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Independent Film Maker

Shohei SHIBATA


Tokyo, Japan

Documentary Filmmaker

Born in 1963, Japanese
President of ASIA Documentary Productions

Education
2000-2001 Beijing Film Academy, China
1988      B.A. Cultural Anthropology, University of Tokyo

 

Profile

Shohei SHIBATA is an independent production in Japan. Making documentary films mainly for NHK golden time slot, feature length documentary for theaters, and recently making international co-operation for worldwide channels.

Shohei Shibata graduated from University of Tokyo and joined NHK in 1988. After an initial three-year assignment as a TV director at the NHK Okinawa Station, he was transferred to the News Department at the NHK Broadcasting Center in Tokyo.
From 1992 to 1995, he worked for the Center for Ethnological Visual Documentation. He then became an independent TV director.
In 1997, he established ASIA Documentary Productions Company in Tokyo, serving as its president and as a TV producer and director.

 

Major Works & Awards

 

2014  NEW PROJECT IN PREPARATION

   "JAPAN, MAN AND NATURE IN HARMONY"

   "DASHI, ESSENCE OF JAPAN "

   "Shoyu AND THE SECRETS OF JAPANESE CUISINE"

Co-producing with NHK, POINT DU JOUR, ARTE France.


 

2012   "Grandma's Eternal Forest" (NHK)

Broadcast on ARTE 10 December 2013 at 18h10

- Best Anthropology Concern Award. SICHUAN TV FESTIVAL, China, 2013

- Gold Cameral, Documentary Programs: Environment, Ecology
  US International Film & Video Festival, 2013

- Best Japanese Environmental Film, Japan Wildlife Film Festival, 2013

- Honorable Mention for Cinematography, CINE Film Festival 2012, Montana, U.S.A.

- Silver Prize of Documentary Category selected by Hoso Bunka Foundation (HBF) in 2012, Japan

 

2011   "Listen to the Mountain Sages" (NHK / Media Corp)

- New York Festivals 2011 Silver World Medal (Documentaries Category)

- New York Festivals 2011 Finalist Certificate (Direction)

- Best Cinematography for the Asian Television Awards in 2011

2010   "Mountains, Students and Sages"  (theatrical documentary)

- Grand Prize of Film for Children and Youths 2011, selected by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan

- Invited by Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival, Finland


2007   " Finland -- Secrets of the Forest" (NHK)

- Intermedia-globe Silver Documentaries: Nature and Wildlife, World Media Festival 2008 - Hamburg, Germany

- Third Place , Environmental Issues Concerns, 41st US International Video and Film Festival, Los Angels , U.S.A

- Best Photography in category "Man and Nature", the Matsalu Film Festival 2010, Estonia

2007   "Himeyuri"  (theatrical documentary)

- Grand Prize of Documentary Film Category, Film Awards 2007 of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

- The Best Documentary Film, 81st The Kinema-Junpo (Famed Japanese film magazine) Top Ten 2007

- Special Award, JCJ ( Japan Congress of Journalists) Award:

- Award for Directing, All Japan Network for the Appreciation of Films

- SIGNIS JAPAN Catholic Film Award




2005   "Silk Road 2005: Loulan -- The Sleeping Beauty of the Taklamakan" (NHK)



2005   "Silk Road 2005: Kuqa -- A Fallen Monk's Mission" (NHK)

- Gold World Medal Religious Programs, New York Festivals 2007

- Screened at International Festival of Cinema and Religion, Rome



1998   "Forest People: The Dong in China"(NHK)

- Galaxy Awards for outstanding programs selected by the members of Japan Council for better Radio and Television in Japan

- Prize of Association of All Japan TV Program Production Companies



1997   "Bridge of Winds: Life with the Lisu of Yunnan"(NHK)

- Galaxy Awards for programs highly recommended selected by the members of Japan Council for better Radio and Television in Japan

 



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