Hanxiong Bo

Hanxiong Bo


Hanxiong Bo is a filmmaker born and raised in Beijing and based in Los Angeles. He received his BFA degree in Film and Media Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA degree in Film Directing from the University of California, Los Angeles. His latest short film Drifting premiered at the 67th San Sebastian International Film Festival, was a Student Academy Award Semifinalist, and continues to be showcased in several places such as the 2019 CAA Moebius Showcase, the Mana Contemporary Museum, and other festivals. Bo was selected to participate in the 2020 Werner Herzog’s Filmmaking Workshop in Colombia. He is also a 2020 Cine Qua Non-Screenwriters Lab fellow and the recipient of both the Jack Nicholson Distinguished Student Director Award and the HFPA Directing Fellowship. Bo is currently developing his first feature film in L.A.


2020 Drifting (Short)
2018 Haircut (Short)
2018 Modern Psycho (Short)
2017 Intruder (Short)
2013 City of the Dead (Short)

Hanxiong Bo's films at RIFF
International Shorts II
Year: 2019
Yan is an illegal second child born during the One-Child policy. To avoid government punishment, Yan’s parents...