Aya Koretzky

Lisbon, Portugal

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Born in Tokyo (Japan) in 1983.
Works and lives between Lisbon and Paris.

2011/2013: Master 2 Cinema at Sorbonne Nouvelle University - Paris III.
2010/2011: Master 1 Cinema at High School of Theater and Cinema, Lisbon.
2001/2006: Degree in Painting, Lisbon University of Fine Arts (Portugal).
Works in several fiction films and documentaries, as Director, Cinematographer, Color Grader, Editor and Art Director, since 2006.

Directed Films:

"YAMA NO ANATA/BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS" (documentary, 59', 2011). Produced by Andar Filmes.
Main festivals and awards:
9th Doclisboa International Film Festival, Portugal, 2011. Portuguese Best Feature and Medium Length; Schools Award - Best Portuguese Film.
15th Luso-Brazilian Film Festival, Portugal, 2011. Best Film Award; Revelation Award; Critics' Choice Award.
41st International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2012.
Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, 2012. Best Film Prize of New Views.
LUSSAS - Les États généraux du film documentaire, 2012.

"NOCTURNOS/NOCTURNAL" (documentary, 27’, 2010) co-directed with Rodrigo Barros. Produced by Andar Filmes.

"TERROR JAPONÊS/JAPANESE GHOST STORIES" (documentary, 17’, 2006), co-directed and co-produced with Miguel Clara Vasconcelos.


  1. Aquela Xana Productions
  2. anna marziano
  3. jnkw
  4. andreea vasile
  5. andré gil mata
  6. melissa dullius
  7. Gustavo Jahn
  8. Daniel Hui
  9. Ico Costa
  10. Eric Baudelaire
  11. Edmundo Díaz Sotelo
  12. Silvia Firmino
  13. Pedro Guimarães
  14. Darren L
  15. João Salaviza
  17. Filipe Afonso
  18. Nuno Pi

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