Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2017

Visit competition website http://www.yidff.jp/2017/2017-e.html


• International Competition
15th December 2016 – for works completed before 31st October 2016
15th April 2017 – for works completed after 1st November 2016

• New Asian Currents
15th May 2017

The Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival is a documentary film festival held biennially in Yamagata, Japan. 

YIDFF 2017 is accepting entries for the ʽInternational Competitionʼ and ʽNew Asian Currentsʼ.

• International Competition
Everyone is welcome to submit their work, provided that the following conditions are met:
- Producers intend that the work is a documentary.
- The final form of the work is 16mm or 35mm film print, or video/digital format (DCP, Blu-ray, video files etc).
- The work has not been released publicly in Japan (screenings in theaters or TV broadcast) prior to being presented at YIDFF 2017. Japanese films are exempt from this rule.
- The work is produced after April 1, 2015.
- Shorts will not be accepted.

• New Asian Currents
New Asian Currents introduces and supports the works of up-and-coming Asian documentary filmmakers without restrictions on format or length. 

Entry fees
The submission is free.

• International Competition

The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize) ¥2,000,000
The Mayor’s Prize ¥1,000,000
Two Awards of Excellence ¥300,000 each
Special Prize ¥300,000

• New Asian Currents

Ogawa Shinsuke Prize ¥500,000
Two Awards of Excellence ¥300,000 each

Please visit http://www.yidff.jp/home-e.html to learn more about the competition.

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