Liu Yulin

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Liu Yulin
Born 1987 (age 30–31)
Alma mater NYU Tisch (M.F.A.)[2]
Communication University of China (B.A.) in Television & Journalism[1]
Occupation Film Director
Years active 2013–present
Notable work Someone to Talk To
Home town Beijing[3]
Awards Student Academy Awards[4][5]

Liu Yulin is a Chinese film director, a graduate with the Master of Fine Arts degree from the Graduate Film program of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. In 2014, her short narrative film Door God, which is about a girl in China awaiting the return of her mother, won her the first international film prize - silver medal under the narrative category at the 41st Student Academy Awards.[6] The same film later won in the category of Best Woman Student Filmmaker at the 20th Annual Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards - East Region.[7] With her NYU thesis film Someone to Talk To,[8] which is adapted from her father Liu Zhenyun's award-winning novel One Sentence Is Ten Thousand Sentences, she made her feature film debut in October 2016 at the New Currents section at the 21st Busan International Film Festival.


Year Title Role
2013 Door God Director
2016 Someone to Talk To Director


Award Date of ceremony Category Result Ref(s)
China Film Director's Guild Awards April 23, 2017 Best Young Director Nominated [9]
Busan International Film Festival October 15, 2016 New Currents Award Nominated [10]
Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards - East Region December 11, 2014 Best Woman Student Filmmaker Won [7]
Student Academy Awards June 6, 2014 Narrative - Silver Medal Won [6]
Beijing College Student Film Festival May 7, 2017 Best Directorial Debut Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Someone to Talk to". Cairo International Film Festival. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ Keogan, Shonna. "Tisch Grad Film Students Win 3 DGA Student Film Awards, Honoring Minority and Women Filmmakers". NYU News Release. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ Berg, Caroline. "New York-based MFA Lab supports up-and-coming Chinese filmmakers". Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Yulin Liu, Narrative Silver Medal: 2014 Student Academy Awards". Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Liu Yulin's Student Oscars Acceptance Speech". Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b Benedict, Emily. "The Academy Reveals Medal Placements at 2014 Student Academy Awards". Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b "DGA Announces Winners of 20th Annual DGA Student Film Awards - East Region". Directors Guild of America. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  8. ^ ""Someone To Talk To" Playing at AMC Empire 25". NYU Tisch News. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  9. ^ "8th China Film Director's Guild Awards Broadcast". CCTV. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "21st Busan International Film Festival Closing Ceremony Awards List". 21st Busan International Film Festival. Retrieved 27 June 2017.

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