Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop

Grant: The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration

Aspiring film critics have the chance to think, read, and write about the world we live in, through the lens of documentary, while immersed in the lively atmosphere of a film festival. Professional critics advise the participants, who write their own articles about films, to be published during the festival (www.yidff-live.info).

Date: Oct. 11 (Fri) –14 (Mon)
Venue: Yamagata Manabikan
Mentors: Chris Fujiwara (English), Kitakoji Takashi (Japanese)


The books Film Criticism Collective 1, which includes film criticism by YIDFF 2015 Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop lecturers and participants, and Film Criticism Collective 2, a collection of texts that came out of a film criticism workshop held at the Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival (Philippines) in November 2016, are available in full for free viewing and downloading at the following links:

Download link Film Criticism Collective 1 (PDF, 3.4MB) | Film Criticism Collective 2 (PDF, 3.8MB)