Khoa Trong Nguyen

SCD Nguyen Trong Khoa
School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Digital Film and Video
Position: Associate Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South

Khoa Trong Nguyen is a diasporic Vietnamese screen practitioner and academic. He currently teaches in the Digital Film & Video Program at RMIT Vietnam. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from UCLA and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinema- TV from USC. He has written and directed 2 feature films and has had a screenplay produced into a feature film in Vietnam. He has nearly twenty years of experience working in the Vietnamese film industry as a Writer/Director/Producer and has co-founded three production companies.

Khoa has worked as an academic and manager for the past 14 years at RMIT Vietnam where he has developed and mentored the next generation of Vietnamese filmmakers and storytellers. His screen practice research centers around the diasporic Vietnamese identity, dialogic cosmopolitanism, disruptive places and spaces, and telling stories that wouldn't otherwise be told.

  • MFA in Cinema-TV Screenwriting, University of Southern California (USC)
  • MS in Telecommunication Management, Golden Gate University (GGU)
  • BA in Fine Arts, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Davinci Resolve 17 Certified Trainer
  • Tertiary Learning Certification, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

  • Film Production
  • Film Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Professional Practice

  • I'll Wait (Bao Gio Co Yeu Nhau) - Story by - 2016
  • Instant Noodle (Vu Dieu Duong Cong) - Writer/Director - 2012
  • 14 Days (14 Ngay Phep) - Writer/Director - 2008

  • RMIT Learning & Teaching Award Winner - 2018
  • RMIT Vice Chancellor Program Manager of the Year Award Winner - 2018
  • Golden Kite Award, Best Screenplay, 14 Days - 2009
  • Golden Kite Award, Silver Kite, Best Picture, 14 Day - 2009
  • Golden Lotus Award, Audience Award, 14 Days - 2009
  • Federation Internationale Cinema TV Sportif (FICTS) - 3rd place Southeast Asian Region, Cycling South, 2006 South (feature documentary) - 2006

  • Writer/Director - feature films
  • Co-Founder, WE Productions
  • Co-Founder, T-Stop Productions
  • Co-Founder, YOLO Pictures

  • RMIT University Vietnam, AV Manager, 2021 - present
  • RMIT University Vietnam, Acting Discipline Lead, 2017 - 2019
  • RMIT University Vietnam, Acting Head of Department, 2015 - 2017
  • RMIT University Vietnam, Associate Lecturer, 2008 - 2021