Short Film Festival Director Hiroyuki Tanimoto shares his experience of cultivating a new awareness and appreciation for Short Films both in Japan, and internationally.
Short film festival director
In an entertainment world that seems so often driven by pop-culture big-studio films, Hiroyuki Tanimoto’s artistic vision has taken him down a very different, and very exciting path. Hiroyuki’s passion for creating independent films grew gradually over the course of his career, from his academic training at Tufts University, to his experiences working for a New York-based Japanese TV company. It was in New York that he first attended independent film festivals and became irrevocably hooked. Hiroyuki’s recent projects such as the experimental documentary short film “Six” and “Ki-Do-Ai-Raku”, reflect his drive and vision to portray alternative cultural and social perspectives on film. Hiroyuki’s ultimate goal is to cultivate a new wave of awareness and popularity for independent short movies. The time has come for independent films to take their place in the spotlight, and Hiroyuki Tanimoto is just the man to make it happen.