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Francis Cai is a 24-year-old fine art photographer and an XR film director based in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and a Master of Moving Image degree from the University of Sydney.

His works focus on individual confusion and rising self-awareness in the post-pandemic era. He won the Photo Media Prize at Whitecliffe college in the final year of his BFA degree. His image "Moving Out" stood out from over two hundred entries and won the 3rd Alex Mao Youth Photographer Award in 2021. His latest work, "Stardust", was shortlisted for the Blacktown City Art Prize. The immersive short film "Sinking into the Afterglow", directed during his master's degree, won the ROMA Short Film Festival in Virtual Reality. The film was also shortlisted for the VR competition unit of the 18th Italian Terni Film Festival in 2022 and the upcoming 6th Berlin Sunlight International Film Festival.

As a young artist with a unique perspective, he sensitively examines the differences in diverse living environments and cultures in the uncertain era he experienced from the heart.

His works show a distinctive personal style and have been exhibited locally and internationally at Leo Kelly Art Centre, Verge Gallery, Auckland Photography Festival, and Shanghai National Convention Centre, gradually catching public attention. His published photobook “The Daylight Moon” is included in the National Library of Australia Catalogue. His artworks are in private and public collections.

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