HEADING SOUTH //

13′ | 2020 | China, USA | Fiction | Drama

// Chasuna, huit ans, vit dans les steppes de Mongolie. Son père a quitté la région pour trouver du travail dans la grande ville la plus proche.  Alors qu’elle lui rend visite pour son anniversaire, Chasuna découvre qu’il s’est marié avec une femme chinoise. La fillette va devoir accepter ce nouveau membre de la famille.

// 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, she finds out he is married to a Chinese woman. Chasuna has to learn how to accept her as part of the family.

雁南飞

Production | Produced by : Yuan Yuan & Meng Fei

Associate Producers : Mingjue Hu, Ye Sun, Eris Quian, Quinying Lin

School : NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Scénario & Réalisation | Screenwriter & Director : Yuan Yuan

Acteurs | Cast : Fala Chen, Chasuna, Tongalag, Eerdeng Tuoya

Image | DOP : Joewi Verhoeven

Son | Sound operator : Jian Zhang

Design sonore | Sound designer : Kun Chen

Montage image | Editor : Yuan Yuan

Décors | Set : Yixuan Tong, Xinping Fu

Musique originale | Original soundtrack : Lu Wang

25th DGA Student Film Award | Grand Prize of Best Student Film | 2020

86358 Short Film Festival | Post Wave Film Academy Award | 2020

Aspen ShortsFest | Best Student Film | 2020

Cannes Lions Young Director Award | Gold Screen Short Film, and Student Film | 2020

DC Shorts Film Festival | Outstanding First Time Filmmaker Award | 2020

FilmschoolFest Munich | Best Screenwriting Award | 2020

Hamptons IFF | University Short Film Award | 2020

Hong Kong IFF | Firebird Award Jury Prize | 2020

Little Wing FF | Best International Film, Best Cinematography | 2020

New Era FF | Best Acting Award | 2020

Palm Springs ISFF | Best Student U.S. Film | 2020

Flickers Rhode Island IFF | Grand Prize of International Vision Award | 2020

Chinese American FF | 2020

Fusion Film Festival | 2020

North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour | 2020

Youth Image Film Festival | 2020

AFI Fest | 2020

Bengaluru International SFF | 2020

Blue Danube Film Festival | 2020

Denver Film Festival | 2020

Diaspora Film Festival Korea | 2020

Indy Shorts Film Festival | 2020

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur | 2020

Nashville Film Festival | 2020

OFF Odense International FF | 2020

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival | 2020

San Diego Asian Film Festival | 2020

Show Me Shorts Film Festival | 2020

Urbanworld Film Festival 2020 | 2020

Flickerfest | 2021

Afrodite Shorts | 2021

BUFF Malmö | 2021

Cinequest | 2021

Cinemagic | 2021

Mecal Pro Barcelona | 2nd international prize | 2021

Atlanta Film Festival | 2021

Cascadia Women Film Festival | 2021

Cleveland FF | 2021

Singapore Chinese Film Festival | 2021

Lake Travis Film Festival | 2021

Georgetown University | 2021

Brussels SFF | 2021

Golden Horse FF | 2021

Rencontres audiovisuelles de Lille | 2021

Yuan Yuan is a Chinese writer and director based in New York. She is currently a MFA student at New York University, where she is named as an Ang Lee Scholar and Spike Lee Film Production Fellow. After graduating from Shanghai Theatre Academy with a BA in directing, she began working in script development for Oscar-winning producer Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Lust, Caution). In 2017, Yuan entered grad school to follow her dream in storytelling.

Yuan’s short films have screened at many festivals worldwide, and won awards at DGA Student Film Award, Aspen ShortsFest, Palm Springs, Rhode Island, Hamptons, Hong Kong International Film Festival, and Cannes Lions Young Director Award, etc. Currently, Yuan Yuan is developing her first feature.

Yuan Yuan est une réalisatrice chinoise vivant à New York. Après son diplôme en réalisation au sein de la Shanghai Theatre Academy, elle a commencé à travailler sur le développement de scénarios pour le producteur Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger; Hidden Dragon; Lust, Caution). En 2017, Yuan commence un master afin de poursuivre son rêve : devenir réalisatrice. Elle est actuellement étudiante à la prestigieuse université NYU (Etats-Unis), grâce aux programmes « Ang Lee Scholar » et « Spike Lee Film Production ».

Les courts métrages de Yuan ont été sélectionnés dans de nombreux festivals internationaux, et gagné des prix au DGA Student Film Award, au festival Aspen ShortsFest, ainsi qu’au sein des festivals de Palm Springs, de Rhode Island, des Hamptons, du Hong Kong International Film Festival, et des Cannes Lions Young Director Award. Yuan développe à présent son premier long métrage.