• Step Into the River

    Directed by Weijia Ma
    China/France | 15 minutes | Best of Fest: Medley 2, Amazing Animation

Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river that bears many tragic stories in this surreal and stunning exploration of China's one-child policy.

In competition for Best Animated Short.


Best of Fest: Medley 2

Monday, June 28 | 8:00pm PT | Aud 2&3

Monday, June 28 8:00 PM PT

Amazing Animation

A unique collection of animated films that run the gamut – from moving, hilarious, and strange – and always visually evocative.

Thursday, June 24 9:45 AM PT

film details

Director: Weijia Ma
Producers: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty
Screenwriter: Weijia Ma
Cinematographers: | Animators: Joseph Roth, Jihua Zhu, Mengshi Fang, Marion Chopin, Mathilde Poigniez, Thilbault Dumoulin, Kun Yu, Ziteng Qi, Juanjuan Chen, Samuel Boulitreau, Elsa Parent, Louise Petit
Editor: Jérôme Bréau
Music: Pablo Pico
Cast: Yifei Chen, Mingen Zhang, Guifen Zhang
Original Language Title: 河岸
Country: China/France
Language: in Mandarin with English subtitles
Deaf Friendly: Yes
Year: 2020
Running Time: 15 minutes
Awards: Silver Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival; Audience Award, DOK Leipzig; Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Award, Tricky Women/Tricky Realities
Primary Company: Les Valseurs
Contact Email: distribution@lesvalseurs.com
Website: http://lesvalseurs.com/danslariviere/


2021 ShortFest Archive