YIDFF 2015

October 8–15

YIDFF 2015 Programs

YIDFF 2015 Information
Jury CommentsInternational Competition | New Asian Currents | Perspectives Japan | Yamagata Rough Cut! | Latinoamérica—The Time and the People: Memories, Passion, Work and Life | Double Shadows—Talking about Films that Talk about Films | Past and Future Stories of the Arab Peoples | Cinema with Us 2015 | Yamagata and Film | Special Invitation Films | YIDFF Network Special Screening | Asia Film Communities: A Glittering Constellation | Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop | Associated Program Documentary Speaks—Taiwan Today in Light and ShadowSchedule | Events | Information | Festival Venues | Tickets | AccommodationVolunteers | Poster Design | PhotosSponsors

Official Catalog
YIDFF 2015 Interviews
YIDFF 2015 Visual Booklet

Docu-Yama Live!

--YIDFF 2015 Award Recipients

Prizes for the International Competition
Jurors: Thom Andersen (Chair), Nicolás Echevarría, Feng Yan, Makino Takashi

The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize):
Horse Money  Dir: Pedro Costa

The Mayor’s Prize:
The Pearl Button  Dir: Patricio Guzmán

Awards of Excellence:
Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)  Dir: Abbas Fahdel
Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait  Dir: Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav Bedirxan

Special Prize:
Us women . Them women  Dir: Julia Pesce

New Asian Currents Awards
Jurors: Kawakami Koichi, Gargi Sen

Ogawa Shinsuke Prize:
Standing Men  Dir: Maya Abdul-Malak

Awards of Excellence:
Snakeskin  Dir: Daniel Hui
Each Story  Dir: Okuma Katsuya

Special Mentions:
Glittering Hands  Dir: Lee-Kil Bora
A Report about Mina  Dir: Kaveh Mazaheri
ARAGANE  Dir: Oda Kaori
I Am Yet to See Delhi  Dir: Humaira Bilkis

Citizens’ Prize
Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)  Dir: Abbas Fahdel

Directors Guild of Japan Award
My No-Mercy Home  Dir: Aori

Jury Comments | About Prizes

--YIDFF 2015 Facts and Figures

Total Films Shown: 165

International Competition 15 _
Jurors’ Films 9  
Special Invitation Films 7  
New Asian Currents 20  
Perspectives Japan 5  
Yamagata Rough Cut! 6  
Latinoamérica 34  
Double Shadows 18  
Past and Future Stories of the Arab Peoples 10  
A Glittering Constellation 3  
Yamagata and Film 22  
Cinema with Us 2015 10  
YIDFF Network Special Screening 1  

Total Entries: 1,874 Films out of 124 Countries and Areas
  • Internatinal Competition
    1,196 Films out of 116 Countries and Areas
  • New Asian Currents
    678 Films out of 59 Countries and Areas

Attendance: 24,290

Guest: 206
Press: 322
Volunteers: 346