Ham Tran (Trần Hàm) is a Vietnamese American film writer, editor, and director. He is of Hoa (Chinese Vietnamese) ancestry, specifically Teochew.He earned an MFA in film directing from the UCLA Film School and is most famous for his thesis film The Anniversary, which was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film.
His most recent effort is the feature film How to Fight in Six Inch Heels which had its U.S. premiere on 13 March 2014 at CAAMFest in San Francisco. Tran also directed the full-length Vietnamese boat people and reeducation camp drama, Journey From the Fall, which was picked up in North America by ImaginAsian Pictures and released nationally on March 23, 2007.
In 2009, Tran received the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Filmmaking.