Prof. Andō Kōhei

Prof. Andō Kōhei, who in his youth, worked with Shūji Terayama, is known for his refined and creative expressivity as a filmmaker. He is a global pioneer in incorporating Hi-vision techniques into filmmaking. His films have received numerous awards, including the Silver Maile Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the International Electronic Cinema Festival in Montreux. His works are included in the collections of major art museums and film libraries in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and elsewhere. In both, 2001 and 2005, his retrospectives were held in Paris. Nowadays, professor Andō serves as Tokyo international Film Festival – Japan Now Programming Advisor. He is also a professor emeritus at Waseda University.