Bui Thac Chuyen

Bui Thac Chuyen

Vietnam

Biography

Bui Thac Chuyen was born in Hanoi. After graduating from high school in 1985, he spent 4 years studying in the Acting Department of the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, and then 2 further years in the Directing Department from 1997. He began making short films and TV series in 1991, and his 35mm graduation short film, NIGHT RUN (2000), earned him the first ever Cannes Film Festival prize win by a Vietnamese film director, in the Cinéfondation in 2000. His debut feature - length film, LIVING IN FEAR (2005), also garnered several national and international prizes. His next feature, ADRIFT (2009), was officially selected for Orizzonti at Venice International Film Festival 2009, and won a FIPRESCI Award. The film was also selected at numerous other film festivals, including Toronto, Vancouver, London, and Rotterdam. In 2002, he established, and has since been running, the Center for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD) in Hanoi, and has implemented a number of projects by young filmmakers.

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