Nobuaki Doi (1981, Tokyo) has worked as a curator, researcher, and critic in the field of animation. Since 2015, he has been working as Festival Director for New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, the only animation festival held inside a terminal building of an airport. Along with Atsushi Wada, Mirai Mizue, and Kei Oyama, Doi was a co-founder of CALF, a collective/independent label of Japanese independent animators that produces DVDs of independent Japanese animations and distributes excellent foreign independent animation films for Japanese audience through special screening events. In 2015, Doi took over the CALF distribution division and founded a distribution company New Deer. Recently he published a book based on his PhD thesis at the University of Tokyo: Personal Harmony: Yuri Norstein and the Aesthetic of Contemporary Animation (Film Art Sha, 2016). Beluga (dir. Shin Hashimoto), a film Doi participated as a co-writer, won Special Prize at Animafest Zagreb in 2012.