Naomi Hocura is a Brazilian film director, writer, and producer of Japanese descent. She has directed several short films, documentaries, and feature films. Hocura is a prolific filmmaker who has won awards at some of the most prestigious film festivals for her work.
Hocura was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and grew up in the city of Sorocaba. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Sorocaba and a degree in Cinema from the University of São Paulo. After graduating, she began to work as a film editor, assistant director, and writer for several films and television shows.
In 2011, Hocura directed her first short film, “The Pigeon”, which was screened at several festivals around the world. The film received a special mention at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. In 2013, she directed the short film “Dreaming of Elephants”, which was nominated for the Best Short Film at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
In 2015, Hocura directed her first feature film, “The House of Sand”, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. The film won the Best Feature Film at the International Film Festival of São Paulo and the Best Feature Film at the Havana Film Festival. In 2018, she directed the feature film “The Edge of the Sky”, which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival.
Hocura is also known for her documentaries. She has directed the documentaries “Brazilian Immigrants in Japan” (2014) and “The Japanese in Brazil” (2017). Both documentaries have been screened at several international film festivals and have won several awards.
Hocura is a talented filmmaker who has dedicated her life to telling stories that bring to light important social issues. She is a passionate storyteller who strives to create meaningful films that can inspire and educate her audience. Her work has been recognized and praised around the world, and she is one of the most promising directors in Brazilian cinema.