YIDFF 2017 Information

YIDFF 2017 Schedule

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

October 5 (Thu) –12 (Thu), 2017






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YIDFF 2017 Award Recipients

Prizes for the International Competition
Jurors: Ignacio Agüero (Chair), Dina Iordanova, Ranjan Palit, Shichiri Kei

The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize):
Communion  Dir: Anna Zamecka

The Mayor’s Prize:
A Memory in Khaki  Dir: Alfoz Tanjour

Awards of Excellence:
Lone Existence  Dir: Sha Qing
I Am Not Your Negro  Dir: Raoul Peck

Special Prize:
In the Intense Now  Dir: João Moreira Salles

New Asian Currents Awards
Jurors: Teddy Co, Shiozaki Toshiko

Ogawa Shinsuke Prize:
Yellowing  Dir: Chan Tze-Woon

Awards of Excellence:
The Slice Room  Dir: Song Yun-hyeok
Up Down & Sideways  Dir: Anushka Meenakshi, Iswar Srikumar

Special Mention:
Bamseom Pirates, Seoul Inferno  Dir: Jung Yoon-suk
City of Jade  Dir: Midi Z

Citizens’ Prizes
Sennan Asbestos Disaster  Dir: Hara Kazuo

Directors Guild of Japan Award
Up Down & Sideways  Dir: Anushka Meenakshi, Iswar Srikumar

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All film entries for YIDFF 2017 are now closed. Thank you to all who sent in submissions!

Total Entries
1,791 Films out of 128 Countries and Areas
  • Internatinal Competition
    1,146 Films out of 121 Countries and Areas
  • New Asian Currents
    645 Films out of 63 Countries and Areas