1971 Born in Liaoning, Dandong
1992 Graduated from the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts
1993-94 Studied in the Photography Department of the Beijing Film Academy
Currently lives and works in Beijing
<Documentary Films (Director)>
1997-2001 Paper Airplane, 77 min.
2004-2005 Return to the Border, 56 min.
1995-2006 Farewell, Yuanmingyuan, 108 min.
2007 Crime and Punishment, 122 min.
<Prizes and Awards>
2008 Crime and Punishment, Best Director Award at the 10th One World
International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
Crime and Punishment,The Silver Lady Harimaguada Award at the 9th
Annual Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, Spain
2007 Crime and Punishment wins the Montgolfiere d’or Award at the Festival of
Three Continents, Nantes, France
2006 Short documentary film Cityscape, The Golden Key Award for Honorable
Mention at the Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest, Germany
2002 Paper Airplane, The Video Competition Merit Prize at the 3rd Taiwan
International Documentary Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
In an Instant: Moving Images and Photographic Works by Zhao Liang, Three
Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
"Pavillon du Sud," Cannes Film Festival
10th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival,
Czech Republic (Winner of Best Director Award)
5th Berlin Biennial, Germany
23rd Hong Kong International Film Festival
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, Spain
(Silver Lady Harimaguada Award)
Black Movie Festival, Geneva, Switzerland