Jiawei Cheng

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Jiawei Cheng is a young filmmaker from mainland China, graduated from AFI with an MFA degree in Directing (Classo f 2019). She is also a graduate of New York University’s Tisch Film and TV program (Classo f 2016). Her thesis film, “New Year”, won Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the Wasserman Award of NYU’s First Run Film Festival. In 2017, Jiawei collaborated with Academy Award nominated documentary director Christine Choy for two feature documentaries and one short film, “Legal Smuggling”, which was selected in the 2016 New York Film Festival.


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