Hồng Anh Nguyễn is a German-Vietnamese film director, born in Frankfurt am Main and currently based in HCMC.
Focusing on the crossovers of moving images and performing arts, she is particularly interested in exploring underrepresented female voices, cultural and generational tension and the intersectionality of identities – themes embedded in her upbringing as a queer Vietnamese in Germany.
Hồng Anh’s work in Vietnam is closely linked to the LGBTQ community in HCMC. From co-creating Melon, a YouTube channel for queer woman, to her short film Saigon Kiss that centers around a lesbian Grab driver to most recently capturing numerous drag performances of local drag artists. She is currently directing GAP | GẶP - a queer dance film comissioned by the British Council Vietnam. Her first poetry publication [khát] funded by the Goethe Institute has just been released in December 2021.