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Mei Ling

Mei Ling, an idle young chinese woman, lives alone in her flat, waiting for her lover. One day, she finds a little octopus in the kitchen sink. She decides to adopt it to avoid boredom. The octopus grows up.

Film notes

“Mei Ling” is built like a modern tale, poetic and sensual, always at the border between reality and fantasy.
Here, the “prince charming” is personified by an octopus who will set a young chinese woman free from her boring daily life and from the influence of her lover wich is too often away from her.
The use of mixed technics (drawing, photography, video...) and a direction inspired by live actions technics (use of virtual camera with rail system...) support us to create a strange and surrealist atmosphere.
The direction suggests more than it shows, trying to pass the emotions by the details in order to let more freedom to the viewer's imagination.
octopus hong kong

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Previous screenings

2009
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
30 Jan – 7 Feb | Clermont-Ferrand, France
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
30 Apr – 5 May | Stuttgart, Germany
29 May | Leiden, Netherlands
4 Jun – 6 Jun | Segovia, Spain
Annecy International Animation Film Festival
8 Jun – 13 Jun | Annecy, France
15 Jun – 22 Jun | St Petersburg, Russia
16 Jul – 25 Jul | Prades, France
17 Jul – 19 Jul | Ouroux-en-Morvan, France
Elche Independent Film Festival
24 Jul – 31 Jul | Elche, Spain
29 Jul – 1 Aug | Spain
Monterrey International Film Festival
21 Aug – 29 Aug | Monterrey, Mexico
Animanima: International Animation Festival
9 Sep – 12 Sep | Čačak, Serbia
11 Sep – 20 Sep | Milano, Italy
Imago International Young Film Festival | 2009
26 Sep – 5 Oct | Fundão, Portugal
Krok: International Animated Film Festival
28 Sep – 7 Oct | Russia
Anim'est International Animation Festival
2 Oct – 10 Oct | Bucharest, Romania
3 Oct – 6 Oct | Yerevan, Armenia
Sedicicorto: International Film Festival Forlì
5 Oct – 11 Oct | Forlì, Italy
6 Oct – 11 Oct | Lille, France
Balkanima: European Festival of Animated Film
6 Oct – 10 Oct | Belgrade, Serbia
9 Oct – 15 Oct | Indore, India
10 Oct – 17 Oct | Saint Paul Trois Châteaux, France
15 Oct – 18 Oct | Batumi, Georgia
22 Oct – 24 Oct | Rennes, France
22 Oct – 24 Oct | Bucharest, Romania
Dok Leipzig: International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
26 Oct – 1 Nov | Leipzig, Germany
Voix d'Etoiles | 2009
29 Oct – 1 Nov | Port Leucate, France
29 Oct – 1 Nov | Spain
Short Film Review
1 Nov – 30 Nov | Poland
Animacor: International Animation Festival
2 Nov – 7 Nov | Córdoba, Spain
Interfilm: International Short Film Festival Berlin
3 Nov – 8 Nov | Berlin, Germany
5 Nov – 28 Nov | Taipei, Taiwan
Brest European Short Film Festival
7 Nov – 15 Nov | Brest, France
11 Nov – 15 Nov | Conversano, Italy
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival + Animated Dreams, Sleepwalkers, Just Film
18 Nov – 22 Nov | Tallinn, Estonia
Unlimited: European Short Film Festival
18 Nov – 23 Nov | Köln/Cologne, Germany
Stockholm Film Festival
18 Nov – 29 Nov | Stockholm, Sweden
Soria Short Film Festival
20 Nov – 29 Nov | Soria, Spain
24 Nov – 2 Dec | Sainte Livrade su Lot, France
Anilogue: International Animation Festival
25 Nov – 3 Dec | Budapest, Hungary
ŻubrOFFka: International Short Film Festival
3 Dec – 6 Dec | Białystok, Poland
4 Dec – 7 Dec | Aguilar de Campoo, Spain
2010
26 Jan – 31 Jan | Bologna, Italy
Sequence International Short Film Festival
Preselection screenings
29 Jan – 11 Feb | Toulouse, France
Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo
1 Feb – 7 Feb | Athens, Greece
8 Feb | Paris, France
9 Feb – 28 Mar | United Kingdom
Image Par Image: Festival de Cinema d'Animation du Val d'Oise | 2010
12 Feb – 6 Mar | Val d'Oise, France
12 Feb – 20 Feb | Brussels, Belgium
Animac: International Animated Film Festival
22 Feb – 28 Feb | Lleida, Spain
FEC Festival: European Short Film Festival
24 Feb – 6 Mar | Reus, Spain
25 Feb – 27 Feb | Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
4 Mar – 8 Mar | Vienna, Austria
4 Mar – 6 Mar | Toulouse, France
5 Mar – 7 Mar | Grundarfjörður, Iceland
Monstra: Lisboa Animated Film Festival
10 Mar – 21 Mar | Lisbon, Portugal
Aubagne International Film Festival
15 Mar – 20 Mar | Aubagne, France
7th Cortisonici: Festival di Cortometraggi | 2010
16 Mar – 20 Mar | Varese, Italy
17 Mar – 21 Mar | Nijmegen, Netherlands
19 Mar – 20 Mar | Valence, France
Cortoons: International Short Animated Film Festival
24 Mar – 28 Mar | Rome, Italy
