Hiroyuki Tanimoto / Festival Curator
Implements the operation of the CON-CAN Movie Festival. He is always looking out for the directors' benefits. His ultimate goal is to promote a new cultural wave of short movies and increase its popularity.
Born in 1976 in Guatemala and raised in Colombia, Japan, and US. After earning a BFA in Art and Media at Tufts University, Hiroyuki started his career working for a Japanese TV production company in New York and gradually steered his career toward the motion picture industry. For three years he has organized the CON-CAN Movie Festival, an online-based hybrid Japanese independent short film festival. Hiroyuki has also produced an experimental documentary short film entitled “Six” with the directorial duo of Cagla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti. The film was premiered at the Locarno IFF in 2009. It won the Grand Prix at the Macau IFF 2009 and was screened at more than twenty international film festivals, including Rotterdam and Tampere. Hiroyuki also works as an artistic editor, and his project “Ki-do-ai-raku” (accredited to contemporary artist Jae-Eun Choi) was included in the permanent collection at the National Gallery in Prague.
Nobuo Shiobara / Festival Advisor
Spent his career mostly in the field of Public Relations (PR) and has a vast connection in the PR/Media industry. He keeps constant contact with other movie festivals, various embassies, and private corporations to spread the word of CON-CAN at a global range.
Nobuo was born in Tokyo, Japan and spends his whole lifetime in Tokyo. He spent most of his career in Japan as a PR specialist. During his college days, he spent his time enjoying musical movies imported straight from the U.S. with his fellow movie buff friends. The most memorable movie he has watched is “Stormy Weather” (1943), directed by Andrew L. Stone. The movie that Nubuo enjoys watching over and over again is “Higanbana”, a Japanese heart-warming romantic comedy directed by Yasujiro Ozu. Is a loving father of two children.