Shiho Kano

Shiho Kano (b.1974 in Tokyo) is a Japanese filmmaker. She graduated at Musahino Art University and then got her B.A Degree in Imaging Arts & Sciences (Tokyo, Japan) in 1997. She continued her studies at the institute of Image Forum between 1997 and 1999. Shiho Kano's work covers films, videos, video installations and photo works since 1996 and has been screened at film/video festivals and museums in over 15 countries.

She was awarded the 'Paris prize' from Musashino Art University and with support from Nomura Cultural Foundation and Japanese Government's Study Program instituted by Agency for Cultural Affairs for Promising Artists and Art Fellowships she stayed at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in the years 2005-6.

She currently lives and works in Tokyo. Her films and videos are distributed by Netherlands Media Art Institute, Collectif Jeune Cinema, Canyon Cinema and MIACA.

Awards 2004 Musashino Art University Paris prize (Musashino Art University/Tokyo, Japan) 2003 9th annual Media City Festival (Windsor, Canada) Second prize 2001 Images Festival (Toronto, Canada) The Best International Film Award 2001 7th annual Media City Festival (Windsor, Canada) Encouragement prize 2000 The 5th Contest for the Best Contemporary Art Work (Tokyo,Japan) Encouragement prize 2000 6th annual Media City Festival (Windsor,Canada) Grand Prize 1999 Viper International Festival for Film and New Media (Luzern, Switzerland) Honorary Mention prize 1999 Chofu Film Festival Experimental Film Competition(Tokyo, Japan) Encouragement prize




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