Siwei Li was born and raised in Chengdu, China. He is an award-winning cinematographer based in Los Angeles. He is a BAFTA newcomer and an ASC Vision Program Mentee.
Siwei graduated from the cinematography program at American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) under the mentorship of Stephen Lighthill, ASC, and Bill Dill, ASC.
His narrative works have been screened at festivals worldwide. His first feature film as the DP, "Fish Bone," will be released in Chinese cinemas in 2023. His 35 mm 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.
Siwei’s interest in cinematic arts was ignited during his childhood, during which he spent constantly watching movies. To Siwei Li, cinema is the art of discovering and sharing the truth of human emotions.