Directors

Don Hertzfeldt

Don Hertzfeldt is an American independent filmmaker whose animated films have screened around the world, collectively receiving over 200 awards. Some notable honors include a Short Film Palm 
D’Or nomination at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival (Billy’s Balloon), a 2001 Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short (Rejected), the Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film (Everything will be OK), and Best Picture and Best Screenplay from the Fargo Film Festival (I Am So Proud of You). In 2010, Don received the San Francisco International Film Festival’s “Persistence of Vision” 
Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 33. 

 

Keiichi Hara

Keiichi Hara was born in Tatebayashi city. After working in a PR firm, joined Shin'Ei Animation Company in 1982. After doing animation tasks for the TV series "Doraemon" (created by Fujiko-Fujio), he was promoted to chief director with others TV series of the same creators, "ESPer Mami" (1987-88) and "21-Emon" (1991-92).

Debuted as a film director with the theatrical version of "ESPer Mami, the Starry Sky Dancing Doll" in 1988, followed by a Doraemon spin-off, "Dorami-chan, The Highway Boys Band" in 1991. From 1992 he began to direct, produce and write episodes of the TV series "Crayon Shin-chan", and starting in 1993 also the yearly theatrical films based on its characters.

 

Takayuki Hirao

Born in 1979, Takayuki Hirao attends design school in Osaka and then moves to Tokyo. Here, he enters MadHouse studio, at first as production assistant for series such as Jubei-Chan (1999) and Card Captor Sakura (2000), then as storyboard artist and key animator. He then starts directing episodes of TV series like Texhnolyze (2003), Paranoia Agent (2004) and Death Note (2006), to later move to the newborn Ufotable Studio as chief director for series like Futakoi Alternative (2005). The direction of the fifth movie of The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyōkai, 2007) imposes him as one of the most promising animation directors of the last few years.

Films shown at FFF

Matthias Hoene

Born in Singapore, Matthias Hoene grew up in Berlin and studied in Sydney and London. The multicultural environment he grew up in has informed his work and after directing a couple of award winning shorts he was quickly signed up by Partizan, one of London’s most highly awarded production companies. His first directing assignment was a music video for Fatboy Slim and shortly after he directed his first commercial, which won a Golden Lion in Cannes. Since this, Matthias has been directing award winning music videos, commercials and documentaries all over the world while continuing to work on personal projects. His ability to imbue genre material with heart as well as grit and to create visionary images, and push the envelope in filmmaking makes him a director to watch.

 

Films shown at FFF

Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda is a japanese film director and animator. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the Digimon Adventure series and the sixth film in the One Piece series. In the later 2000s, he diversified more with other films, including 2006's The girl who leapt through time, 2009's Summer Wars, and 2012's Wolf Childern,

 

 

Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda (細田 守 Hosoda Mamoru, born September 19, 1967) is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employeed at Toei Animation, he has worked at Madhouse since 2005. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the Digimon Adventure series and the sixth film in the One Piece series. In the later 2000s, he diversified more with other films, including 2006's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, 2009's Summer Wars, and 2012's Wolf Children.

Films shown at FFF

Han Hye-jin

Born in 1970, Korea

 

Movies:

1998 [One Day of Hitchcock] 7 min.

1999 [Replay] 5min.

2000 [Innocent Joy] 27 min.

2010   [Green Days] 100 min.

2014 [The Road Called Life - Animation of Korean Literature Part 1] 90 min.

Chang Hyung-Yun

Born in 1975, Gwang-yang, Jeollanam-do.

Graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Dept. of Political Science and Diplomacy.

Graduated from Korean Academy of Animation Arts

Currently CEO of the animation studio NOWORNEVER.