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Video Funeral

Directed by:

Linh Tran

21 mins

Sunday, Nov 19, 2023

3:00 PM

Shorts Program 4

Stuart Cinema & Cafe

Lam, a Vietnamese international student, welcomes her younger sister, Phuong, to her Chicago apartment. Phuong brings a DVD of their father’s funeral, which Lam could not attend.

About the Filmmaker

Born and raised in Vietnam, Linh Tran moved to the United States to pursue her higher education in 2013. Starting out in theater acting, she went on to make films, both documentary and fiction. Linh holds an MFA degree in film & TV from DePaul University. Her works are deeply personal, exploring memories of childhood and early adulthood.

Linh's short films have been selected by the Chicago International Film Festival, Bushwick Film Festival, Indy Shorts International Film Festival, Cordillera International Film Festival, and Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival. Her feature debut Waiting for the Light to Change (2022) won the Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize at the 29th Slamdance Film Festival.

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