Birthday 12 March 1984
Birthplace Hiroshima, Japan
Height 162cm

Kiki Sugino – Actress, Producer, Director
Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1984. While studying in Keio University where she majored in Economics, she went to Seoul to study abroad. In 2005, she made a film debut by starring in the Korean film “One Shining Day” directed by Kim Sung-ho, followed by “Time” which was directed by Kim Ki-duk. In 2010, she produces and appeared in the feature film “hospitalité” directed by Koji Fukada won Best Film in the “Japanese Eyes” of the Tokyo International Film Festival after which the film was offered to screen at more than 100 film festivals around the world and has received great reviews. In 2011, Tokyo International Film Festival focused on Kiki Sugino in a special section called “The Muse of Asian Indie Cinema”. The 33rd Yokohama Film Festival and Osaka Cinema Festival 2012 gave her “Best Newcomer Award” and “Best New Actress Award”. After its world premiere in Busan International Film Festival 2012, her film “Odayaka” directed by Nobuteru Uchida went to International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tribeca Film Festival, and brought her the “New Creator & Actress Award” from Okinawa International Film Festival, and the “New Producer Award” from the Japanese Professional Movie Awards. Taipei International Film Festival 2013 had a program focusing on Kiki Sugino. In 2013, “Au Revoir l’ été” directed by Koji Fukada got Best Film Award at Nantes 3 continent FF. In 2014, she directed two films. Her first feature film “Kyoto Elegy” was shown at Tokyo International Film Festival. Second feature film “Taksu” was shown at Busan International Film Festival and she got the Rising Director Award. Her third directorial work is “Snow Woman” (2016), premiered at competition of Tokyo IFF in 2016 and won the Jury Prize at the QCinema IFF. She appears as main role of Bulgaria-Japan co-production film “Picture with Yuki” by Luchezar Avramov (2019). She was also invited as a jury for Jeonju’12, Edinburgh’12, Tallinn’12, Taipei’13, Rotterdam’14 etc. Her goal is to become a filmmaker that transcends all boundaries.

2019 “Picture with Yuki” by Luchezar Avramov (Bulgaria/Germany/Japan)
2018 “21st Century Girl” by Yoko Yamanaka
2017 “I want to be loved” by Ronan Girre (France/Japan)
2016 “Snow Woman” by Kiki Sugino
2015 “Gunjo Irono Torimichi” by Kiyoshi Sasabe
2014 “Chigasaki Story” by Takuya Misawa (Japan/Thailand)
2014 “Kyoto Elegy” by Kiki Sugino
2014 “Taksu” by Kiki Sugino (Japan/Indonesia/Thai/USA)
2013 “Au revoir l’été” by Koji Fukada (Japan/USA)
2012 “Odayaka” by Nobureru Uchida (Japan/USA)
2011 “Two Rabbits in Osaka” by Lim Tae Hyung (Korea/Japan)
2010 “Magic and Loss” by Lim Kahwai (Japan/Korea/Malaysia/HongKong/China/France/USA)
2010 “Hospitalité” by Koji Fukada