence Pennywell, Guy Ellis, Jody Ryan, Heath Huffstetter

Time: 20:18

Synopsis: A 19th century slave, Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, was an African American pianist. He was considered to be one of the best-known American composers of his time.

The Art of Fortune Cookie (en)

Director: Jiayi Li

Cast: Kevin Chan, Nancy Tom

Time: 9:00

Synopsis: Times change. The pure heart remains. Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, a small hand-crafted retail store with 57 years of history, hidden in an alley of Chinatown in San Francisco, becomes more and more well-known nowadays. In the mechanized and digitalized era, a new guardian of the factory, Kevin Chan, insists on the […]

Saigone (en)

Director: Max Kane

Cast: Isabel Lysiak, Karl Hoegstedt, Brad Wakeman

Time: 15:19

Synopsis: A girl wakes up caged in the woods. She is not alone.

The Romantic Movement (en)

Director: Yuhe Lu

Cast: Evan Andrews, Kally Khourshid, Mike Claman

Time: 20:01

Synopsis: Obsessed with his recent breakup, a young writer decides to commit suicide by midnight if his ex-lover doesn’t return to him. As he reminisces their past while waiting in his gloomy house, unbearable realizations beyond unrequited love come to challenge his beliefs in himself.

Transplant (en)

Director: Zheyu Liang

Cast: Houquan Luo, Shaofen Xie

Time: 21:43

Synopsis: What does it feel like to be a stranger in a country that you’ve lived in for twenty years? Two rootless and tenacious Chinese immigrants, Quan and Fen, try to find a home in each other on foreign soil.

Miss Chagu (en)

Director: Qingtong Wan

Cast: Xiaomei Wei

Time: 12:12

Synopsis: Miss Chagu has been singing the Tea-Picking opera since she was fourteen years old in Jiangxi Province. Now that she is seventy-four, her beloved opera troupe has lost its audience and is in danger of being disbanded: the stage is going to be sold, the investors are withdrawing their capital, and the members of the troupe […]

Graduation (en)

Director: Robin Wang

Cast: Todd Lien, Dylan J. Locke, Arthur Peng, Crystal J. Huang

Time: 6:00

Synopsis:  Following a graduation celebration, four Chinese must navigate their relationships’ future as dictated by the circumstances of life and their families.

Yuan Yuan and the Hollow Monster (en)

Director: Catherine Chen

Cast: Rosaline Chen, Ming Chen, Raina Chen, Ricardo Munoz, Jackie Chen

Time: 6:30

Synopsis: Eight-year-old Yuan Yuan (Jackie) is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at all costs. Even if it means chasing down a massive hurricane called the Hollow Monster.

Egg Fried Rice (en)

Director: WAI KUEN FU

Cast: Arthur Peng, Anthony Lien, Mona Arkin, Nicholas Killian

Time: 18:44

Synopsis: Mr.Guo, who is a traditional Chinese father, in order to persuade his daughter, Tina, to come back home, he has to learn how to let Tina go and respect Tina’s personal life, and the spouse who she wants

Isaac (en)

Director: Ja-Ann Wang

Cast: Kenny Tran, Smitty Chai, Danny Chu

Time: 14:44

Synopsis: A kid from Queens tries landing his first hip-hop gig in NYC, but must decide at what cost. Original lo-fi music and lyrics by Asian-American artists.

Dream With One Eye Open (en)

Director: Even Wu

Cast:

Time: 23:52

Synopsis: An Asian-American autistic girl creates artistic worlds populated with one-eyed characters.

Curtain Up! (en)

Director: Hui Tong, Kelly Ng

Cast:

Time: 01:08:44

Synopsis: Curtain Up! follows elementary school kids in New York’s Chinatown as they prepare for the musical production of “Frozen Kids” and begin to discover their identities. Behind the scenes, they face Asian stereotypes, families’ expectations and uncertainties post-graduation. Interestingly, it is through rehearsing for this American favorite that these kids come to grapple with […]

Joining the Birds

Director: Carrie Carusone

Cast:

Time: 8:36

Synopsis: Living in a cramped apartment on the beach, Jia longs for the affection of her immature mother, Kata. When Jia seeks Kata out at her favorite club, her mother’s sudden attention is as alluring as it is disorienting.

First Born

Director: Justin Bruce Lee

Cast:

Time: 5:47

Synopsis: Determined to gain favor in his family’s eyes and match his sister’s status, a boy must prove his worth and show his potential in an upcoming martial arts competition.

ADAPTATION: Kentucky

Director: Alizé Carrère

Cast: Alizé Carrère, Angie Yu, Jeff Smith, Lining He

Time: 12:00

Synopsis: Despite the growing persistence of environmental change, human resourcefulness remains alive and well as people across the globe experiment with adaptive methods on the ground. In ADAPTATION: Kentucky, scientist and National Geographic Explorer Alizé Carrère travels to a small town in western Kentucky to meet Angie Yu, a Chinese-American woman […]

Shut In

Director: Jaylen Hobdy

Cast: Nicole Acosta

Time: 1:58

Synopsis:  An average girl goes through her daily routine after being shut in for quarantine, but after a while, she starts to lose herself

Romance Deadline

Director: Angela Koh

Cast: Cindy Choi, Kang Kim, Tia Cuevas, Scott Kurachi, Sarah Owens

Time: 17:10

Synopsis: A 35 year old Korean American woman gets heavily pressured by her parents to get married, and faces societal pressure due to her age.

State of a Cat

Director: Hsing-Che Lin

Cast: Liang Zhao, Jun-Zhan Wei

Time: 21:56

Synopsis:  Wang and Liu lose their cat during a road trip. They’re stuck in the middle of Taiwan trying to look for their cat that disappeared mysteriously. However, past memories that they tried to avoid slowly surface. Instead of the cat, all they can find is dissonance and remorse.

