The Winter

Walking in a snowy forest, a peasant sees an unusual deer and goes to follow it. The deer allures him and the peasant even wants to catch it.

Director Biography – Xin Li

Xin is a Chinese born animator and filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. He specializes in the traditional method of paint-on-glass stop-motion animation. Through this technique he explores tranquil and often intimate moments of life through abstract narratives.



Director Statement

With painting and animation education background, my art practice is a hybrid art form of oil painting and animation, recognized as paint-on-glass animation. Each frame will be hand painted on a piece of glass with back lighting under a camera. For me, both painting and animation capture the impression from the shape and movement and tell stories about our life. My intention is to keep discovering possibilities of painting and animation to tell stories that observed and felt in the daily life.


Xin Li


Xin Li


Xin Li

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Australia, China




This is a beautifully animated film using the traditional method of paint-on-glass as well as stop motion animation. One of the striking features of the film deals with an unusual deer. This film is artistically delightful.

Donnie Hill

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