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Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Japan
Documentary

This is a biennial event.

The Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival has been held once every two years since 1989. Yamagata, far north of Tokyo, is a quiet town surrounded by the mountains. Compared to big city film festivals that tend to be buried under the city’s distractions, our festival allows participants to concentrate on the festival and encourages deeper exchanges among the participants, creating a sort of film community. The local traditional foods and the people’s hospitality have impressed the visitors. Besides, participants have had good opportunities to see the Asian works and discuss cinema with Asian filmmakers.

SECTIONS
International Competition
Special Invitation Films
New Asian Currents
New Docs Japan

Awards

2005 - Won - In the Shadow of the Palms - Iraq - Citizens Prize - International Competition

2001 - Won - Soshin: In Your Dreams - Ogawa Shinsuke Prize - New Asian Currents

2001 - Won - True Story About Love, A - Ogawa Shinsuke Prize - New Asian Currents

Screenings

2009 - New Docs Japan - Fat Chance

2009 - New Docs Japan - Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics

2005 - International Competition - In the Shadow of the Palms - Iraq

2005 - International Competition - In the Shadow of the Palms - Iraq

2001 - New Asian Currents - Soshin: In Your Dreams

2001 - New Asian Currents - True Story About Love, A

2001 - New Asian Currents - True Story About Love, A

2001 - New Asian Currents - Soshin: In Your Dreams