Nanako Tsukidate was born in Japan, but is currently based in Paris. She is a film programmer and film critic. She was the programmer of the European Cinema section of Hiroshima International Film Festival from 2015 to 2018, and part of the short film committee at Cannes' Critics' Week from 2019 to 2021. She currently is a consultant of Giornate degli Autori in Venice and a member of the short film committee at Riga International Film Festival. Tsukidate also works as a co-producer of Following the sound, a film directed by Kyoshi Sugita.