Resume of Prof.Jia. Duan:
Jia. Duan, Artist & Professor, painter, writer, filmmaker (animation and documentary screenwriter, director, art designer, music arranger, independent producer).
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. 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.
4，Personal artistic film creation achievements and awards：
A. Animation Representative Works:
2005 "Lotus", the art animation film (3D animation), as a screenwriter, director, art design, music arranger, and independent producer.
The film won 10 awards in related international competitions in China, including:
2005 Hangzhou International Animation Festival Gold Award. Changzhou International Animation Festival Gold Award, Beijing International CG Competition Gold Award, China Film Huabiao Award (Government). Golden Rooster Award (Academic) etc.
2006 China Animation Society Best Short Film. First Prize of Chinese Cultural Heritage CG Competition.
"Lotus" was selected for international film festivals in different countries such as:
2016, Moscow International Film Festival Forum, Russia.
2013, Cannes International Animation Film Festival Chinese Animation; Collected by the Chinese Film Archives Center in Paris. France.
2008, Montreal International Film Festival Chinese animation unit,Canada.
2007, Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium.
2006, International Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart -Festival of animated Film, Germany.
2006, Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska, USA.
2005, Olympia International Film Festival, Washington State,USA. etc.