Yafei Qi

Yafei Qi. Photo by Kristian Skylstad.

Yafei Qi. Photo by Kristian Skylstad.

Yafei Qi will present a programme of her films at AMIFF 2019, as well as participating in the panel discussion. See the festival programme here.


Born 1987 in China, lives and works in Berlin.

She is a filmmaker and video-artist. Yafei’s work examines the clashes between cultural norms & traditional values and the mindset of a globalising Chinese society.

After Yafei received her BA in Film- and Video-Art at the China Academy of Fine Arts in 2011, she graduated with a MFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHIB) in 2016.

Her 2016 piece ‘Wearing the Fog’ has been selected by various international films festivals and won —amongst other awards— “Best Experimental Film” at “The Broadway Film Festival” in Brooklyn, NY. In 2017, Honourable Mentioned at the FIRST International Film Festival in 2016. her performances “Life Tells Lies" and “I wonder why”, as well as the resulting video-works, received international acclaim. Since then, Yafei has had museum exhibitions in Bergen, Shenzhen and Beijing.

Michel Diniz de CarvalhoEng