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OHNO Kazuo

OHNO Kazuo is half Japanese, half British, and grew up in Tokyo and New York. He has been living in the USA since college, and received an MFA in film directing from Columbia University. His thesis film FOR OUR MAN won numerous short film awards, including Gold Medal at the Student Academy Awards, DGA Student Award for Best Director, and Best Short Film at South by Southwest. He currently lives in New York and is preparing his first feature film.


FOR OUR MAN (2003, 24min, 16mm)
Gold Medal, Student Academy Awards; DGA Filmmaker Award; Kodak Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, Cannes Film Festival; Best Narrative Short, SXSW; Best of the Festival & Special Jury Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival; Prix Panavision, Avignon Film Festival; Short Jury Prize Finalist, Raindance Film Festival; New Line Cinema Award, Columbia University Film Festival; Special Mention, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival; Honorable Mention, Nashville Film Festival; Telluride Film Festival; Karlovy Vary Film Festival; Columbia Film School Showcase, Clermont-Ferrand; Cleveland International Film Festival; Atlanta Film Festival; Woodstock Film Festival; Cinequest Film Festival; Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival; International Student Film Festival, NYU

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The Tokyo Culture Creation Project is a project that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture have been executing in collaboration with various arts-related organizations. The Project's objectives are to create and promote arts and culture that are unique to Tokyo, to develop children's rich sensibilities through arts and culture, and to create various local cultural focal points in Tokyo. The Project's activities include organization of various art events; facilitation of collaborative art programs between residents of Tokyo and artists; and operation of programs to provide children with the opportunity to experience arts and culture.