24th DigiCon 6 ASIA

24th Digicon6 ASIA

Juries 審査員 Juries 審査員

  • Kiki SUGINO

    Kiki SUGINO 杉野 希妃

    Actress, Director, Producer 女優・監督・プロデューサー

    Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1984. Kiki debut in the Korean film, “One Shining Day”(2005).
    Then appeared in “Time“(2006) by Ki-duk Kim. From 2008, she starts producing movies. She won Best Picture and Best Actress Award by starring and producing the movie “Hospitalit´e”(2010) by Koji Fukada. Sugino also appeared and produced “Odayaka”(2012) by Nobuteru Uchida and “Au revoir l’été “ by Koji Fukada, etc. She was chosen by the Jury at International Film Festival Rotterdam for the first time of Japanese in 2014.
    She started directing “Kyoto Elegy” (2014). Her second featured film, “Taksu” won the Rising Director Award at Busan International Film Festival. Directed and starring “Snow Woman”(2016), premiered at the competition Tokyo Film Festival and she won the Jury Prize at the QCinema IFF. She recently appeared in “I WANT TO BE LOVED” (Ronan Girre), “Natsu-Itarutokoro” (Elaiza Ikeda) “A picture with Yuki” (Lachezar Avramov), “Love Mooning” (Kunitoshi Manda) , etc.

    2008年から映画制作にも乗り出し、主演兼プロデュース作『歓待』(10/深田晃司監督)で作品賞と女優賞を受賞。出演兼プロデュース作は『おだやかな日常』(12/内田伸輝監督)、『ほとりの朔子』(13/深田晃司監督)他多数。14年のロッテルダム国際映画祭で日本初の審査員に選ばれる。『マンガ肉と僕』(14)で監督デビューを果たし、監督2作目『欲動』で釜山国際映画祭Asia Star Awardsの新人監督賞を受賞。監督主演作『雪女』(16)は東京国際映画祭コンペティション部門に正式招待、ケソン国際映画祭で審査員賞を受賞。近年の映画出演作は『海の底からモナムール』(ロナン・ジレ監督)、『夏、至るころ』(池田エライザ監督)、『ユキとの写真』(ラチェザール・アヴラモフ監督)、『愛のまなざしを』(万田邦敏監督)など

    Touching the talents and languages of Asian countries through DigiCon6, and think about various countries.
    I am happy to have this one and only experience every year.


  • Shuzo John SHIOTA

    Shuzo John SHIOTA 塩田 周三

    President & CEO, Polygon Pictures Inc. (株)ポリゴン・ピクチュアズ 代表取締役/CEO

    Shuzo John Shiota was raised in the United States and is a graduate of the Sophia University Faculty of Law, Department ofInternational Legal Studies. After joining the Nippon Steel Corporation in 1991, Shiota went on to participate in the launch of Dream Pictures Studio in 1997. He moved to Polygon two years later and in 2003 assumed the position of President and CEO. As studio head Shiota has spearheaded efforts to cultivate Polygon's overseas presence, helping the studio to become a leading developer of TV series and content targeted at the foreign market.
    Shiota has also served as a judge at major Japanese and international film festivals including Prix Ars Electronica (AUS), SIGGRAPH (U.S.) and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France). In 2008, he was selected as one of the "25 Toon Titans of Asia'' by popular industry publication Animation Magazine. He also presided as conference chair for SIGGRAPH Asia in December 2021, and in 2022 received a Special Achievement Award at the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival. His hobbies include playing in a band.

