Maiko Endo

Maiko Endo

Film director and artist Maiko Endo was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1981 and grew up in Tokyo. She moved to New York in 2000 and started her career as a violinist, performing in orchestras and bands as well as composing music for films.


Her directorial debut KUICHISAN (2011) was awarded Best World Documentary Film at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in 2012. Endo’s second feature TECHNOLOGY was filmed in India and Iceland. Her new mid-length film TOKYO TELEPATH 2020 premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2020, followed by the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2020.


Endo is currently based in Tokyo where she is at work on her next feature-length film. In 2021, she presented her first ever video installation titled Electric Shop No.1 at Takuro Someya Contemporary Art but due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the gallery was temporally closed. Endo is willing to shoot and edit more for the Electric Shop Project to conclude the artwork.



Selected Works and Screenings

TOKYO TELEPATH 2020(49min, 2020, film, director/producer/screenplay/editor)

2020 Theater Image Forum, Tokyo

2020 12th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo

2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam


TECHNOLOGY (73min, 2016, film, director/producer/cinematographer/sound/editor)

supported by Fonds De Dotation agnès b

2020 Theater Image Forum, Tokyo

2019 Close-Up Film Centre, London

2018 Theater Image Forum, Tokyo


KUICHISAN (76min, 2011, film, director/producer/screenplay/editor)

supported by Cinereach

2019 Close-Up Film Centre, London

2018 Theater Image Forum, Tokyo

2013 Anthology Film Archives, New York

2012 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava

2012 New Horizons Film Festival, Wrocław,

2012 FICUNAM-Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Mexico City

2011 CPH:DOX, Copenhagen


Awards

2012 Best International Documentary Film, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival



©Maiko Endo, 2021

Electric Shop No.1 (2021). video installation/6:39(roop)