CHINA/USA | 8 min | 2018 | Chinese dialogue

Synposis

A man remembers his childhood memory of growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently?

 

Trailer

 

CREDIT

written, directed and animated by SIQI SONG
voice by BINGYANG LIU
music by KAREN TANAKA
Set Fabrication by KATELYN LOVELACE, COLLEN SINCLAIR
Model by MATT CHAPPELL, TYLER VIRGA
Costume by JESSICA DABOVICH
Foley by ANDREA GARD
Sound Design by NICK AINSWORTH
Sound Mix by AIDAN REYNOLDS

Filmed at CalArts #BB4


FIlm Stills

 

The quality of this animation not only engaged us with its style, but the substance of the story captured our imagination and hearts.
— Aspen Film’s Shortsfest Jury - Miranda Bailey, Mike Plante, and Lili Rodriguez
For adept portrayal of the emotional impact of a longstanding social policy in China, the Jury would like to give a SPECIAL MENTION to Siqi Song’s beautiful stop-motion film.
— Anima 2019 international jury - Hisko Hulsing, Maureen Furniss, Jakob Schuh
Congratulation on winning the Jury Diploma “ For creating memorable visuals for a bitter-sweet sibling relationship” for the film “SISTER”!
— International Animated Film Festival KROK Jury - George Schwizgebel, Aleksandr Bubnov, Dmitry Geller, Ru Kuwahata, Jakob Schuh


upcoming screenings

Animation is Film - Best of Annecy, Oct 18 - Oct 20, 2019

SPARK Animation, Canada, Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2019

Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival, USA, Oct 25 - Oct 28, 2019

San Diego Asian Film Festival, USA, Nov 7 - Nov 16, 2019

International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Poland, Nov 19 - Nov 24, 2019

past screenings

Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France, June 11 - 17, 2018

Anima Mundi, Brazil, July 21 - July 29, 2018

Odense International Film Festival, Denmark, Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2018

Indie AniFest, Korea, Sep 13 - Sep 18, 2018

Calgary International Film Festival, Canada, Sep 19 - Sep 30, 2018

KROK International Animated Films Festival, Russia/Ukraine, Sep 24 - Oct 3, 2018

Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2018

ANIMAGE, Brazil, Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2018

Bucheon International Animation Festival, Korea, Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2018

Austin Film Festival, USA, Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2018

Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA, Nov 1 - Nov 9, 2018

St. Louis International Film Festival, USA, Nov 1 - Nov 11, 2018

Tirana International Film Festival, Albania, Nov 2 - Nov 9, 2018

International Festival Of Documentary And Short Film Of Bilbao - Zinebi, Spain, Nov 9 - Nov 16, 2018

China Independent Animation Film Forum, China, Nov 15 - Nov 18, 2018

Foyle Film Festival, Northern Ireland, Nov 16 - Nov 25, 2018

interfilm 34th International Short Film Festival, Germany, Nov 20 - Nov 25, 2018

London International Animation Festival, UK, Nov 30 - Dec 9, 2018

Black Movie International Independent Film Festival, Geneva, Jan 18 - Jan 27, 2019

Flickerfest, Australia, Jan 11- Jan 20, 2019

Sundance Film Festival, USA, Jan 24 - Feb 3, 2019

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, Jan 30 – Feb 9, 2019

ANIMAC 2019, Spain, Feb 21 - Feb 24, 2019

ANIMA 2019, the 38th edition of the Brussels Animation Films Festival, Belgium, March 1 - March 10, 2019

Omaha Film Festival, USA, March 5 - March 10, 2019

International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias FICCI, Colombia, March 6 - March 11, 2019

Portland International Film Festival, USA, March 7 - March 21, 2019

Tricky Women International Animation Film Festival, Austria, March 13 - March 17, 2019

Hong Kong International Film Festival, China, March 18 - April 1, 2019

International Animation Short Film Festival of Roanne - Cine Court Animé, France, March 18 - March 24, 2019

Stop Motion OUR FEST, Argentina, March 20 - March 23, 2019

MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal, March 20 - March 31, 2019

GLAS Animation Festival, USA, March 21 - March 24, 2019

Aspen Shortsfest, USA, April 2 - April 7, 2019

Atlanta Film Festival, USA, April 4 - April 14, 2019

Athens International Film and Video Festival, USA, April 8 - April 14, 2019

Florida Film Festival, USA, April 12 – 21, 2019

Filmfest DC, USA, April 25 - May 5, 2019

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film: ITFS 2019, Germany, April 30 - May 5, 2019

Flatpack, Birmingham, UK, April 30 - May 5, 2019

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, USA, May 2 - May 10, 2019

Anifilm, Czech Republic, May 7 - May 12, 2019

Pictoplasma Berlin Conference and Festival of Contemporary Character Design And Art, Germany, May 8 - May 12, 2019

Seattle International Film Festival, USA, May 16 - June 9, 2019

Krakow Film Festival, Poland, May 26 - June 2, 2019

The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway, June 12 - June 16, 2019

Austin Asian American Film Festival, USA, June 13 - June 16, 2019

Palm Springs International ShortFest and Film Market, USA, June 18 - June 24, 2019

FEST - New Directors|New Films Festival, Portugal, June 24 - July 1, 2019

International Animated Film Festival Animator, Poland, July 5 - July 11, 2019

Anibar International Animation Festival, Kosovo, July 15 - July 21, 2019

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, Korea, July 17 - July 21, 2019

Countryside Animafest Cyprus‚ Cyprus, July 24 - July 27, 2019

Indy Shorts Film Festival, USA, July 25 - July 28, 2019

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA, Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2019

The Wrap’s Short List Film Festival, Aug 7 - Aug 22, 2019

HollyShorts Film Festival, USA, Aug 8 - Aug 17, 2019

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, USA, Aug 24, 2019

Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival, Italy, Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019

Turku Animated Film Festival, Finland, Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2019

San Diego Underground Film Festival, USA, Aug 22 - Aug 25, 2019

Festival of Animation Berlin, Germany, Sep 2, 2019

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland, Sep 3 - Sep 8, 2019

International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival LINOLEUM, Ukraine, Sep 6 - Sep 9, 2019

Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora, Greece, Sep 18 - Sep 22, 2019

Festival Stop Motion Montréal, Canada, Sep 20 - Sep 22, 2019

Ars Independent Festival, Poland, Sep 24 - Sep 29, 2019

ANIMARIO, Spain, Sep 26 - Sep 29, 2019

Nashville Film Festival, USA, Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2019

Show Me Shorts Film Festival, New Zealand, Oct 5 - Oct 24, 2019

ANIMA - Córdoba International Animation Festival, Argentina, Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2019

Milwaukee Film Festival, USA, Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2019

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CONTACT

Festival & Distribution

sister@songsiqi.com

DIRECTOR - Siqi Song

siqisong.hello@gmail.com