From the YIDFF Office

2023-01-21 | Happy New Year!

2023—The YIDFF team and I are pleased to greet you at the start of this new year. We thank you once again for your continued support for the spectrum of activities that we carry out.

This year will bring the 18th edition of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, taking place across the 8 days of Oct. 5–12, 2023. We are overjoyed that we will be back in the cinemas to enjoy the big screen experience and discuss the films together in a physical space with you, against the backdrop of the beautiful Yamagata autumn. We are making plans for all sorts of programs and events, including the launch of a renewed Komian Club. We are so looking forward to seeing your happy faces in Yamagata in October.

The open call for film entries continues, with the International Competition closing deadline in mid-April and New Asian Currents in mid-May. Send in your freshly completed films full of discovery and surprise!

Hata Ayumi (Director, YIDFF Yamagata Office)