Sports Day

A Film by Lin Tu

Synopsis

On an ordinary, hot summer day, Bai and Zhao decide to escape their high school’s mandatory event “Sports Day” to spend some private time. But at the moment Bai walks into an 80s-style rented room that Zhao found, she knows that this room’s got something bizarre and unexplainable going on. As Zhao gets too excited and aggressively forces himself on Bai’s body, she panics and asks Zhao to get condom as an excuse. After Zhao leaves, Bai is left alone. She starts to observe the room with caution and great curiosity. She soon realizes that her instinct is right: there’s someone else in this room, secretly observing her with great interest as well…

Director

  • Picture of Lin Tu © Lin Tu

    Lin Tu

    Lin is a director/screenwriter/playwright, born and grew up in Beijing, China. Lin received the first publication of her prose at age 16, by the most widely circulated teen literature magazine Top Novel. In 2013, her fantasy novellas THE FASHION LEGEND and THE DREAM TELLER were published by Novoland; her first novel THE END was published by Douban Reading. She started her MFA program in Writing for the Screen and Stage in Northwestern University in 2014. Her short play, TIME DIFFERENCE, was chosen for 2015 National MFA Playwrights Festival “Theater Masters”, received productions in Aspen and New York, and is published by Samuel French. Her play, BLACK PEOPLE ARE SO COOL received a production in Stage 773, Chicago. Her full-length play, I LOVE MY FAMILY, is a semi-finalist of Bay Area Play Festival 2016 and won the second place of World Sinophone Drama Competition For Young Playwrights 2016, and received stage reading in Taipei. Her short screenplay ONE LAST SONG is a finalist of TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and an official finalist of Hollywood Screenplay Contest. She has been collaborating with Chinese film companies including Huace Media, Edko Films, Colordance Films, Facing East etc.. on film development.

Awards + Festivals

  • 9th MEME PAS PEUR FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Saint-Philippe, Réunion)February 20, 2019
  • 2nd LISBON FILM RENDEZVOUS (Official Selection - Winter Edition, Lisbon, Portugal)March 8, 2019
  • 9th CAMBODIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)March 9, 2019
  • PIMPRI-CHINCHWAD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune, India)March 16, 2019
  • 36th BUFF - THE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (Official Selection, Malmö, Sweden)March 23, 2019
  • 9th CÓRTEX SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sintra, Portugal)April 3, 2019
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • 4th THE UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)April 6, 2019
  • 20th CELLU L’ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jena, Germany)April 24, 2019
  • 37th CAAMFEST (Official Selection, San Francisco, USA)May 9, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 51st FOTOGRAMMA D'ORO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Messina, ME, Italy)May 22, 2019
  • OLBIA FILM NETWORK (Film Market Professional Video Library, Olbia, Italy)June 19, 2019
  • 3rd VIDLINGS & TAPEHEADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Michigan, USA)June 28, 2019
  • 2nd MEXICO CITY INDEPENDENT FILM FEST (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)July 4, 2019
  • 18th ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS (Official Selection, Dallas, TX, USA)July 18, 2019
  • 5th VERACRUZ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico)August 22, 2019
  • 10th HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santee, CA, USA)August 30, 2019
  • 52nd SITGES - INT'L FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain)October 3, 2019
  • 5th VÄSTERÅS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Västerås, Sweden)October 4, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019
  • 23rd TORONTO REEL ASIAN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)November 7, 2019

Crew

Director
Lin Tu
Screenplay
Lin Tu
Producer
Sol Ye
Director of Photography
Kane Wang
Art Direction
Luyue Meng
Costume Design
Luyue Meng
Sound
Zeyang Li
Editor
Lin Tu
Sound Design
Sam Fan
Music
Hank Lee

Cast

Bai
Jingling Li
Hui
Jing Jin
Zhao
Xiaojun Gong

Details

Running Time
10 min 54 sec
Shooting Format
3.2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1 (Scope)
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER

Sol Ye
solye425@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Lin Tu
tulin90124@gmail.com