Yamagata City of Film a designated member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
Yamagata City utilizes Yamagata's film culture and creative industries as a key driver to promote
industry, tourism and education.
As a Creative City, we enhance exchange and cooperation with creative cities in Japan and overseas for urban development.
View People View Cities
The World of Creative CitiesAs the UNESCO Creative City of Film from Japan, Yamagata is pleased to announce the official selection of our special program "View People View Cities - The World of UNESCO Creative Cities" screened at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2023, held from 5 to12 October 2023.
The Power of Film Against the Landscape – From Yamagata to BradfordYamagata and Bradford are both UNESCO Creative Cities of Film and take pride in the city’s beautiful landscape as a filming location.
Ms. Louisa Rose Mackleston, a filmmaker based in Bradford, visited Yamagata in May 2022, and Yamagata offered her to make a five-minute documentary film as a collaborative project of Bradford and Yamagata. The film compares Bradford and Yamagata's surrounding scenery and associates it with the city’s film commission activities.