YIDFF 2021 Information

YIDFF 2021 Schedule

The seventeenth Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival will be held on:

October 7 (Thu) –14 (Thu), 2021






YIDFF 2021 Award Recipients

Prizes for the International Competition
Jurors: Higashi Takuma (Chair), Asato Mari, Saito Ayako, Mark Schilling, Shiga Lieko

The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize):
Inside the Red Brick Wall  Dir: Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers

The Mayor’s Prize:
Camagroga  Dir: Alfonso Amador

Awards of Excellence:
City Hall  Dir: Frederick Wiseman
Night Shot  Dir: Carolina Moscoso Briceño

Special Jury Prize:
The First 54 Years—An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation  Dir: Avi Mograbi

New Asian Currents Awards
Jurors: Hirose Nanako, Lee-Kil Bora

Ogawa Shinsuke Prize:
Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege  Dir: Abdallah Al-Khatib

Awards of Excellence:
Three Songs for Benazir  Dir: Gulistan Mirzaei, Elizabeth Mirzaei
Makeup Artist  Dir: Jafar Najafi

Special Mention:
Broken  Dir: Nan Khin San Win

Citizens’ Prize
Writing With Fire  Dir: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh

Screening Schedule | Jury Comments | About Prizes

YIDFF 2021 Facts and Figures

Total Films Shown: 54

Total Entries: 1,972 Films out of 124 Countries and Areas
  • Internatinal Competition
    1,155 Films out of 114 Countries and Areas
  • New Asian Currents
    817 Films out of 70 Countries and Areas

Attendance: 21,790

Guest: 90
Press: 241
Volunteers: 27