Cadenza Zhao

Director, Photographer, Actress

Cadenza Zhao is a member of SWAN’s Executive Committee.

Cadenza Zhao is a Swiss-born writer-director of Chinese heritage, currently a directing student at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRADWOLF in Germany. Coming from the French part of Switzerland and raised in a Chinese family of musicians, she is a bridge between cultures and aims to attract audiences closer to one another through the stories she brings to screen.

She creates both fictional and documentary films. Her previous work include “Vibrations – Inner Music” which premiered at Hot Docs inToronto. Her graduation film “Ewigkeit in Einem Traum” (AT) in coproduction with 3SAT is currently in post-production and will be diffused on the channel in Germany, Switzerland and Austria in November 2024. Her life brought her from Switzerland to Beijing, then Berlin, where she is currently based.