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The Old Man and The Pears 种梨

A weak and hungry old man begs for a pear from a fruit peddler, but the peddler refuses and rejects him. A little boy bravely steps forward and spends his last coin to buy a pear for the old man. Finally, a magical form of justice emerges from the ground.


  • Jing Sun
    Except sound part,
  • Jim Ovelmen
    Academic Advisor
    Academic Advisor
  • Tony Longson
    Academic Advisor
    General Advisor
  • Walter Santucci
    Academic Advisor
    General Advisor
  • Songling Pu
  • Shuangyi Liu
  • Hui Jin
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Romance, Fable, Animation
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    38,989 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    China, United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 50th Humbildt Int’l Film Festival 2017

    People’s Choice Animation Award
  • Mexico International Film Festival 2017

    Silver Palm Award (Animation Competition)
  • Azores Fringe Festival 2017
    Audience Award Winners
  • Athens Animfest 2017

    Special Mention
  • 26th CSU Media and Art Festival 2016
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 5, 2016
    1st Animation
  • 14th After Hours Say It In Eight Student Film Festival 2016
    Special Mention Award
  • Accolade Global Film Competition 2016
    United States
    June 8, 2016
    Award of Merit: Animation (Student)
  • Golden Eagle Film Festival 2016
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 21, 2016
    North American Premiere
    1st Place Animation
  • 6th Highway 61 film festival 2016
    Pine City, MN
    United States
    October 8, 2016
    2nd Place Animation
  • 16th Anchorage International Film Festival
  • 15th Anim!Arte – International Student Animation Festival of Brazil
  • 13th ReFrame’s REELkids Film Festival
  • 12th Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival 2016
    Los Angeles
  • 11th Orlando Film Festival
    United States
    October 19, 2016
    East Cost Premiere in US
    Official Selection
  • 6th Kuandu International Animation Festival
    October 30, 2016
    Taiwan Primere
    Official Selection
  • 5th Queen City Film Festival (QCFF)
    Queen City, MD
    United States
    October 9, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 4th Woodland Film Festival 2016
    Tumbarumba, NSW
    August 6, 2016
    Asia-Pacific Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 3rd The Glendale International Film Festival 2016
    Glendale, CA
    United States
    September 29, 2016
  • 3rd FOOD FILM FEST 2016
    August 13, 2016
  • 2th CINECAFEST Central American Short Film festival

    September 15, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 1st Venice Film Week
    September 1, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 1st Lisbon International Film Festival 2016
    June 22, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 1st Mequinensa International Film Festival 2016
    Mequinenza, Aragon
    August 28, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 1st Supernova Outdoor Digital Animation and Art Festival
    Denver, CO
    United States
    September 24, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 15th Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte
    October 5, 2016
Director Biography - Jing Sun

Sun, Jing is a graduate student at California State University Los Angeles where she is majoring in animation studies with a concentration in aesthetic animation shorts. Her interest in animation began during the last two years of her BFA study in Jilin Animation institute in China, when she had the opportunities to cooperate with Dmitry Geller, a Russian independent animation director. Their animation shorts like I Saw Mice Burying A Cat won numerous awards all over the world, including the Grand Prix Festival, in Hiroshima, Japan,the Best Short Film in with “Golden Monkey” in China,and the Special Jury Prize with “Suzdal” in Russia. Inspired by this international cooperation, Jing went to the United States to pursue her MFA in 2014 and has completed her first independent animation short, “The Old Man and The Pears” in 2016. She is currently working on her thesis project “Prey”. Her goal is to continue to explore in the aesthetic areas of animation, to invent and explore more possibilities in visualization.

When she is not busy working on animation, she enjoys playing Chinese Zither, an instrument also called GuZheng, for comprehensive accomplishment which is good for composition of her animation works. Jing was a volunteer for 31th Annual Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade in January 2016 to explore the culture diversity and human rights.

孙晶,加州州立大学洛杉矶分校艺术硕士研究生,剪纸动画及实验动画短片导演。2008年至2012年本科毕业于中国吉林动画学院。在校期间,由在校师生合作与俄罗斯动画导演Dmitry Geller 学习制作艺术动画短片《猫和老鼠谁将被埋葬》。并于2012年荣获中国动画美猴奖最佳动画短片奖,日本国际广岛动画电影节最佳动画短片奖,俄罗斯苏兹达尔特别评审团奖 以及入围第85届奥斯卡动画短片。2016年研究生在读期间,与同校作曲系在读研究生刘双一协作完成剪纸动画短片《种梨》。于次年荣获第26届加州州立大学艺术媒体电影节最佳动画短片奖以及其他海内外各类艺术电影节奖项八个;入选洛杉矶国际儿童电影节,于2016年年底在洛杉矶郡立博物馆影展。

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