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An award winning Japanese female filmmaker, born and raised in Japan, living in Los Angeles, Akiko Izumitani was selected as one of the top rising Asian American filmmakers in 2013.
Akiko was a semi-finalist of NBC Female Forward (Top 20 out of 1000), a semi-finalist of Sony Director's Program (Top 25 out of 250), a semi-finalist of ABC Director's Program as well as a semi-finalist of NBC Universal Shortcuts along Steven Caple Jr. who directed Creed II. She was in a slate of episodic director's for AMC The Terror Season 2.
After she graduated from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Akiko first earned recognition through her feature length documentary, "Silent Shame", about Japan's dark history in WWII. "Silent Shame" won several awards including Best Feature in Beijing Movie Festival and many other Film Festivals and competitions in the world. It has been sold it to China and Denmark and several universities in the world.
After "Silent Shame," Akiko directed the narrative short films, "The Other Side" which was screened at the DGA for winning an ECA award hosted by ICG and an Oscar qualified film festival, Short Shorts and Asia Film Festival,
She also directed "Sukiyaki with Love" (Semi-Finalist of NBCUniversal Shortcuts) and "Kung Fu Date" which won the Remi Award at the Houston WorldFest Film Festival.
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