biography

Yuka Sato, is a Japanese filmmaker based in Tokyo, who explores the boundary of film and photography. She began her career with 2014's "In the Room”. Since then, she has released several works including "NUMB” (2016), "Camouflage”(2017) , "DIALOGUE" (2018) and "Birthday"(2020).  

Selected screenings:

2021 "Birthday" San Giò Verona Video Festival (Verona,  Italy)  July 23-27

2021 "Birthday" Festival OODAAQ (Rennes, France)  June 9, 11, 12 & 13*

2021 "Numb" Festival OODAAQ retrospective (Rennes, France)  from May 21to 30*

2021 "Birthday" Traverse Vidéo (Toulouse, France)  May 20*

2021 "Birthday" Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Oberhausen, Germany)  May 2*

2021 "Birthday" Festival de films féministes - Filministes  (Montreal, Canada)  March 4-12*

2020 "Camouflage" Saigon Experimental Film Festival  (Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam)  November 20&21*

2020 "Dialogue" Cinema On The Bayou  (Lafayette, USA) January 24*

2019 "Dialogue" KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) December 6*

2019 "Dialogue" Loop Discover Award -  preselected  (Barcelona, Germany) from September 10 to October 10*

2019 "Dialogue" International Festival Signes de Nuit (Paris, France) October 9*

2019 "Dialogue" Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival  (London, UK)  September 21

2019 "Dialogue" Hamburg International Short Film Festival - Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)  June 5 & 7*

2019 "Camouflage" Times Museum (Guangzhou, China)  May18

2019 "Camouflage" Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival  (Hawick, Scotland)  May 4 & 5*

2019 "Dialogue" Festival Oodaaq (Saint-Malo, France)  April 24-27*

2019 "Camouflage" Experiments in Cinema (Alburquerque, USA) April 17 *

2019 "Camouflage" International Short Film Week Regensburg  (Regensburg, Germany) March 15 

2019 "Camouflage" The festival Revolution per Minute  (Boston, USA) February 3 *

2019 "Camouflage" Cinema On The Bayou  (Lafayette, USA) January 25*

2018 "Camouflage" The festival Revolution per Minute preview program  (Beijing, China) December 6 *
2018 "Camouflage" Call Again (Toronto, Canada) December 7
2018 "Camouflage" KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) November 24 *
2018 "Camouflage" La Maison d'Haiti's Art centre (Montreal, Canada) November 28 *
2018 "In the Room" Bali International Short Film Festival (Bali, Indonesia) October 9 & 10 & 12
2018 "Camouflage" Beijing International Short Film Festival (Beijing, China) September 16 &18 & 22 
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2018 "In the Room" Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival (Hamilton, Canada) August 9
2018 "In the Room"
ACCAsia Culture Center Cinematheque Opening Program: Cine Commune (Gwangju, Korea) July 29
2018 "Dialogue" Edinburgh International Film Festival  (Edinburgh, Scotland) June 24 & 30
2018 "NUMB" Festival Oodaaq (Rennes  Saint-Malo, France) May 19  &30
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2018 "Camouflage" Cinéma la Strada (Decazeville, France) April 12*
2018 "Camouflage" Festival Traverse Video (Toulouse, France) March 7 - 11*
2018 "NUMB" Cinéma on the Bayou (Lafayette, USA) January 27 *
2017 "In the Room" Eastern Bloc (Montreal, Canada) December 8 *
2017 "NUMB" Instants vidéos (Marseille, France) November 21 *
2017 "Camouflage" Cork Film Festival (Cork, Ireland) November 16
2017 "In the Room" Biennale Art Video Rennes projection Multiformes (Rennes, France) October 9 
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2017 "Camouflage" Bali International Short Film Festival (Bali, Indonesia) October 8
2017 "NUMB" Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival (Bilbao, Spain) September 15 
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2017 "NUMB" Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival (Hamilton, Canada) August 10 *
2017 "Camouflage" Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland) June 27, July 1
2017 "Camouflage" Image Forum Festival (Tokyo Yokohama Kyoto Nagoya Fukuoka, Japan) May 2 & 4& 16, June 2 & 21
2017 "NUMB" 20minmax (Ingolstadt, Germany) May 28 
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2017 "NUMB" Festival Traverse Video (Toulouse, France) March 9 *
2016 "NUMB" EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul (Korea) July 10
2016 "NUMB" Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland) June 20 & 21

2016 "In the Room" Recollecting the days and moments: Japanese Experimental Cinema (Amherst, USA) February 10
2015 "In the Room" Singapore International Film Festival (Singapore) December 1
2015 "In the Room" Image Forum Festival (Tokyo Yokohama Kyoto Nagoya Fukuoka, Japan) Excellence award  May 1 & 4 & 20, June 5&24 
2014 "In the Room" International Students Creative Award (Osaka, Japan) Grand prize  - selected by Toshio Matsumoto  November 21

* Distribution by Vidéographe

Articles:

Interview by Yap Khai Qing "‘Short, but deep’: Interview with Japanese filmmaker and curator Yuka Sato", May, 2021

Sakuma, Yoshio. "対話と名づけられたモノローグ" May, 2021

Heidingsfelder, Markus. "Online Film Festival: Place M 2021, 3/19(Fri) – 22(Mon)", http://www.markusheidingsfelder.deMarch, 2021

Crosthwait, George. "(re)Learning to talk with DIALOGUE", Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival, September, 2019

Linnarz, Rouven. "Short Film Review: DIALOGUE (2018) by Yuka Sato", Asian Movie Pulse, September 20, 2019.

Young, Neil. "The houses we were, the cities we are", Modern Times Review, November 24, 2018.
https://www.jigsawlounge.co.uk/film/reviews/nytidoct2018/

Curatorial projects:

2021 dv_vd  Crossing Boundaries Between Photo and Film (Montreal, Canada)  

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May 20 (10 days extended screening period)

Vidéographe x Dazibao x Place M Live on Dazibao’s Facebook page and Vidéographe’s YouTube channel

Program Director

2021 Place M Film Festival 2021 - ONLINE (Tokyo, Japan)

▶︎ program PDF 

from March 19 to 22 (2-7days extended screening period)

Director and Programmer

2019 Place M Film Festival 2019 (Tokyo, Japan)

▶︎ program PDF 

from December  16 to 25

- Director and Programmer