Liu Jian studied Chinese landscape painting and graduated from the Nanjing University of the Arts in 1993. Over the past two decades, his work has drawn on a range of media and aesthetic approaches and has been presented at major exhibitions both in China and abroad. In 1995, he began making works of animation and in 2007 he independently established the Le-joy Animation Studio.
His first feature-length animation work, PIERCING I (Citong wo, 2010), has received numerous prestigious awards at film festivals across Asia and Europe, including Annecy International Animation Film festival competition and winning Best Animated Feature Film at the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. In 2017, his second feature-length animation work, Have A Nice Day (Hao Ji Le, 2017) premiered in Berlin International Film Festival competition and was again nominated at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Animated Feature Film. It has received high reputation from different famous festivals and prestigious film critics.
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