Kaori Flores Yonekura

BIO

My career included different areas of cinematography as Director / Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Photographer and Editor; for which he has obtained more than 20 credits in different individual and collective works with themes framed in national knowledge and imagination, human rights, native peoples and immigration. Among my most important works is having been part of the team of realization of the series “Injerencia, the silent invasion” directed by Angel Palacios, in which the CIA interventions in Venezuela and Latin America from the 50s to the present are revealed; Subsequently, my debut opera “Nikkei” on the construction of individual and collective identity from immigration, this documentary feature film, is Peruvian Venezuelan co-production, shot in three countries and two languages, with the support of CNAC and Ibermedia, has participated in more than 30 national and international festivals and shows, it is material for Asian and Latin American studies in universities such as Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Southern California California Irving, New York - Abu Dhabi, among others; It was also acquired by the Japanese American Museum for its permanent collection, exhibited at the “Transpacific Borderlands” exhibition where Latin American artists from the Japanese diaspora met. In the areas of Cultural Management, I directed the Ibero-American Program of Cinematic Training Cinescope, which in two editions managed to award more than 400 scholarships to participate in forums on Distribution, Promotion and Exhibition of films; I collaborate with the French Embassy in Venezuela in the programs of the Audiovisual Mission, with the AECI in Central America - Honduras, with the Cinematographic Forum and previous FLICC Market in Mexico, and with the ISLAB Cinematographic Project Development Laboratory of Puerto Rico. I have been a jury at International Film Festivals in my country, in Central America and Canada. I am a Founding Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Venezuela.uela.

Formal Studies:

1999 EICTV - International School of Cinema and Television of San Antonio de los Baños. Cuba. Title: Production Specialist.

1996 IUTAJS - Title: TSU in Advertising.

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Continuous training:

 

  • 2012 Development Workshop of Latin American and Caribbean projects. Ibermedia Saint Joseph. Costa Rica.

  • 2009 Bolivia Lab Film Laboratory. La Paz. Bolivia

  • 2006 Film script workshop. Julio Rojas (Chile). CNAC Caracas. Venezuela.

  • 2005 Workshop of Production of Ibero-American Projects Carolina Foundation. Madrid. Spain


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Work experience:

2017- 2019

  • Executive Director / Producer of New Objective Film

  • Latin American Documentary Film Distribution Director for Universities in the United States. New Objective Film. Venezuela.

2019

  • Production service for foreign documentary for La Pandilla Producciones.


2018

  • Documentary Production Services for Fundación Avina. Costa Rica - Venezuela


2017

  • Founding member of the Venezuelan Film Academy. 2016 Member of the evaluation committee for the selection of the Documenta Ccs Festival and Doc Andino Award, French Embassy in Caracas. Venezuela.


2016

  • Member of the script evaluation committee for the selection of the Franco Andino Sembrando Cine Workshop, French Embassy in Caracas. Venezuela.

  • Member of the evaluation committee for the International Workshop on the development of isLAB projects. San Juan. Puerto Rico.


2015

  • Coach of the International Workshop for the development of isLAB projects. San Juan. Puerto Rico.

  • Member of the evaluation committee for the International Workshop on the development of isLAB projects. San Juan. Puerto Rico.

  • Member of the jury Festival Bordes. Bordes Foundation. San Cristobal. Venezuela.

  • Member of the jury International Women's Film Festival "María Lionza". Venezuela

  • CineLabs Meeting. FLICC Latin American Film Forum. Mexico.


2014

  • Speaker "Alternatives for distribution in Latin America". FLICC 1st Latin American Audiovisual Market. Mexico

  • Tutor - Workshop "Design a movie". Bordes Foundation / CNAC. Venezuela.

  • Jury of Short Films of the Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival. Venezuela.


2013

  • Short Film Jury of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Canada.

  • Jury of Short Films of the International Festival of Central American Cinema Icarus. Guatemala.

  • Jury of Half-length films of the International Festival of Central American Cinema Icarus. Guatemala.

  • Jury of Cinema art of the International Festival of Central American Cinema Icarus. Guatemala.

  • Director of the Ibero-American Program of Cinematographic Training CINESCOPE. Venezuela.

  • Lecturer "The audiovisual aimed at children". III International Festival of Cinema and audiovisual Children and Youth. Venezuela.

