Hi, I am Q. Lei.

I am a Chinese filmmaker and curator. I grew up in Shenzhen, which was only a tiny village adjacent to Hong Kong 40 years ago, but is now known to the world as the “Silicon Valley of China.”

At the moment, I am splitting my time between Berlin and Shenzhen for documentaries and tech-art projects.

Welcome to my creative album.

Feature-length Documentary about children in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen (in production)

Feature-length Documentary about children in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen (in production)


“The New Digital Ancient” - Work by Berlin-based Visual Artist Adrian Pocobelli. The Digital Age, also known as the Information Age, or New Media Age, is known for its rapid shift away from all the historic periods before in which matter matters. Indeed, we live in a time where matter doesn’t matter no more. The digital presentation or representation of things radically replaces the things themselves, and shine on a backlit surface in a dimly lit living room with glossier looks and more saturated colors. It’s difficult to imagine a role the ancient has to play in the world we live in. But let’s imagine anyway.

The tech-art spotlight shines on Shenzhen this spring, a city once known for electronics manufacturing, the Maker Movement, and in recent years, as the “Silicon Valley of China.” In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Shenzhen, the Huaqiangbei Street Office and the Shenzhen Futian District Government collaborate with Berlin-based Chinese curator Q. Lei and digital artists from around the world in putting forth the first Digital Art Festival in the booming Asian tech hub.