Born in 1972, Hokkaido, Japan. Completed my master’s degree program in sociology at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and worked for the Japan Foundation. Studied filmmaking at the Film School of Tokyo. Obtained a certificate in cinema management from the Japan Institute of the Moving Image. Worked as a coordinator for an international film festival TOKYO FILMEX and Talents Tokyo. An editor of Japanese journal on documentary films NEONEO, and co-author of Japanese books such as, Chris Marker (2014), American Avant-Garde Movies (2016), and Southeast Asian Cinema (2019). My short film PONPOKO MOUNTAIN (2016) has been selected for the international video art and film festivals in more than 20 countries. Served as one of international jury members of the documentary film section at the Slemani International Film Festival in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2017. My short film TOUCH STONE (2017) has been selected for the international video art and film festivals in more than 10 countries. My new film THE SPRING OF MOERE (2019) was premiered in November 2019 and THE SUMMER OF ARTE (2019) was premiered in December 2019. I am a coordinator for the film workshop for children which is the project funded by a local ward in Tokyo.

Takayuki Yoshida

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