Lili Alone

a film by

China, Hong Kong, Singapore | 22' | 07/2021 | fiction

Lili, a young mother, lives with her gambler husband in a remote part of Sichuan. Lonely and poor, she heads for the city in a bid to earn enough money to save her dying father.


ZOU Jing


ZOU Jing, born in 1984, she is a Chinese director and writer based out of Shanghai and Los Angeles. Jing came from literature background but she found her calling when she began working at Shanghai International TV station as a director/editor on documentaries.
As a fanatic lover of literature and philosophy, Jing has always loved writing. Lili Alone is her first short film. Her ultimate goal is to write and direct feature films that explore the truths in modern China life.


  • Lili Alone – 2021
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Director: ZOU Jing
Screenplay: ZOU Jing
Producer: WANG Yang, QIU Yang
Production companies: Tender Madness Pictures, Wild Grass Films
Associate Producers: Vicky YANG, Mathis ZHANG
Cinematographer: Liangzi
Sound Design: MO Huijia
Editor: Hsu Yen Ching
Production Designer: XING Jun
Cast: Huang Lili
Full cast: HU Ling, Yu Shixue, ZHONG Ling, CHEN Zhihang, ZHANG Ziquan
Presented by: CCA Film Co., Ltd, Pure Light Films Xiamen Co. Ltd, Tender Madness Pictures, Wild Grass Films


  • Semaine de la Critique, France (7 – 15 July, 2021)
    Official Selection Won: Prix Découverte Leitz Cine du court métrage
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (4 – 8 August, 2021)
    Over the Borders
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (5 – 22 August, 2021)
    Short Film Competition Won: MIFF Award for Best Fiction Short Film
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy (21 – 28 August, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia (13 – 19 September, 2021)
    Short Film Competition Special Mention
  • Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (24 – 30 September, 2021)
    Out of Competition: New World Panorama
  • Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil (6 – 14 October, 2021)
    Other Views
  • BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom (6 – 17 October, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Desenzano Film Festival, Italy (9 – 10 October, 2021)
  • Pingyao International Film Festival, China (12 – 19 October, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (14 – 22 October, 2021)
    Short Film Competition
  • Montclair Film Festival, United States (21 October – 30 October, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain (23 – 30 October, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden (25 – 31 October, 2021)
    International Competition


Press Materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here

Excerpts: Click here