The Gate 生門

2021

4 min 16 sec

Credits

Director&Animator: Kino Jin

Music and Sound design: Cazz Cerkez

Background: Kino Jin, Richan Li

Advisor: Michael O’Rourke, Liz Blazer

 

Synopsis

Genderless children are raised inside the walls of a rigid city. At the age of 12, the children are forced to become “adults,” and give up their emotions and memories. When they become adults, their faces are hidden by masks, and they lose their individuality. A child, K-12012, and their friend, J-12606, accidentally discover a unique device in the library, which reveals the history of their city and allows them to escape.

在一座冰冷阴森的的禁城中,每个孩子都生活在大人的高压掌控下。这些没有性别的孩子一旦到了12岁,都会被迫转变为他们所惧怕的大人,从而失去自我,所有记忆与情感都将深藏于漆黑面具之下。有一天,其中两个孩子在图书馆意外的发现,彻底改变了他们的命运... ...

Pratt Department of Digital Arts Best Animation, MFA Best Animation (US, 2021)

Pratt Department of Digital Arts Best Animation, MFA Best Character (US, 2021)

Festivals

Bilibili Animation Carnival, Animation New Star / Bilibili 动画嘉年华, 动画新星单项奖 (CHINA, 2021)

21th Animation Academy Awards of Beijing Film Academy, Excellent Short Film / 第21届北京电影学院动画学院奖, 优秀短片奖 (CHINA, 2021)

Xinguang Award China Xi'an the 9th International Original Animation, Finalist / 中国西安第9届国际原创动漫大赛, 入围奖 (CHINA, 2021)

KuanDu International Animation Festival, Official Selection / 2021 關渡國際動畫節,观摩片竞赛入围 (TAIWAN, 2021)

Short Stop International Film Festival, 13th Edition Best Animation (ROMANIA, 2021)

New York International Film Awards™ - NYIFA, July Best Animation (US, 2021)

Oniros Film Awards® - New York, July Best Student Film (US, 2021)

Changing Face International Film Festival, July Best SciFi Short Winner (AUSTRALIA, 2021)

Best Istanbul Film Festival, July Best Short Animation (TURKEY, 2021)

Halicarnassus Film Festival, 11th Session Best Short Animation Film (TURKEY, 2021)

The Monthly Film Festival, August Animation Winner (UK, 2021)

Metropolis Film Festival, July&August Best Animated Short Winner (ITALY, 2021)

Beyond Earth Film Festival, Season 8 Jury's Special Mention (INDIA, 2021)

 Älvsbyns Film Festival, July Best Animated Film (SWEDEN, 2021)

American Golden Picture International Film Festival, 3rd Year 1st Edition Best Animated Short (US, 2021)

Five Continents International Film Festival, #5-7 Best Animation Short Film (VENEZUELA, 2021)

Five Continents International Film Festival, #5-7 Audience Award 2nd Place (VENEZUELA, 2021)

Five Continents International Film Festival, #5-7 Special Mention Screenplay Short Film (VENEZUELA, 2021)

Five Continents International Film Festival, #5-7 Special Mention Sound Design (VENEZUELA, 2021)

Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival, Animation Nominee (US, 2021)

Toronto Independent Film Awards Inc., Student Film Nominee (CANADA, 2021)

Changing Face International Film FestivaL, Annual Best Sci-fi Short Nominee (AUSTRALIA, 2021)

Couch Film Festival, Fall 1:00 to 5:00 Minutes Best Animation Nominee (CANADA, 2021)

Alternative Film Festival, Fall Super Short Best Animation Nominee (CANADA, 2021)

NewFilmmakers NY, Animation Finalist (US, 2021)

Aladerri International Film Festival, Finalist (US, 2021)

International Moving Film Festival, Short Films Animation Finalist (IRAN, 2021)

Los Angeles Animation Festival, Best Character-based Short Finalist (US, 2021)

Rome Independent Prisma Awards, June Best Animation Short Nominee (ITALY, 2021)

The Monthly Film Festival, July Best Trailer Nominee (UK, 2021)

Feel The Reel International Film Festival, July Short Film Animation Nominee (UK, 2021)

Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival, July Student Finalist (RUSSIA, 2021)

Boden International Film Festival, July Best Animated Film Finalist (SWEDEN, 2021)

Sweden Film Awards, July Best Animated Finalist (SWEDEN, 2021)

Stockholm City Film Festival, July Best Animated Film Best Animated Film Finalist (SWEDEN, 2021)

Luleå International Film Festival, July Best Animated Film Finalist (SWEDEN, 2021)

Cosmic Film Festival, Best Student Film Semi-Finalist  (US, 2021)

Alternative Film Festival, Super Short Films Semi-Finalist (CANADA, 2021)

*/ 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Official Selection (GREECE, 2021)

Supernova Digital Animation Festival, Official Selection (US, 2021)

International Children's Rights Film Festival, Official Selection (TURKEY, 2021)

ROS Film Festival, Official Selection (SPAIN, 2021)

UWPG Film Festival, Official Selection (CANADA, 2021)

Full Bloom Film Festival, Official Selection (US, 2021)

Peekskill Film Festival, Official Selection (US, 2021)

SciFi Film Festival, Official Selection (AUSTRALIA, 2021)

Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival, Official Selection (GREECE, 2021)

accordi @ DISACCORDI - International Short Film Festival, Official Selection (ITALY, 2021)

Flanimation Film Fest, Official Selection (US, 2021)

Deep Focus Film Festival, Official Selection (US, 2021)

Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival, Official Selection (SPAIN, 2021)

