YIDFF 2019

October 10–17

YIDFF 2019 Programs

YIDFF 2019 Information
Jury CommentsInternational Competition | New Asian Currents | Perspectives Japan | Yamagata Rough Cut! | AM/NESIA: Forgotten “Archipelagos” of Oceania | Double Shadows 2 | Reality and Realism: Iran 60s–80s | The Creative Treatment of Grierson in Wartime Japan | Rustle of Spring, Whiff of Gunpowder: Documentaries from Northeast India | Cinema with Us 2019 | Yamagata and Film | Special Invitation Films | YIDFF Network Special Screenings | Finnish Sauna and Film | Yamagata Film Criticism WorkshopSchedule | Events | Information | Festival Venues | Tickets | AccommodationVolunteers | Poster Design | Sales: Catalog | PhotosSponsors

Official Catalog
YIDFF 2019 Interviews
YIDFF 2019 Visual Booklet

Docu-Yama Live!
Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop

-YIDFF 2019 Award Recipients

Prizes for the International Competition
Jurors: Ossama Mohammed (Chair), Hong Hyung-sook, Sabine Lancelin, Deborah Stratman, Suwa Nobuhiro

The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize):
Dead Souls  Dir: Wang Bing

The Mayor’s Prize:
The Crosses  Dir: Teresa Arredondo, Carlos Vásquez Méndez

Awards of Excellence:
Midnight Traveler  Dir: Hassan Fazili
Your Turn  Dir: Eliza Capai

Special Jury Prize:
Monrovia, Indiana  Dir: Frederick Wiseman

New Asian Currents Awards
Jurors: Yang Lina, Erikawa Ken

Ogawa Shinsuke Prize:
Erased,___Ascent of the Invisible  Dir: Ghassan Halwani

Awards of Excellence:
Xalko  Dir: Sami Mermer, Hind Benchekroun
Exodus  Dir: Bahman Kiarostami

Citizens’ Prize
Dead Souls  Dir: Wang Bing

Directors Guild of Japan Award
Gracefully  Dir: Arash Eshaghi

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-YIDFF 2019 Facts and Figures

Total Films Shown: 176

Total Entries: 2,371 Films out of 130 Countries and Areas
  • Internatinal Competition
    1,428 Films out of 123 Countries and Areas
  • New Asian Currents
    943 Films out of 68 Countries and Areas

Attendance: 22,858

Guest: 142
Press: 325
Volunteers: 286