Lưu Huỳnh (born Saigon) is a Vietnam-born Vietnamese American film director. His family arrived in America when he was 16 years old. He worked as a director for the Vietnamese diaspora variety show Paris By Night, which is banned in Vietnam. In 1997, a segment he directed accompanying a song by Trịnh Công Sơn generated much controversy among overseas Vietnamese because it allegedly depicted South Vietnam during the Vietnam War in a negative light. His 2007 film The White Silk Dress (Áo lụa Hà Đông) won the Audience Award at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, the Kodak Vision award at the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival in Japan, and the highly coveted "Best foreign film" award at the Golden Rooster Awards in China. The White Silk Dress has also been officially selected to represent Vietnam at the 80th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category."The Legend is Alive" (Huyền thoại bất tử) released in 2009 and won six Golden Kite Awards, including a tie for Best Film. His latest film, "In the name of love" (Lấy chồng người ta) was nominated for People's choice award in 2012.