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There You Are


Director and 3D Artist




Director and 3D Artist

There you are is an awarded animated shot I wrote and directed in 2021. 

Synopsis: After the death of her mom several years ago, Su feels estranged from her father. In honoring their traditional family camping trip on his birthday, she hopes to reconnect with him. But when her father cancels it in deference to his new girlfriend, Su is forced to deal with her unresolved grief.


Director: Rui Huang

Writer: Rui Huang, Rong Deng

3D designer (design, modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, compositing): Rui Huang

Animators: Qijia Feng, Rui Huang

Composer: Min He

Sound and mixer: Jiaqing Gu

Voice Actors: Nia Baker, Joshua Glassburn

VFX artist: Yimin Zhang

Additional props modeler: Joseph Jacobs, Clara Chou

Faculty Advisors: Michael Patterson, Kathy Smith

Festivals & Distribution: Sandrine Faucher Cassidy


Yugo BAFTA Student Awards Shortlist

Richmond International film festival: Best of festival Animated Short

MIAMI Short film festival: Best Animation

Los Angeles Film Awards: Best animation & Best picture

Los Angeles Animation Festival: Winner

LA Under the stars: Best animation

Moondance international film festival: winner

Long Beach International Film Festival: Best short

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards: Best Animation Short

First Look 2022: Best Animation Film

WorldFest- Houston International film festival: Best Animation

AEAF 2021: Student Gold

Anim8 Student film: Award of excellence

Flanimation film fest: Best student film

Accolade Global Film Competition: Award of Excellence: Animation (Student)

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF): finalist

Venice Shorts: Semi-Finalist

Dumbofilmfestival: Semi-Finalist

Maui Film Festival: Finalist

Miami short Fiilm Festival: nominated for best animation film

Charlotte Film Festival: Honorable Mention

Richmond International Film Festival: Nominee

 USA Film Festival's International Short Film & Video Competition: Finalist

Open World Toronto Film Festival: Nominee

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF): Finalist

Maui Film Festival: Finalist

New York Animation Film Awards: Finalist

Venice Shorts: Semi-Finalist

Dumbofilmfestival: Semi-Finalist

McMinnville Short Film Festival: nominated will vinton award for best animation

 TIAF – Tbilisi International Animation Festival

Spotlight China

Brooklyn film festival 

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)  

ASIFAC Animation Festival and Conference 2022

Sunscreen film festival

Riverrun Film festival

American Documentary and animation film festival and film

Holly Shorts Film Festival

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Austin Film Festival   


Bermuda International Film Festival

Imagine This Women's Film Festival 

Santa Monica International Film Festival      

FLICKFAIR Film Festival

Woodstock Film Festival        

San Jose International Short Film Festival               

Charlotte Film Festival

First Glance Film Festival Philadelphia

California International Shorts Festival         

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival     

Sulmona international film festival    

Newport Beach Film Festival 

Cinekid screening club

overcome film festival

Providence Children’s Film Festival

Durango Independent Film Festival

Official Selection

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