ABOUT



Rima Yamazaki (山﨑梨真) is an independent documentary filmmaker who specializes in contemporary art and architecture. Her practice is an exploration of cinematic expression in documenting, studying and reflecting on the arts. She works as a one-person film crew; all her films are directed, photographed and edited by herself. Her films have been shown at various film festivals and venues internationally.

Born in Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in New York, USA



EDUCATION

2006-2008   BA in Film, Hunter College of The City University of New York (New York, NY)
2005-2006   Master's program, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan)
2001-2005   BA in Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan)




SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

2014   Rackstraw Downes: a painter
2013   Joan Jonas: Reanimation
2011   James Casebere and Landscape with Houses
2010   Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
2009   Yoshiko Chuma: A Page Out of Order
2008   Maya Onoda: Nomadic Home
2007   In the Studios: 6 MFA Students at Hunter College in New York
2005   Color on Colors




SELECTED FILM FESTIVALS, SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS

2017
Rackstraw Downes: a painter
MOVECINEARTE Film Festival  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Anthology Film Archives  (New York, NY)

Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning  (Buffalo, NY) 
MAXXI  (Rome, Italy) 

2016
Rackstraw Downes: a painter
The National Gallery of Art  (Washington, DC)
The Lumberyard  (Marfa, TX)

2015
Rackstraw Downes: a painter
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  (Philadelphia, PA)

Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
Milano Design Film Festival in Seoul  (Seoul, Korea) 
UrbanEye Film Festival 2015  (Bucharest, Romania)
Doku Arts 2015  (Berlin, Germany)
Canadian Centre for Architecture  (Montreal, Canada)

2014
Joan Jonas: Reanimation
Fondazione HangarBicocca  (Milan, Italy) 

Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
Milano Design Film Festival  (Milan, Italy)
BIA Urban Regeneration Forum  (Bilbao, Spain)
Milano Design Film Festival in Venice  (Venice, Italy)
The 6th Budapest Architecture Film Days  (Budapest, Hungary)

2013
Joan Jonas: Reanimation
TEMPS D'IMAGES PRÉMIOS DE CINEMA para FILMES SOBRE ARTE  (Lisbon, Portugal)
Performa 13 at Anthology Film Archives  (New York, NY)

2012
Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
The Center for Architecture  (New York, NY)
Jaroslav Fragner Gallery  (Prague, Czech Republic)

2011
Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
TEMPS D'IMAGES PRÉMIOS DE CINEMA para FILMES SOBRE ARTE  (Lisbon, Portugal)
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
International Festival of Films on Art  (Montreal, Canada)

Color on Colors
ROKU at The ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery  (New York, NY)

2010
Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
DOC FEST  (Rome, Italy)

2009
Maya Onoda: Nomadic Home
NewFilmmakers Spring Festival  (New York, NY)
Globians Documentary Film Festival  (Berlin, Germany)




RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2017    Artist Residency, Creative Arts Initiative, University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)
2016    Finalist, Allotment Travel Award (Japan)




SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Packham, Chris. “Patient and Transcendent, ‘Rackstraw Downes: A Painter’ Honors the Act of Creation.” The Village Voice. April 26, 2017.

Warminsky, Joe. “Rackstraw Downes: A Painter.” Washington City Paper. May 20, 2016.

Risteen, Nicholas. “Review: Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction by Rima Yamazaki, director.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 73, No. 4. Ed. Swati Chattopadhyay. University of California Press, December 2014. 580- 581.

Battisti, Simon. “Report from the Field: Architecture on Screen.” e-Oculus. American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. February 15, 2012.

den Hollander, Jord. “Utopia, the Ideal Scenario of Human Short Comings.” AFFR Programma magazine 2011. October 2011: 20-21.




SELECTED OTHER PROFESSIONAL WORKS

Co-director
2012
Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity
Director & Producer: Michael Blackwood (Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.)

Editor
2015
Greg Lynn: Archaeologist of the Digital
Director & Producer: Michael Blackwood (Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.)

2014
The New Clark: Bringing the Ando Experience to the Berkshires
Director & Producer: Michael Blackwood (Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.)

The Artist's Studio: Carroll Dunham
Director & Producer: Michael Blackwood (Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.)

2012
Kenneth Frampton: A Critical Voice
Director & Producer: Michael Blackwood (Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.)

Lebbeus Woods + Steven Holl: The Practice of Architecture
Director & Producer: Michael Blackwood (Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.)

Lee UfanE: Marking Infinity
Director & Producer: Michael Blackwood (Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.)