Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF)
First, the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) was launched
in 1989 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the municipality.
An Approved Specified Non-Profit Organization has been managing this biennial October festival since 2007.
The festival garnered a very good reputation for its program of International Competition.
Works submitted to the YIDFF are archived in the Yamagata Documentary Film Library and can be viewed free of charge.
Yamagata Documentary Film Library
Since 1994, the Yamagata Documentary Film Library collects and preserves films submitted and screened at the YIDFF. The 14,500-plus archives of documentaries is used by researchers and enjoyed by audiences.
Moreover, a part of the archives is available for rental, video viewing on site, and screenings.