AddAMovie Film Festival, Official Selection (US, 2021)

BLASTOFF, Official Selection (US, 2021)

McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival, Official Selection (US, 2021)

Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival, Official Selection (NIGERIA, 2021)

Oudeis International Film Festival, Official Selection (ITALY, 2021)

Human-Environment Care Film Festival, Official Selection (CANADA, 2021)

International Futurological Film Festival, Official Selection (POLAND, 2021)

Tbilisi International Animation Festival, Official Selection (GEORGIA, 2021)

Zero Degree Film Contest, Season IV Official Selection (INDIA, 2021)

BAYFEST, Official Selection / 大湾展映计划 (CHINA, 2021)

Moscow Shorts, July Official Selection (RUSSIA, 2021)

Canted Angle Film Festival, Official Selection (2021)

Film for Peace, Official Selection (CANADA, 2021)

semana por la soberania audiovisual, Official Selection (Argentina, 2021)

SPLICE Film Fest, Honorable Mention (US, 2022)

Children Cinema Awards, Best Animated Film Finalist (NETHERLANDS, 2022)

DRAWTASTIC "GOLDEN PENCIL AWARDS", Semi-Finalist ( 2022)

McMinnville Short Film Festival Film Festival, Official Selection (US, 2022)

Simply Indie Film Fest, Official Selection (US, 2022)

Beeston Film Festival, Official Selection (UK, 2022)

Serbia International Youth Film Festival, Official Selection (SERBIA, 2022)

QRC.PRJCT, Official Selection (GREECE, 2022)

Oblikon Film Festival, Official Selection (FRANCE, 2022)

Crazy Talented Asians & Friends: 3rd Annual Animation Short Films Festival, Official Selection (US, 2022)

New Jersey Independent Film Festival, Official Selection (US, 2022)

Animex Screen, Official Selection (UK, 2022)

ASIFA-East Animation Festival #52, Official Selection (US, 2022)

Student World Impact Film Festival, Official Selection (US, 2022)

Physical Screenings

Five Continents International Film Festival, August 03, 2021 (Anzoategui, Venezuela)

Flanimation Film Fest, August 20-21, 2021 (Jacksonville, United States)

Peekskill Film Festival, August 20, 2021 (Peekskill, United States)

Älvsbyns Film Festival, September 3, 2021 (Älvsby folkhögskola, Sweden)

Full Bloom Film Festival, Sep 9 -11, 2021, (Statesville, United States)

International Futurological Film Festival, September 10 - 12, 2021 (Łódź, Poland)

Aladerri International Film Festival, September 17 – 19, 2021 (Chicago, United States)

Deep Focus Film Festival, September 18–19, 2021 (Brooklyn, United States)

SciFi Film Festival, October 15-31, 2021, (Sydney. Australia)

*/ 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival, October 13-17, 2021 (Athens, Greece)

New York International Film Awards™, October 21, 2021 (New York, United States)

Tbilisi International Animation Festival, October 30 - November 2, 2021 (Tbilisi, Georgia)

ROS Film Festival, Official Selection, November 12-21, 2021 (Elche, Spain)

Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival, November 17 - 20, 2021 (Enugu, Nigeria)

International Children's Rights Film Festival, November 12 - 20, 2021 (Bursa, Turkey)

semana por la soberania audiovisual, November 28, 2021 (Quilmes, Argentina)

Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival, December 2 - 4, 2021 (Melbourne, United States)

Oudeis International Film Festival, December 11, 2021 (Rome, Italy)

Changing Face International Film Festival, December 16 - 19, 2021 (Sydney, Australia)

Vertigo Film Fest, December 17, 2021 (Milano, Italy)

McMinnville Short Film Festival Film Festival, February 10 - 13, 2022 (McMinnville, United States)

Simply Indie Film Fest, February 24 - 26, 2022 (Oklahoma, United States)

QRC.PRJCT, April 1, 2022 (Athina, Greece)

Beeston Film Festival, April 1 - 3, 2022 (Beeston, United Kingdom)

Oblikon Film Festival, May 7, 2022 (Paris, France)

Crazy Talented Asians & Friends: 3rd Annual Animation Short Films Festival, May 13, 2022 (New York, United States)

New Jersey Independent Film Festival, May 17 - 21, 2022 (New Jersey, United States)

Online Screenings

Supernova Digital Animation Festival, September 17, 2021

BLASTOFF, September 2021

McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival, September 24 - 25, 2021

Film for Peace, September 25 - 26, 2021

*/ 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival, September 20 - October 31, 2021

NewFilmmakers NY, October 5, 2021

UWPG Film Festival, October 19 - 23, 2021

Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival, October 28 – 31, 2021

AddAMovie Film Festival, November 2, 2021

accordi @ DISACCORDI - 18th International Short Film Festival, Novermber 16 – 21, 2021

International Children's Rights Film Festival, November 15 - 17

Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival, December 2 - 5, 2021

Canted Angle Film Festival, January 7 - 8, 2022

McMinnville Short Film Festival Film Festival, February 14 - 20, 2022

Serbia International Youth Film Festival, March 5 - 8, 2022

ASIFA-East Animation Festival #52, March 22 - 24, 2022

Oblikon Film Festival, April 28 - May 11, 2022

Flamingo Film Festival, April 23, 2022

Crazy Talented Asians & Friends: 3rd Annual Animation Short Films Festival, May 13, 2022

New Jersey Independent Film Festival, May 17 - 21, 2022

SPLICE Film Fest, June 26, 2022

American Golden Picture International Film Festival, July 1 - August 31, 2022

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