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Why Do I Study Physics? (2013)

I decided to study Physics in college because, since childhood I have been enchanted by the idea of perfection. However, while seeking a rational world, irrationality shadows every step of my journey. Is this a pursuit destined to end in a dilemma?

A film by Shixie (Xiangjun Shi)
Graduation Project at Rhode Island School of Design 2013
A Science Communication Project at Brown University Department of Physics


[Special Jury Prize] CinéGlobe 2014 Official Selection (Switzerland)
[Jury Award] NYC ACM SIGGRAPH MetroCAF 2013 (USA)
[2nd Place Student Award] ASIFA-East 2014 (USA)
[Jury Award for Best Short Film] Gold Coast International Film Festival (USA)
[Guest Feature] Cusp Conference 2014 (USA)
[Official Selection] The Life Sciences Film Festival 2014 (Czech)
[Official Selection] 1st Ahvaz International Science Film Festival (Iran)
[Official Selection] 2015 Florida Film Festival (USA)
[Official Selection] 2014 Third Thursday RIIFF Encore (USA)
[Official Selection] 2014 İstanbul Animation Festival (Turkey)
[Official Selection] 2014 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA)
[Official Selection] 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival 2014 (USA)
[Official Selection] Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2014 (France)
[Official Selection] International Science Film Festival Pariscience 2014 (France)
[Official Selection] 16th Très Court International Film Festival (France)
[Official Selection] Tricky Women 2014: Up & Coming Talents (Austria)
[Official Selection] Noida International Film Festival 2014 (India)
[Official Selection] Disposable Film Festival 2014 (USA)
[Official Selection] 20th World of Women’s Cinema: WOW Film Festival & Tour 2014 (Australia)
[Official Selection] 10th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2013 (USA)

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