Festival Venues

Yamagata Central Public Hall 6F 600 seats Opening Ceremony, International Competition, Juror’s Films, Special Invitation Films, Awards Ceremony, Awards Film Screening, and more
Yamagata Citizens’Hall (Large Hall) 1,202 seats International Competition, Juror’s Films, Awards Film Screening, and more
Yamagata Citizens’Hall (Small Hall) 300 seats Fredi M. Murer Retrospective, Politics and Film: Palestine and Lebanon 70s–80s, Special Invitation Films, Juror’s Films
Forum 5 200 seats New Asian Currents, Juror’s Films, Yamagata and Film, YIDFF Network Special Screening
Forum 3 162 seats New Asian Currents, New Asian Currents Special Invitation Films
Forum 4 98 seats Perspectives Japan, New Asian Currents Special Invitation Films, Yamagata and Film
Yamagata Museum of Art 1 150 seats Africa Views
Yamagata Museum of Art 2 150 seats Yamagata and Film, Cinema with Us, Special Invitation Films
Yamagata Museum of Art 5 (3F) 150 seats Cinema with Us
KUGURU (Tongari Bldg. 1F) 40 seats Yamagata and Film, Yamagata Rough Cut!
Old Photo Studio Nishimura -- Roxlee’s Yakata
Sandinista -- Africa Night!
Yamagata Manabikan -- Yamagata and Film
  • Yamagata Central Public Hall, Yamagata Citizens’ Hall, Forum Yamagata, Yamagata Museum of Art, Yamagata Manabikan and Bunshokan are equipped with handicapped-accessible restrooms. Those accompanying audience members carrying a certificate of physical or mental disability (shogaisha techo or ryoiku techo) may purchase same day tickets at the advance price of ¥1,100.
  • Festival-goers attending screenings at Forum Yamagata can use the cinema parking lot for up to 4 hours for 200 yen.

Information Desk

Your gateway to the festival at Yamagata Central Public Hall (the AZ building) main entrance and Yamagata Station: Get all the information you need in one place.

Komian Club

A gathering place for festival guests and fans. This traditional Japanese restaurant in a renovated kura building will be the spot to socialize during festival evenings. All are welcome!

[Date] October 6 (Fri)–11 (Wed) 22:00–2:00
[Place] Komian Maruhachi
[Admission] 500 yen (includes one drink and snacks)

Day Care Information

[Childcare Availability] October 6 (Fri)–11 (Wed) 9:00–16:30
[Place] N-GATE 1F
[Cost] 500 yen for the first hour, 250 yen for each additional half-hour (Limit: 7 and a half hours on October 6, 10–11; 4 hours on October 7–9)
[Ages] 6 months to preschool (6 years)

  • Advance registration and reservation are required. Contact us for details.
    Kosodate-Land Ahbe Phone: 023-615-1930
  • Present your Kosodate-Land Ahbe member cards at the Film Festival site Reception Desk. Advanced reservations required.