  • Tutor. Latin American Cinema Production Design Workshop. AECID Honduras

  • Tutor. Latin American Cinema Production Design Workshop. PDVSA. Venezuela.


2012

  • Speaker "Distribution, Promotion and Dissemination of documentaries". Intra Festival of Central American Cinema Icarus. Guatemala.

  • Tutor. Latin American Cinema Production Design Workshop. PDVSA The Stay. Vzla


2006

  • Tutor. Workshop Production Direction of Ibero-American Cinema. CNAC Caracas. Vzla

  • Member of the Selection Committee of the Venezuelan representation for the Goya Award nominations for the ANAC guild.


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Filmography:
 

  • Suspended
    Documentary feature film. In production
    Position: Director, Producer, Photography

 

  • Reservas / Reserves
    Documentary Short. To be released
    Position: Director, Producer

 

  • Three
    Feature Fiction Screenplay.
    Position: Screenwriter

 

  • Nikkei
    Feature film. Documentary film. Co-production Venezuela-Peru. Released.

      Positions: Direction, Executive production, Screenplay, Photography, Edition.

 

  • Akuaippa
    Documentary feature film. Co-production Venezuela-France-Colombia. Developing.

      Positions: Direction, Executive production, Screenplay.

  • Santo Destino del Sur

      Feature film. Fiction. Co-production Venezuela - Colombia. In Postproduction
      Positions: Direction, Executive production, Screenplay.

 

  • Matrices Irak.

      Short film. Co-production New Objective Film - MinCi.
      Positions: Direction, Executive production, Screenplay, Photography, Edition.

 

  • Injerencia: the silent invasion.

      Documentary film. Serie. Co-production Panafilms - Telesur.
      Director: Angel Palacios.

      Charges: Realization and Research.
 

  • Acoustic

      Entertainment info. Web content.

      Positions: Direction, Executive production, Screenplay.
 

  • Change the route.

      Info entertainment - Reality. Sun Channel Turism Television.
      Positions: Production Supervisor.

 

  • Deep blue.

      Entertainment info. Sun Channel Turism Television.
      Positions: Production Supervisor.

  • Destiny of the Sun

      Entertainment info. Sun Channel Turism Television.
      Positions: Production Supervisor.

 

  • Caribbean houses.

      Entertainment info. Sun Channel Turism Television.
      Positions: Production Supervisor.

 

  • Lebanon, traces of the Empire

      Documentary film. Panafilms production
      Direction: Angel Palacios. Charges: Realization and Research.

 

  • Janokosebe Iridaja

      Feature Documentary. Address: Manuela Blanco
      Positions: Executive production.

 

  • We are

      TV series documentary. Direction Alejandra Szeplaki.
      Realization: Alejandra Fonseca, Iván Mario Maldonado. Chapters: Añu, Wayuu, Barí, Yukpa, Japreria.     
      Position: Head of Production / Field Production

 

  • Family secrets

      TV series documentary. Direction Alejandra Szeplaki.
      Charges: Field Production.

 

  • The boy of my eyes

      Short film. Fiction. Direction: Jakov Dakovic.
      Positions: Production and Art Direction.

 

  • Honeymoon

      Short film. Fiction. Direction: Tomas Colautti.
      Charges: Production

 

  • Idea

      Short film. Documentary film. Address: Miguel Coyula.
      Charges: Production

 

  • Video Letter

      Short film. Documentary film. Direction: Luis Urrutia.
      Charges: Production

 

  • Does anyone listen to me?

      Short film. Fiction. Direction: Saudde Cevallos.
      Charges: Production

 

  • Certain Gestures

      Short film. Fiction.
      Positions: Direction

 

  • The hunt

      Short film. Fiction. Direction: Erick Rocha.
      Positions: Photography and Camera Department

 

  • Pampero dog

      Short film. Fiction. Direction: Mariano Ananía.
      Positions: Production Assistant

 

  • Angel

      Short film. Fiction. Direction: Ulrike Molsen.
      Positions: Production Assistant

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Awards, Recognitions, Festivals and Showcases

 

Nikkei

    Documentary Feature. Status: Released
    Direction, Executive Production, Screenplay, Photography, Edition: Kaori Flores Yonekura.
    Co-production: Venezuela-Peru.
    Production Funds: New Film Objective, Mullu Productions, National Autonomous Center of Cinematography - CNAC, Ibermedia.
    Distribution in Japan: Buenawayka. Distribution in Venezuela: Great Cinema.

