Directors:  Nguyễn Bảo Châu

Length:  13 min

Language: Vietnamese

Công khai mình là người đồng tính, song tính, chuyển giới là việc mà hầu như bất kì ai thuộc cộng đồng LGBTIQ+ cũng phải làm trong đời, dù rằng việc đó luôn tiềm ẩn nhiều rủi ro. Và với bộ phim “Lam” chúng ta hãy cùng theo chân Lò La Lam, một người chuyển giới người dân tộc Thái, trở về Yên Bái quê mình lần đầu tiên trong trang phục, vẻ ngoài hoàn toàn là của một người con gái.

Lam (2015)
Talking to My Best Friend / Trò Chuyện Với Bạn Thân (2013)

Director:  Nguyễn Lê

Length:  13 min

Language: Vietnamese with English Subtitles

Hai người bạn thân đều là phụ nữ chuyển giới. Họ sinh cùng năm, lớn lên cùng nhau trong một thành phố, chung ước mơ được sống với chính con người thật của mình. Nhưng số phận đưa đẩy họ theo những con đường và ngã rẽ khác nhau.

Directors:  Sal Tran (they/them)

Length:  9 min

Language: English

Often times within communities of color, mental health issues are normally viewed as "invisible" issues that are reserved for the rich, white, and privileged. This short film attempts to put mental health issues back within our intersectional movement for equity within queer and communities of color. This film is my personal narrative as a low-income 1st generation college student struggling to be a "successful" full-time student while battling depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Deconstructing My Depression (2013)
Nước (2016)

Director:  Quyên Nguyen-Le (they>she)

Length:  6 min

Language: English & Vietnamese with Subtitles

Set in the California Drought, Nước (Water/Homeland) is an experimental narrative short film about a queer Vietnamese American teen who attempts to piece together and understand their mom's experience as a Vietnam War refugee.

The journey pulls us into a fantastical series of iconic historical photographs, ultimately highlighting the complexity of understanding another's experiences completely and instead opening up possibilities for building relationships based on being presence and co-existence.

http://www.quyennl.com/nuoc-film.html

We Are Coming Home / Nhà Đối Diện (2015)

Director:  Lê Mỹ Cường

Length:  19 min

Language: Vietnamese with English Subtitles

Centered around the love story of Phat and Khang, a gay couple living and working together in present-day Vietnam, this documentary shows the changing views of Vietnamese society towards LGBTQ relationships and people. 

 Adrift / Chơi vơi (2009) 

Director:  Bùi Thạc Chuyên

Length:  110 min

 Language: Vietnamese with English Subtitles 

Soon after her wedding, newlywed Duyen's excitement begins to fade as she realizes her young husband is not only sexually naïve, but overly occupied by his job and doting mother. As her marriage goes unconsummated and her emotional isolation grows, she reaches out to her closest girlfriend, Cam, who secretly desires her, but pushes her into the arms of a dangerous and provocative suitor.

The resulting sexual awakening and infidelity puts Duyen in a precarious love triangle, challenging her notions of conventional relationships and also the stability of her new family. Saturated with erotic tension, director Bui Thac Chuyen's sensuous and absorbing second feature traces the emotional and psychological landscapes of lust and desire, weaving an atmospheric tale of love and life in modern Hanoi.

Director:  Nguyễn Thị Thấm

Length:  87 min

 Language: Vietnamese with English Subtitles 

This verite documentary takes us on a year-long ride with an itinerant troupe of cross-dressing performers, led by Madam Phung, as they travel the remote southern regions and central highlands of Vietnam.

From change rooms, to on-stage performances, to time spent in tour buses, filmmaker Nguyễn Thị Thấm develops a remarkable rapport with the performers. They share their fears, expose their vulnerabilities, and talk about the challenges of being gay in Vietnam including employment discrimination and dealing with audiences who might just as easily throw rocks at the performers as try to hit on them during the show.

 Madam Phung's Last Journey 
 Chuyến đi cuối cùng của Chị Phụng (2014) 

Director: Tran Phuong Thao & Swann Dubus

Length: 92 min

Language:  Vietnamese with English Subtitles

Phong grew up in a town in the center of Vietnam – the youngest of six children. From the time he was a young boy, Phong felt like he was a girl with a mismatched boy’s body. Not until he moved to Hanoi to attend university at age twenty did Phong discover that he was not the only one in the world with this predicament. 

