Yucong Chen

Academy Gold Program 2020 Alumni
Documentarian | Photographer | Screenwriter 

FILMOGRAPHY :

2020 “Unfinished Lives” - Director - Documentary - 23min - Los Angeles

                               · 47th Student Academy Awards - Gold Medal - Domestic Documentary

                               · 2021 BAFTA Student Film Awards - Best Documentary, Special Jury Award

                               · 2021 USC First Look Industry Award - Best Documentary, Best Editing

                               · 5th NEW ERA Film Festival -  Best Documentary Short

                               · SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2020 - Best Student Live Action Short

                               · 3rd Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival - Silver Medalist

                               · 51st Annual USA Film Festival - Finalist

                               · North America Chinese Directors Tour 2020 - Finalist

                               · Filkers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2020 - Semi-Finalist

                                       · Hi! Shorts Film Festival 2020 -Shortlist      
                               · St. Louis International Film Festival 2020 - Official Selection

                               · AmDoc And Animation Film Festival 2021 - Official Selection

2020 "No One Has To Know" - Writer & Director - Narrative - 6min - Los Angeles

                               · Industry at Home Film Festival 2020 - Honorable Mention

2019 "Cool Critter" - Director - Documentary - 7min - Los Angeles

                               · Canada Shorts - Canadian & International Short Film Fest 2019 -  Award Winner

                               · S.O.F.A(Shout Out For Animals) Film Festival - Official Selection

2018 "Lessons" - Writer & Director - narrative - 18min - Los Angeles

                               · Los Angeles Film Awards July 2020 -  Best Drama

                               · Los Angeles Film Awards July 2020 -  Nominated - Best Picture

                               · Rome Independent Prisma Awards - Semi-Finalist - Best Short Film

                               · Directors Cut Int’l Film Fest - Semi-Finalist - Best Short Film

                               · HER INTERNATIONAL Film Festival | KYF - Best International Film

                               · 1st Annual MOM Film Fest  -  Nominated - Best Mom-Themed 

                               · 1st Annual MOM Film Fest  -  Finalist - Best Picture

                               · 16th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival 2020 - Official Selection

2018 "Lonesome Night" - Writer & Director - Experimental - 5min - Los Angeles

2018 "Teddy" - Writer & Director - Narrative - 6min - Los Angeles

2017 "One Last Taste" - Writer & Director - Narrative - 5min - Los Angeles

                              · Asians On Film Festival Spring 2018 -  Actress - Honorable Mention

                              · Asians On Film Festival Spring 2018 -  Best Picture - Honorable Mention

                              · 19th San Diego Asian Film Festival   -  Official Selection

 

2016 "Faded Rouge" - Writer & Director - Narrative - 14min - Taipei

EXPERIENCE :

07/2020 - PRESENT |

                               Wavelets Entertainment Inc. - Staff Writer - Los Angeles

                                        · Writing web series and feature films for the streaming market in China.

                                        · The company is funded by China's Alibaba and Hong Kong's Media Asia.

10/2020 - 12/2020  |

                               Particle Media Inc. - Blog Content Creator - Los Angeles

                                        · Writing content monthly for News Break(APP)'s creator section.

06/2016 - 11/2016  |

                               China Central Television - Assistant Director - Beijing

                                        · Working for CCTV-1 ‘Impossible Challenges Season 2’ 

EDUCATION :

08/2017 - 05/2020  |

                               University of Southern California - Los Angeles

                                    Master of Fine Arts - Film & TV Production

09/2013 - 06/2017  |

                               Communication University of China - Beijing

                                    Bachelor of Fine Arts - Television Playwriting and Directing

01/2016 - 06/2016  |

                               National Taiwan University of Arts - Taipei

                                    Exchange Program - Cinematography and Film Production

PRESS :

XINHUA NET: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/northamerica/2020-11/03/c_139488161.htm

INDIE SHORT MAG: https://www.indieshortsmag.com/interviews/2020/09/in-conversation-with-yucong-chen-on-her-academy-winning-documentary-unfinished-lives/

STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS: https://www.studentacademyawards.org/detail/video/6196924819001/unfinished-lives---yucong-chen

USC: https://cinema.usc.edu/news/article.cfm?id=58428

US NEWS EXPRESS: https://www.usnewsexpress.com/archives/124072

SINA & CHINESE DAILY: https://m.us.sina.com/gb/usa/chinesedaily/2020-10-23/detail-ihacfivy3272098.shtml

YAHOO: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/usc-leads-2-gold-medals-170044968.html

TENCENT: https://xw.qq.com/cmsid/20201023A0IFZZ00

SOHU: https://www.sohu.com/a/427236859_120044931