2018-09-14 YIDFF has been included on the Documentary Feature Qualifying Festival List for the Academy Awards
2018-09-11 YIDFF 2019: Call for Entries
2018-09-01 YIDFF 2019 Call for Entries (YIDFF 2019 Information)
2018-08-28 The National Conference of Community Cinemas 2018 in Yamagata
2018-08-21 YIDFF 2019 Information
Poster Design (YIDFF 2019 Information)
2018-08-21 Announcement of Dates for YIDFF 2019!
Call for Entries for YIDFF 2019
2018-07-26 Film Search has been renewed
2018-01-10 YIDFF 2017 Interviews (Interviews)
2017-11-10 Film Criticism Collective 1 | Film Criticism Collective 2 (Publications)
2017-11-06 Photo of Farewell Party (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-10-17 Award Recipients: Jury Comments (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-10-11 Award-winning works will be screened! (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-10-11 YIDFF 2017 Award Recipients (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-10-06 Seat Availability (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-09-12 Collaborated Events: Panel Discussion  Philippine Cinema Today: How Far Has the Third Golden Age Come?
Collaborated Events: Symposium  The Time-Space of Images / Towards a Multi-Faceted Film Archive (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-08-24 Opening and Closing Films
Join the Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop! (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-08-21 Accommodation (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-08-17 International Competition Films (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-08-10 New Asian Currents Jurors
Perspectives Japan
Africa Views
Resonant Bodies—Fredi M. Murer Retrospective
Politics and Film: Palestine and Lebanon 70s–80s
Cinema with Us 2017
Yamagata and Film
Festival Venues
Access (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-08-01 Call for Yamagata Rough Cut! Participants (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-08-01 Festival tickets now on sale! (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-08-01 International Competition Jurors (YIDFF 2015 Information)
2017-07-28 New Asian Currents Films (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-07-27 New Asian Currents Lineup (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-07-27 YIDFF 2017 Official Poster Design (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-06-29 International Competition Lineup (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-06-29 YIDFF 2017 Program Overview (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-06-21 YIDFF 2017 Entries Closed
2017-05-31 Call for YIDFF 2017 Volunteers (YIDFF 2017 Information)
2017-05-16 Official open call for entries ended.
2017-04-17 Final Deadline for New Asian Currents Approaches!
2017-03-17 YIDFF 2017 IC Entry: Deadline is Approaching!
2017-01-26 We Await Your Entry!

From the YIDFF Office

2018-01-18 New Year’s Greetings from YIDFF
2017-12-08 YIDFF 2017 in Numbers
2017-11-19 YIDFF 2017 Ended: Thanks to Everyone Who Made the Festival Happen!
Yamagata City designated as UNESCO Creative City of Film!
2017-01-26 New Year’s Greetings from YIDFF


2018-11-15 Yamagata Documentary Dojo 2018: Wrap-up Event in Tokyo
2018-10-16 Film Criticism Collective: Call for Application
“Film Criticism Workshop in Yogyakarta, Indonesia”
2018-09-19 Yamagata Documentary Dojo 2018: Call for Participants for International Workshop!
2018-08-02 Video from Stop-Motion Film Workshop “Let’s Make a Film with Snow Monster Jukki”
2018-03-27 Video from the 8th Kids Film Workshop
2018-02-17 The 8th “Kids Film Workshop” at the Yamagata Documentary Film Library: “Let’s try hand-painted filmmaking!”


2018-11-28 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (December–January)
2018-09-12 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (October–November)
2018-07-19 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (August)
2018-07-13 YIDFF 2019 Preliminary Event: “Cinema Under the Stars”
2018-05-16 Yamagata Biennale 2018 + YIDFF: “Evenings on Cinema Street”
2018-05-16 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (June–July)
2018-03-16 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (April–May)
2018-03-16 Sakata Green House Testimonies: Theatrical Release in Yamagata
2018-01-17 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (February–March)
2018-01-17 “First Encounters with Documentary: Organized by high schoolers”
2017-11-20 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (December–January)
2017-10-30 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (November)
2017-07-19 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (August–September)
2017-05-26 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (June–July)
2017-03-17 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (April–May)
2017-02-16 “Stars Seen from the Yellow Woods” Exhibition, Screening and Workshop
2017-02-08 Yamagata University Library Screenings
2017-01-26 “DDS Yamagata in Tokyo” Related Program: Retrospectiva de Gustavo Fontan
2017-01-26 Cinema with Us 2017 Preliminary Screening Event: A Challenge of SHARING
2017-01-20 The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (February–March)

