‘Glory For Me’ wins Looking China awards

I’m very honoured that my short film ‘Glory for Me’ has been awarded second place and Best Artistic Presentation in the Looking China Golden Lenses awards.

As part of the 2015 Looking China programme — an initiative by the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture (AICCC), Beijing Normal University and Huilin Foundation — I was one of 100 film students selected from around the world to travel to China to make a 10-minute short documentary. We were given 17 days to find and research a concept, and shoot and edit the film for a final screening. In reality, I ended up with only six days to shoot and edit my film, my first project having fallen through.

A big thank you goes out to my Chinese project ‘buddy’, Young, who helped me make the film in Shenyang, as well as everyone involved in the Looking China initiative. A very special thanks also to the Shenyang International Art School and the two young acrobats who were brave enough to share their stories with me.