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Entry: Entry FAQ


Q: Can anybody enter a film in the festival?
A: Anybody can. But please read the entry regulations carefully first. For details, please see the Entry.

Q: Can any kinds of film (genre) be accepted?
A: If producers intend a film to be documentaries, we accept it as entries.

Q: Where can I obtain an entry form?
A: Apply online from the YIDFF website. If you would prefer to mail your application, please contact the Yamagata Office by fax (+81-23-625-4550) or email.

Q: What’s the International Competition?
A: Approximately 15 feature length films are chosen and screened from new works submitted from around the world. Prizes are awarded by a panel of jurors at the conclusion of the festival.

Q: What’s New Asian Currents?
A: This program introduces and supports works by rising documentary makers who either originate or reside in Asia. There is no restrictions on format or film length. Works are chosen and screened from submitted works. Prizes are awarded by a panel of jurors at the conclusion of the festival.

Q: How much is the entry fee?
A: Free.

Q: The Prizes?
A: Prizes are chosen by a panel of jurors and awarded to films screened in the International Competition and New Asian Currents.

International Competition
The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize) ¥2,000,000
The Mayor’s Prize ¥1,000,000
Two Awards of Excellence ¥300,000 each
Special Prize ¥300,000

New Asian Currents
Ogawa Shinsuke Prize ¥500,000
Two Awards of Excellence ¥300,000 each

* Don’t hesitate to contact the office directly if you have any other inquiries.
phone: 81-23-666-4480   e-mail: entry2017@yidff.jp