YIDFF 2019 Information

YIDFF 2019 Schedule

The sixteenth Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival will be held on:

October 10 (Thu) –17 (Thu), 2019


  • International Competition [New]
    15 outstanding films selected from entries from around the world.
  • New Asian Currents
    Introducing up-and-coming Asian documentary filmmakers.
  • AM/NESIA: Forgotten “Archipelagos” of Oceania
  • Reality and Realism: Iran 60s–80s
  • Double Shadows 2
  • The Creative Treatment of Grierson in Wartime Japan
  • Perspectives Japan
  • Cinema with Us
  • Yamagata and Film
  • Rustle of Spring, Whiff of Gunpowder: From the Northeast India Archives



All film entries for YIDFF 2019 are now closed. Thank you to all who sent in submissions!

The lineup for New Asian Currents will be announced in late July.