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Toshihiko Kizu

Toshihiko Kizu is a cinematographer based in Tokyo, Japan.

He started his career as a lighting technician for feature films and commercials after getting his BA in Political Science from Waseda University.

In 2013, he moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute for Cinematography to expand his career beyond the Japanese traditional system.

After receiving his MFA, and with the extensive on-set experiences and collaboration skills he gained in the U.S., he moved back to Tokyo in 2017.

Since then, he has been working with talented filmmakers from all around the world on a wide variety of projects.

His motto is: "cultivate an intimate relationship between cinematographer and subject for a visual story, while always maintaining respect for what you photograph."








Nike Air Force 1 "FORCE"
  • Ad Stars 2018 Film Craft Cinematography Bronze
  • Spikes Asia 2018 Film Craft Cinematography Bronze
Zeiss "The Circle"
  • 2023 Ciclope Asia Cinematography Winner
  • 2023 CRESTA Cinematography Bronze
  • 2023 Shark Award Film Craft Best Cinematography Bronze
  • 2024 ADFEST Cinematography Bronze
  • 2024 AICP Cinematography Shortlisted
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