Award of Excellence – “Re-encounter” (UK)

Title: Re-encounter
Runtime: 2 min
Country: UK
Director: Xiaochu Dai (Daisy)
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: September, 2023

Synopsis: Through the digital short film, Re-encounter traces one of the greatest London myths—the Hardy Tree and people’s companionship throughout their lives, creating a poetic narrative space. By watching the stories of the Hardy Tree from birth, growth, dying and re-encounter (meeting people again with new life), it aims to invite the audience to think: In the context of ecological destruction today, how can we find our original spiritual connection with trees (nature) and return to the touching feeling of the initial encounter?