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YIDFF 2011

October 6–13

YIDFF 2011 Programs


YIDFF 2011 Information
Jury CommentsInternational Competition | New Asian Currents | New Docs Japan | Islands / I Lands, NOW—Vista de Cuba | My Television | A Reunion of Taiwan and Japanese Filmmakers: 12 Years Later | Films about Yamagata | Cinema with Us | Special Invitation Films | YIDFF Network Special Screenings | Art Documentary Program | Yamagata Film Critics’ WorkshopScheduleMap of Venues | Tickets | AccommodationPhoto of Farewell PartySponsors

Official Catalog
YIDFF 2011 Interviews
YIDFF 2011 Photo Gallery


--YIDFF 2011 Award Recipients

Prizes for the International Competition
The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize):
The Collaborator and His Family Dir: Ruthie Shatz, Adi Barash / USA, ISRAEL, FRANCE

The Mayor’s Prize:
Nostalgia for the Light  Dir: Patricio Guzmán / FRANCE, GERMANY, CHILE

Awards of Excellence:
Apuda  Dir: He Yuan / CHINA
The Woman with the 5 Elephants  Dir: Vadim Jendreyko / SWITZERLAND, GERMANY

Special Prize:
Distinguished Flying Cross  Dir: Travis Wilkerson / USA

New Asian Currents Awards
Ogawa Shinsuke Prize:
Yuguo and His Mother  Dir: Gu Tao / CHINA

Awards of Excellence:
Amin  Dir: Shahin Parhami / IRAN, KOREA, CANADA
Yongsan  Dir: Mun Jeong-hyun / KOREA

Special Mentions:
Children of Soleil  Dir: Okutani Yoichiro / JAPAN
Hard Rails across a Gentle River  Dir: Tran Thanh Hien, Pham Thu Hang, Do Van Hoang, Tran Thi Anh Phuong / VIETNAM
Water Hands  Dir: Vladimir Todorovic / SINGAPORE, SERBIA, MONTENEGRO

Citizens’ Prizes
The Woman with the 5 Elephants  Dir: Vadim Jendreyko / SWITZERLAND, GERMANY
Iranian Cookbook  Dir: Mohammad Shirvani / IRAN

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Community Cinema Awards
Iranian Cookbook  Dir: Mohammad Shirvani / IRAN
Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Support Screening Project “Cinema with Us”

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Directors Guild of Japan Award
Prison and Paradise  Dir: Daniel Rudi Haryanto / INDONESIA

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Sky Perfect IDEHA Prize
Goodbye UR—Japanese Social Housing Crisis  Dir: Hayakawa Yumiko / JAPAN

Jury Comments | About Prizes


--YIDFF 2011 Facts and Figures

Total Films Shown: 241

International Competition 15 _
Jurors’ Films 6  
Special Invitation Films 6  
New Asian Currents 24  
New Docs Japan 10  
Islands / I Lands, NOW—Vista de Cuba 42  
My Television 33  
A Reunion of Taiwan and Japanese Filmmakers: 12 Years Later 18  
Films about Yamagata 30  
Cinema with Us 29  
Yamagata Manabikan 4  
Yamagata University Presents 1  
YIDFF Network Special Screening 1  
Art Documentary Program 2  
Family Film and Animation Wonderland 20  

Total Entries: 1,783 Films out of 113 Countries and Areas
  • Internatinal Competition
    1,078 Films out of 101 Countries and Areas
  • New Asian Currents
    705 Films out of 63 Countries and Areas

Attendance: 23,373

Guest: 251 (including 66 from overseas)
Press: 218 (including 20 from overseas)
Volunteers: 353