Yoshifumi TSUBOTA, born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1975, made his first films while studying at Tama Art University. In 2000, his short film BIG SPECTACLE was awarded the Grand Prize of the Image Forum Festival. He made his feature film debut with DAWN GRAY in 2002. His second feature film MIYOKO (2009 / NC ’10) was screened, as well as awarded, at numerous international film festivals. In 2012, he went to the United States for one year under the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists. His third feature THE SHELL COLLECTOR (2016) was also an international success. WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? (2019 / NC ’20) is his first feature-length documentary. He also has a career working as a production designer for several films, he produces commercials and music videos and writes novels.