    上智大学法学部国際関係法学科卒業。1991年 新日本製鐡株式會社入社。1997年 株式会社ドリーム・ピクチュアズ・スタジオ立ち上げに参画後、1999年 株式会社ポリゴン・ピクチュアズ入社。2003年 代表取締役に就任し、海外マーケット開拓に注力。TV シリーズ制作や海外市場をターゲットにしたコンテンツ企画開発を実現する一方で、Prix Ars Electronica(オーストリア)、SIGGRAPH(米) 、アヌシー国際アニメーション映画祭(仏)などの国内外映像祭の審査員を歴任。2008年には米国アニメーション専門誌 Animation Magazine が選ぶ「25Toon Titans of Asia」の一人に選定。2021年12月開催のSIGGRAPH Asiaではカンファレンス・チェアを務めた。2022年、第25回文化庁メディア芸術祭功労賞を受賞。米国育ち、趣味はバンド活動。

    The virus, war, heat waves. The list of deeply troubling developments is endless. My curiosity is aroused, and I am eager to see how you have digested these phenomena and sublimated them into expressions that only you can make. I also believe that such expressions have the power to free our agonized minds, as we are confronted with the same phenomena, it resonates and produces empathy. It is precisely in times like these that we need your works.


  • Kohei ANDO

    Kohei ANDO 安藤 紘平

    Film-maker, Professor Emeritus of Waseda University 映画作家・早稲田大学名誉教授

    Ando, who in his youth worked with Shuji Terayama who was very famous poet, author and film director in Japan, is known for his refined and creative expressivity as a filmmaker. He is a global pioneer to incorporate Hi-vision techniques in film making. His many films have received numerous international awards, including the Silver Maile Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the International Electronic Cinema Festival in Montreux etc.. His works are included in the collections at major art museums and film libraries in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and elsewhere. In both 2001 and 2005, his retrospective exhibition had been held in Paris.

    1944年生まれ 早稲田大学卒

    Freedom meens getting back your own images. Forget others and pursue only beauty and truth.


  • Karen Severns

    Karen Severns キャレン・セバンズ

    Writer, Programmer and Educator 作家・プログラマー・教職

    Karen Severns has worked in New York and Tokyo as a filmmaker, film critic and programmer, journalist and advertising executive. She holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and an MS in Journalism, and currently teaches film courses at Temple University Japan and Tokyo University of the Arts. She has been the film series curator at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan since 2008, and a programmer for the New York Asian Film Festival since 2015. She is a founding partner of Tokyo-based KiSMet Productions, a boutique film production/promotion company involved in transnational projects.

    キャレン・セバンズは、ニューヨークと東京で映画監督、映画評論家、プログラマー、ジャーナリスト、広告エグゼクティブとして活躍してきました。コロンビア大学で映画修士号、ジャーナリズム修士号を取得し、現在はテンプル大学と東京藝術大学で映画講座を教えています。2008年より日本外国特派員協会の映画シリーズのキュレーター、2015年よりニューヨーク・アジアン映画祭のプログラマーを務めています。東京を拠点に、トランスナショナルなプロジェクトを手がけるブティック型の映画制作・プロモーション会社、KiSMet Productionsの創立パートナーです。

    The pandemic underscored the essential role of art in our lives, even as it posed era-defining challenges and forced artists to find new ways of expressing themselves and staying connected. It’s thrilling to be able to meet the creators in person once again, and I’m anticipating stellar work at this year’s DigiCon6 Asia.

    コロナ・パンデミックは、私たちの生活にアートが重要な役割を持っていることを明らかにしました。さらに、時代の意味づけの命題を突きつけ、アーティストたちに表現方法だけでなく新たな意思疎通の方法を求めています。今年のDigiCon6 Asiaでも、素晴らしい作品を期待しています。

  • Edmund Yeo

    Edmund Yeo エドモンド・ヨウ

    film Director 映画監督

    Edmund Yeo is a Malaysian filmmaker living and working in Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. His short films, KINGYO (Venice Film Festival 2009) and INHALATION (Sonje Award winner, Busan International Film Festival 2010) secured his reputation as a promising filmmaker. In 2017, he won the Best Director award at the Tokyo International Film Festival for his sophomore feature AQERAT (We, The Dead) (Japanese title: アケラット-ロヒンギャの祈り). His latest film is MOONLIGHT SHADOW ムーンライト・シャドウ (2021) starring Komatsu Nana and Miyazawa Hio, based on a Banana Yoshimoto's popualar novella.
    Yeo is also noted for his long-term collaboration with fellow Malaysian director Woo Ming Jin ウー・ミンジン, being involved as producer, editor or co-writer in Woo's films, like WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER 水辺の物語 (Venice Film Festival 2009), THE TIGER FACTORY タイガー・ファクトリー (Cannes Director's Fortnight 2010) and STONE TURTLE (FIPRESCI Prize winner at Locarno Film Festival 2022).

