Zhizi Hao, aged 23 from Hainan, a tropical island in south China, received funding towards tuition fees for the MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School.
It's such a great honour to be named a BAFTA Scholar.
Hao completed his undergraduate degree in Chinese Literature from Fudan University in 2014 before earning an MA in Film Studies from University College London, graduating in 2015. In June 2016, Hao joined the crew of blockbuster Chinese action film Wolf Warrior 2 as a third assistant director, gaining practical experience of filmmaking and working alongside director Wu Jing.
Hao says: “It's such a great honour to be named a BAFTA Scholar. The fantastic resources that BAFTA offers me, an industry mentor and free access to BAFTA events, are invaluable. These connections with the industry are great privileges and I am sure it's going to be a great help to my career goal to direct films.”
Hao is being mentored by Director Andrew Haigh.