Aki is Programming Supervisor of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia /
General Manager of Pacific Voice Inc..
After taking German Studies in Japan, she moved to Canada and received a degree in Film Studies. She gained experience working in various film festivals as a volunteer before returning to Japan. Since 2008, she has been with Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, in charge of festival programming, hospitality and international relations. She has served as Programming Manager at SSFF & ASIA since 2011. As of 2015, she also serves as General Manager of the Visual Contents Division of Pacific Voice Inc., the operation company of SSFF & ASIA, at the helm of short film acquisitions and sales. She has served as a jury member for several short film festivals, including Cinemanila, Zagreb Film Festival, ALCINE, and SXSW.
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