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Projects finalists

SUMMER BLUR
汉南夏日(2021)

Director: Han Shuai 韩帅

SYNOPSIS
Tiptoeing around dysfunctional families and the fatal drowning accident of her playmate, a teenage girl finds herself deep in the sludge of empty promises and undesired infatuation as adolescent inhibitions wedge her into the corner.

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WISDOM TOOTH
日光之下(2019)

Director: Liang Ming 梁鸣

SYNOPSIS
While making use of all her social connections in her effort to get official registration papers, Gu Xi also faces another challenge: getting along with her brother’s new girlfriend, Qingchang. As winter sets in and temperatures plunge, the relationship between Gu Xi, her brother Gu Liang, and his girlfriend becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to freeze over itself. Meanwhile, more trouble brews as a dead body is found floating in the sea, and a mysterious tape repeatedly brings Gu Xi to flit back and forth across the boundary of youth and adulthood. What she doesn’t know is that she is about to lose everything.

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ENDGAME
人潮汹涌(2021)

Director: Rao Xiaozhi 饶晓志

SYNOPSIS
During a visit to a bathhouse, failed actor Chen Xiaomeng causes a man to slip on a soap and fall into a coma. He takes up the identity of the comatose man, only to discover that the man is a professional assassin. Meanwhile, the assassin wakes up with amnesia and begins to piece together his “past life” as an actor.

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A COOL FISH
无名之辈(2018)

Director: Rao Xiaozhi 饶晓志

SYNOPSIS
Cop-turned-security guard Ma faces the ultimate challenge when his boss mysteriously disappears and his paralyzed sister makes a morbid deal with the armed bandits who abduct her.

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THE INSANITY
你好!疯子(2016)

Director: Rao Xiaozhi 饶晓志

SYNOPSIS
Seven people are confined into a lunatic asylum strangely, everyone tries his/her best to attest his/her normality.

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BETTER DAYS
少年的你(2019)

Director: Derek Tsang 曾国祥

SYNOPSIS
Better Days (2019) is the fruit of the reunion of Derek Kwok-cheung Tsang and Best Actress Zhou Dongyu, and the addition of Jackson Yee from boy band TFBoys. Aspiring to enter the national top-most school as a way out of poverty, straight-A student Chen Nian (Zhou Dongyu) finds herself entangled in a deadly accident involving her classmate and subsequent excruciation. In her darkest hours, Nian finds an unlikely ally in orphaned street youth Bei (Jackson Yee), and the two damaged souls form a unique bond. But as they graduate into the more complicated adult world, the innocent promise they once made to each other may no longer suffice to lead them out of the dark.

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SOUL MATE
七月与安生(2016)

Director: Derek Tsang 曾国祥

SYNOPSIS
Set in the city, Soul Mate centers on a love-triangle between two women and one man. Due to a twist of fate, the two high school best friends fall in love with the same man, planting the seeds of tragedy.

The story chronicles the coming of age journey of two very different young women, who choose different paths in life. July and Ansen are flip sides of the same coin; one is calm like water and the other is passionate like fire. Although they endure the rites of passage together, from youth to adulthood, their friendship may only persist in the form of a long goodbye, until they part forever.

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THE BEST IS YET TO COME
不止不休(2021)

Director: Wang Jing 王晶

SYNOPSIS
China, 2003. Society is restless with excitement; everyone is eager to prove themselves. The Internet has yet to take over. Newspaper is king. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed journalism intern Han Dong decides to change the fate of 100 million people with a single article. This film is inspired by true events.