2018 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) FundLIST Odoriko
|BIFF Mecenat Fund
|Born in 1978 in Japan, Okutani Yoichiro studied under documentary filmmaker Sato Makoto and film editor Tsutsui Takefumi in the documentary course at the Film School of Tokyo. His first feature film, Nippon no Misemonoyasan (2012), was born out of communication with a sideshow troupe in Japan over a period of ten years. His second feature, Children of Soleil, was invited to Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2011 (Special Mention in the New Asian Currents competition) and Cinema du Reel 2012 (First Films Competition). He is now editing his third feature documentary film about striptease dancers and their theaters across Japan.