About 简介

 

 

 

 

Layla Zhuqing Ji, born and raised in Shenyang, China. She first came to the U.S. alone when she was 18-year-old to pursue a double major in Business Management and Radio/TV/Film Production at Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ). She finished double major within four years and graduated with honors.

 

Layla graduated from Columbia University MFA Film program in 2014. She received "Entertainment Partners Best Producer Award" at the annual Columbia University Film Festival for her thesis film "Rattlefly." 

 

Additionally, as a trilingual international filmmaker, Layla’s films have been awarded and official selected by numerous film festivals around the world, including Busan International Short Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, Central Florida Film Festival, New York City International Film Festival, etc. She shares her voice with the world through filmmaking and delivers positive messages to the society. 

 

In 2015, Layla‘s feature film project received Best Young Director's Project Award from China Film Foundation's Wutianming Film Fund, and was invited to Venice Days at the 72nd Venice Film Festival. In 2016, her feature film script won the "Best Commercial Value Project" Award and "Motion Picture Association of America" Award at Beijing International Film Festival Film Market. 

Layla made her first feature film Victim(s) in Malaysia right before Christmas in 2018 and finished the post in 2019. The film had its World Premiere in Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy. 

 

Layla lives in Los Angeles and China. She is currently represented by CAA and in development for her next film in China. 

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季竹青,85后青年女导演、制片、编剧,18岁独自出国留学,在新泽西罗文大学四年内拿下了广播电影电视制作和商务管理双学位,并且荣誉毕业。

 

随后竹青同时被美国三家电影研究生院校同时奖学金录取,最终加入了位于纽约市常春藤院校,哥伦比亚大学的电影研究生专业进修。2014年毕业,并且于当年的哥大电影节上凭借毕业作品《响尾蛇与蝴蝶》获得了“EP最佳制片人奖。” 

 

除此之外,精通中文,英文,韩文三国语言的她,监制和导演的多部影片也入围和获奖于世界各地的电影节,包括温哥华国际电影节,釜山电影节,意大利乌迪内远东国际电影节,弗罗里达电影节,曼哈顿电影节,纽约市国际电影节等等。

 

2015年,竹青的两部长篇剧本同时入围中国电影基金会吴天明青年电影专项基金,并且获得了最佳青年导演电影项目奖,被邀请参加第72届威尼斯电影节威尼斯日。2016年,其长篇剧本的Pitch在北京国际电影节获得“最具商业潜力奖”和美国MPA大奖。

2018年底,竹青的第一部长篇电影《加害者,被害人》在马来西亚拍摄完成,并于2020年意大利乌迪内远东国际电影节进行了影展世界首映。

 

竹青目前往返居住于中国和洛杉矶,进行国际电影项目的开发和写作,希望通过电影向社会传达她的声音。竹青由CAA中国代理导演工作,目前正在筹备下一部商业导演作品。

 

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