Fiction shorts Competition

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a test

Friday, Nov. 17.  8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

zuxiang zhao/China&us/20mins

Several days before China's college entrance exam, high school teacher Chen Jun is informed by An, the sister of  the school’s top student Lee, that their father has been killed in a mining accident. Thinking for the student's future, and pressured by the school principal and his family, Chen Jun struggles whether he should tell Lee the news.


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Sunday, Nov. 19. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

rina b. tsou/taiwan&PHILIPPINES/24mins/la Premiere

Docked at the port of Kaohsiung, Filipino seaman Arnie buys a ring with the help of his mates, to propose to his girlfriend back home. The supposedly happiest moment of his life soon takes a downward spiral when he finds out she is pregnant - but he is not the father of the child.

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blooming night

Friday, Nov. 17. 10:30 pm - 12:45 am

Bell zhong/china/9mins

Bell is a lonely, twenty-something street guy living in Shanghai. One day, wandering around in a run-down and stinky under path, he sees a pair of bright red heels passing by. The color stimulates something deep in his heart. Out of curiosity, he starts to follow its owner across the city of Shanghai and ends up in an old club where he discovers a forbidden community that he has never experienced with, hence begins to realize his hidden desires.

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hsiang yi

Sunday, Nov. 19. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

wu zi en/taiwan/16mins/us premiere

On a summer afternoon, two brothers take the longest road home.

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love after time

Friday, Nov. 17. 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

tsung-han tsai/taiwan/15mins/us premiere

On a nuclear-ravaged island, an Enforcer, ordered to keep the enslaved citizens under control, chases a mutant woman who steals food under his watch.
Following the woman to a secret refuge, his innermost temptation is excited by her cockroaches...Pent-up desire and fear are exposed, and released.



no sad

Friday, Nov. 17. 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

xiaochen sun/china&South Korea/16mins/North America premiere

Chinese Lu Song goes alone to Korea, looking for Mr lee,his brother-in-law he has never seen.
Lu Song and Kim,an old friend,have some fun.They sink in their memory.
Lu Song finds Li Yan,his niece-in-law, but the girl just lost her love.
Li Yan brings Lu Song to a fishing village,they find Mr Lee there,Lu Song tells a sad thing to him.
Three people sitting in silence, thinking about something,only eating is real.


sheep dotting hillsides

Friday, Nov. 17. 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

huaqing jin/china/13mins/North America premiere

Two years have passed and the poverty alleviation funds have not yet to be received. Most of the villagers left except Lao Ma, the village secretary, who embraces the last hope and remains in the desolate village.
When government officials came for an inspection, Lao Ma had no choice but to ‘participate’ in a series of shocking and infuriating farces in the hope of obtaining the funds.

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smokers die slowly together

Friday, Nov. 17. 10:30 pm - 12:45 am

luxinyuan Zheng/china&us/12mins/North America premiere

A lesbian couple, Alina and Lily. This afternoon, Alina is moving out with her boyfriend. They wait for him to arrive and they talk about the past.

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the test

Sunday, Nov. 19. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

jinsui song/china/25mins/North America premiere

The term "Hong Kong anchor babies " refers to children born in Hong Kong whose parents (usually from Mainland China) are not Hong Kong permanent residents. A mainland mother who isn’t a Cantonese gave birth in Hong Kong. In order to let her 3-year-old son pass the entrance examinations held by the kindergartens in Hong Kong, she begins to learn Cantonese with her son.



winter break

Sunday, Nov. 19. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

xin yi/china&us/24mins/us premiere

Winter Break is a tragicomedy about the subtleties in single family relationships. A daughter comes back from college in the U.S. to her home in China to unite with her single mother.  They come to discover that they no longer share the same behaviors and expectations.  The test of their bond emerges in a series of small moments over the course of the break.