Talk Event


Takaki Nakadai

Creative Operations Manager, Amazon Music Japan, Digital Music Business Division, Amazon Japan, LLC. former Brand Producer at Sony Group Inc.  After working as a cameraman for ESPN, he worked in public relations for various films and is producer of his own short film, “Umishu” starring Akutagawa Award-winning author Peace Matayoshi Naoki.

TALK EVENT  April 23 (Saturday) 2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Kentaro Akisawa

A rising actor with a wide range of film, TV and stage experience.  He starred in Director Tetsuo Shinohara’s, “Ocha O Tsugu” which was screened as a special invitation film at the Damah International Film Festival in 2021.  He starred in all of the short film trilogy, “How to Change Your Life” which won him the “Miss Ringo” acting award at the Japan Art Center’s 12th Grand Prize for Visual Arts.  “How to Change Your Life” is currently on a nationwide screening.

TALK EVENT April 24 (Sunday) 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Kenji Takama

He studied in Hollywood and was the very first cinematographer in Japan to oversee both cinematography and lighting together.  He won the 21st Japan Academy Award for Best Cinematography for “Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald” (1997) and the Japan Movie Critics Award for Best Cinematography for “Haru’s Journey” (2009).  He continues to remain at the forefront of cinematography and his most recent work includes, “We are Weak:  Yajima Kajiko Story” (2022).