 

His dream to “find himself” by physically changing sex becomes a reality several years later.The movie follows Phong’s struggle during these years, with excerpts from his intimate video journal, along with scenes from his encounters with family, friends, work colleagues and doctors – all of whom must come to terms with the boy’s determination to become a complete girl.

 Finding Phong (2015) 

Director:  Quyên Nguyen-Le (they>she)

Length:  51 min

 Language: English with Vietnamese Subtitles 

The documentary follows the lives of three queer 2nd generation Vietnamese American womxn, navigating language, politics, and familial relationships -- their stories add dimensions to Vietnamese diasporic experiences in community organizing, family, work in nail salons, and living in Little Saigon, Orange County, California.

http://www.quyennl.com/queer-viet-doc.html

Queer Vietnameseness (2016)
Love Man Love Woman / Chuyện thày Đức (2007)

Director:  Nguyễn Trinh Thi

Length:  52 min

Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles

Through Master Luu Ngoc Duc, one of the most prominent spirit mediums in Hanoi, and his vibrant community, the film explores how effeminate and gay men in homophobic Vietnam have traditionally found community and expression in the country’s popular Mother Goddess Religion, Đạo Mẫu.

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Directors:  Việt Lê (he/they)

Length:  5 min

Language: Vietnamese, English, Khmer

Time traveling trans love-triangle.

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love bang! (2012)
Swanicorn: A Genderqueer Fairytale (2015)

Director:  Jaq Nguyen Victor (they/them)

Length:  9 min

Language: English

An ugly duckling from the Vietnamese Diaspora grows up to be a beautiful swan. But thanks to a very curious queer otter and a very playful trans octopus, this swan becomes magically transformed. Puppets, forests, glitter, and sea build this cinematic bridge to enchanted liberation.

Directors:  Nguyễn Huy Vũ

Length:  3 min

Language: Vietnamese with English Subtitles

A mother, her daughter and the journey to acknowledge the daughter's true gender identity.


The short film contains a short audio track with a voice of the mother repeatedly calls out her daughter's name, 'Bui Thi Mai Quyen - my little girl'. The voice carries a strong, unspeakable desire of the mother, to shape her daughter to be the girl that her name reflects. That piece of audio repeats throughout the film, lays under as the background for the very subtle journey of the daughter to reveal her true gender identity to her mother.

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An Unfortunate Arrangement (2012)
Tết (New Year) (2015)

Director:  Peterson Pham (they/he/she)

Length:  16 min

Language: Vietnamese & English with English Subtitles

A queer Vietnamese American celebrates Tết with a different outlook from years before.

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Directors:  Hoang Do (he/him)

Length:  10 min

Language: Vietnamese with English Subtitles

Tu--a Vietnamese student currently studying in the US--identifies as a lesbian but finds the label insufficient in describing her body dysmorphia.

Tú (2015)
HaNoi Love (2016)

Director:  Bùi Hoàng Long

Length:  10 min

Language: Vietnamese with English Subtitles

HANOI LOVE is a video series depicting stories of love and acceptance from the LGBTQ community and their families, friends and lovers. The series shows that people identifying as LGBTQ are children, friends and family members, who are the same as everybody else and should not be excluded from society.


This project invites the LGBTQ community and their families to a studio where they can open their hearts and share their memories about love. The footage is used to archive important memories.

10% QUYẾT ĐỊNH (2015)

Directors:  Đàm Thúy Hằng (Bạn)

Length:  9 min

Language: Vietnamese

Phim xoay quanh 2 cô gái tình cờ gặp nhau ở bến xe buýt, họ cảm mến nhau nhưng liệu họ có dám tiến xa hơn 1 mối quan hệ người lạ?

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Director:  Hoàng Huyền My

Length:  19 min

Language: Vietnamese with English Subtitles

Bộ phim kể về cuộc sống khó khăn của một "tomboy" khi phải đối mặt với gia đình và xã hội để được sống với chính con người thật của mình.

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Who Are You / Bạn là ai (2012)