    最新作は小松菜奈、宮沢氷魚が出演している、吉本ばななの名作 ムーンライト・シャドウ (2021)
    ウーの作品 水辺の物語 (2009年ヴェネツィア映画祭)、タイガー・ファクトリー (2010年カンヌ監督週間 )、
    ストーン タートル (2022年ロカルノ映画祭 FIPRESCI賞)にてプロデューサー、編集または作者(共同)として携わっている。

    After enduring three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that nothing is able to dim the flames of creativity displayed by artists and creators of visual storytelling around the world. Despite the crisis, filmmakers everywhere have continued to work and create and inspire and entertain. I'm absolutely honoured, as a jury member, to immerse myself in these great works at DigiCon6.

    3年間というコロナ パンドミックを受けて、世界中のクリエイターやアーティストたちによる創造力や情熱は絶えないということが明らかになった。

  • Neco Lo che-ying

    Neco Lo che-ying ネコ・ロー・チイン

    Animation producer and critic アニメーション・プロデューサー / ディレクター / アニメ評論家

    Neco Lo che Ying is an experienced animation producer and director who began working as an independent animator in 1977. Most of his animation won awards at the Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival (now IFVA) and were shown at film festivals worldwide. This year, Neco’s animation is collected by the M+ museum in Hong Kong as permanent collection. He also worked as animation designer at Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) between 1978 and 1993, and was responsible for numerous educational animation and opening titles. Since the 80s, he has written extensively about local and world animation as well as teaching animation in various universities. In recent years, Neco has been a tireless campaigner for Hong Kong animation, and has curated a number of exhibitions on the history of Hong Kong and Taiwanese animation since 2006. He currently serves as the secretary general of the Hong Kong Animation Industry and Cultural Association and has just published a new book on the current animation field of Hong Kong.


    Looking forward to see the best animation and short films from Asian visual creators !


  • Yuichi ITOH

    Yuichi ITOH 伊藤 有壱

    Animation Director アニメーションディレクター

    Born in 1962. President of I.TOON. He is very active in many fields especially, his animations and character designed using various techniques focusing on clay.
    One of his masterpiece 27th Anniversary "KNYACKI!" (NHK educational television), ”PON DE LION”(Mister Donut’s TV commercial), Original short animation based in Yokohama harbor, “HARBOR TALE”(Awarded best short animation, etc. at ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL), designed “Garden Bear” (Official character for Garden Necklace YOKOHAMA 2017) and more. International Jury at the 18th Hiroshima International Animation Festival. A member of the ASIFA-JAPAN. A member of the board of directors of the Japan Animation Association. Professor at Graduate School of Film and New Media Tokyo University of the Arts, Animation Department.

    1962年生。I.TOON Ltd. 代表。クレイを中心にあらゆる技法を使いこなし、 キャラクターデザイン、アニメーションなど幅広い分野で活躍。
    代表作に放送 27年目を迎える「ニャッキ!」(NHK Eテレ)、ミスタードーナツ「ポン・ デ・ライオン」TVCM、横浜の港を舞台にしたオリジナル短編「HARBOR TALE」(ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL最優秀アニメーション賞他受賞)、「ガーデンベア」 (全国都市緑化横浜フェア2017公式マスコット)デザイン、他多数。
    18th広島 国際アニメーションフェスティバル国際審査委員長。ASIFA-JAPAN理事。
    日本アニメーション協会理事。東京藝術大学大学院映像研究科アニメーション 専攻教授。

    It is 16 years since DigiCon6 opened its doors to Asia! Each year we have no idea of what awaits us! This chaos is what DigiCon6 is all about. DigiCon6 knew from the very beginning that there are no boundaries between animation, live-action, CG, and VR. We will be watching closely with our ears and eyes to see what whispers and universes will be revealed by the works being created in this time of COVID and war. It is my sincere wish to see both creators and supporters of DigiCon6 continue to grow together.


