“Yamagata Creative Cities International Conference 2017” on 12-13 October

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


⇒ Inviting film professionals from Italy, Philippine, and Japan, they will examine the possibility of Creative Tourism by activating their own country’s cultural assets.



15:00 Opening


15:20 Lecture “Cineteca for Bologna City”

By Andrea Meneghelli

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


15:50 Lecture “Creative Coexistence of Communities and Tourist – Enhancing Regional Resorces”

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 Teddy 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


⇒ A mini-concert by an Argentina bandneon player who admires MATSUO Basho is held at Japanese tea house in Yamagata City.


*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


⇒ Mr. HAYAMA will analyze the film about the East Japan Great Earthquake in 2011, especially the situation in Kesennuma.



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


⇒ Mr. WATANABE will introduce his cases of Creative Tourism by using films.


Yamagata Creative Cities International Conference 2017