Stars

Grandpa and grandson street sellers sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars…

  • Han Zhang
    Director
  • Han Zhang
    Writer
  • Han Zhang
    Producer
  • I-Chen Su
    Music
  • Sherrie Sinclair
    Project Supervisor
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Children, Family, Fairy, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • NewFilmmakers
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 17, 2016
    World Premiere
    Best Animated Short 2017
  • Best Short Competition

    United States
    Award of Merit
  • Chandler International Film Festival
    Chandler, AZ
    United States
    January 15, 2017
    Arizona Premiere
    Best Animated short film, December 2016
  • Largo Film Awards
  • Around International Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    February 3, 2017
    Spain
  • DRAWTASTIC's 2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    February 25, 2017
    Washington Premiere
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival

    United States
    Winner of Animated Short Student
  • Toronto Short Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    March 13, 2017
    Canada Premiere
    Best Animation
  • Accolade Global Film Competition

    United States
    Award of Merit
  • Athens ANIMFEST
    Athens
    Greece
    March 22, 2017
    Greece Premiere
  • Animation Dingle
    Dingle, Co. Kerry
    Ireland
    March 24, 2017
    Ireland Premiere
  • Animated Arizona Film Festival
    Tucson
    United States
    March 31, 2017
  • Tiburon International Film Festival
    Tiburon
    United States
    Local Premiere
  • Global Shorts

    United States
    Award of Merit
  • ANIMOCJE 2017
    Bydgoszcz
    Poland
    Poland Premiere
  • USA Film Festival
    Dallas
    United States
    Texas Premiere
    Finalist
  • 8th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN KUKER - SOFIA
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
    May 3, 2017
    Bulgaria Premiere
  • 24th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
    Stuttgart
    Germany
    May 7, 2017
    Germany Premiere
  • StoneFair International Film Festival

    Romania
    May 18, 2017
    Best Animation
  • Cardiff Independent Film Festival
    Cardiff
    May 19, 2017
    Cardiff Premiere
  • Honolulu Film Awards
    Honolulu
    United States
    Best Animation
  • Brazil International Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    May 19, 2017
    Latin American Premiere
    Best Animation
  • Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    May 27, 2017
  • Animafest Zagreb 2017
    Zagreb
    Croatia
    June 7, 2017
    Croatia Premiere
  • Mexico International Film Festival

    Mexico
    Silver Palm
  • "CayFilm" Cayman Islands International Film Festival
    Ritz-Carlton
    Cayman Islands
  • 11th River Film Festival
    Padova
    Italy
    June 29, 2017
    Italy Premiere
  • Stockholm Independent Film Festival

    Sweden
    July 6, 2017
  • 16th NaturVision Festival Ludwigsburg
    Ludwigsburg
    Germany
    July 16, 2017
  • Cartoon Club
    Rimini
    Italy
    July 17, 2017
  • Long Island International Film Expo
    Long Island
    United States
    July 18, 2017
    NY Premiere
  • 25th International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2017
    Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
    Brazil
    July 19, 2017
  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (SFFFF)
    San Francisco
    United States
    July 22, 2017
  • Anibar Animation Festival
    Anibar
    Kosovo
    August 14, 2017
    Kosovo Premiere
  • Woods Hole Film Festival
    Woods Hole
    United States
    August 3, 2017
  • Turku Animated Film Festival
    Turku
    Finland
    August 23, 2017
    Finland Premiere
  • Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
    Middlebury
    United States
    August 26, 2017
    Vermont Premiere
  • Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE
    Montreal
    Canada
    August 17, 2017
    Finalist
  • Hurra!ART Festival
    Kielce
    Poland
    August 19, 2017
  • Burbank International Film Festival
    Burbank
    United States
    September 6, 2017
  • Fantoche International Animation Film Festival
    Baden
    Switzerland
    September 8, 2017
    Swiss Premiere
  • The World's Independent Film Festival - San Francisco California
    San Francisco
    United States
    September 22, 2017
Director Biography - Han Zhang

Han Zhang was born and raised in Shenzhen, China. He started learning drawing since high school. He finished his BFA in China Academy of Art as a 2D animator, and MFA in Academy of Art university in traditional animation major.
As an animator, Han likes exploring different visual style to make his film looks pretty. And he also enjoys developing the character’s performance to tell stories. He hopes he can create more unique animated film in the future and keep pleasing the audience. Directing feature film is his biggest dream.

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