Festival Venues

Yamagata Central Public Hall 6F 600 seats Opening Ceremony, International Competition, Juror’s Film, Awards Ceremony, Awards Film Screening
Yamagata Citizens’Hall (Large Hall) 1,202 seats International Competition, Juror’s Film, Yamagata and Film, Special Invitation Films, Awards Film Screening
Yamagata Citizens’Hall (Small Hall) 300 seats Latinoamérica
Forum 5 200 seats New Asian Currents, Juror’s Film, YIDFF Network Special Screenings, Special Invitation Films, Double Shadows, Asia Film Community, Yamagata and Film
Forum 3 162 seats New Asian Currents, New Asian Currents Special Invitation Films
Forum 4 98 seats Arab Peoples, Perspectives Japan, Double Shadows
Yamagata Museum of Art 1 150 seats Cinema with Us, Yamagata and Film, Arab Peoples, Double Shadows
Yamagata Museum of Art 2 150 seats Double Shadows, Yamagata and Film
Yamagata Museum of Art 5 (3F) 150 seats Yamagata Rough Cut!, Asia Film Community, Cinema with Us, and more
Yamagata Manabikan Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop
Yugakukan 300 seats [Associated Program] Documentary Speaks
  • Yamagata Central Public Hall, Yamagata Citizens’ Hall, Forum Yamagata, Yamagata Museum of Art, Yamagata Manabikan and Bunshokan are equipped with handicapped-accessible restrooms. Those accompanying audience members carrying a certificate of physical or mental disability (shogaisha techo or ryoiku techo) may purchase same day tickets at the advance price of ¥1,100.
  • Festival-goers attending screenings at Forum Yamagata can use the cinema parking lot for up to 4 hours for 200 yen.

Information Desk

Your gateway to the festival at Yamagata Central Public Hall (AZ Nanoka-machi) 1F and Yamagata Station: Get all the information you need in one place.

Komian Club

A gathering place for festival guests and fans. This traditional Japanese restaurant in a renovated kura building will be the spot to socialize during festival evenings. All are welcome!

[Date] October 9 (Fri)–14 (Wed) 22:00–2:00
[Place] Komian Maruhachi
[Admission] 500 yen (includes one drink and snacks)

Day Care Information

[Childcare Availability] October 9 (Fri)–14 (Wed) 9:00–16:00
[Place] Nana Beans 4F
[Cost] 500 yen for the first hour, 250 yen for each additional half-hour (Limit: 3 hours)
[Ages] 6 months to preschool (6 years)

  • Advance registration and reservation are required. Contact us for details.
    Kosodate-Land Ahbe Phone: 023-615-1930
  • Present your Kosodate-Land Ahbe member cards at the Film Festival site Reception Desk. Advanced reservations required.

Bread and Coffee

Watashino Kaisha, Zaonomori Coffee (Bread, Cakes and Organic Coffee)
[Date] October 9 (Fri)–13 (Tue) 9:00–14:00
[Place] Square in front of Yamagata Museum of Art

Coffee Counter
[Date] October 9 (Fri)–11 (Sun)
[Place] Yamagata Citizens’ Hall Lobby

Higurashi Coffee
[Date] October 12 (Mon)
[Place] In front of Yamagata Citizens’ Hall