Dupp (Du, Pengpeng) is an award-winning storyteller, director, storyboard artist, animator and mural artist known for his cultural, stream-of-consciousness and symbolistic style.  Especially, his personal film CAGE'折枝 has won these awards and nominations from 30+ international animation festivals such as Oscar - 43rd Student Academy Awards finalist nomination, 48th ASIFA-EAST top award winner, the BEST IN SHOW 2017. 

 

Currently he lives in Beijing, China and look forward to finding like-minded, global people to start working with and share his love for animation and film. 

Animation, Love and peace! 

 

EDUCATION

MFA, Pratt Institute 

BA, Tsinghua University

 

AWARDS

UNALIENABLE RIGHTS

- Producer & Animation director

  • Official Selection, Harlem International film Festival, 2019.

  • Official Selection, Philadelphia Independent film Festival, 2019.

 

 

SUNFLOWER 

- Animation director

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 25th Annual SEDONA International film Festival, 2019.

  • Winner, MINDFIELD film Festival, 2018.

  • Semi-Finalist, UTAH film Festival, 2018.

  • Winner, HOLLYWOOD film competition, 2019.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, IIFF International film Festival, 2019.

Cabrioni / A good story

- Characters' Visual Design & Development,

- One of  Animation Leads.

  • Nomination in Best Animated Television/ Broadcast Commercial, 45th Annual Annie Awards 2018.

  • Craft Award: Excellence in Animation 3rd Place, ASIFA EAST AWARDS 2018

Cineplex / A Balloon for Ben

- Animator

  • Gold in Products & Service,  AME AWARDS 2018

  • Video, HOW  INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2018

  • Best use of animation, ADWEEK ARC AWARDS 2018

  • Silver/ Branded Content & Silver / Film, MARKETING AWARDS / STRATEGY 2017

  • Bronze / Best Use of Media Best in video, MIA AWARDS 2017

  • Silver / Campaign of the Year, SMALL AGENCY AWARDS/ ADAGE 2017

  • Winner Advertising/ Branded Content, APPLIED ARTS AWARDS 2017

  • Gold  Advertising, CMA AWARDS 2017

  • Animation, PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2017

 

CAGE’折枝 

- Director

  • Finalist / Nomination, 43rd Student Academy Awards ( Oscar ), 2016.

  • Nomination & Live Panel Speaker, Hua International Short film Festival; World Live Screening in NYC, LA, Tokyo, Beijing and Sydney, 2017.

  • BEST IN SHOW / Top Award Winner, 48th ASIFA-EAST, 2017.

  • "STAFF PICK", vimeo, 2018.

  • Finalist / Nomination, 3rd North America Chinese Director Short Film Tour, 2018.

  • Official Selection for Special Recommendation & Live Screening, The 6th China Independent Animation Film Forum (中国独立动画电影论坛)2017.

  • Finalist, 12th BLOW-UP CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL, 2016.

  • Stars of Students, Special Official Selection & Live Screening, the16th HIROSHIMAInternational Animation festival, 2016.

  • Special Mentions Award & Official Selection, 11th Annual Athens Animafest, 2016.

  • Winner of Merit Award, BEST-SHORTS Competition, 2016.

  • Winner Award of Merit, Accolade Global Film Competition, 2016.

  • Best Animation Student Short, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, 2016.

  • Winner, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, January 2016 Edition.

  • Winner, 10th Annual Red Rock Film Festival, 2016.

  • Best Animation, Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Dec 2015.

  • Nomination for Best International Student Animation & Live Screening, 4th Annual Animation Dingle Film Festival, 2016.

  • Nomination for Best Animation Award & Live Screening, 4th Annual Cardiff International Film Festival, 2016.

  • Nomination for Best Animation Short Film, TMC London Film Festival, March 2016.

  • Nomination & Live Screening, 6th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, 2016.

  • Nomination & Live Screening, 9th Annual NIFF-Naperville Independent Film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 36th Annual Breckenridge Film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, GALACTIC COLORS Film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 25th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 14th Annual Competition of Imaginaria, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 12th Annual Athens Digital Arts Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 19th Annual AVANCA International film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 12th Annual Korea Independent Animation Film Festival,(Indie-Anifest),2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 17th Sacramento Film and Music Festival,2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 4th Annual Animaze: The Montreal International Animation Film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection for Pulcinella Award, 19th Annual Cartoon On the Bay, 2016.

  • Official Selection, 15th Annual Nickel Independent Film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 7th Annual NYC-Independent Film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection for Best Animated Movie Award, 6th Annual Animated Movies Festival Animocje, 2016.

  • Official Shortlisted for The Online Audience Award, Short of The Year, 2016.

  • Official Selection, 7th Annual “Golden Kuker – Sofia” International Animation Film Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Screening, 10th Annual MAUVAIS GENRE Festival, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 4th La Guarimba Film Fest, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, ANGAELICA_CGIFF, 2016.

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 15th Great Lakes International Film Festival, 2016.

 

Ya-er'芽儿

- Director

 

  • Official Selection & Live Screening, 11th China National Exhibition of Fine Arts, China 2009 for animation premiere. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary for Foundation of People’s Republic of China.

  • Award of Excellence, 2009 National Collegiate Animation Competition of China International Comics Festival.

  • Award of Excellence, Academician Short Animation Festival of Hai Xia Liang An, 2009.

  • Silver Award, Univercity Students Contests by SUR IECT in BeiJing.

 

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LECTURE & PANEL

  •  Panel Speaker, Hua International Short film Festival; World Live Screening in NYC, 11-11-2017.

  • Lecture, topic "交流电" in Beijing Film Academy, Animation School. 4-17-2018.

  •  Panel Speaker,3rd North America Chinese Director Short Film Tour, Live Screening in NYC, 2018.

INTERVIEW

  • Exclusive Interview on news paper, June 14, 2018, GLOBAL TIMES.

  • Exclusive Interview , Jan 29, 2018, XIN PIAN CHANG/新片场.

  • Exclusive Interview , Feb 22, 2018, XUESHUPA/动画学术趴.

  • Exclusive Interview , Dec 12, 2017, Sohu-OPEN/开腔.

  • Exclusive TV Interview, Sep 2, 2016, New York Sinovision. Live talk-show about my New Animation and my latest Student Academy Awards nomination.

  • Exclusive Interview, Dec 30, 2011, Zhou Tao Storytelling of NJTV, interviews me in my home talking about my creation-life, my personal Animation creation and the history of our city Nanjing.

  • Radio Talk-Show & Interview, Dec 16, 2011, 20:30~21:30, Story Club of Jiangsu Radio Story/AM585 in Jiangsu Radio and Television Station. 1 hour live radio talk-show about my life and creation story and my Animation design.

  • Radio Talk-Show & Interview, Feb 28, 2018, E036, 故事FM,大象工会/ Elephant Magazine, China.