From North Vancouver, Canada. J.D Art Studio
Jia.Duan, female. Artist & Professor, Painter & Writer, Filmmaker (Animation and Documentary Screenwriter, Director, Art designer, Music arranger, Independent Producer) and curator.
Jia was born in an artist's family. Her parents are both outstanding artists in China. Jia started to learn painting before 16 years old. After China's Cultural Revolution, as the first of University students, she graduated from Art Department of Prestigious Beijing Film Academy in 1982. Then, she went to China Central Music Academy to study music theory. From 1986, she started her own artistic film creation and gradually became one of the influential Chinese filmmakers of the fifth generation, and an outstanding professor. From 2018, she settled in Vancouver, Canada working as an independent filmmaker and painter till now.
A, Animation Awards:
Her animation uses different techniques including 3D, 2D hand drawing and paper cutting. In addition, she has built several successful stop-motion animation studios for studens in the animation art department under her leadership.
1). Lotus (3D animation) is China's first fully digitally produced art film. was launched in 2005. Won 10 Chinese international awards, and was selected for many international film festivals in different countries
2). The Story of Red Candle With Mermaid - Based on Japanese legend. (2D hand-drawn animation)
3) Star dream (Paper cut animation) This is a stream of consciousness fairy tale.