Born and raised in Chengdu, China, Siwei Li is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles and Shanghai.
He graduated from the cinematography program at American Film Institute Conservatory under the mentorship by Stephen Lighthill, ASC, and Bill Dill, ASC. Before AFI, he has also studied film and photography at the School of Cinematic Arts, USC and the University of Westminster in UK.
His narrative works has screened at festivals worldwide. His 35mm film Ashes, won Best Cinematography Award at Berlin Indie Film Festival 2021. It also took home the Best Student Film at Cinegear Film Series 2021… He has also shot a large number of commercials and fashion films. Production companies and clients include Icon Films, CFA, GQ China, City Football and Goalfun Sports.
His interest in cinematic arts was ignited since his childhood watching movies non stop. To him, cinema is the art to discover and share the truth of human emotions.