Yushan Liu November 21 2023

Yushan Liu, a graduate film student in the Department of Film and Media Arts, won the Silver Award for Best Romantic Film and the Silver Award for Best Student Director at the Independent Short Awards. This prestigious international short film festival features red carpet screenings and Q&A sessions throughout the year, culminating in an annual awards event at Regal Cinemas LA Live in Los Angeles.

Liu’s film, “The Taste of Chili Sauce,” was shot in Bologna, Italy, as part of the department’s collaboration with the International Filmmakers Academy and received the extraordinary mentorship from the renowned Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund (known for “Force Majeure” and “Triangle of Sadness”).