YIDFF Network Special Screenings
The YIDFF Network is a volunteer group that was brought together for the inaugural YIDFF in 1989, at the initiative of Ogawa Shinsuke. Since that time, the group has continued to be active on a wide range of levels, including organizing Friday Theater, screenings aimed at the general public. Some volunteers have been involved in the selection process for the International Competition as well as past New Asian Currents and Japanese Panorama programs. They also undertake tasks during the festival, including reporting for, editing, and publishing the Daily Bulletin, as well as videotaping and photographing the proceedings. Recent years have seen growing involvement from students and those living outside Yamagata. YIDFF Network Special Screenings are organized for each festival, with the intention of presenting films reflecting the volunteers’ own perspectives. The works we will screen at this year’s festival are ones by directors close to YIDFF.