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Kenji Uchida

Kenji Uchida

Date of Birth
English level
Conversational level
After graduating from the Cinema Department of San Francisco State University, Uchida created his independent work ”WEEKEND BLUES” which won two awards (Planning Award & Brilliant Award) at the Pia Film Festival 2002. His first movie with theatrical release was ”A Stranger of Mine” in 2005.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2005 A Stranger of Mine
Movie (Live-Action) 2008 After School
Movie (Live-Action) 2012 Key of Life

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
- 58th Festival International du Film de Cannes SACD Screenwriting Award, Grand Golden Rail, Young Critics Award A Stranger of Mine
- 32nd Japan Academy Prize Screenplay of the Year Award After School
- 15th Shanghai International Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay33rd Hawaii International Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Award37th Hochi Film Awards Best Picture Award25th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Director Award34thYokohama Film Festival Best Screenplay Award86th Kinema Junpo Best Ten Best Japanese Screenwriter Award55th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Director Award nomination, Best Supporting Actress nomination36th Japan Academy Film Prize Screenplay of the Year, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nomination, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Nomination, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Nomination Key of Life