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Yamagata City of Film

Yamagata City of Film

Yamagata City has been designated as a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
and the Japanese first UNESCO Creative City of Film on October 2017.

Yamagata City has been designated as a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of Film on 31 October 2017.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 180 cities of this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level. (7 creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts.)

Designated members in Japan

FieldName of the cityYear of designation
DesignKobe2008
Nagoya2008
Asahikawa2019
Crafts and Folk ArtKanazawa2013
TambaSasayama2014
Media ArtsSapporo2013
MusicHamamatsu2014
GastronomyTsuruoka2014
Usuki2021
FilmYamagata2017

Cities of Film

Name of the cityName of the cityYear of designation
BradfordUK2009
Sydney Australia2010
Busan South Korea2014
GalwayIreland2014 
SofiaBulgaria2014 
BitolaNorth Macedonia2015 
RomeItaly2015
SantosBrazil2015
YamagataJapan2017
Bristol UK2017
ŁódźPoland2017
QingdaoChina2017
TerrassaSpain2017
MumbaiIndia2019
SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina2019
ValladolidSpain2019
PotsdamGermany2019
WellingtonNew Zealand2019
CannesFrance2021
Cluj-NapocaRomania2021
GdyniaPoland2021

Joint website of cities of film  

On Wednesday 15 July 2020, a new website launched to connect the Cities of Film in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, in order to showcase the work taking place between the cities and enhance the international collaboration within the network. You can access up-to-date information about the city, its initiatives, related films, collaborative projects, and more. The site is in English, but has an automatic translation function.  

What are the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – also known as the Global Goals for Sustainable Development – are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. The broad goals are interrelated though each has its own targets to achieve. The total number of targets is 169. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. By achieving these goals and targets, the global community aims to eradicate poverty, to protect environment, and to enjoy peace and prosperity.

Yamagata City of Film contributes to Sustainable Development Goals through our “Creative Project”.
Please click below to see the detail.