The Black Sheep

On the grassland in the southeastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, a first-rate shepherd at the State-run Sheep Farm, Gyabo
and his wife have been worried about his melancholy son Tenzin, but Tenzin grew up with the unexpected black sheep. More than three years passed peacefully.
By the fall of 1999, Gyabo hoped to follow the tradition and complete the marriage for his 14-year-old son, Tenzin, and to train him to be his inheritor, as a shepherd, then he received notification from the government, his son must go to school. Tenzin and his black sheep run to their unknown destiny.

  • Vincent Zheng
    Director
  • Vincent Zheng
    Writer
  • Nyingkar Tserang
    Writer
  • Nyingkar Tserang
    Producer
  • Vincent Zheng
    Producer
  • Cho Dong Sup
    Co-producer
  • Takthar Gyal
    Co-producer
  • Lhamo Dorjee
    Key Cast
    "Tenzin(juvenile)"
  • Rinchen Dolma
    Key Cast
    "Tatso(juvenile)"
  • Takthar Gyal
    Key Cast
    "Gyabo(father)"
  • Womo Chok
    Key Cast
    "Dolkar(mother)"
  • Zheng Ji Kai
    Director of Photography
    Director of Photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ལོ་གསུམ་གྱི་རྗེས་ནས།
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese, Tibetan
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 19th Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris
    Paris
    France
    October 10, 2021
    World Premiere
    Jury Award
  • 4th NexGn International Short Film Festival
    Maharashtra
    India
    December 29, 2021
    Asian Premiere
    Excellence & Appreciation Awards
  • Cooper Awards

    Ukraine
    November 30, 2021
    Ukraine
    Best Drama Short Film
  • 41st Thomas Edison Film Festival
    NJ
    United States
    February 11, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Honorable Mention Award
  • 26th Capri, Hollywood - The International Film Festival
    Capri
    Italy
    December 30, 2021
    Italy Premiere
    Capri Special Contest 2021 Award
  • 3rd Festival internacional Signos de la Noche - Tucumán
    Tucumán
    Argentina
    December 7, 2021
    LATIN AMERICA PREMIERE
    Main Award Special Mention
  • 7th Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisbon
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    December 26, 2021
    Portugal Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 3rd Onyko Films Awards
    Odessa
    Ukraine
    July 23, 2022
    Ukraine Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 6th THE INDIE FOR YOU FILM FESTIVAL
    LA
    United States
    February 25, 2022
    California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 1st Reykjavik Independent Film Festival
    Reykjavik
    Iceland
    2022-02-22
    Iceland Premiere
    Best Drama Short
  • 3rd Serbia International Youth Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    April 5, 2022
    Serbia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 13th Lahore International Children's Film Festival
    Lahore
    Pakistan
    March 27, 2022
    Pakistan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Paris International Short Festival
    Paris
    France
    March 18, 2022
    Paris International Short Festival Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 5th Festival internazionale Segni della notte - Urbino
    Urbino
    Italy
    March 31, 2022
    Urbino Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International World Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    March 31, 2022
    New York Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 19th Cine Pobre Film Festival
    La Paz
    Mexico
    May 6, 2022
    Mexico Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 7th Inca Impire International Film Festival
    Lima
    Peru
    May 13, 2022
    Chile Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 8th International Festival Signs of the Night - Bangkok
    Bangkok
    Thailand
    July 23, 2022
    South East Asia Premiere
    The Best International Short Film
  • 44th Moscow International Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    August 26, 2022
    Russian Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Vincent Zheng

鄭無邊 · Vincent Zheng
1984年 生于中国贵州 哑嘧
Born in Guizhou Province, southwest China, 1984
A village mixed ethnic group of Yi and Han nationalities.
导演,制片,摄影,編劇,剪辑师
Director. Producer. Cameraman. Writer. Editor
现工作、生活于北京
Work and live in Beijing,China

Works:
Short “Behind the Red Wall”(2011)24 min;
Short “The Grassland of Soul”(2012)33 min
Documentary “The Real Circus”(2013)82 min
Documentary Short “Dialogue”(2016)10 min;
Documentary Short “Temporary Life”(2020)48 min
Short “The Black Sheep”(2021)34 min
Short “Mountain Ghost”(2022)14 min
Documentary “Reincarnation”(2022)86 min
Short “Green Head”(2023)30 min

Film Festival Awards
19th Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris - “Jury Award”
26th Capri, Hollywood The International Film Festival -“Capri Spacial Contest Awards 2021”
8th International Festival Signs of the Night - Bangkok - “Main Award”
41st Thomas Edison Film Festival - “Honorable Mention Award"
44th Moscow International Film Festival - "Official Selection"
4th NexGn International Short Film Festival - “Excellence & Appreciation Awards”
3rd Festival internacional Signos de la Noche - Tucumán - “Main Award Special Mention”
1st Reykjavik Independent Film Festival - “Best Drama Short Film”
7th Festival internacional Signes de Nuit - Lisbon - “Best Short Film Nominee”
6th The Indie For You Film Festival - “Best Short Film Nominee”
13th Lahore International Children's Film Festival - “Best Short Film Nominee”
19th Cine Pobre Film Festival - “Best Short Film Nominee”
5th Festival Internacional Signes da Noite - Urbino - “Best Short Film Nominee”
7th Inca Imperial International Film Festival - “Best Short Film Nominee”

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