Ngo Phuong Lan
Chairperson of the Council of Theory and Criticism at the Vietnam Cinema Association
Born in 1963 (Hanoi, Vietnam). Graduated from the Department of Film Studies at the Soviet Union National University of Cinematography (VGIK), Moscow in 1988.
Received Ph.D. on History of Culture and Art at the Institute of Culture and Arts, Hanoi in 2005.
Head of the Film Art Management Section at the Vietnam Cinema Department.
Member of the Central Committee of Motion Picture Approval.
Chairperson of the Council of Theory and Criticism at the Vietnam Cinema Association since 2005.
She has served on juries of numerous International and National Film Festivals.
She has published film critical essays and reviews in newspapers and magazines (including Cinemaya).
She is the author and co-author of a number of books on cinema published in Vietnam and abroad. Her works include:
- 2007, Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema, Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) and Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF), GALANGPRESS (member of JKAPI), 237 + XXVII pages; in English.
- 2005, Tinh hien dai va tinh dan toc trong dien anh Viet Nam (Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema), Culture & Information Publishing House, Hanoi, 310 pages.
- 2003, "A Time to Die, A Time to Live", Being and Becoming- The Cinemas of Asia, Macmillan India Limited, (Edited by A. Vasudev, L. Padgaonkar, R. Doraiswamy), Delhi, pp. 484-506, in English.
- 1998, "The Changing Face of Vietnamese Cinema During Ten Years of Renovation 1986-1996", Mass Media in Vietnam, (Edited by David Marr), Department of Political and Social Change- Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies- The Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 91-96, in English.
- 1998, Dong hanh voi man anh (The Companion to the Screen), Culture & Information Publishing House, Hanoi, 363 pages.
≪Awards (as an Author)≫
- 2005: Golden Kite Prize for the best cinema research and criticism book “Tinh hien dai va tinh dan toc trong dien anh Viet Nam” ("Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema".)
- 1998: Main Prize by Vietnam Cinema Association for the best cinema research and criticism book “Dong hanh voi man anh” ("Accompanying the Screen").