Associated Event
Enchanting Tohoku through Open-air Cinema!!

Presented by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, YIDFF, and Yamagin Prefectural Hall collaborate to install a giant screen outside Yamagata station’s west entrance to provide an open-air showing of moving pictures showcasing Tohoku’s vibrant art and culture as well as the natural charms of the region. In conjunction with the screening, the festival will stage a public round table between those that have utilized film to involve themselves in the community reconstruction and recovery of the Tohoku region, including Fukushima, since The Great East Japan Triple Disaster.

[Date] October 6 (Fri) –9 (Mon)
[Venue] Yamagin Prefectural Hall Event Square
[Admission] Free
[Presented by] Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
[Co-Presented by] Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (NPO), Mingle Yamagata / Yamagata Prefecture
October 6 (Fri)
Bring Min’yo Back!  Dir: Moriwaki Yuji / JAPAN / 2022 / 83 min

October 7 (Sat)
Round Table 1: Weaving Tohoku
Radio Shimo-kajiro—The Songs That Led Us Here Today  Dir: Komori Haruka / JAPAN / 2023 / 70 min (Cinema with Us 2023)

October 8 (Sun)
Round Table 2: Viewing the World from Tohoku
A Bunch of Amateurs  Dir: Kim Hopkins / UK / 2022 / 94 min (Double Shadows 3)

October 9 (Mon)
Hijiori Onsen in Snow  JAPAN / 1976 / 9 min
Hijiori Onsen and Prince Nobuhito  JAPAN / Production Year Unknown / 11 min
Open Up and Be Amazed! Yamagata Gem Box  Sponsored by Yokocine D.I.A. Inc. / about 40 min