30th SGIFF at SMF Village: In Conversation with Naoko Ogigami
Award-winning Japanese filmmaker, Naoko Ogigami, graduated from Chiba University then went to the United States in 1994 to study film at the graduate school of the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television. She returned to Japan in 2000 and started making films, the first of which, [Yoshino's Barber Shop] (2003), received Special Mention at the Kinderfilmfest in the Berlin Film Festival 2004. Naoko's subsequent films, [Kamome Diner] (2006) and [Glasses] (2007), have been successful both in Japan and internationally, the latter having received the Manfred Salzgeber Award at the Berlin Film Festival and nominated for Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2000, she made her first English language film, [Toilet], in Toronto, Canada. Her 2017 film [Close-Knit] received the Teddy Jury Award at the Berlin Film Festival, among many other awards in the film circuit. She is also the writer for [Rilakkuma and Kaoru], a stop-motion animation series which premiered on Netflix in 2019.
Join Naoko Ogigami as she talks about her films, writing for film and her future projects.
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