JIA Zhang-Ke

Director, Writer, Producer, Writer, Director, Actor

China

JIA Zhang-Ke © X STREAM PICTURES

Born in 1970 (Fengyang, Shanxi Province), Jia Zhangke studied painting, developed an interest in fiction, and in 1995 founded the Youth Experimental Film Group, for which he directed two award-winning videos. He graduated in 1997 from the Beijing Film Academy, and his first feature, Xiao Wu (1998) was very successful at the Berlin, Nantes and Vancouver festivals. The following films Zhantai (Platform, 2000), and Ren xiao yao (Unknown Pleasures, 2002) were selected in competition respectively at Venice and Cannes. He established Xstream Pictures in 2003 in order to promote young talented directors from all over China. He directed Shijie (The World) in 2004 and his latest film Sanxia haoren (Still Life) received the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival 2006.

Jury attendance

  • Member Feature films, 2014
  • President Cinéfondation & Short Films, 2007

Feature films

GOU ZHEN

Un Certain Regard, 2024Actor

FENG LIU YI DAI

In Competition - Feature Films, 2024Director, Screenplay

JIANG HU ER NV

In Competition - Feature Films, 2018Director, Screenplay

SHAN HE GU REN

In Competition - Feature Films, 2015Director, Screenplay

TIAN ZHU DING

In Competition - Feature Films, 2013Screenplay, Director

HAI SHANG CHUAN QI

Un Certain Regard, 2010Editing, Director

ER SHI SI CHENG JI

In Competition - Feature Films, 2008Director

REN XIAO YAO

In Competition - Feature Films, 2002Director, Screenplay

Awards

TIAN ZHU DING

(A TOUCH OF SIN) In Competition - Feature Films, 2013
2013 Award for Best Screenplay
Screenplay, Director