Yamagata Renaissance Project
Yamagata Renaissance Project is a filmmaking project aiming to produce a series of films that introduce the appeal of Yamagata’s diverse culture and offer local film talent a chance to hone their skills. It also promotes cross-sectoral collaboration by highlighting themes like traditional crafts, gastronomy, and performing arts. In order to introduce the films to a broader audience worldwide, the project has three unique characteristics: 1) providing and lending the films for free; 2) making both an original Japanese version and one with English subtitles; and 3) uploading past works to an official YouTube channel.
Works produced through this project have been screened on various occasions, such as during the world-renowned YIDFF and other screening events in and out of Japan. Some films have been selected and screened at the annual Busan Intercity Film Festival. This project aims to reframe the city’s culture through film production, leading to the “Renaissance of Yamagata culture.”
You can watch the videos produced through this project by clicking the below.