Competition Short Film Collection·Open-air

Li Wenyu | Deng Weiqi | Wong Wai Nap | Xie Yun | | | 80min | Short Film Collection
A Bus-Li Wenyu | What about Bready Then?-Deng Weiqi | That Morning-Wong Wainap | Pier Las Vegas-Xie Yun


A Bus

A bus drives from city A to city B.


What about Bready Then?

To save his favorite sheep ‘Bready’ from being sold by his father, the child, accompanying with his father, set out on a sheep-sale journey. By satisfying the buyer’s ‘special need’, the child managed to rescue ‘Bready’, only to find that the fate of ‘Bready’ had been incompatible with the whole flock.


That Morning

Set in Hong Kong, Eya is a shy teen who takes writing as a way to escape alienation, bullying, and loneliness. On the school fun day, Eya remains silent in the interview, but she is not the only one who finds life is too hard to bear. Everything is changed that morning.


Pier Las Vegas

Gao Xing, a hearing-disabled and vocally impaired person from a small town in China, an ordinary housekeeper at a Las Vegas casino hotel, always rummage through the guests’ luggage secretly while cleaning the room to search for clues about his sister who was adopted by an American family long ago. Hotel work is only a part of Gao’s life. He shuttles in the crowds at the most prosperous city with a teddy-bear suite after work and distributes the tracing notices to passers. At one afternoon, when Gao was cleaning a room, he encountered a girl who was going to the music festival near the hotel. After she left, in her suitcase, Gao found a little bear toy which was the one hand-stitched by her mother when he was young. Gao was smiling and tearing, but he couldn’t hear the continuous gunshots outside the window. The massive shooting at the Las Vegas Music Festival that shocked the world later on, is happening…


Li Wenyu

Li Wenyu, born in 1982 in China. In 2008, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Animation from Peking University. After graduation, he started to teach Animation at Sichuan University. Now, he is an independent animation filmmaker.


Deng Weiqi

Deng Weiqi graduated in 2016 from the Film Department of Beijing Film Academy with the major of history of foreign films. This is the second short film he directed.


Wong Wai Nap

Born in Hong Kong in 1986, Wong Wai Nap graduated from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong. His works Walker (2006), Distance (2008), Be with You (2009), The Sea Within (2014) has exhibited in various international film festivals. In 2012, he was selected by the Golden Horse Film Academy as one of the playwright-director. Latest work: That Morning (2018).


Xie Yun

Xie Yun, Writer-Director. Yun graduated her first Master degree in Directing from Shanghai Theater Academy. After graduation, Yun earned a solid understanding of drama, theater, and Chinese culture. She taught at Communication University of Zhejiang from 2014 to 2015. In 2016, she went to the United States and obtained the second master's degree in film directing from the New York School of Visual Arts. The Still Life is the first short film written and directed by Yun in 2017, won the Houston International Film Festival Short Film Award and was incorporated into several other international film festivals. On August 2018, her first feature film, Truth or Dare, was in theaters all over China.