小田香 ODA Kaori

ODA Kaori

Born in 1987 in Osaka Prefecture. Filmmaker/artist. Oda Kaori explores human memory (voice)—Where did we come from and where are we going?—through images and sound. In 2013, she participated in film.factory, a program aiming to nurture young filmmakers led by filmmaker Béla Tarr, as a member of its inaugural class and completed the program in 2016. Her first feature film ARAGANE (2015), about a coal mine in Bosnia, won a special award in the New Asian Currents section of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. In 2019, Cenote, which features an underwater cave in Mexico, was completed. In 2020, she received the first Oshima Prize. She was awarded the 71st Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists in 2021.