As a model student in her elementary school, 11-year-old Lin Yuqi is assigned to give a speech about her family at the Parent's Meeting tonight. But after Lin finds out that she shares the same secret with a mischievous classmate, she starts to have second thoughts. Original Title Tou sheng, ji dan, zuo ye ben Year of production 2021 Length 15min Country China Shooting Format5K FF (Red Gemini) Color Aspect Ratio1.90:1 DialogueMandarin Director Luo Runxiao Production Company Luo Runxiao Film Studio, Shylight Films Producer Wang Lu Ka Presenter Zhen Jun Writer Luo Runxiao CinematographerLi Dongjun Editor Chen Shikong Production DesignDing Lu Costume Designer Li Qiuyi Sound Designer Zhao Jian CastMiao Junyan, Wang Yanglai, Shen Siliang, Wang Lu Ka, Wang Yang , Tao Tao, Mao Fan
Festival selections Venezia 78, Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica - Orizzonti Short Films Competition 2021, Italy - World Premiere Pingyao International Film Festival 2021, China Bosphorus Film Festival 2021, Turkey El Gouna Film Festival 2021, Egypt Festival Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival 2021, Brazil Beijing International Short Film Festival 2021, China - Best Film Award Izmir International Short Film Festival 2021, Turkey Ce l'ho Corto Film Festival 2021, Italy Longue vue sur le court 2021, Canada BOGOSHORTS - Bogotá Short Film Festival 2021, Colombia HiShorts! Film Festival 2021, China Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards 2021, Italy - Best International Short Film Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2022, USA Spirit of Fire Film Festival 2022, Russia Dieciminuti Film Festival 2022, Italy - Best Cinematography Award Akbank Short Film Festival 2022, Turkey Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2022, Sweden Cortisonici International Short Film Festival 2022, Italy Landshut Short Film Festival 2022, Germany Chinese Cinema Season 2022, UK International Festival "Corti da Sogni - Antonio Ricci" 2022, Italy AFMA Film Festival of Young Cinema 2022, USA - Best Picture Award Golden Harvest Film Festival 2022, Taiwan Fastnet Film Festival 2022, Ireland Figari Film Fest 2022, Italy ShorTS - International Film Festival 2022, Italy Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival 2022, South Korea Social World Film Festival 2022, Italy KO:SH Film Fest 2022, Albania Mao International Film Week 2022, China Filmocracy Fest 2022, USA - Student Filmmaker Award Ariano International Film Festival 2022, Italy ANONIMUL - International Independent Film Festival 2022, Romania HollyShorts Film Festival 2022, USA Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt 2022, Germany Cheongju International Short Film Festival 2022, South Korea International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS” 2022, Republic of Macedonia Hexagon Film Festival 2022, Italy Visioni Corte Film Festival 2022, Italy PriFest - Prishtina International Film Festival 2022, Kosovo ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival 2022, Romania - Best Student Film Award Festival Allers-Retours 2022, France SESIFF - Seoul Yeongdeungpo International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival 2022, South Korea Lobo Fest - Festival Internacional de Filmes 2022, Brazil - Audience Award Chongqing Youth Film Festival 2022, China - Best Editing Award Film Front - International Short Film 2022, Serbia Still Voices Short Film Festival 2022, Ireland NewGen Chinese Film Festival 2022, Germany - Best Short Film Award Planos Film Festival 2022, Portugal Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People 2022, Greece International Usak Short Film Festival 2022, Turkey Cairo Shorts Film Festival 2022, Egypt - Jury Special Prize Festival de Cine Global de Santo Domingo 2023 Director's Note In many ways, the story and its characters draw inspiration from my childhood experiences. Apart from exploring the silencing effect of violence, the film, at its core, is my attempt at remembering and re-capturing that special moment when quiet thoughts of resistance began to germinate in a child’s mind.