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"Where We Begin"
Originally from Osaka Japan, Hikari (also as known as Mitsuyo Miyazaki) is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her USC thesis film “Tsuyako” (2011, Drama) visited over 100 film festivals worldwide, and received 47 awards including DGA Student Award for the Best Female Filmmaker, and qualifications for the Oscar in 2012 and 2013. Her past work includes live action/animated short film “A Better Tomorrow” (2013, Fantasy Adventure) for Lexus Short Films (produced by The Weinstein Company), Subaru Dramatic Cinema Series — commercials and short films that features Subaru's traditional cars to their latest models. Her latest dance short film “Where We Begin” (2015, Drama) premiered at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and received 8 awards from festivals in the states. Most recently she had participated at Sundance Institute/NHK Screenwriting Workshop in Tokyo as well as Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab with her feature script “Cantering”.

Hikari holds an MFA in Film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts, BS in Theater Arts, Dance and Fine Arts from Southern Utah University, and she's currently represented by Paradigm Talent Agency in Los Angeles. She believes in the power of visual communication, and that it changes society and the minds of the people.

My Directors Sessions

Friday, November 11

7:15pm MST

Saturday, November 12

3:45pm MST

Sunday, November 13

4:30pm MST

Thursday, November 17

6:00pm MST