  • Tatsutoshi NOMURA

    Tatsutoshi NOMURA 野村 辰寿

    Director, Animator, Professor アニメーション作家・多摩美術大学グラフィックデザイン学科教授

    Born in 1964. Tatsutoshi joined ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC. in 1987. After he worked as a director for commercials, he created original animations applying different types of methods. These include Fuji Television’s “STRAY SHEEP” and NHK’s “Jam the HOUSNAIL.” Tatsutoshi has also been involved in creating commercials, picture books, illustrations and exhibit visuals. He has been teaching animation at his alma mater Tama Art University, Department of Graphic Design since 2011. A member of the board of directors of the Japan Animation Association.


    There are many disturbing news these days about the coronavirus, wars, extreme weather, environmental problems, and their impact on the economy. But art and entertainment will never disappear from the world. It is precisely because we live in such difficult times that the role of art and entertainment becomes even more important . What kind of works will we get to see this year? Works that reflect the current times; those that are full of unshakable individuality, and those that challenge expressions as we have never seen before? I look forward to seeing video works that will surpass even the jury's imaginations!


  • Noriko MATSUMOTO

    Noriko MATSUMOTO 松本紀子

    Producer, dwarf dept. xpd Inc. ドワーフ(株式会社xpd ドワーフスタジオ)プロデューサー

    Noriko Matsumoto is a producer of animation films and the head producer of dwarf studios.
    She started her career as a TV commercial producer. After producing both ‘Domo’ (1998) and the exhibition showcasing what goes on behind the scenes of animation films, which led to the creation of ‘Komaneko’ by Goda, (who also created Domo), she shifted her field to the animation and character industry and she supported Goda when he started the studio dwarf.
    Ms. Matsumoto was one of the first producers in Japan to work with international streaming services, bringing the superior quality stop-motion techniques that dwarf is renowned for to an even wider audience. First to be released was the 2016 Amazon Prime pilot season of ‘The Curious Kitty’, based on ‘Komaneko’. After that came ‘Rilakkuma and Kaoru’ with Netflix in 2019.
    In 2021 she worked with theater production people on a collaboration to support the industry during the pandemic, releasing the film ‘Gyoro Goes to the Theater’. In 2022, the second season of Rilakkuma, ‘Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure’ will be released.

    1998年の「どーもくん」、2003年「絵コンテの宇宙」展での「こまねこ」誕生が転機となり、活動のフィールドをアニメーションとキャラクター業界に広げる。2003年ドワーフの立ち上げに参加し、2006年に完全移籍。ドワーフの得意とするこま撮りで、いちはやく配信プラットフォームとの仕事を始め、2016年に「こまねこ」がAmazon prime videoのパイロットシーズンに採用され、Netflixでは「リラックマとカオルさん(2019)」が話題に。

    I think that one of the many joys of filmmaking is answering the need to communicate something to others. To precisely convey your message to the recipient. I hope to see many such films submitted. They don’t have to convey the message in a direct way. They don’t have to be clever. What is important is the message (the tale) you wish to tell!
    What kind of techniques and characters will you use to visualize it?
    As a juror who feels more like a member of the audience, I look forward to seeing them all!


  • Isshin INUDO

    Isshin INUDO 犬童 一心

    Film Director , Commercial Director ,Script Writer 映画監督/CMディレクター

    Born in 1960. He started directing and producing independent films while he was in high school. After graduating from university he worked as a TV commercial director/planner and was recognized with numerous awards for advertising. In 1997, his first feature film Futari ga Shabetteru. (1997) won the Film Director's Association New Face Award.
    He made his major directorial debut in 1999 with Kinpatsu no Sogen. Since then, he has actively directed works such as Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish (2003), La Maison de Himiko (2005), Bizan (2007), The Floating Castle (2012), Moving Daimyo! (2019), Bucket List (2019), The Unnamable Dance (2022).
    His latest film, Haw is scheduled to be released in August 2022.

