Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop
• October 9–12 [Place] Yamagata Manabikan
The Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop will take place for the third time during YIDFF 2015. This project encourages thoughtful writing on and discussion of cinema, while offering aspiring film critics the chance to immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere of a film festival.
Participants will receive guidance from professional film critics while writing their own articles about films, which will be published during the festival. Through this process, participants will have the chance to consider and to put into practice the role of film criticism in making possible a deeper and wider appreciation of documentary cinema.
For the first time this year, the Japan Foundation Asia Center will be co-presenting the workshop, giving aspiring film critics the opportunity to take part from Southeast Asia. A symposium on film criticism will also be held.
The workshop, conducted in both English and Japanese, will be led by film critics Chris Fujiwara, Kitakoji Takashi, and Kaneko Yu.