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What They Left Behind

BLOCK D | Emerging 

Friday, March 24 | 3 - 5 PM 

Winthrop University | Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center

What They Left Behind
Screenings & Awards

Animart Festival • City of Angels Women's Film Festival • OnScreen Film and Video Festival • Sight + Sound Film Festival • 24th International Youth Media Festival YOUKI • DOC LA. Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival • Bucheon International Animation Festival • CU International Film Festival • 16ª edición del certamen audiovisual PROYECTA • ICONA 2022 Animation Festival • Los Angeles Animation Festival • ASIAN Feedback Film Festival

Cast & Crew

ANIMATION | 2022 | 6 min. 49 sec. 


ELIGIBLE | Woman to Watch, Best Student Film 

COUNTRY | China, United States 

LANGUAGE | Mandarin Chinese 

DIRECTOR | Xingyu Gu 

WRITER | Xingyu Gu


Several years after her grandfathers had passed away, a young woman recollects her memories of them.

About the Director

Vicky Xingyu Gu is a Chinese animator currently based in Los Angeles, California. She had just completed her MFA degree in Digital Arts & Animation at the University of Southern California in Spring 2022. Her works are inspired by cultural conflicts, emotional struggles, as well as societal issues that she witnesses. She enjoys experimenting with different techniques and materials in both digital and traditional media.

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