Xiao Zhang |张晓

b.1997 | Los Angeles, CA

2024             Master of Fine Art in Film&Video, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA
2020             Bachelor of Fine Art in Media Image Production, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China

Selected Screenings:
2024             Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scottish
2024             48th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, China
2023             Beijing International Short Film Festival,Beijing, China
2023             BFI London Film Festival 2023, London, UK
2023             Engauge Experimental Film Festival, November, Seattle USA
2023             CROSSROADS 2023, San Francisco, USA
2023             Asia Forum, EXIS 20th Experimental Film & Video Festival, Seoul, Korea
2023             Non-syntax Experimental Image, Tokyo, Japan
2023             OBSKURA Analog Film Festival, France
2023             Documentary Short Program, Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, CA, USA
2023             CalArts School of Film/Video Showcase, REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA
2020             HiShorts Film Festival, Xiamen, China
2018             The 3rd NEW ERA Film Festival, Beijing, China
2018             HUA International Short Film Festival, Beijing, China

Group exhibitions:
2023            EXiM 2023_Focusing on Young Artists – Experimental Video Screening Festival in Macau, 
                    Ox Warehouse, Macao, China.

2023            5973 Miles Away: Women’s Exorcisms of Loss, presented by Los Angeles Filmforum,
                    2220 Arts + Archives, Los Angeles, USA.
2023            Film Poems: Amplifying Mysteries, Whammy! Analog Media; Los Angeles, USA.
2023            Not At Home:A Cross-disciplinary Collaborative Exhibition of Drawing, Sculpture, and
                    Moving Image Installation
, Automata, Los Angeles, USA.
2020            Aperturist Talent Group Show, Ruipin Gallery, Shanghai, China.

Group exhibitions:
2024           AUTOMATA Residency, Los Angeles, USA

Awards and Honors:
2024             Diversity Grant, Calarts, Valencia, CA
2024             Student Union Thesis Grant, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2023             Interdisciplinary Grant, Calarts, Valencia, CA
2023             Student Project Fund, School of Film/Video, Valencia,CA
2023             Travel Grant, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2023             Jury Award for Best Documentary Short, Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, CA, USA
2021-2024    Lillian Disney Scholarship, CalArts, Valencia, CA.
2019             National Encouragement Scholarship, Beijing, China.
2017-2019    Outstanding Student Awards, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China.

2023             Check Out Xiao Zhang’s Story, Voyage LA
2023             Meet Xiao Zhang | Filmmaker, SHOUTOUT LA
2023             CalArts Filmmakers Screen at Festivals Across North America, Europe, SCVNews
2023             BFI London Film Festival Full Lineup: ‘The Book Of Clarence’ World Premiere;
                     Scorsese, Miyazaki, Lanthimos & Fincher Among Headline Galas
2023            ‘Priscilla’, ‘The Zone Of Interest’, ‘The Killer’ among 171 features in BFI London Film
                     Festival  2023 line-up
- Screen Daily (USA)
2023             And the Winner Is…Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2023, Diversions LA

Academic Experience:
2024           Teaching Assistant, Alternative Realities, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2024             Instructor, Production Sound, Film Department, California State Summer School for the Arts, Valencia, CA
2024             Instructor, Kinetic KINO!, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2023             Lecturer, Production Sound, Film Department, California State Summer School for the Arts, Valencia, CA
2022             Teaching Assistant, Alchemical Cinema, CalArts, Valencia, CA

2022             Teaching Assistant, Film Production Workshop, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Technician Experience:
2024/01-05   Film Inspection, CalArts, Valencia,CA
2022-2024    Sound Engineer, CalArts, Valencia,CA
2022-2024   16mm/35mm/ Digital Projectionist, Bijou Theater, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2022-2024    Video Lab Technician, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Mandarin (native); Cantonese (native); English (fluent)

© Xiao Zhang 2024