Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop

Grant: The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration

Aspiring film critics have the chance to think, read, and write about the world we live in, through the lens of documentary, while immersed in the lively atmosphere of a film festival. Professional critics advise the participants, who write their own articles about films, to be published during the festival (www.yidff-live.info).

Date: Oct. 6–9 (Fri–Mon)
Venue: Yamagata Manabikan, Yamagata Citizens’ Hall (meeting room)
Mentors: Chris Fujiwara (English), Kitakoji Takashi (Japanese)


The Film Criticism Collective was founded in 2015 with the support of the Japan Foundation Asia Center. Books compiling the activities and outcomes of the workshops at YIDFF 2015 and the Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival (General Santos, Philippines) in 2016 had been published. Free of charge, they are available through the YIDFF Tokyo Office.

YIDFF Tokyo Office
phone: 81-3-5362-0672  fax: 81-3-5362-0670  e-mail: mail@tokyo.yidff.jp

Download link Film Criticism Collective 1 (PDF, 3.4MB) | Film Criticism Collective 2 (PDF, 3.8MB)