    1960年東京生まれ。高校時代より自主映画の監督・製作をスタートし、大学卒業後はCM演出家としてTV-CMの企画・演出を手掛け、数々の広告賞を受賞。その後、長編映画デビュー作となる『二人が喋ってる。』(97)が映画監督協会新人賞を受賞。1999年に『金髪の草原』で監督デビュー。代表作に『ジョゼと虎と魚たち』(03)、『メゾン・ド・ヒミコ』(05)、『眉山 びざん』(07)、『のぼうの城』(12)、『引っ越し大名!』『最高の人生の見つけ方』(2019)、ドキュメンタリー「名付けようのない踊り」(2022)、8月「ハウ」の公開を控える。

    Judging a DigiCon6 contest is great fun.
    This is because I get to see fresh and interesting works. And sometimes, I am stimulated and surprised by the works. If I am surprised, that is the most exciting part of being a member of the panel of judges. I am grateful for the opportunity to be immersed in the perspectives of both young artists, and mature judges and coming in contact with something fresh.


  • Shinji HIGUCHI

    Shinji HIGUCHI 樋口 真嗣

    Director 映画監督

    Higuchi was starting his career in 1984, working on special effects on “Godzilla”. Winning Special Mention at Japan Academy Film Prize as special effect director on “Heisei Gamera Series” He is actively working on live-action, special effects, animation, CG, etc. As a director, “Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean” (2005), “Sinking of Japan”(2006), etc. He won the best director at Academy Film Prize for “The Floating Castle” (2012) co-director with Isshin Inudo. He was working on the “EVANGELION” as a storyboard director. “Shin Godzilla” (2016) marked box office success with more than 80 billion yen. the latest film,“Shin Ultraman” was released in May 2022.

    1984年「ゴジラ」の特撮で映画界に入り、平成ガメラシリーズでは特技監督を務め、日本アカデミー賞特別賞を受賞。 実写、特撮、アニメーション、CGなどジャンルを超えて活躍。 監督作品としては2005年「ローレライ」、2006年「日本沈没」他多数。2012年『のぼうの城』(犬童一心と共同監督)で日本アカデミー賞優秀監督賞を受賞。2007年より公開されているヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版シリーズでは絵コンテ等を担当している。2016年『シン・ゴジラ』で興行収入80億円を超える大ヒット。2022年5月「シン・ウルトラマン」公開。

    22 years ago DigiCon6 started to affectionately watch over Asian countries digital visual expressions which was just a toddler then. It has since grown up and gone through a voice change.
    The history of the competition is the evolution and deepening of visual expression. More than the judging process I am looking forward to seeing films full of surprises.


  • Katsuyuki MOTOHIRO

    Katsuyuki MOTOHIRO 本広 克行

    Director 映画監督・演出家

    After attending a film school and working as a filmmaker, Motohiro marked his debut as a film director in 1996
    with “July 7th, Hare.” The 2013 movie “Odoru daisosasen the movie 2: Rainbow Bridge wo fuusa seyo!”
    recorded the top box-office revenue of all time for live-action Japanese movies. 2015, he directed “Makuga agaru” a film based on a novel by Oriza Hirata, and Momoiro Clover Z starred in the lead role. He was also a director of the stage version. As a stage director, he recently direct “PSYCHO-PASS Virtue and Vice” etc. “Channel wa Sonomama!” for HTB's 50 anniversary, winning the Grand Prix of The Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association Awards in the TV drama section. His latest works are “Ajin: Demi-Human”(2017), “Beautiful Dreamer”(2020), “Brave: Gunjyo Senki” (2021), etc.

    2003年に公開された映画『踊る大捜査線 THE MOVIE 2レインボーブリッジを封鎖せよ!』では、日本映画(実写)興行収入記録歴代一位の座を獲得。
    2015年公開の映画『幕が上がる』(平田オリザ原作・ももいろクローバーZ主演)では、舞台版の演出も担当。舞台最近作は「舞台 PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス Virtue and Vice」他。

    I look forward to seeing a lot of your work and discovering new talent!