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.

Accolades

Yang Cheng and Liu Jian and Jin Rui
Best Animated Film, 2017

Have a Nice Day (Hao ji le)

Best Animated Film, 2017

Have a Nice Day (Hao ji le)

APSA-winning director Liu Jian directs this madcap black comedy set in the lower class underworld of a southern Chinese city. Xiao Zhang is a desperate…

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Lynne Wang and Liu Jian
Best Animated Film, 2010

Piercing I

Best Animated Film, 2010

Piercing I

Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, 2010 Due to the financial crisis, many factories in China are forced to close their doors in late 2008. Zhang…

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Films

Have a Nice Day
2017

Have a Nice Day (Hao ji le)

People's Republic of China
2017

Have a Nice Day (Hao ji le)

Driver Xiao Zhang robs 1 million dollars from his boss in order to fix his girlfriend’s failed plastic surgery, but he is soon faced with…

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