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:Programme 14
  • Screening Time / Venue:Sat AUG 15
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links: Facebook Website

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Call of the Forest Screening

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  • 07 December, 2020

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  • 01 October, 2020

Submissions for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2021 are now open!

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  • 16 August, 2020

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