Juliana Sakae

Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist, and Writer in São Paulo, Brazil

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Juliana Sakae is a journalist, documentary filmmaker & awards consultant. She is the photographer behind The Beautiful Immigrant Project. She is also writing a book on immigration through the eyes of her ancestors. She worked as co-producer in the feature doc The Human Trial and as director's assistant in Netflix' doc series Making a Murderer. She is the former Awards Competition Manager for the International Documentary Association, and currently runs the Programs department at BGDM. As an Awards Consultant, she worked with the NYT’s Op-Doc Walk Run Cha-Cha, Netflix’s The Edge of Democracy and Barbara Paz’ Babenco Tell Me When I Die.

As a filmmaker, she directed a few short documentaries such as Antigirl and Bleu et Rouge and is now developing two other shorts. She holds a degree in Journalism at UFSC, and a certificate in Documentary Filmmaking at NYFA and Humans Rights at PUCRS.

Filmography: Antigirl (Director, 2014), Love Bid (Producer, 2014), Flower (Producer, 2014), Angel (Crowdfunding coordinator), One Step (DP, 2014), Gev ( 2014), Aftermath (2013), Nino (2013), Bleu et Rouge (2010)

  • Education
    • New York Film Academy / Los Angeles
    • UFSC