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Takashi Ujita was born in 1975 in Wakayama, Japan. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts’ Visual Concept Planning Department.
His first 16mm film ”Roman Porn”(Director/Screenwriter) was released as his thesis work.
After that he enrolled in Osaka University’s graduate school. During that time, he released “Ryuko in the Unfaithful Evening” (Director/Screenwriter). This film was entered in the 18thTorino International Film Festival and TOKYO FILMeX 2000 Competition.
Afterwards he became involved with Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s screenplays such as “ANTENNA”, ”Volatile Woman”, “Green Mind, Metal Bats”, “Freesia-Bullet Over Tears” , and “NON-KO” taking on the role of screenwriter.

Other works he is known for are: “Wakuraba Nagarete”, “Transmigration/Tensei”, and “First Love”. He also worked in television with Nippon Television writing the 10 episodes of “TONSURA”, and also worked on FUJI Television’s animated cartoons “Michiko e Hatchin”.
As for this anime, he wrote all the scenarios of Episode 22 from Episode 1.
He has a good reputation for an original script.

The film “Sketches of Kaitan City” released in December 2010 was written by him, it based on previous short story series. This film was entered at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival, the Jury prize at the 13th Deauville Asian Film Festival, Matsumoto CINEMA Select Award in 2010 and the 25th Takasaki Film Festival.

“BRAZING Familia” was released in September,2012.
His new scenario “Summer’s End” will be released next year.

[Filmography]

2000 Film “Ryuko, in the Unfaithful Evening” Director・Screenwriter・Editor
2001 Shortfilm “ts” Director・Screenwriter・Editor
2003 Film “ANTENNA” Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
2004 Long-shortfilm “Asagao” Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
Long-shortfilm “Sister’s Homemade Dish”
Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
Long-shortfilm “Hideshi Hino “Theater of Horror” The Ravaged House”
Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
Long-shortfilm “Hideshi Hino “Theater of Horror” Death Train”
Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyuki Sakamoto)
Film “Volatile Woman” Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
2005 Film “Dear pit bull” Screenwriter (Director: Shou Nobushi)
2006 Film “Green Mind, Metal Bats” Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
Film “Transmigration/Tensei” Screenwriter (Director: Takashi Motoki)
2007 Film “Freesia: Bullet Over Tears” Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
  Film “Wakuraba Nagarete” Screenwriter (Director: Toru Kamei)
2008 Film “First Love” Screenwriter (Director: Shou Nobushi)
Film “NON-KO” Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
Cartoon TV “Michiko e Hatchin” (Fuji Television, Italy)
Screenwriter (Director: Sayo Yamamoto)
2010 Shortfilm “Tsuruzono Family’s Vertigo” Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
Film “Sketches of Kaitan City” Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)
2012 Film “BRAZING Familia” Screenwriter (Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri)

[Awards]

2000 Film “Ryuko in the Unfaithful Evening”
Official selection for the 22nd PIA Film Festival
Official selection for the Competition section of the 1st TOKYO FILMeX 2000
Official selection for the 18th Torino International Film Festival
Special invitation for the Debut Kinotavr section of the 23rd Moscow
International Film Festival
Official invitation for the 26th Hong Kong International Film Festival
Official invitation for the 16th Takasaki Film Festival


2003 Film “ANTENNA”
Official invitation for Competition award of the 60th Venezia International
Film Festival
Official invitation for the 28th Toronto International Film Festival
The 3rd New York Asian Film Festival (04)
The 6th Brasilia International Film Festival (04)
The 8th San Francisco Asia Film Festival (04)
The 12th Raindance Film Festival (04/UK)
Official invitation for the 41st Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival
Official invitation for the 5th San Francisco Independent Film Festival
Dongfang Film Festival (07/Italy
The 5th Calendidonnna08 (08/Italy) *Screening as a part of the event
Japanese film Festival Singapore (11)
INDIE 2012 (Brazil)


2004 Long-shortfilm “Sister’s Homemade Dish”
Official invitation for Cine Asia Film Festival (Germany)
Long-shortfilm “Hideshi Hino “Theater of Horror” The Ravaged House”
INDIE 2012 (Brazil)
Film “Volatile Woman”
Official invitation for the 23rd Vancouver International Film Festival
Official invitation for the 33rd Rotterdam International Film Festival
The 6th Nippon Connection (06/Germany)
The 7th Barcelona Asian Film Festival
New Asian Filmmakers 06 (06/Spain)
INDIE 2012 (Brazil)


2006 Film “Green Mind, Metal Bats”
Special invitation for the 35th Rotterdam International Film Festival
Official invitation for the 8th Barcelona Asian Film Festival
Official invitation for the 22nd Warsaw International Film Festival
The 7th Asiatica Film Mediale (06/Italy)
Official invitation for the 8th San Francisco Independent Film Festival
The 8th Japanischen Filmfestes Hamburg (07/Germany)
Japanese Film Festival Singapore
INDIE 2012 (Brazil)


2007 Film “Freesia: Bullet Over Tears”
Official invitation for the 36th Rotterdam International Film Festival
Official invitation for Kinotayo Film Festival (France)
INDIE 2012 (Brazil)


2008 Film “First Love”
Official selection for the Forum Theatre section of the 19th Yubari
International Fantastic Film Festival

Film “NON-KO”
Official invitation for the 38th Rotterdam International Film Festival
Official invitation for the Nippon Cinema section of the 9th
Nippon Connection (09/Germany)
Official invitation for the 44th Karlovy Vary International
Film Festival (Czech Republic)
Official invitation for Japan CUT (NY)
Official selection for the Competition section of the 9th TOKYO FILMeX 2008
Official invitation for London Film Festival
Official invitation for the 10th Hamburg Japan Film Festival
Official invitation for the 11th Cine Manila International Film Festival
The best Film of the Japanese films of the year in the film magazine “EIGA GEIJUTSU”
Selected as the Scenario yearbook representative works 2008
INDIE 2012 (Brazil)


2010 Film “ Sketches of Kaitan City”
Official selection for the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival
Grand Prize, and The Best Actor Award at the Cine Manila
International Film Festival (10/Phillipine)
Jury's Special Award at the 13th Deauville Asian Film Festival (11/France)
The 12th Jeonju International Film Festival (11/Korea)
The 11th Nippon Connection (11/Germany)
Japanese Film Festival Singapore
The Best Film Award at the Matsumoto CINEMA Select Award 2010
The Special Award at the 25th Takasaki Film Festival
The best cinematography and best music award at the 65th Mainichi Film Contest
The best 9 of the films in 2010 by the film magazine “Kinema Junpo”
Official invitation for Japan CUT (11/NY)
Kaohsiung Film Festival (11/Taiwan)
Camera Japan Festival (11/Netherlands)
VIENNALE Vienna International Film Festival (11/Austria)
Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris ‘The Other Side of Contemporary Japanese Cinema – A Voice from Kansai’ *screening as a part of the event (11/France)
INDIE 2012 (Brazil)


2012 Film “BRAZING Familia”
The 4th OKINAWA International Movie Festival the premiere showing (12)