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CREATORS ROOM 2006


Atsuhiko Watanabe

Biography

Atsuhiko Watanabe is a Japanese filmmaker living in Paris (born in Tokyo in 1970). Since 2000, he has created short films about dance and theater. His first dance-video, "A", was exhibited in Moriyu Gallery in Kyoto and in Osaka Art in Casa. The revised version "Adagio" won a prize at the Videoforme Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France. In 2004 he graduated from Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains (France), where he made short films such as "Alienation" (Locarno Festival 2003) and "Resonance of Tears" (TV5 Tiger Cub Competition, Rotterdam Festival 2005).

Works

" Resonance of Tears"
Japan Competition - Jury Special Mention


Hidetoshi Oneda

After graduating from the Art Center College of Design in California, he joined Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Inc. in 1992. After winning the Grand Prix at the Mainichi Advertising Design Awards, he was encouraged to work on television commercials. He directed commercial films for "bB" (TOYOTA), "Cal-King" (Coca-Cola Japan), etc. After serving as a jury member for the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in 2001, he left Dentsu to focus on directing non-commercial films.

Works

"La Belle La Belle Dame Sans Merci"
Japan Competition - Best Short Award / SUPER DRY AWARD / Governor of Tokyo Award


Ichiro Okuma

Biography

(Agency: Watanabe Entertainment Co. Ltd.) Born on January 22, 1975 in Nagasaki Prefecture, Okuma established the short film production team "Defrosters" in 2004. As team leader, he has worked as the director and script writer, producing about 30 films in two years. He has also appeared in television dramas and stage productions. Okuma`s annual one-man play has been received well. He has secret intensions of making a feature film in the future. His personal motto is "All dreams will come true!"

Works

"NEGAIWAKANAU"
Japan Competition - Audience Award