Tani Ikeda is an award-winning director who creates narratives, documentaries, music videos, and commercial films. She was recently selected as one of Film Independent’s 33 Emerging Filmmakers as a Project: Involve Directors Fellow. As a documentary filmmaker in residence at the Communications University of China, Ikeda created, Other, the winner for best documentary at the Beijing Student Academy Awards and Turn Of The Harvest, official selection at the Asian American International Film Festival.
At the age of 21, Tani Ikeda co-founded imMEDIAte Justice, a summer workshop and community outreach program for girls devoted to revolutionizing sex education through filmmaking. She is the current executive director of imMEDIAte Justice and was named one of the “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by the Utne Reader. ImMEDIAte Justice has received national attention on CNN, NBC, and Univision. Ikeda tours the country speaking at universities and national conferences and has launched film production programs on the Quinault Reservation in Washington and a media justice camp for girls in Kampala, Uganda.
Tani holds a Bachelors Degree in Film Production from the University of Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles.