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The Thorn Birds 荆棘鸟

9m Animation 2020

Language: Mandarin, with English subtitles

Synopsis According to a myth, there is a kind of bird that sings only once in its life. It spends its whole life searching for a thorn tree just to complete a great song.

Director’s Statement The Thorn Bird is an experimental short film in rock colour style. It absorbs nutrients from traditional Chinese patterns and Dunhuang art. The creation of the film innovatively combines ancient methods with modern technology.

Festivals & Awards

Berlin Short Film Festival - “China New Talents” Special Screening Section

KUKI Short Film Festival - CCAERM Unit

The 20th Beijing Film Academy Animation Academy Award - “Best Sound Effect Award”

Director

Qiannan Fang

Director

Yingying Pan

Director

Jingxiong Zhang

Director

Zifeng Guo

Producer

Qiannan Fang

Language

mandarin

Country

China

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