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about the jury

Aska Matsumiya, co-founder of Black Cat White Cat Music, is a Los Angeles-based Japanese composer and producer who works across film, television, advertising and music production.

Aska provided the score for the Amazon feature film I’m Your Woman for director Julia Hart. In addition, she partnered with A24 and acclaimed director Kogonada on his feature film After Yang, starring Colin Farrell, collaborating with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

In television, Aska worked on the HBO limited series Betty with longtime collaborator Crystal Moselle, a series based on the original Sundance breakout film Skate Kitchen starring Jaden Smith.

Aska has collaborated with many brands in the advertising space, including PorscheChanelHermesMiu Miu and Prada, and also scored the short film I’m Here for Spike Jonze. She was also a member of the Music and Sound Design jury in Film Craft for the 2021 Clio Awards.