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KENSAKU KAKIMOTO

Director / filmmaker / photographer

Kensaku Kakimoto is a cinematographer, a producer of numerous films as well as a video artist.  He has also received much acclaim in the field of contemporary art, represented in exhibitions throughout the world.  Many of Kakimoto’s film works are condensed with aspects in seemingly inexpressible ways from the subject’s body temperature and heat, the atmosphere and climate that drifts in its surroundings, to the notion of time. In his dynamic film directions, Kakimoto intricately presents fragments of life and the delicacy of subtle emotion creating a certain fluctuation that gives rise to an overwhelming sense of beauty and powerfulness. He has produced feature length film “COLORS” in 2005, later “UGLY” and “LIGHT UP NIPPON” in 2012.
In contrast, as a photographer Kakimoto documents the fragments of the world that he unconsciously witnesses before his eyes.  For the series TRANSLATOR, Kakimoto questions the boundary between the virtual verses reality that is conveyed, capturing and visualizing the sense of temperature that is invisible to the naked eye.
In 2016 Kakimoto presented TRANSLATOR, at the Hillside Terrace in Daikanyama, Tokyo and also participating in Tokyo Art Photo fair. He continues to work extensively across various different genres, transcending the boundary between film and photography. 
Kakimoto is the recipient of  the 2016 ACC Grand Prix, in addition to numerous awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, One Show Design, London International Awards, New York Festivals, AD STARS, Spikes Asia, ADFEST, and the Adobe WW Sales Conference Film Festival.



2012, publish the movie "UGLY" "LIGHT UP NIPPON".
2015, the national public the short film "All for Cinema".
2016, held a photo exhibition "TRANSLATER" Exhibition at the Daikanyama Hillside Forum.
映像作家・写真家。映画、コマーシャルフィルム、ミュージックビデオを中心に、演出 家、映像作家、撮影監督として多くの映像作品を手がける。柿本のフィルム作品の多くのには、言語 化して表現することが不可能だと思われる被写体の体温や熱量、周辺に漂う空気や気温、 時間が凝縮されている。虚像と実像の透明な境界を現実のもののように表し、目には見 えないが確かに存在する体温を切りとり、視覚化している。ダイナミックな映像演出においては、細部にわたり存在する人生の断片と、繊細な感情が揺らぎを産みだし、圧倒 的な美と力強さを感じさせる。対照的に写真家としての活動では、演出することを放棄 した時に、無意識に目の前にある世界の断片を撮り続けている。
2005年に、長編映画『COLORS』を制作し、劇場公開として活動をスタート。以後、 2012年、長編映画『UGLY』『LIGHT UP NIPPON』を公開。2016年1月、代官山ヒ ルサイドフォーラムにて写真展『TRANSLATOR』展を開催。同年11月、ART PHOTO TOKYOに参加。映像、写真という境界を越えた活動を広げている。2016年ACCグラン プリ他、Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity、One Show Design、 London International Awards 、New York Festivals、AD STARS、Spikes Asia、 ADFEST、THE Adobe WW Sales Conference Film Festivalなどで数々のAWARDを 受賞。 日本のみならず欧米、アジアへと活動範囲を広げる。

AWARD

2016
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ACC CM FESTIVAL(Japan):Film B / Grand Prix

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Spikes Asia(Singapore):Film Craft / GOLD 
Spikes Asia(Singapore):Digital / SILVER
ACC   (Japan)    :Film B / BRONZE
Epica Award(France):Online Campaigns / GOLD
ADFEST  (Thailand):Interactive Lotus / BRONZ
New York Festivals (USA): DIGITAL / Finalist
CODE Award(Japan):Good use of data
AD STARS(Korea):Innovation/GOLD
AD STARS(Korea):Film Craft/BRONZE

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ADFEST (Thailand):DIRECT LOTUS / GOLD
ADFEST (Thailand):MEDIA LOTUS / GOLD
ADFEST (Thailand):INTERACTIVE LOTUS / BRONZE
New York Festivals (USA): FILM/ Finalist
AD STARS(Korea):Outdoor / BRONZE
2015
Canne Lions / Shortlist
One Show / Design- GOLD PENCIL
London International Awards / BRONZE
New York Festivals / Finalist
THE Adobe WW Sales Conference Film Festival / THE FIRST EVER HONORARY AWARD
ACC / Grand Prix
Dentsu Award / Grand Prize
ADFEST / GOLD
SPIKES AISA / GOLD 
ADSTARS/ GOLD
ESQUIRE Degital photography awards