Beijing Film Academy's Film International Film Production

Faculty

Wang Jing - Dean of the International Program

Wang Jing is a Film Director, Born at Xuzhou (Jiangsu Province) in 1966. He is a professor and Dean of the Cinematography Department of the Beijing Film Academy. He co-produced the documentary Fading Reindeer Bell (16mm) in 1998, and directed the documentary Yao (DV) in 2001. His 2003 TV movie Life and Noodles (16mm) won the Best TV Movie Director Award at the 11th China University Student Movie Festival in 2004. The same year, Wang wrote, directed and co-produced the feature film The Last Level (FEFF 2005). Later he alternated documentaries and feature films, among Invisible Killer, screened at FEFF 2010. In 2011 he directed two feature films: Something about Kids, which won the Best Chinese Children’s Film Award at 11th China International Children’s Film Festival, and Vegetate, which won the Best Digital Movie Award at the 18th China University Student Movie Festival (2011). FengShui in 2012 was nominated at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Li Wei –Program Director of International Program

Li Wei is currently the Vice-Dean of the Cinematography Department. He graduated from Beijing Film Academy’s Cinematography Department in 1997 with a Bachelors Degree. He received a Masters in the Art and Technology of Cinematography in 2000 and went on to receive a PHD in Film Education in 2011. He is a member of the Society of Cinematography and the Society of TV Directors. He has directed "The Sorrowful Soul of TengChong" in 2006.

Jordan DeFazio – Manager of International Program

Jordan has a B.F.A in Film Studies from the University of Concordia in Montreal, Canada. He attended the New York Film Academy’s producing program and later went on to study a year of his Masters in Directing at EICAR, the International Film School of Paris. Currently, he is a working screenwriter.

Zhang Jie (Sunny) – Secretary of International Program

Sunny received her Bachelor degree in 2005 in History and she got her Masters in Modern World History in 2007. She is currently the Manager of the One-year program at the Beijing Film Academy’s Cinematography Department.

René Seegers - Producer

Rene received a degree in psychology from the University of Amsterdam (1976) and in 1974 he entered the Dutch Film & TV Academy. In 1989 René established himself as an independent producer of feature films and TV drama with his company Lowland Holding BV. Since then he has produced 2 major documentaries about China ON THE TRACKS OF MALIN IN CHINA (2004), and AN OLD FRIEND OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE (2008) and has worked with CCTV in creating multiple documentaries. He is currently a professor of Producing at the International Program.

Yan Wang – Professor of Cultural Comparison

Yan Wang is professor of Cultural and Film Studies. His research and teaching crosses the boundaries of film, new media visual studies, critical theory, the American Studies, and twentieth-century Continental novel theory. He taught courses such as "the Holocaust Film Studies", "Hollywood Films and the American Culture", "Philosophical-spiritual Probings of China", "Western Civilization with Chinese Comparisons", and "Urban Space and the Visual Representations" in China and the United States. His Book Publications include Once Upon a Time in America: the Historical Films of Hollywood (Beijing: SDX, 2010) , After Auschwitz: The Holocaust Film Studies (Beijing: SDX, 2007), and Novelistic Temporality and Modernity (Beijing: Fltrp, 2007). His articles on digital cinema, American cinema, the Cold War films, and Urban Studies have appeared in numerous Academic journals.

Karin Grand – Visiting Professor

Karin is a Danish film maker and teacher. For 3 years (2010-2014) she was responsible for the directing course at the European Film College in Denmark (member of CILECT), and for 7 months she was acting principal.

Pablo Golborne – Visiting Professor

Pablo has a long career within film, music and stage production in Sweden, France, Argentina and Chile. He is at the moment known for having written a one act opera which opened the bicentenary of Søren Kierkegaard in an exclusive circle of philosophers and cultural personalities, with Queen Margaret the II of Denmark as honorary guest.

Lorenz Haarmann – Associate Professor

Lorenz is a German Cinematographer and Director. He has made a number of feature and documentary films in Germany, the US and China, as well as making commercials for international brands. Before coming to BFA he was teaching at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany.

Li Quan Sheng – Associate Professor

Li Quan Sheng is a member of the Chinese Society of Cinematographers and is a Supervisor of Visual Effects. He graduated from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1991, obtained his Masters degree from the Chinese Academy of Science and got his Ph.D of Literature from the Beijing Film Academy. He has worked on several film productions including 'Fall of Ming' and "A World Without Thieves".

Liang Lihua – Manager of Information Center

Liang received her B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from South China Normal University in Guangzhou, her M.A. in Film Aesthetics and her Ph.D. in Filmology from the Beijing Film Academy. She has worked as a scriptwriter for both TV and feature films. Currently, she is a Professor who teaches "The Foundations of Screenwriting".

Yingxia Huang - Professor of Sound Design

Yingxia Huang graduated with a B.A. degree in Sound Recording and a Masters in Sound Design and Theory from the Beijing Film Academy. From 1983 to 1988 he worked at the Xiao Xiang Film Studio as a Sound Recordist. From 1991 till now he’s taught Sound Production, Sound Design and Theory. Currently he is the Dean of the Graduate school.

Lin Tao–Associate Professor

Lin Tao is a Member of the Chinese Society of Cinematographers and is a Film Director for Dreams of Dragon Pictures. He has a B.A. and M.F.A. from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and a Ph.D. in Cinematography from the Beijing Film Academy. He was the Cinematographer of two feature films "Privacy Coffer" and "White Cotton" and now teaches with both local and international students.

Joewi Verhoeven–Associate Professor

Joewi Verhoeven was born in the Netherlands but moved to Beijing when he was 18. He studied Cinematography at the Beijing Film Academy and is now primarily active in China as a director of photography. Verhoeven has shot several award-winning (short) films, music videos and commercials, most notably the Chinese independent feature film "Nezha" and the short narrative "Singer Not The Song" which won the Cinerent award for best cinematography.

Zhu Yunfeng–Associate Professor

Zhu Yunfeng, received the Ph.D. degree in Ins. of Image and Graphics, Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua Univ., in 2011, major in Image Based Rendering. In June 2011, he became a teacher at theCinematography Department of Beijing Film Academy and teaches Digital Video Engineering for both local and international students.During these years, He has also participated in the works of several digital films post production, such as FengShui,Fall of Ming,The Sky in Hakka Earth Building and Beijing Time.His research interests are mainly in the theories and applications of digital video processing, such as digital film post production work flow, digital video parallel rendering and digital color management.

Janet Neipris–Visiting Professor

Janet is the head of the Graduate Playwriting and Screenwriting Department at NYU. She has written several award winning plays including "A Small Delegation" and "A Question of Country". She is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council, Tony Committee, Writer's Guild of America East, and PEN. She is the author of To Be A Playwright and was just commissioned to write a new book, Master Class: Writing for screen, Stage, and TV.

Yaya Rotem–Associate Professor

Yaya has an undergraduate degree from Beijing Film Academy's Cinematography Department. He also attended the Chinese language program at the Beijing Language and Culture University. He's currently working as a cinematographer, editor and director for various productions.