By: Lin Yu-li and William Yen
Berlin, Feb. 9 (CNA) The Taiwanese short film “Dian Jiao Jian” (Tiptoe) has been nominated for a Crystal Bear award in the Generation Kplus competition at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), being held Feb. 7-17, according to the event’s website.
The award presentation of the competition, which is designed for young audiences and awarded by a children’s jury of 11 children aged between 11 and 14, is scheduled to take place Feb. 16.
Dian Jiao Jian focuses the cinematic lens on a 10-year-old girl, Jiajia, and her 7-year-old brother in the absence of their mother, according to the Berlinale website.
The 17-minute film centers on how Jiajia bravely shoulders the responsibilities of an older sister by walking her brother to school and taking care of household chores through the day-to-day emptiness left by their mother’s absence. [FULL STORY]