Booking starts 10/22 19:00- (UTC+9) for online screenings for documentaries awarded by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
Awarded documentaries of fiscal years 2020 and 2021 will be presented online on 11/7 and 11/14.
Tickets for the screenings of the award-winning films will go on sale today, October 13 at
Apology and Notice for the screening of “The First 54 Years—An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation” (Oct 9)
The screening of “The First 54 Years—An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation” (International Competition) on Saturday, October 9 at 19:30 will be with Japanese subtitles only, due to the availability of the screening material. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to those who wish to view the film with English subtitles, but we ask that you consider the other screening of this film on Monday, October 11 at 11:00.
Announcing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs Documentary Film Awards
The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, honors outstanding Japanese documentaries with awards each year. In collaboration with YIDFF for the first time, a program of awarded documentaries of fiscal years 2020 and 2021 will be presented online for free on November 7 (Sun) and 14 (Sun). The screenings are viewable from most regions worldwide. For details, go to ->
Screening confirmed! We are pleased to announce that the online screening of New Asian Currents title Three Songs for Benazir is now confirmed possible.
Screening confirmed! We are pleased to announce that the online screening of New Asian Currents title Three Songs for Benazir is now confirmed possible. Go here for details of the film.
About film tickets
YIDFF 2021 is an online film festival. Access to the films is limited to viewers in Japan. All films are scheduled to stream at a set date and hour. You will need to go to the streaming site on time and click play.
Ticket sales start
YIDFF ONLINE! site is now open.
YIDFF ONLINE! is now open.