YIDFF 2023 Information

Announcement of Dates for YIDFF 2023!

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

October 5 (Thu) –12 (Thu), 2023

YIDFF 2023 Call for Entries

We are now calling for entries for two competitions of the YIDFF 2023! We greatly look forward to receiving your creative works.

Entry Deadlines
International Competition:
  • First Deadline: December 15, 2022 (for works completed before October 31, 2022)
  • Second Deadline: April 15, 2023 (for works completed after November 1, 2022)
New Asian Currents: May 15, 2023


  • International Competition: 15 outstanding films selected from entries from around the world.
  • New Asian Currents: Introducing up-and-coming Asian documentary filmmakers.
  • Other Screenings

Special Program