Members of ASIFA-Japan


ダイノ サトウ

A part-time teacher of Musashino Art University and Kyoto University of Art and Design

Designfarm, 75 Yaraicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0805 JAPAN
tel: +81-3-3267-1353
fax: +81-3-3267-1265

In 1993, after learning architecture at Tokyo University of Science ,
He noticed "The design defects of architecture cause the serious accidents.
Even the lives and properties can be lost by them".

He believes blindly that "ANIMATION is only the ROBBER of TIME."

By watching ANIMATION,your eyes focus on the screen,
your ears listen to the sound. And your body…is just sitting on the seat.

Your life and time are fixed in the theater.
If it's a good work,it gives you a good impression and will be a big entertainment.
If it's horrible it just steals hours off; neither their lives nor properties.

And at the field of Animation, he can design the buildings and their circumstances as he wishes.
He can build the uninhabitable houses and the defective houses...etc.
He noticed what he really want to challenge as a creator.

These ideas lead him to CG ANIMATOR.
He studied CG ANIMATION at TOHO GAKUEN Media Training Collage for 2 years.

After that,since 1996,he started to work as a free-lance CG ANIMATOR
and a DIRECTOR through many CG production companies.
The representative works are TREEDOM(1999), SCRAPLAND(2006), The Line Magic by Red & Blue (2006),
Frog Box(2009). In 12th Hiroshima international animation festival 2008, he designed posters,
T-shirt, tickets and web design.

"The Line Magic by Red & Blue" won the Diploma for Wit and Light Perception in BIMINI2007 (Latvia) and Jury recommendation work in 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival(Tokyo). "Treedom" and "SCRAPLAND" were seleected Annecy, Cinanima, Anima Mundi, Animadrid and many international competitions, and was screened in ICA (Boston/U.S.A), the Pompidou Center(Paris/France).

A part-time teacher of Musashino Art University and Kyoto University of Art and Design
A member of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA)

2009 » "Frog Box"

*Awards: 2009 “Grand Prize“ in 7th Weekly ASCII Magazine Short Movie Contest (Tokyo,Japan)
*official selection : Annecy 2010 / Animadrid 2010
*screening : Nippon Connection 2010 / 13th Hiroshima 2010 International Animation Festival / Cinématou 2010

2008 » "Frog Seed"

*official selection : Les Nuits Magiques 2008 / AniFest09 / ANIMABASAURI5-ANIMABASQUE / Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2009 *screening 12th Hiroshima 2008 International animation Festival/Biennial of Animation Bratislava festival 2008

2006 » "The Line Magic by Red and Blue"

*Awards : 2006 “Jury recommended work “in 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival / 2007 “diploma for wit and light perception “ in BIMINI2007
*official selection : 19th Bourg-en-Bresse 2006 / Anifest 2007 / 1st KRATKOFIL07 / Animadrid07 / 10th Zimbabwe International Film Festival / 5th Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival / 17th International Young Filmmakers Festival GRANADA

*official selection : Les Nuits Magiques 2006” / BIMINI2007 / Indie LISBOA 2007 - Competition INDEI Junior / Small movie for a big city(Multivision) 2007 / 58th Filmvideo 2007 / Animadrid07 / 10th Zimbabwe International Film Festival / International Short Film Festival InterFilm 2007

1999 » "TREEDOM"

*official selection : Annecy 2000 / The 43rd International Leipzig Festival / 15e festival du film d'animation pour jeunesse / CINANIMA 2000 / 2nd Tehran International Animation Festival 2001 / TOUGH EYE International Turku Animated Film Festival / Melbourne International Animation Festival 2001 / NewZealand Film Festival / ANIMA MUNDI 2001/ 9th International Animation Festival / 1st International Festival of Animation Films in Greece / International Pleiades Film Festival 2004 / 3rd Taiwan International Animation Festival / 4th Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival

 "Frog Box"

 "Frog Box"
© Dino Sato, 2009

 "Frog Seed"

 "Frog Seed"
© Dino Sato, 2008


© Hiroshi Sato,
Dino Sato, 2006

 "The Line Magic by Red and Blue"

 "The Line Magic by Red and Blue"
© U.G. Sato,
Dino Sato, 2006


» Web movie "Coka Cola Zero" "Giilette PROGLIDE" (Yahoo Japan)
» NHK "Tensai TV-kun MAX - bit world"(NHK)
» Product Images (calbee 2002- )( bathclin 2003- )


»"The 1250th Memorial of Empress Komyo Todaiji Temple and Monuments of Tenpyo Culture" (Tokyo National Museum)




»"12th Hiroshima international animation festival"(posters, T-shirt, tickets and web design)


»Vision diorama (Japan Arts Council)


» "Angel's Egg (Tenshi no Tamago)" Opening Movie
» "Hamtaro (Tottoko Hamutarō)" (TV Tokyo)


»Vision diorama (Japan Arts Council)


» "METAL SAGA" (Success corp.)


» "Hamtaro (Tottoko Hamutarō)" (Motion picture)


» "Pure Skin" TVCF (bathclin)


» TVCF (Tahiti Tourisme)
» TVCF (NTTPC Communications)


» TVCF (Daiwa Securities)
»  "Susumu Hirasawa - InteractiveLive"


»  "TARZA Theater"(Guam Plaza Hotel)


» "Swallowtail Butterfly" (Motion Picture)
»  "Otsu PARCO" TVCF


» "DREAMS / TechTech KIDS" (NHK)


»"Human 2 - Brain and Mind" (NHK)

 "The poster of 12th Hiroshima international animation festival"

 "The poster of 12th Hiroshima international animation festival"
© Dino Sato, 2008