Florian J.E. Zinke

Florian J.E. Zinke

Director of photography in Beijing, China

About Florian

Extensive working experience in motion picture and broadcast productions in the P.R. China, serving in different functions including Producer, Director and foremost Director of Photography. The abovementioned include non-commercial as well as commercial productions.
Notable corporate credits as cinematographer / videographer include clients like: Volkswagen (Germany), Chrysler (USA), Bosch (Germany), Citroen (France), Cummins (USA), Procter & Gamble (USA), Foton (China), etc.;
TV-credits include work for international broadcasters such as RTL (Germany), CCTV (China) and other clients like “The City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office”, etc.
Other professional working credits as cinematographer / videographer include an extensive number of TV and Web commercials, music videos, short films, documentaries and feature films.

Selected narrative work in recent years in the capacity of cinematographer includes:

Director Lou Ye’s Feature Film “Spring Fever (春风沉醉的夜晚)”/ Camera Operator
2009 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection: Competition, Award for Best Screenplay

Director Hua Qing’s 26 Episode TV-Series “My Brother Shun Liu (我的兄弟叫顺溜)”/ DoP
Various national TV Awards and Nominations including Best Cinematography

Director Hua Qing’s 30 Episode TV-Series “Departed Heroes (远去的飞鹰)”/ DoP
Various national TV Awards and Nominations including Best Cinematography

Director Li Yu’s Feature Film “Buddha Mountain (观音山)”/ Second Camera, Gaffer
2010 Tokyo Int. Film Festival Official Selection: Competition, Award for Best Actress in a lead role (Fan Bingbing), Award for Best Artistic Contribution;

Director Joan Chen’s Short Film “Shanghai Strangers (非典情人)”/ DoP
2012 China “Hundred Flowers Award” For Best Short Film

Director Li Yu’s Feature Film “Double Xposure (二次曝光)”/ DoP
[2012 Tokyo Int. Film Festival Official Selection: Competition – Withdrawn by Production]
2012 Plus Camerimage Film Festival Official Selection: Competition


Co-founder of Beijing-based production company tree/house culture & media productions (Beijing) Co., Ltd. and since serving as Executive Head of Productions;


Name: Florian J.E. Zinke

Lives in: Beijing, China

Occupation: Director of Photography

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