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Xinhao "Violet" Lu is an award-winning director and screenwriter from Zhongshan, Guangdong, China based in Los Angeles. He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He majored in Finance at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics. But he chose to become a filmmaker because of his endless love for film. After graduating from his undergraduate in 2020, he attended to American Film Institute as a Directing Fellow in 2021.

After directing three Cycle films at AFI, his short film Red Man won LA Shorts International Film Festival - Best Experimental in 2023. His most recent short film, Deep Into The Forest, is in the post-production.

His films often contain delicate human emotions and unusual relationships among characters, and focus on social inequalities or absurd events.

_ Tianjin University of Finance and Ecnomics
Finance, BA

_ American Film Institue Conservatory
Directing, MFA