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Awards and Recognition

  • 2023 Catalina Film Festival

    Winner, Best Animation

  • 2023 MICE Film Festival (Mostra Internacional Cinema Educatiu)


  • 2023 FEEDBACK Animation Film & Screenplay Festival


  • 2023 DIVERSITY Film Festival

    Best Performances (Audience Award)

  • 2023 KINO Short Film Fest

    Finalist, People’s Choice Award (Animation)

  • 2023 New York Animation Film Awards

    Semi-Finalist, Best Animation Student Film

  • 2023 Student LA Film Awards

    Semi-Finalist, Best Student Animation Film

  • 2023 AniMate - Australia Animation Film Festival


  • 2022 The Rookie Awards

    Honorable Mention, Film of the Year (2D Animation)

  • 2022 The Rookie Awards

    Excellence Award

Official Selections and Screenings

  • 2023 A Night of Misfit Films
  • 2023 Imaginary Mind Film Contest
  • 2023 International Student Animation Film Festival Animafantasia
  • 2023 The Animattikon Project
  • 2023 Khem Animation Film Festival
  • 2023 Festival of Animation Berlin
  • 2023 Tacoma Film Festival
  • 2023 Overmountain Animation Festival
  • 2023 Studio City International Film & TV Festival
  • 2023 Full Bloom Film Festival
  • 2023 Kino Short Film Festival
  • 2023 DC Independent Film Festival
  • 2023 Athens Animfest
  • 2023 Women International Film Festival
  • 2022 Spark Animation
  • 2022 Tbilisi International Animation Festival
  • 2022 Oaxaca FilmFest
  • 2022 REEL Recovery Film Festival

Created by:

  • Mingyuan Li

    MFA in Digital Arts

    Role: Producer, Director, 2D concept, 3D production, Editing

Animation Stills

  • A dark alleyway entrance with a shop that has a neon sign advertising a massage.
  • Various items spill out of a fallen purse on the ground.
  • Two legs wearing red heels stick out of a pile of trash bags
  • A bulletin board in the dark that advertises different services in French.
  • A door is wide open, showing sunlight peeking in through an open window.
  • A small and dark dorm room with a furnished and accessorized metal bedframe.
  • A small and bright dorm room with a bags that sit on top of a metal bedframe.
  • A cramped bathroom that also contains kitchen related items.