Tuva youngster - Yong Deng

Yong Deng, a 12 years old Tuva boy who is living in Altay in Xinjiang, China. Altay is a remote area in China. He inherited the habits from the old generations, he likes fur skiing and riding horses which are also the main transportations of Tuva local people.
Nowadays the modern technology offers a way that Yong Deng could explore the world. He wants to learn the modern snow board instead of the fur skiing. He made a deal with his father if he could win the race of the Children's fur skiing, he would get a whole new set of snow board.
With the development of China, Yong Deng's parent hope he could go out and experience different life by being a snow board player. On the voyage of growing up.With the development of China's remote villages, parents hope that Yong Deng will master the current skiing technology and get out of the mountains,contact with the outside world. On the way of growing up, he will confront lots of difficulties, will his dream come true?

  • Zhang Xiquan
    Director
  • Zhang xiquan & Liang ning & Xu zheng
    Cinematography
  • Zhang Xiquan
    Writer
  • Zhang Hong
    Producer
  • Yong Deng
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    图瓦少年永登
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS’FILM FESTIVAL
    San Diego
    United States
    August 25, 2019
    California
    The Best Documentary in Short Film
  • NIMFF Nanshan International Mountain Film Festival Of China
    China Shenzhen
    China
    October 19, 2019
    Shenzhen
    Outdoor new generation
  • ARFF International Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    January 1, 2020
    Berlin
    ARFF GLOBE AWARD
Director Biography - Zhang Xiquan

Zhang Xiquan is a Chinese film and television director at China Television . Since 2004, he has been involved in the productions of more than 30 sports documentaries in China. In 2012, Zhang's feature documentary film Burn was shortlisted at Taiwan Golden Horse Awards.

Zhang's 2019 documentary film Tuva Youngster Yongdeng won the Best Short Film at the 2019 San Diego International Children's Film Festival; it was nominated for the Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Mediterranean Film Festival; and it was honored the Jury Special Award at the Nanshan International Mountain Film Festival in Shenzhen, China. The film will represent China at the 2020 Kendall International Mountain Film Festival.

Zhang is currently served as the producer and director of photography for a feature documentary film entitled Almost Naked, expect to be released in 2020. Zhang received a master's degree in Film and Television from the Communication University of China. He is based in Beijing, China.

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