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The Coin

    The Coin / 硬 币

    China, USA / Color / 7' / 2019 9+

    In the Chinese new year holidays, finding the coin inside the dumplings means having a blessed year ahead. A young woman loses a jar full of the lucky coins she has been collecting growing up, on her journey to a new country. Her new life begins with a search to find the coin.

    Siqi Song

    She is an Oscars®-Nominated director and animator from China, currently based in California, United States. Her animated short films have been recognized by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Sundance, SXSW, and ASIFA-Hollywood. She is named a Film Independent Directing Fellow in 2018, BAFTA Los Angeles Newcomer in 2019. Siqi is an alumnus of California Institute of the Arts and China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Siqi Song
    • Screenplay: Siqi Song
    • Cinematography: Bongani Mlambo
    • Editing: Siqi Song
    • music: Alexis Grapsas
    • Sound Design: Alex Nomick, Lon Bender
    • Film Cast: Anna Pan
    • producer:: Diana Ward
    • original language:  Mandarin Chinese, English


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