Richard Van is a San Francisco-based filmmaker of Vietnamese descent. One of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Richard works both in fiction and documentary, often looking at familial interactions within different cultural contexts and dealing with issues of memory, childhood, and representation.
His 2017 film Audition has been screened at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival and won best live-action short at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
He holds an MFA Film directing from the California Institute of the Arts as well as a B.A. Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley. His CalArts thesis film HIẾU, a comedy-drama about a Vietnamese-American family, premiered at the 2019 Festival de Cannes for its Cinéfondation Selection where it won Deuxième Prix.