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Years running: 30 (since 1989)

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.

About

By bringing together documentary films and valuable visual media from around the world, the YIDFF offers all festival participants a space for sharing the richness of visual culture and facilitating international exchange, and also provides support to filmmakers. Moreover, YIDFF conducts activities to promote visual culture throughout the year, with the aim of contributing to local development.

YIDFF 2017 is accepting entries for the International Competition and New Asian Currents. Entrants can submit a work to one program only.

Awards

International Competition:

  • The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize) ¥2,000,000,
  • The Mayor’s Prize ¥1,000,000,
  • Two Awards of Excellence ¥300,000 each,
  • Special Prize ¥300,000.

New Asian Currents:

  • Ogawa Shinsuke Prize ¥500,000,
  • Two Awards of Excellence ¥300,000 each.

Rules

International Competition:

  • Producers intend that the work is a documentary.
  • The work has not been released publicly in Japan (screenings in theaters or TV broadcast); 
  • Shorts will not be accepted;
  • The work produced after April 1, 2015.
  • Subtitles language: english

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Send 2 DVDs with submitted film by mail. Entrants may also submit

    Press kit and Film stills online.

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Documents

Place

Japan
Yamagata

Official website

yidff.jp

Contacts

Address:

Contact: HATA Ayumi, OCHIAI Hitomi
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (NPO)
#201, 9-52 Kinomi-cho, Yamagata City 990-0044 JAPAN

Tel: 81-23-666-4480

Email: info@yidff.jp

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline (for works completed before October 31, 2016)
    December 15, 2016
  • Deadline (for works completed after November 1, 2016)
    April 15, 2017
  • Event dates
    5 — 12 October 2017
Categories & Fees

Shorts will not be accepted.

  • Deadline (for works completed before October 31, 2016) — free
  • Deadline (for works completed after November 1, 2016) — free
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