YIDFF 2019 Information

YIDFF 2019 Schedule

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

October 10 (Thu) –17 (Thu), 2019

YIDFF 2019 Call for Entries

We are now calling for entries for two competitions of the YIDFF 2019! We greatly look forward to receiving your creative works.

Entry Deadlines (postmarked)
International Competition:
  • First Deadline: December 15, 2018 (for works completed by October 31, 2018)
  • Second Deadline: April 15, 2019 (for works completed after November 1, 2018)
New Asian Currents: May 15, 2019


  • International Competition: 15 outstanding films selected from entries from around the world.
  • New Asian Currents: Introducing up-and-coming Asian documentary filmmakers.
  • Other Screenings