photo by ruben bull-milne

b. 1999
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (Animation), UniMelb, 2020

Jenn Tran is a Vietnamese-Australian moving image artist whose work spans across experimental animation, analouge film and cine-essay documentary.

Her video work has been screened at Sydney Film Festival, SEVENTH Gallery, Composite Moving Image and Footscray Community Arts.


2018-2021: University of Melbourne - Bachelor of Fine Art, Animation (High Distinction)

2022: How To Build A Forest, dir. Jenn Tran
2022: Smoke Taint, Heir Traffic, Marthouse Records 
2021: GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS, dir. Jenn Tran
2021: The Formation of a Cloud, dir. Jenn Tran
2021: Do Animals Know Faith?, dir. Jenn Tran
2021: Solar Loops, dir. Jenn Tran
2021: 1119 SUNSPOT DRAWINGS & 14 CARTOONS OF THE SUN, dir. Jenn Tran

Group Screenings & Exhibitions
October 2023: Robin Boyd Foundation: DaDo Film Society, VIC
August 2023: MILK Gallery Final Group Show, VIC
August 2023: Composite Moving Image, VIC 
July 2023: Footscray Art Prize 2023, Footscray Community Arts, VIC
May 2023: Powerhouse x Temporary Position, SYD 
December 2022: Churchill Public Art, Tellos, VIC
July 2022: (Dis)topia Australis, (Dis)solution Magazine, VIC
June 2022: Same River Twice, Emerging Writer’s Festival, VIC   
April 2022: Outdoor Screening Programme, Bunjil Place, VIC
April 2022: SEVENTH Gallery
March 2022: MILK Cinema, Milk Gallery, VIC
August 2021: 21 Frames Per Second, 24memespersecond, USA [online]
July 2021: FAITH 09, Caliper Journal, VIC
June 2021: “The Sun”, Light from Space, USA [online]
November 2020: Graduate Exhibition, MIFF Play [online], VIC

Film Festivals
October 2023: Australian Shorts, Adelaide Film Festival, SA
June 2023: FLUX: ART+FILM, Sydney Film Festival, SYD
May 2022: Homegrown Shorts, Human Rights & Arts Film Festival, VIC
October 2021: Canberra Short Film Festival, CBR

Collaborative Projects
November 2020: A Sensory Field, University of Melbourne, with Sarscha Lewis, Derrick Duan, Lou Wheeler, VIC [online]
March 2020: Mushrooms Everywhere, Francis Carmody

January 2023: Lunar New Year Party, co-producer, VIC
Festival, VIC [online]
January 2020: VCA Animation Showcase, Loop Bar, VIC

Relevant Work
2022 – present: Makerspace Technician, VIC
2023 – present: Artist Film Workshop, VIC
2022 – present: Duty Manager & FOH, Footscray Community Arts

Awards and Grants:
July 2023: Footscray Art Prize (shortlist)
May 2021: Human Rights & Arts Film Festival – Emerging Filmmakers Fund
August 2020: Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship (Screenwriting), Harry Hains Memorial Trust

Panel Discussions:
Human Rights & Arts Film Festival
DaDo Film Society (Robin Boyd Foundation) 

I respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land - the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People of the Kulin Nation, their spirits, ancestors, elders and community members past and present.

Always was, always will be, Aboriginal Land. 

© Jenn Tran 2023