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Tomoko Kana

Tomoko Kana

Date of Birth
March 26, 1971
English level
Conversational level
She was born in Tokyo in 1971. When she was 19 years old, she appeared in a documentary directed by Kore - eda Hirokazu and decided to proceed to the image world. After working as a director at NHK, I became independent. In 2007 the "Two by the River" was a Sundance NHK International Filmmaker Award. "Beautiful Islands" (EP: Kore - eda Hirokazu / 09) depicting the islands that will sink while living around the world three times won the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Asian Film Foundation Award, and it is open to the US and Japan. A short story (unpublished in Japan) closely related to two masters as Korea eda Hirokazu and Yoji Yamada directed at BIFF 2016. A self-documentary "{HUG}" (15) over birth after 3.11 is released after BIFF (Korea) and Nippon Connection (Germany) official listing.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2016 The Two Directors: A Flame in Silence
Movie (Live-Action) 2016 HUG
Movie (Live-Action) 2012 IWASAKI CHIHIRO EP Yôji Yamada
Movie (Live-Action) 2009 Beautiful Island EP Hirokazu Koreeda
Movie (Live-Action) 2004 From the Land of Bitter Tears
Movie (Live-Action) 2001 Mardiyem~Indonesian Comfort Woman~

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
2007 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award Two by the River
2009 Busan International Film Festival AND Distribution Fund Beautiful Island