Hope’s Home

Director: Yue Li

Cast:

Time: 26:39

Synopsis:  Hope’s Home is a short documentary film about Hope Fengmei Christopher, a fourteen-year-old girl living in the United States who went on a journey in search of the missing piece of the puzzle that could help her understand who she is.

Smiling Buddha

Director: Yu Chu Chang

Cast: Paula Feng, Cheng Mei Chen

Time: 18:30

Synopsis: Being the only person in the family who is available to take care of her Alzheimer’s grandma, Jay has to conquer her deepest fear- being forgotten by her loved one.

The Best Gift

Director: Andrew T. Horng

Cast: Meredith Thomas, Albert Kong, Brianna Wheeler

Time: 7:33

Synopsis: A mother tries to reconnect with her estranged son during the holidays.

Tammy

Director: Andrew T. Horng

Cast: Shuang Hu, Val Victa, Edmund Truong, Stephen Schlager

Time: 13:00

Synopsis:  When an Asian-American skateboarder, who’s either stereotyped or ignored by everyone in her life, is invited to a skateboarding contest, her rare opportunity to shine is ruined by the presence of another Asian-American skateboarder.

Super Mom

Director: Corey Beasley, Livia Beasley

Cast: Corey Beasley, Livia Beasley, Darien Beasley

Time: 2:35

Synopsis: When a busy mom sees a mysterious advertising, she wonders if she too CAN be a “Super Mom.” (This is our 4th installment of Nap Time Shorts, filmed over our kiddo’s nap time.)

The Box Assassin

Director: Jeremy Schaefer

Cast: Jonathan Myles, Adin Rudd, Lou Lambert

Time: 2:41

Synopsis: A pizza delivery boy finds himself in the middle of a clash between a gangster boss and a legendary assassin who the boy has unknowingly delivered instead of pizza.

Beautiful

Director: Mulan Fu

Cast: Meng Jin

Time: 5:39

Synopsis: A teenage girl undergoes a transformative growth as she witnesses her mother’s fight against breast cancer.

Perfect Selfie

Director: Di Lu

Cast: Ruoyu Zhang, Stefany Rodriguez

Time: 05:01

Synopsis: Cathy is a girl who likes to take selfies and cares about her appearance. She would expect to use attractive selfies to attract boys. She can’t accept unsightly selfies, so she will choose her selfies carefully. When she deletes an imperfect selfie, Cathy A in the deleted selfie chooses to sneak into the perfect […]

A Separation

Director: Yalan Hu

Cast: Zhen Yao, Michelle Sun, Juchu Liu, Carlee Soeder

Time: 15:10

Synopsis: On a warm autumn day in 1990, Huixian, a young Chinese woman, arrives in Florida to reunite with her PhD husband, after a four-year separation. Filled with blossoming hope and desire, she is introduced to another side of American life. She gradually realizes this promised life is not what […]

Five Minutes

Director: Pei-yu Lai

Cast: Pei-yu Lai, Jonathan Shen, Di Lu

Time: 5:08

Synopsis: A young woman tries to relay important news to her enlisted boyfriend, stationed 7500 miles away, during a series of frustrating five-minute phone calls.

Heading South

Director: Yuan Yuan

Cast: Fala Chen, Chasuna

Time: 12:00

Synopsis: 8 years old girl Chasuna travels from her home on grassland to visit her father who lives in the big city. However, during her father’s birthday party, Chasuna finds out he has remarried to a Chinese woman. Chasuna has to learn how to accept her as part of the family.

Golden Boy

Director: Kitty Hu

Cast: Chen Hu

Time: 20:01

Synopsis: A father and daughter navigate caretaking within the confines of their home, coming to terms with the reality and reconciling their own relationship in the process. While preparing for his wife’s discharge from the hospital, Chen Hu yells at his daughter for filming at the wrong time. That’s me. I’m documenting my father’s journey throughout […]

Miss Boundless

Director: Qiyu Zhou

Cast: Russell Wong, Junru Wang, Henggao Li

Time: 15:00

Synopsis: During the Qing Dynasty, a young girl competes with her male cousin for the right to inherit leadership of a powerful house.

The Dumpling King

Director: Zizheng Liu

Cast:

Time: 7:10

Synopsis: Wang is a Chinese fisher and cook in Santa Barbara (CA, United States). He goes fishing in Santa Barbara harbor on his boat every weekend and owns a dumpling restaurant in Isla Vista, CA.

Ruby Days

Director: Noah Wong

Cast: Owen Stone, Stella Kallay

Time: 16:00

Synopsis: Red is a lonely boy who lives in his own imaginary world, while Ruby is the only person who shares all his fantasies and dreams. However, they have to say goodbye to each other.

The Splendid Aria

Director: Songhuan Li

Cast: Daniel Wang, Songhuan Li, Xiaoguo Sun

Time: 15:00

Synopsis: A young student Li Ming let his girlfriend Meng get pregnant by accident, and they eloped to get married. On the night of the wedding ceremony, he killed the local leader Zhang Yang in a serious conflict, causing both Meng and their unborn baby dead. At the same time, he […]

Rudy

Director: Elizabeth Dean

Cast: Zach Rozow, Bill Dean

Time: 4:00

Synopsis: A young reindeer in the North Pole gets a valuable lesson about the Golden Rule.

Chasing the Dream: The New Chinese In America

Director: Harrison Engle

Cast: Mai Sui, Shao Kuang Ting, Ning Zhou, Charlie Zhang, Wei Chen

Time: 53:00:00

Synopsis: The film profiles several individuals born in China who have immigrated to the United States and built creative and successful lives for themselves here. The stories tell about their struggles and experiences in adapting to a new culture and way of life, and the dynamism […]

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