“Yamagata Creative Cities International Conference 2017”

Yamagata Creative Cities International Conference 2017


*Lectures will be presented in both Japanese and English with interpretations.

Presented by Yamagata Creative City Promotion Council, Yamagata University, and Yamagata City

In collaboration with Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Thursday, 12 October 2017





“Creative Tourism – Activating Cultural Assets”


Place: Yamagata University



15:00 Opening


15:20 Lecture

By Andrea Meneghelli

The head of Film Collections at the Cineteca di Bologna/ Italy


15:50 Lecture

By HAYAMA Shigeru

A researcher at the Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities Center for Transdisciplinary Innovation, a research assistant professor at the National Museum of Japanese History/ Japan


16:05 Lecture “Method for Utilizing Films in Philippines”

By Teddie Co

A jury of New Asian Currents YIDFF 2017, a film historian, an archivist


16:35 Break


16:50 Discussion

Coordinator: Prof. YAMAMOTO Harufumi (Yamagata University)


18:00 Closing


*Reservation is not required.

*Number of positions: 100

*Admission FREE



【Special Concert】


“Music of the Creative City, Buenos Aires”


By Tomi Lebrero 

A singersong writer, a bandneon player/ Argentina

Place: Seifuso

2-16-7 Higashihara-machi, Yamagata City, Yamagata, JAPAN


*Reservation is not required.

*Admission FREE

*Fee for Japanese Tea Ceremony: Extra 500 yen



Friday, 13 October 2017





Session 1: “Storytellers from Kesennuma: place suffering from tsunami of Great Japan Earthquake”

By HAYAMA Shigeru




Session 2: “Urban revitalization through film making”


The executive directorof the FIDEA Research Institute Corporation, the representative director of Asia Media Promotion Co.,Ltd./ Japan


Yamagata Creative Cities International Conference 2017