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Hourglass House

The little boy wanted to take an adventure in the desert, but the mother could not leave the family behind. Meanwhile, sand is pouring into the house continuously, covering the family members around him . He realized that this was an irreversible hourglass of time……

  • Yinghai Hu
  • Yinghai Hu
  • Jingyang Ni
    Key Cast
    "Childhood mother"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 27 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    46,450 USD
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  • Language:
    Chinese, English
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Beijing Film Academic
  • Chongqing Youth Film Festival
    Chong Qing
    October 25, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official selection for short film competition
  • Pumpkin Fantasy Film festival
    October 29, 2021
    Beijing Premiere
    Official Competition
  • Chinese Korean Share Your Dream Short Film Festival
    November 18, 2021
    Official Competition
  • In Moments Film Festival Pingtan
    Official Competition
  • Rome Independent Film Festival
    November 23, 2021
    Italian Premiere
    Official Competition-Jury (Student Short Film Competition) the RIFF Awards 2021 XX editions.
  • 2021 PÖFF Shorts
    November 20, 2021
    World Premiere
    Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action
Director Biography - Yinghai Hu

After graduating from the High School Affiliated to China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Hu Yinghai was admitted to the Department of Photography of Beijing Film Academy in 2017 with the highest score in China.
Hu is not only the director but also the cinematographer for his short film "Summer Behind the Door". It won the Best Cinematography at ISFVF (International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy) , the 1st prize in Experimental Image Unit of the 13th Xianli Award, the Best Animated Experimental Short Film in the main competition unit of the 4th New Era Youth Film Season, and the 1st prize of Agnes Varda Award.
As a 23-year-old fresh graduate, he has already put himself into his first fantasy feature film. In fact, he has been striving to create various surreal films. Nearly 10 years of painting experience has made him perceive films with his unique painting thoughts, eager to gain deep resonances with subconscious minds of the audience through visual expression of the images.
2017 Taste of the Wind, Director.
2019 Summer Behind the Door, Director.
2020 Monsters Never Know, DP. Fribourg International Film Festival Best short film; Chinese youth film week Best short film; Los Angeles International Film Festival Best short film、Best director; New York International Film Awards; Palm Springs International Film Festival; Busan International Short Film Festival; The European Independent Film Festival
2021 Hourglass House

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