LEI Lei (1985, China) graduated from Tsinghua University in 2009, with a master's degree in Animation. Since then, he has worked as an independent filmmaker and experimental animation artist. His animated short This Is Love (2010) was awarded Best Narrative Short at Ottawa International Animation Festival. From then on, many of his films have received awards at festivals worldwide and he has been selected for many artist residencies. Since 2017, Lei has spent most of his time in Los Angeles, where he is a full-time faculty member at the department of Experimental Animation, CalArts.
(selection) Magic Cube and Ping-pong (2009, short), This Is Love (2010, short), Recycled (2013, short), Big Hands Oh Big Hands, Let It Be Bigger and Bigger (2013, short), Hand Colored No.2 (2015, short, co-dir), This Is Not a Time to Lie (2016, short), Books on Books (2016, short), Missing One Player (2016, short), Breathless Animals (2019), A Bright Summer Diary (2020, short)