Ascona Film Festival announces the submission of “Tamago” by Koji Hirano


In a small harbor town at the Southernmost end of Honshu Island of Japan, a highschool girl, Sora, lives alone with her father, Taichi. Sora deals with the pain of being abandoned by her mother. Being a teenager, Sora finds difficulty expressing her gratitude against her father. Sora slowly learns to face her own life choices and starts to dissolve the conflicting emotions. Sora takes a step toward her dream, inspiring others to find their own answers.


Director: Koji Hirano

A Japanese, Koji Hirano, who studied in the USA and graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, has been a professional photographer in the USA for over 10 years and for 6 years in Paris, France as a fashion photographer and an artist.
Following his passion to find new ways of artistic expression, he now takes on the world of cinema and cinematography.

Director’s Statement

I made something. Something that was in my head to share with others.
This film is for all the people in the world furthermore for the future people in the era of the artificial intelligence.

Awards :

  • MAC Film Festival

    Amazon, Brazil
    August 8, 2015
    Best Cinematography

  • The Accolade Global Film Competition

    September 1, 2015
    Awards of Recognition

  • Louisville’s International Festival of Film

    Louisville, KY
    October 3, 2015
    The Best “On The Edge” Film

  • The Oregon Film Awards

    Oregon, USA
    November 8, 2015
    The Gold First-Time Director



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