YIDFF 2017 Information

YIDFF 2017 Schedule

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

October 5 (Thu) –12 (Thu), 2017






Yamagata Rough Cut!

  • Call for Yamagata Rough Cut! Participants (It has been closed)


  • Join the Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop! (It has been closed)



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

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

Jury Comments | About Prizes

YIDFF 2017 Facts and Figures

Total Films Shown: 161

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