YIDFF 2021

October 7–14

YIDFF 2021 Programs

YIDFF 2021 Information
YIDFF 2021 Goes OnlineJury CommentsInternational Competition | New Asian Currents | Perspectives Japan | Yamagata Rough Cut! | Film Letter to the Future | Cinema with Us 2021 | Yamagata and Film | Special Invitation Film | Sharing Air, Living Time | Agency for Cultural Affairs Documentary Film Awards | Yamagata Film Criticism WorkshopOnline Screenings | Tickets | How to Watch FilmsPoster Design | Sales: CatalogSponsors

Official Catalog
YIDFF 2021 Visual Booklet

Docu-Yama Live!: Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop

YIDFF 2021 ON SCREEN! (October 7–10, 2022)

YIDFF 2021 Award Recipients

Prizes for the International Competition
Jurors: Higashi Takuma (Chair), Asato Mari, Saito Ayako, Mark Schilling, Shiga Lieko

The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize):
Inside the Red Brick Wall  Dir: Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers

The Mayor’s Prize:
Camagroga  Dir: Alfonso Amador

Awards of Excellence:
City Hall  Dir: Frederick Wiseman
Night Shot  Dir: Carolina Moscoso Briceño

Special Jury Prize:
The First 54 Years—An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation  Dir: Avi Mograbi

New Asian Currents Awards
Jurors: Hirose Nanako, Lee-Kil Bora

Ogawa Shinsuke Prize:
Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege  Dir: Abdallah Al-Khatib

Awards of Excellence:
Three Songs for Benazir  Dir: Gulistan Mirzaei, Elizabeth Mirzaei
Makeup Artist  Dir: Jafar Najafi

Special Mention:
Broken  Dir: Nan Khin San Win

Citizens’ Prize
Writing With Fire  Dir: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh

Jury Comments | About Prizes

YIDFF 2021 Facts and Figures

Total Films Shown: 54

Total Entries: 1,972 Films out of 124 Countries and Areas
  • Internatinal Competition
    1,155 Films out of 114 Countries and Areas
  • New Asian Currents
    817 Films out of 70 Countries and Areas

Attendance: 21,790

Guest: 90
Press: 241
Volunteers: 27