Takeshi Fukunaga is a Japanese filmmaker based in New York. He is an alumnus of IFP First Feature Lab and Berlinale Talents. His first feature film, Out of My Hand (2015) was premiered in the Panorama section at Berlin International Film Festival and won the Best U.S. Fiction Award at LA Film Festival.

Out of My Hand was later acquired by Ava DuVernay’s distribution company, ARRAY and released worldwide on Netflix and iTunes after its theatrical screenings in US. Takeshi was nominated for the 2016 John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award and won the 2015 Emerging Filmmaker Award by Pacific Arts Movement.

He is currently working on his second feature film as a resident of the Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation residency.