Sister (2018 film)

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Directed bySiqi Song
Produced bySiqi Song
Music byKaren Tanaka
Distributed byMiyu Distribution
Release date
  • June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15) (Annecy International Animation Film Festival)
Running time
8 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sister is a 2018 stop motion animated film directed by Siqi Song during her studies at CalArts Experimental Animation Program as her graduation film.[1]

In January 2020, it was nominated for the 2020 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.[2][3][4]


The short has been presented and won awards in a number of festivals including the Oscar qualifying[5] HollyShorts Film Festival, the Aspen Shortsfest, the Austin Film Festival, and the Foyle Film Festival where it won four Oscar qualifying prizes[6] for best animation.

The short was nominated for the Annie Awards[7] and Shortlisted at the BAFTA Student Film Awards[8] for best student film in 2018. It was also nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.[9]


A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990's. What would his life be like if things go different?[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CalArtians Nominated for 46th Annual Annie Awards". Calarts.
  2. ^ "Hair Love" wins Best Animated Short Film-Oscars on YouTube
  3. ^ 2020|
  4. ^ "Oscars: Full List of Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  5. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (2019-12-04). "A Wide World of Animated Shorts". Variety. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  6. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (20 August 2019). "News Bytes: Spider-Man Booted from MCU, New 'Dark Crystal' Featurette, Oscar Short Contender 'Sister' & More". Animation Magazine. Watch CalArts student Siqi Song's moving stop-motion short, which recently scored its fourth Oscar-qualifying festival win
  7. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (12 March 2018). "Annie Awards: 'Incredibles 2,' 'Ralph' Lead Feature Nominees; 'Mary Poppins Returns' Also Nominated". Hollywood Reporter.
  8. ^ "BAFTA Announces Shortlist for Student Film Awards". BAFTA. 3 May 2018.
  9. ^ Nominees for 2020 Academy Awards announced - WBALTV 11
  10. ^ 'Balloon,' 'The Orphan' and 'Sister' Win Oscar-Qualifying Awards at HollyShorts Film Festival - The Wrap

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