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Takafumi Sakabe

Takafumi Sakabe

Date of Birth
January 28
English level
Business Level
Born in Tokyo, Japan. He started studying filmmaking in New York and Los Angeles from 2013. After working as a director and cinematographer, he came back to Japan in 2016.
He worked for STORIES LLC as a production manager and helped create music videos and TV/Web commercials.
In 2017 he worked on the feature film “BURAI” directed by Kazuyuki Izutsu.
While directing music videos and web commercials, he also directed a number of short films, which won numerous awards at film festivals around the world.
Currently, he just completed the editing of feature film "KAWASHI" and is working on its release.
Beef rice bowls are his favorite food.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2023 Kawashi -Betrothal with Betrayal- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt27115813/
Stream (Live-Action) 2023 Tsukisoi Ep.3 "The stairs" https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28265579/episodes?season=1
Movie (Live-Action) 2022 Kaiju Girl https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21088416/
Movie (Live-Action) 2022 Imaginary Friend
Movie (Live-Action) 2021 Wedding Anniversary https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21340306/
Movie (Live-Action) 2020 Chained https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13183388/
Movie (Live-Action) 2015 The Right Combination https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4123236/

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
2023 Short Shorts Film Festival & ASIA 2023 Nominated Kaiju Girl
2023 Yokohama Independent Film Festival Best Middle Film / CinePhill Award Kaiju Girl
2022 Enakyo Film Festival (Japan) - Grand Prix Wedding Anniversary
2020 Palma Shortfilm Festival 2022 (Japan) - Grand Prix / Best Director Chained
2019 Nakamaaru Short Film Contest (Japan) - Grand Prix The Right Combination