    Distribution for USA and International Festivals: New Film Objective.
 

  • Transpacific Boderlands. Exhibition of Contemporary Art Work acquired by the Japanese American National Museum. USA

  • International Women's Film Festival "María Lionza"."Best Feature Documentary Award" and “Our Roots Award"

  • International Festival of Central American Cinema. Guatemala Official Selection Documentary Ibero-American Feature Film Nominated “Best International Feature Documentary”

  • International Festival of Human Rights and Cinema. Venezuela. “Best Human Rights Documentary Award"

  • Festival of Spirituality in Venezuelan Cinema. Official Selection "Best Documentary Award" and “Signis” Award

  • Bolivia Lab. “Best Iberoamerican Project Award

  • Showcase of Ibero-American Cinema of Santiago de Chile. Guest Movie

  • Nikkei culture festival. Peru. Guest Movie

  • International Festival of Northern Chile. Guest Movie and Inaugural Movie

  • isLab. Islands in network. Puerto Rico. Guest Movie

  • Merida Documentary Film Exhibition. Venezuela. Official Selection

  • New York Venezuelan Film Festival. USA. Guest Movie

  • Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Canada. Showcase Latin American Panorama

  • Cinemaissi Latin American Film Festival. Finland. Official Selection

  • International Book Fair of Lima. Peru. Guest Movie

  • Festival of the Ibero-American Documentary Memory. Mexico. Official Selection

  • Philadelphia Latin American Film Festival. USA. Official Selection

  • Fenaco Peru. Showcase of Peruvian feature films

  • Cinesul Film and Video Festival Brazil. Showcase "Travel and Borders"

  • International Film Festival "Las Américas". USA. Official Selection

  • Lima International Film Festival. Peru. Itinerant Showcase

  • Documenta Caracas. Venezuela. Official Selection

  • Doc Andino Award. Venezuela. Official Selection Official Selectio

  • American Fund for the Arts. USA. Guest Movie

  • AtlantiDoc. Uruguay. Official Selection

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Santo Destino del Sur

   Feature Fiction.
   Status: In Post-Production
   Direction, Executive Production, Screenplay: Kaori Flores Yonekura Co-production Venezuela- Colombia.

 

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba. Official Selection of Feature Films.

  • Scholarship for the Project Development course of Fundación Carolina. Spain

  • Script Development Funds: National Autonomous Center for Cinematography - CNAC.

  • Project Development Fund: Ibermedia Program.

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Tres

   Feature Fiction Screenplay.

   Screenwriter: Kaori Flores Yonekura
 

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba. Official Selection of Feature Films.

  • Script Development Fund: National Autonomous Center for Cinematography - CNAC

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The boy of my eyes
   Short film. Fiction. Direction: Jakov Dakovic Production and Art Direction: Kaori Flores Yonekura

 

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba. Official Selection Short Films.

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Honeymoon

   Short film. Fiction. Direction: Tomas Colautti Production: Kaori Flores Yonekura

 

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Official Selection Short Films.

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Idea
   Short film. Documentary film. Direction: Miguel Coyula Production: Kaori Flores Yonekura

 

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Official Selection Short Films.

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Video Letter
    Short film. Documentary film. Direction: Luis Urrutia Production: Kaori Flores Yonekura

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Official Selection Short Films.


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Does anyone listen to me?
    Short film. Fiction Direction: Saudde Cevallos Production: Kaori Flores Yonekura

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Official Selection Short Films.


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Certain Gestures
     Short film. Fiction. Address: Kaori Flores Yonekura

 

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Official Selection Short Films.


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The hunt

    Short film. Fiction. Direction: Erick Rocha
    Director of Photography and Camera: Kaori Flores Yonekura

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Official Selection Short Films.


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Pampero dog
    Short film. Fiction. Direction: Mariano Ananía
    Production Assistant: Kaori Flores Yonekura

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Official Selection Short Films.


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Angel
    Short film. Fiction. Address: Ulrike Molsen
    Production Assistant: Kaori Flores Yonekura

  • International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. Cuba Official Selection Short Films.

 
 
 
 

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