Pham Thien An
Pham Thien An is a film director, producer and screenwriter, born in Nov 1989 (Lam Dong Province, Vietnam). After four years of undergraduate studies in Information Technology at Lotus University, Ho Chi Minh City, he realized his interest in cinematography and filmmaking. In recent years, he has won several film awards in Vietnam. In 2015, he moved to Houston, Texas (USA) and continued working as a freelance filmmaker. His short film THE MUTE (2018) has travelled across several film festivals (Winterthur, Palms Spring, Uppsala, Encounters…). And also, this year he shot STAY AWAKE, BE READY was supported by CJ Short Film Making Project.
Vietnamese director Pham Thien An won the Camera d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell. It marked just the second Vietnamese film directed by a Vietnamese filmmaker to screen at Cannes, where it played in Directors’ Fortnight.