Japanese
2019-01-20 | New Year’s Greetings from the YIDFF Office

Warm greetings at the start of the new year, which heralds the 30th year of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. The festival has reached this milestone after 15 past editions, made possible thanks to the work of outstanding filmmakers of Japan and around the world, as well as with the warm support of audiences who took part in the programs. This 30th anniversary is an occasion to look towards the next 30 years—another three decades of discovering diverse talent slated for acclaim, of fascination and astonishment by the power of cinema, and to continuously create, in collaboration with our filmmakers and audiences, a joyous space to share. This is indeed the mission that we the film festival team uphold.

We look forward to cultivating the future and endless possibilities of cinema, together with all friends of YIDFF, a window to the world. We look forward to seeing you at YIDFF 2019.

Kusakabe Katsuyoshi (Director, YIDFF Yamagata Office)