Locarno Festival – Section “Leopards of Tomorrow”
Kei Chikaura grew up in Germany and Japan. He studied economics and cinema at Osaka University. In 2006 Chikaura founded “Creatps Inc”, a media production based in Tokyo, and in 2012, started a career directing movies. He directed music documentaries and live concert films of some of the most prominent musicians in Japan. The 2nd short film “The Lasting Persimmon” was selected to the international competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2016.