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Entry


Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2021
October 7 (Thu) –14 (Thu), 2021

Entry Deadlines
International Competition: April 15, 2021
New Asian Currents: May 15, 2021

How to enter your entry


How to enter your entry online
1. Read the regulations carefully * Be sure to read through all of the regulations before submitting your entry.
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2. Submit your entry
  • Fill out the online entry form
  • Send
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3. Receive confirmation of your entry You will receive two automatic emails from YIDFF office with the following information:

  • Your entry number, URL for uploading video screener and other files, and your password
  • The content of your online entry form
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4. Submit your video screener

Send your video screener to the Festival office by one of the following methods.

[1] Upload online
Access the URL which will be informed by the YIDFF Office via email. Upload your video screener at the “File Upload” page.

* Required compression settings:
  • Container: MP4 (H.264) only
  • Max File Size: 3 GB
  • Max Bit Rate: 4 Mbps
  • Constant Frame Rate (CFR) (Variable Frame Rate (VFR) is NOT acceptable.)
  • [2] Send DVDs
    You may send two identical DVDs (region 0 / DVD-Video format) to the following address of the YIDFF Office.
    * Blu-ray disk is not acceptable.
    * Please do not use any labeling sticker on your DVD. Simply write your film's title and entry number on the face of the disk directly.

    Mailing address:
    Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
    #201, 9-52 Kinomi-cho, Yamagata City 990-0044 JAPAN
    phone: 81-23-666-4480

    * For entrants who send DVDs from abroad, we advise you to declare the following on the envelop: “No commercial value. For cultural purpose only.”

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    5. Submit other files

    You may also upload the following files, if available, at the “File Upload” page.

    • Press kit (English or Japanese)
    • Film stills (up to 3 different images)
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    6. Inform the YIDFF office that your materials have been sent After sending your video screener, please send the following information by email to entry2021@yidff.jp

    a. Entry number
    b. Film title
    c. Name of entrant
    d. Contact details
    e. Date sent
    f. Delivery method
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    7. Receive confirmation that your materials have been received
    • After we have received all of the materials required for entry and confirmed that the video screener has no problem for preview, we will send you a confirmation email.
    • If you do not receive confirmation within six weeks, please contact the Festival office.
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    Entry complete  

    Enquiries
    Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
    #201, 9-52 Kinomi-cho, Yamagata City 990-0044 JAPAN
    phone: 81-23-666-4480 fax: 81-23-625-4550
    e-mail: entry2021@yidff.jp