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Shinju Sano

Shinju Sano

Date of Birth
April 22, 1965
Born in 1965, Shinju Sano has initially started his career as an actor. In 1997, he produced a Japan-Kazakhstan co-production movie “Last Holiday” and earned high recognition in film festivals around the world. Since then he has been active as a producer, director and a playwright.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
screenplay (live action) 2011 The First Rains of Spring
screenplay (live action) 2019 Ahiko Tetsuro Monogatari: Daini no Taiyo(The Story of Tetsuro Ahiko: The Second Sun)

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
1996 Tokyo Gold Award of the Tokyo International Film Festival Last Holiday
1999 Special Jury Award of Nantes Three Continents Festival Aksuat
2001 Special Jury Award of Torino Film Festival The Three Brothers
2011 Grand Prix at Eurasia International Film Festival The First Rains of Spring
2018 Grand Prix at Orenburg International Film Festival A Call to Father