a writer/director based in Prague and Shanghai

About Me

Born and raised in Southern China, Piaoyu  received her MFA in Directing at FAMU in 2018. Piaoyu’s short film THE NETTLE (2017), a coming-of-age queer drama, premiered at BFI Flare and was selected by many other festivals, for instance Palm Springs Shortfest, and shortlisted for the prestigious Iris Prize.

Piaoyu is preparing her feature debut THE UGLY MANDARINE with producer Veronika Kührová. The project was selected to Midpoint’s Project Lab and received the Coco award during the pitching at Karlovy Vary FF.
FAMU - Film and TV School of the
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A)
Film Directing
2013 - 2018

Hong Kong Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Cinema and Television
2009 - 2013


In-house Director
Shanghai, China, 2022 til now

Shanghai International Film Festival
Participant at NEXT Training Camp
Shanghai, China, 2023

Taipei Film Academy
Online, 2021

Udine, Italy, 2021

Swatch Art Peace Hotel
Artist in Residency
Shanghai, China, 2019

Iranian Film Festival
Short Film Jury
Prague, Czech Republic, 2019

Midpoint Feature Launch
Trieste, Belgrade, Prague, 2018

Mezipatra Queer Film Festival
Short Film Jury
Prague, Czech Republic, 2016

International Filmmaker Academy
Bologna, Italy, 2015