Beijing Film Academy
With more than half a century of history, the Beijing Film Academy is the only professional film school in China and the most important in Asia. The school trained internationally recognized, award-winning directors such as Zhang Yimou, who directed "House of Flying Daggers" among others, Chen Kaige, winner of a Palme d'Or in Cannes for "Farewell my Concubine", and Jia Zhangke, who won a Golden Lion Award in Venice with "Still Life".
The school's prestigious department of cinematography is now taking part in the Armani "Film of City Life" project. In 2013, the campus launched its first international program in English, encouraging local and international students to work together and pool their talents.
The Beijing Film Academy has a holistic approach to filmmaking: the students are committed to familiarize with all subjects, from direction to screenwriting, editing and documentaries, including art and film history.
About the Talents
Luca Infante is a 20-year-old Italian-British director and a Jujitsu black belt. After graduating from the Beijing Film Academy, he wants to become a director of sci-fi and action movies.
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Weizhe is a director of photography who graduated in cinematography from the Beijing Film Academy. Born in Jincheng, Shanxi Province, he is now finishing his MFA in filmmaking. He was awarded "Outstanding Graduate" and has been working on short films and commercials for a while now.
Yiwa Lau grew up in Los Angeles, the motion picture capital. She undertook her studies at the Beijing Film Academy to start her co-production career in Hollywood and China.
She's of Korean descent, but grew up in Chicago. Jamie began working in the field of cinema when she was studying Psychology. She wrote her first novel, which will be published soon. She directed "Dancing Sorrow" at the Beijing Academy in 2014; recently, she has been working on a documentary about plastic surgery.