Kyoko Yokoma

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada


Kyoko Yokoma is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, writer and editor who has studied and worked in New York, Istanbul, Toronto as well as her native country Japan.

She started making films after working as a journalist in New York City. Her directorial debut Dancing with Lives was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at Female Eye Film Festival, and was screened at New York Asian American Film Festival and Boulder Asian Film Festival. As a producer, Kyoko produced Sun, Moon and a Star, CNN Turk and was screened at Istanbul International Documentary Festival.

Kyoko has won many grants from art councils in Canada and also from Japan Foundation to make films. She holds MFA in Documentary Media and B.A. in sociology and political science. She lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario, north of Toronto.