25 Mar – 28 Mar | Wood Green, United Kingdom
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
30 Mar – 3 Apr | Belgrade, Serbia
7 Apr – 11 Apr | Castres, France
Mecal: International Short Film Festival of Barcelona
9 Apr – 18 Apr | Barcelona, Spain
Cartoons on the Bay: International Festival on Television Animation
15 Apr – 18 Apr | Positano, Italy
20 Apr – 25 Apr | Dresden, Germany
21 Apr – 9 Jun | Rouen, France
AnimaBasauri: Basauri-Bizkaia International Animation Festival
23 Apr – 30 Apr | Bilbao, Spain
TheProper21: WorldWide Short Film Showcase | 2010
23 Apr – 25 Apr | Palm Beach, United States
27 Apr – 2 May | Manchester, United Kingdom
KKO Festival: Festival du Court Metrage d'Altkirch | 2010
28 Apr – 2 May | Altkirch, France
28 Apr – 3 May | Hangzhou, China
Fluxus: Festival Internacional de Cinema na Internet | 2010
28 Apr – 31 May | Brazil
3 May – 14 May | Lanzarote, Spain
6 May – 14 May | Meknès, Morocco
7 May – 16 May | Warsaw, Poland
Busan International Short Film Festival
12 May – 16 May | Busan, Korea, South
13 May – 15 May | Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
15 May – 20 May | Ingolstadt, Germany
18 May – 23 May | Pontarlier, France
AniFest: International Festival of Animated Films
18 May – 23 May | Czech Republic
Calaveras Film Festival | 2010
22 May | Murphys, United States
31 May – 5 Jun | Saint-Geniès-Bellevue, France
CyBorg Film Festival | 2010
2 Jun – 6 Jun | Anghiari, Italy
4 Jun – 13 Jun | Brooklyn, United States
Femina: International Women’s Film Festival
7 Jun – 13 Jun | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11th Corti da Sogni: Festival di Cortometraggi | 2010
9 Jun – 12 Jun | Italy
Cinema Jove: International Film Festival of Valencia
19 Jun – 26 Jun | Valencia, Spain
22 Jun – 28 Jun | Palm Springs, United States
Neum Animated Film Festival
26 Jun – 2 Jul | Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 Jul – 17 Jul | Sopot, Poland
Salento Finibus Terrae: International Short Film Festival
16 Jul – 1 Aug | Fasano (BR), Carovigno (BR), Ostuni (BR) e San Vito dei Normanni (BR), Italy
30 Jul – 1 Aug | Zilina, Slovakia
6 Aug – 8 Aug | Seattle, United States
12 Aug – 16 Aug | Weiterstadt, Germany
27 Aug – 5 Sep | London, United Kingdom
10 Sep – 12 Sep | La Ciotat, France
17 Sep – 19 Sep | Paris, France
30 Sep – 3 Oct | Naoussa, Greece
Animasyros: International Animation Festival
30 Sep – 3 Oct | Syros, Greece
2 Oct – 3 Oct | Hagondange, France
12 Oct – 16 Oct | Novara, Italy
13 Oct – 17 Oct | Stockholm, Sweden
13 Oct – 17 Oct | Sofia, Bulgaria
Internationales Trickfilm-Wochenende Wiesbaden | 2010
14 Oct – 17 Oct | Wiesbaden, Germany
21 Oct – 28 Oct | San Diego, United States
Images en vues short film festival
22 Oct – 23 Oct | Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
22 Oct – 24 Oct | Wichita, United States
Tindirindis: International Animated Film Festival
25 Oct – 7 Nov | Vilnius, Lithuania
Lucca Comics and Games | 2010
29 Oct – 1 Nov | Lucca, Italy
Alter-Native International Short Film Festival
3 Nov – 7 Nov | Mures County, Romania
Istanbul International Short Film Festival
8 Nov – 14 Nov | Istanbul, Turkey
Braunschweig International Film Festival
9 Nov – 14 Nov | Braunschweig, Germany
12 Nov – 21 Nov | Wiesbaden, Germany
Wissembourg International Animated Film Festival
15 Nov – 23 Nov | Wissembourg, France
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival
19 Nov – 25 Nov | Cracow, Poland
26 Nov – 5 Dec | Istanbul, Turkey
2 Dec – 5 Dec | Basel, Switzerland
3 Dec – 12 Dec | St Petersburg, Russia
3 Dec – 16 Dec | Anchorage, United States
AFCA Festival National du Film d'Animation | 2010
14 Dec – 19 Dec | Bruz, France
2011
Quintessence: Ouidah International Film Festival
7 Jan – 11 Jan | Benin
Ecran Mobile: Geneva International Short Films Festival
14 Jan – 15 Jan | Geneva, Switzerland
Angers First Film Festival
21 Jan – 30 Jan | Angers, France
27 Jan – 30 Jan | Jaipur, India
6 Mar – 10 Mar | Tehran, Iran
25 Mar – 27 Mar | Paris, France
3 May – 7 May | New York, United States
1 Sep – 6 Sep | Linz, Austria

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Related news

Mei Ling has received a new award at CyBorg Film Festival. | more...
6 June 2010
Mei Ling has received a new award at Busan International Short Film Festival. | more...
28 May 2010
Mei Ling has received a new award at Festival du Film Court de Castres. | more...
12 April 2010
Mei Ling has received a new award at Wood Green International Short Film Festival. | more...
31 March 2010
Mei Ling has received a new award at Aubagne International Film Festival. | more...
23 March 2010
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