Jury Members of UFPFF 2018
Born in China and now resident in Japan. He developed an integrated approach between music, visual and art, utilizing his unique skills and imagination. Recently he has received high acclaim from home and abroad, creating Asia-themed art in different genres. He released 13 albums so far, including Waterland (’97), Shin Chugoku Kiko (’00), DRAGON (’00), TOMPA (’03), Tao Series (’05), TOMPA2 (’07), TOMPA3 (’07), and the latest called Suikyo, Shoko. His visual works include Shuriri Enen (’04), Kairei no Miya (’06), and Suikyo, Shoko (’10).
Director of UFPFF.
Graduated from Musashino Art University.
Has produced and developed curriculum for schools of moving image, broadcast, animation, music,
theatre and dance performance, and worked as the director of Toho Gakuen Collage, and the Japan
Institute Of The Moving Image.
Has published occupational guidebooks from Pia, as well as Shinko Music Entertainment Co.Ltd.,
for people aiming to work in the music, broadcast and film industries. Currently works as the
representative director of Watsons Inc., as well as teaching at Komazawa University,
and collaborating with Kita-ku in Tokyo to make a moving image archive. He is a member of the
Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences and the Japan Academy Prize Association.
GAIA SYMPHONY producer.
The huge impact of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 made her decide to change her career as a visual producer to express hope and dream through visuals. Since then, she has worked on different TV documentaries as well as programs as a director. She has produced the film GAIA SYMPHONY.
Website: GAIA SYMPHONY
Film Director / Art Director / Human Being
Studied under the leading Buto dancer Kazuo Ono. Directed several hundred music videos and published the ‘TANGE KOUKI MUSIC VIDEO COLLECTION’.
Also worked on DVD, record jacket and book design, as well as producing art events and providing support for disabled people to commence work. Following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, he declared his anti-nuclear policy and suspended the running of his company. He started the NOddlN movement with fellow artists and friends to work on contemporary social problems.
External Relations, Japan for UNHCR
Engaged in film screening events for the general public for many
years through “UNHCR Refugee Film Festival” from 2006 to 2018 and “Human
Cinema Festival supported by AEON” from 2011 to 2013 and reached out to
over 100,000 people across Japan in order to raise awareness and funds to
support refugees in the world.