|Winner: BEST ENSEMBLE NARRATIVE SHORT |
|Cast: ||Liu Peiqi,
|Crew: ||Producers: Yu-hao Su, American Film Institute - Screenwriters: Amelie Wen & Jon Keng - Director of Photography: Jon Keng - Art Direction: Michelle Patterson - Costume Design: Meghan McWilliams - Sound: Fred Schultz
A middle-aged couple from China arrives in the United States for the first time to organize the funeral rites of their only daughter. In the midst of dealing with the logistics of the funeral and their overwhelming grief, they begin to unravel the escalating fractures in their relationship and the uncertain futures that lie ahead of them.
Originally from Beijing, Amelie Wen was accepted as a directing fellow at the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory, receiving the Bison fellowship for promising Chinese filmmakers. Her first short film, Home, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 and would go on to win Best International Short at Raindance Film Festival and the HBO Films Student Competition Award at Savannah Film Festival among others. Her AFI thesis film, FATA MORGANA, had its world premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2016.