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.
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.