Kuan Thanh's full name is Quan Phuong Thanh. She is a Vietnamese filmmaker. In 2014, Thanh received a full scholarship from the Vietnamese government to attend the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. Her short films, which she’s written and directed herself, tell stories about women and have been screened at numerous international film festivals. These include: Sound & Image Challenge International Festival Macao, Uno Sguardo Raro Film Festival Italy, International Film Festival VGIK, Hollywood Screenings Film Festival &  Adana International Film Festival. In her own words, Thanh wants “to make film which is satisfying enough to delight younger audience members, and maybe win over a few older ones, too”.