THIRSTY GIRL

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ALEXANDRA QIN

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When her estranged alcoholic sister lands in the hospital after a relapse, Charlie reluctantly agrees to drive her from New York to rehab in Kentucky. But she must deal with a secret addiction of her own along the way.

ABOUT OUR FILM FUND WINNER

Alexandra Qin is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker based in New York with a background in technology, social justice, and visual/performance art. She was born and raised in Paris, France, to a half-French, half-Filipina mother and a Chinese father.

She is currently developing her first feature, THIRSTYGIRL, the screenplay for which was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Page Awards, a 2022 Nicholl Semifinalist, and the Winner of the 2021 Finish Line Social Impact screenplay competition.

Outside of her work in film, Alexandra is the founder of Emergent Works, a non-profit that teaches formerly incarcerated people to code and helps them start careers in tech. As a performance and visual artist, Alexandra’s work, inspired by her own addiction recovery journey, explores the many faces of addiction. Her first solo show, Losing Things, an immersive multimedia monologue performed alongside 365 illustrations, one for each day of her first year of sobriety, premiered in New York in December 2019.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Year

Film Festival (Awards)

2024 Sundance
2024 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival
2024 Mint Chinese Film Festival
2024 Nitehawk Shorts Festival
2024 Manchester Film Festival
2024 Cortinametraggio (Best Film – USA)
2024 Sun Valley Film Festival
2024 Florida Film Festival
2024 Shared Visions Film Festival
2024 Brussels Short Film Festival
2024 San Francisco Int’l Film Festival (Best International Short Film)
2024 CAAM Fest

Year

Film Festival (Awards)

2023 Provincetown Int’l Film Festival (premiere)
2023 Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest
2023 HollyShorts
2023 Bushwick Int’l Film Festival
2023 Aesthetica
2023 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2023 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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