《银幕》剧照

Award of Pioneering short film collection 1

Zhu Yunyi | Dean Wei | Ding Ning | Zhou Shengwei | Shu Hui | Cai Caibei | Huang Zhusheng | / | / | 106min | short film collection
De Songes au Songe D’un Autre Miroir - Zhu Yunyi丨Where do Ants Sleep at Night - Dean Wei丨Ping-Pong - Ding Ning丨Perfect City:The Bravest Kid - Zhou Shengwei丨Walking With Her Into the Night - Shu Hui丨Sliver Cave - Cai Caibei丨One Circumstance - Huang Zhusheng

Synopsis

De Songes au Songe D’un Autre Miroir
The world is alive, but maybe without mirrors and images, none of it would exist. The blind create images in a different way. They are on the other side of the mirror.

Where do Ants Sleep at Night
When a worker ant gets lost from the horde, it will keep walking until it finds a nest or dies.

Ping-Pong
Within an unstable structure composed of women’s skulls, hands of will, a claw machine microcosm, and a ping-pong table, the “White Panda Man” at the top of the structure is manipulating the movement of the ping-pong ball. Accompanying the fall of the ping-pong ball, the “Pink Panda Man”, symbolizing the individual, begins to shed clothes, disintegrate, and reassemble in another illusion. The “Pink Panda Man” falls within the collective illusion, triggering a deeper collective collapse, and ultimately overlaps with the image of the ping-pong ball, becoming an eternally surveilled participant in a cycle of rebirth.

Perfect City:The Bravest Kid
A paper boy who is dreaming a big iron knife hand chasing him all the way realizes that his parents he depends on most are actually that knife hand.

Walking With Her Into the Night
Late at night, somewhere in the city, a man and a woman meet on the street, they chat and talk, it seems like the beginning of an intimate relationship, but both are aware that it is more like a final trip…

Sliver Cave
Stepping into a cave, the sight fluctuates by the firelight. Left to right, top to bottom. The same goes for the screen in front of you. It is a borderless tunnel, presenting domestication and desire.

One Circumstance
In the square, an officer is evicting a stall man. In the cafe, a man and a woman are talking about the rumors about them. And somewhere in the distance, three girls are pointing their phone cameras at the cafe.



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Zhu Yunyi

Zhu Yunyi is a Chinese artist whose practice questions memory and perception. He graduated from Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts in sculpture and Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, he works based on the combination of a series of personal experiences relating to the uses of some of our underestimated senses in the field of art, such as touch, and the questions of memory. He transforms these experiences and memories into works by various approaches of mediums.

《蚂蚁》导演

Dean Wei

Born in Cologne Germany, Dean is a graduate of Beijing Film Academy's Cinematography Department. Currently based in Beijing as Director, Composer and Cinematographer.

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Ding Ning

Ding Ning, born in 1992 in Henan, is an artist and independent animation director. He graduated with a master's degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. His animation, THE FALL, won the Jury's Choice Award at the China Independent Animation Film Festival in 2015. In 2020, he was selected for the Young Artist Discovery Award by the China Art Rights List. Ding Ning's work explores the fate and possibilities of the individual in the era.

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Zhou Shengwei

Zhou Shengwei, born in 1991, is an award winning animator and director. He is enrolled in Expanded Animation: Research & Practice in USC. His represented work are SHE, ART IS DEAD, LET'S FALL IN LOVE, PERFECT CITY SERIES.

《一个散步的夜晚》导演照片

Shu Hui

Shu Hui worked as onset film editor for many Chinese films such as TSUI HARK'S JOURNEY TO THE WEST: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK, DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS, and THE BATTLE AT LAKE CHANGJIN. His first short film as director, THE SPRING BREEZE KISSES ME was in the shortlist of Semaine de la Critique and was in competition at FIRST International Film Festival.

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Cai Caibei

Cai Caibei (b.1992 Shenzhen, China) received her MA from Jiangnan University in 2017 and Royal College of Art in 2018. She always addresses her film in the tactile dimension and she would like the viewer to touch, caress, squeeze and scrape her film through their eyes.

《一种情况》导演照片

Huang Zhusheng

Huang Zhusheng was born in Maoming City, Guangdong province, and is currently studying in Beijing Film Academy Department of Directing as an undergraduate. The documentary short film BOHE WITH THE SEA he directed was selected in the 21th ISFVF and HiShorts! Film Festival, and also nominated as the best documentary in MAO international film festival.