Lan-xi Ruan is a Chinese filmmaker and photographer based in Berlin. She studied Film Directing at The Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) and holds a M.F.A on Literature of Film and Drama. She is currently working in the post-production for her first feature The Plant from the Canaries. As a photographer, she has been invited to Ping Yao International Photography Festival on 2014 with her series “Dali” and later curated by Wang Bing as her first solo exhibition in Dali, China. During the the lockdown of the pandemic in Berlin, she developed her photography series Soft Animal, which won the Fotograf Magazine annual open call contest on 2022.