This film is based on a true story about a white-collar Chinese worker that lives in Beijing. After he reads the fantasy novel “Lost horizon”, he begins an extraordinary journey with a backpack to find his “Shangri-La”. His quest to find it was so intense that he crossed 6 provinces and 12 cities, passing by the Shangri-La and the Tibet region.
On his way, he meets and talks with many travelers such as a Tibetan Thangka master, a Wudang Kong Fu master, a hundred years old Daoist priest and a philosophy professor. Once he understands their advices, he follows his own feelings to realize that he was guided to a mysterious

Credits

  • Carlo Christian Spano: Director
  • Jackson Zhao: Producer
  • Nida Zang: Producer
  • Carlo Christian Spano: Producer
  • Carlo Christian Spano: Editing
  • Carlo Christian Spano: Camera
  • Giovanni Perez: Audio Mix
  • Carlo Christian Spano: Drone Operator
  • Carlo Christian Spano: Cinematography

Specifications

  • Project Type: Documentary
  • Runtime: 38 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date: April 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Country of Filming: China
  • Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: HD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color

Screenings / Awards

  • LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2017
    Official Selection
  • EFF BRICS 2017
    Finalist
  • PIMFF Mountain Film Festival 2017
    Official Selection
  • The 4th Asia Rainbow TV Awards
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Cinefest 2017
    Semi Finalist
  • Omihcka INTERNATIONAL FILM Festival
    Best Narrative Feature
  • Travel Film in Russian
    Official Selection
  • LAIFF Los Angeles Indipendent Film Festival Award 2017
    Semi Finalist
  • CAADF 2017 China
    Finalist
  • Miami Indipendent Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Roma Cinema DOC
    “Official Selection” December Edition
  • TOP Indie Film Awards
    WINNER Best Documentary Short
  • Largo Films Awards
    Official Selection
  • International Festival Of Winter Cinema
    Official Selection
  • Mountain Film Festival
    United States
    Winner Environmental – Mountain Documentary
  • Impact Docs Awards
    United States
    AWARD of MERIT SPECIAL MENTION
  • TWIFF The World’s Independent Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Balkan Can Kino
    Greece
    Official Selection
  • Grecanica International Film Festival
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • 2018 Great Lakes International Film Festival
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Oregon International Film Awards
    United States
    Platinum Award for Best Short Doc Foreign
  • Guangzhou International Film Festival
    China
    Semi-Finalist
  • HIIDA Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
    United States
    Winner AWARD OF EXCELLENCE-Best Cultural Short
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
    United States
    SILVER REMI AWARD
  • London International Motion Pictures Awards-LIMPA
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • VIVA Film Festival
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Official Selection
  • Vancouver Chinese Film Festival
    Canada
    Maple Leaf Award 2019
  • 573 Festival, USA
    Best Story
  • BFF Birmingham Film Festival, UK
    Nomination “Best Documentary” & “Best International Film”
  • AIFF Australia Indipendent Film Festival 2019, Australia
    FINALIST
  • The Lift-Off Sessions 2019. USA
    Official Selection
  • Tulum World Environmental Film Festival 2019, Mexico
    Official Selection
  • Woodengate Film Festival 2019, USA
    Official Selection
  • Jelly Fest Season 4, USA
    Semi-Finalist
  • Druk International Film Festival 2019, Buthan
    BEST TRAVEL FILM, BEST EDITING, CRITIC’S CHOICE AWARD
  • Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA)
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY OF A DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM, BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
  • Ontario International Film Festival, Canada
    Official Selection

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