She Runs

In an ordinary Chinese winter, a small city junior high student, YU, tries to quit her school aerobic dancing team.

Director Bio

QIU Yang was born and raised in Changzhou, China. He studied film directing at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia. His latest short film SHE RUNS has been selected to the competition at the Cannes 58th Critics' Week. His previous works including A Gentle Night was awarded the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 70th Festival de Cannes. He became the first ever Chinese director to receive this award. In 2015, Under the Sun was selected for the 68th Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation Competition. He is currently developing his first feature project, which was selected to the Cinéfondation Residence 2017 and was awarded the CNC Screenwriting Grant during the 70th Festival de Cannes.


  • Directed by:Qiu Yang
  • Written by:Qiu Yang
  • Produced by:LIN Fan, Edmond YANG, Justin PECHBERTY & Damien MEGHERBI
  • Runtime:20 mins
  • Completion Date:May 19, 2019
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Country of Filming:China
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links: Facebook Website

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Official Selection 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 26 June, 2020

Official Selection for Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Online Announced.

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 03 June, 2020

Online Events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.

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2020 Submissions Closed

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 June, 2020

Submission deadline for 2020 has now passed.


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