Eimi Imanishi
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Eimi Imanishi is an award winning Japanese American director and screenwriter. Her short film Battalion To My Beat (2017) won the Canal+ Award for Best International Short at Le Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand in 2017, and screened at over 50 festivals worldwide including the Toronto International Film Festival. Her short film One-Up (2017) won Best Narrative Short at Indie Memphis and was released as a Vimeo Staff Pick film and won Short Of The Week. Imanishi is a 2018 Sundance Directing and Screenwriting Fellow, a 2018 Film Independent Directing Fellow, and a 2019 Time Warner Fellow. Imanishi earned her BFA at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. DOHA - The Rising Sun will be her feature directorial debut. Imanishi received the 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship through the New York Foundation for the Arts, in Video/Film.