Japanese

International Competition

Entries in Total: 1,146 Films out of 121 Countries and Areas

A program that began with the very first YIDFF. Feature-length works were sought from around the world, and from the 1,146 entries emerges a stringent selection of 15 cinematic gems, richly varied and representing the vanguard of world filmmaking.

(Alphabetically shown)


- Another Year
CHINA / 2016 / 181 min
Director: Zhu Shengze


- Calabria
SWITZERLAND / 2016 / 117 min
Director: Pierre-François Sauter


- Communion
POLAND / 2016 / 72 min
Director: Anna Zamecka


- Donkeyote
SPAIN, GERMANY, UK / 2017 / 86 min
Director: Chico Pereira


- Ex Libris—The New York Public Library
USA / 2016 / 205 min
Director: Frederick Wiseman


- A House in Ninh Hoa
GERMANY / 2016 / 108 min
Director: Philip Widmann


- I Am Not Your Negro
USA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND / 2016 / 93 min
Director: Raoul Peck


- In the Intense Now
BRAZIL / 2017 / 127 min
Director: João Moreira Salles


- Lone Existence
CHINA / 2016 / 77 min
Director: Sha Qing


- Machines
INDIA, GERMANY, FINLAND / 2016 / 75 min
Director: Rahul Jain


- A Memory in Khaki
QATAR / 2016 / 108 min
Director: Alfoz Tanjour


- Sennan Asbestos Disaster
JAPAN / 2017 / 215 min
Director: Hara Kazuo


- A Strange Love Affair with Ego
THE NETHERLANDS / 2015 / 91 min
Director: Ester Gould


- Tremorings of Hope
JAPAN / 2017 / 145 min
Director: Agatsuma Kazuki


- Wake (Subic)
USA, THE PHILIPPINES / 2015 / 277 min
Director: John Gianvito