Special Invitation Film
Our daily lives have been forever changed by the realities of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Wuhan, I Am Here sheds light on the reality that continues from 2020 to this day.
- Wuhan, I Am Here
- CHINA / 2021 / 153 min
Director: Lan Bo
A film crew that had traveled to Wuhan to make a fiction film is confronted with a sudden lockdown and decides to go film in the streets. They race through the city, joining forces with volunteers who are offering free resources collected through the internet to the elderly and the homeless.
• Oct. 12 19:00
Sharing Air, Living Time (Collaboration project with TFAI Taiwan)
A joint-project with Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute (TFAI) which kicks off during YIDFF 2021 and closes with at the filmmaker residency program Yamagata Documentary Dojo 4 to be held in Feb. 2022. It will feature monthly sessions of documentaries and discussions online. The project investigates the meaning of mobility and sharing space in society, as these strange times push us to socially distance and isolate from each other.
Agency for Cultural Affairs Documentary Film Awards
Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs honors outstanding Japanese documentaries by awarding films each year. In collaboration with YIDFF for the first time, a program of awarded documentaries of fiscal years 2020 and 2021 will be presented online in early November, after this year’s oficial awards ceremony.