Free documentary filmmaking workshop to be held in Hanoi, HCMC | culture/arts

The training course aims to provide basic knowledge on post-production, fundraising for independent documentary film projects, film distribution and submission of films to film festivals to independent documentary filmmakers.

The program is co-hosted by the Film Talent Support and Development Center (TPD) and the US Embassy in Vietnam.

The workshop will be held at THINK – Training Space, 116 Nguyen Van Thu Street in Da Kao Ward of District 1 in HCMC on November 2-3; and at the TPD Center, 18A Ngo Tat To Street in Dong Da District, Hanoi, on November 7 and 8.

People can register to attend the event at

S. Leo Chiang is a filmmaker based in San Francisco and Taipei. His new movie, Our time machinehas performed at over 50 film festivals around the world, winning 10 awards and nominated for an Emmy Award (News & Documentary) and a Gotham Award.

He recently directed two episodes of the Peabody Award-winning 5-part PBS series, Asian Americanswhich traces the epic history of Asians in the United States over the past 200 years.

His movies, Our time machinewon Best Cinematography at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and Best International Director at Doc Edge Festival (New Zealand), and Emmy Award nominee A village called Versailles won eight awards and aired on the PBS series Independent Lens.

Besides his work as a director, Leo has been a producer for After the rain (Special Jury Award, Doc NYC 2021), and produces upcoming films Dark is not blackand My sister in-law, the Prime Minister.

By Hai Duy – Translated by Kim Khanh