YIDFF 2017

October 5–12

YIDFF 2017 Programs

YIDFF 2017 Information
Jury CommentsInternational Competition | New Asian Currents | Perspectives Japan | Yamagata Rough Cut! | Africa Views | Resonant Bodies—Fredi M. Murer Retrospective | Politics and Film: Palestine and Lebanon 70s–80s | Cinema with Us 2017 | Yamagata and Film | Special Invitation Films | YIDFF Network Special Screening | Yamagata Film Criticism WorkshopSchedule | Events | Information | Festival Venues | Tickets | AccommodationVolunteers | Poster Design | PhotosSponsors

Official Catalog
YIDFF 2017 Interviews
YIDFF 2017 Visual Booklet

Docu-Yama Live!
Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop

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

Citizens’ Prize
Sennan Asbestos Disaster  Dir: Hara Kazuo

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

Jury Comments | About Prizes

--YIDFF 2017 Facts and Figures

Total Films Shown: 161

International Competition 15 _
Jurors’ Films 7  
Special Invitation Films 13  
New Asian Currents 23  
Roxlee’s Yakata 11  
Perspectives Japan 6  
Yamagata Rough Cut! 6  
Africa Views 22  
Fredi M. Murer Retrospective 14  
Palestine and Lebanon 70s–80s 14  
Yamagata and Film 17  
Cinema with Us 2017 8  
YIDFF Network Special Screening 1  

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

Attendance: 22,089

Guest: 191
Press: 304
Volunteers: 358