Documentary Dream Show—Yamagata in Tokyo 2018

2018-07-13 Documentary Dream Show—Yamagata in Tokyo 2018

Other Screenings

2018-11-15 Bamseom Pirates, Seoul Inferno Screening at Machinaka Bunkagoya
2018-11-15 In the Intense Now Screening at Latin Beat Film Festival 2018
2018-10-16 OZ SHOW-WA Theater: Sakata Green House Testimonies Special Screening
2018-09-27 The Cats of Mirikitani (Special Edition) Screenings in Yamagata
2018-09-19 Nara International Film Festival 2018: Sakata Green House Testimonies Screening
2018-08-28 Pop-Up Screen No.1: Mysterious Object at Noon Screening and 35mm Film Projection Workshop
2018-08-28 The 23rd Nagaoka Film Festival: A Memory in Khaki Screening & Lecture
2018-08-28 Japan Docs Presents “Documentary Night Vol. 6”: A Boatload of Wild Irishmen Screening
2018-08-28 A House in Ninh Hoa Screening at Viet Nam Film Festival 2018
2018-07-13 A Yangtze Landscape Screenings at Image Forum Festival 2018
2018-06-14 A Whispered Life: Theatrical Release in Tokyo
2018-06-14 Thinking “The Present” Through Cinema vol. 01: The Duckling & My No-Mercy Home
2018-05-19 In the Intense Now Special Screening at Institut Francais Tokyo
2018-05-19 Memorial Screening at Manekinema
2018-05-19 The 7th Urayasu Documentary Film Festival
2018-05-19 YIDFF 2017 NAC Films: Theater Information
2018-04-13 YIDFF 2017 IC Films: Theater Information
2018-03-16 Islam Film Festival 3
2018-03-16 Documentary Film Lovers Association Vol. 34
2018-01-18 Saturday Cinema 5: Documentary Now—Special Screening: “Living with the Pain 2”
2017-12-08 Saturday Cinema 5: Documentary Now—Special Screening: “Living with the Pain 1”
2017-11-19 Tokyo AIDS Weeks 2017
2017-11-19 Poland Film Festival 2017 in Tokyo
2017-08-24 The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Jean Rouch: Screening and Symposium
2017-07-20 Saturday Cinema 5: Documentary Now—Special Screening: “A Cry from the Blue 1”
2017-06-21 Palestinian Film Week @Motomachi Eigakan
2017-06-21 Glittering Hands: Theatrical Release in Tokyo
2017-05-12 Bajari, Gypsy Barcelona: Special screening at Tsuruoka Art Forum
2017-04-11 “Shooting America”—Robert Kramer Retrospective
2017-04-11 Toto and His Sisters Theatrical Release
2017-03-17 Special Screenings of Obayashi Nobuhiko Works in Yamagata: Only ONE
2017-02-16 The Cats of Mirikitani (Special Edition) Screenings Go Nationwide
2017-01-26 The 9th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions
2017-01-26 The 8th ZA-KOENJI Documentary Festival
2017-01-26 Documentary Film Screenings in Nagano Vol. 3
2016-01-21 A Voiceless Cry Screenings Go Nationwide!

Other Information

2018-10-16 Creative Café + Yamagata Documentary Dojo 2018: The 14th Creative Café : “Discovering Yamadera with AIR Filmmakers”
The 15th Creative Café : “Local attractions through TV commercials”
2018-07-13 Open Lecture Series: “Robert Flaherty and the Transfiguration of Documentary”
2016-03-24 DVD release of the complete works of Ogawa Productions

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