Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker and the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Film. Other honors include a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, two artist fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a Kodak Cinematography Fellowship, a CAAM Fellowship (Center for Asian American Media), and grants from ITVS, Ford Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), The Arts Council of England and artist fellowships at Marble House, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Takesue’s recent feature-length documentary 95 AND 6 TO GO (2016) was nominated for the prestigious 2017 European Doc Alliance Award. The Doc Alliance is comprised of seven important documentary festivals in Europe: Visions du Reel (Switzerland); DocLisboa (Portugal); CPH:DOX (Denmark); Dok Leipzig, (Germany); FID:Marseilles (France); Against Gravity (Poland); and Jihlava (Czech Republic). Each festival nominates one film for the distinguished international award. 95 AND 6 TO GO was nominated by DocLisboa. 95 AND 6 TO GO had its world premiere in the international competition at DocLisboa (Portugal) and North American premiere at DOC NYC in New York City.