Some festivals make a selection very early. YIDFF – that stands for Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival – does so. The festival that has a strong reputation for high quality selection, and that operates only every second year, yet including several screenings and seminars during the year, ”outside” of the festival, has already made the selection of the 15 feature-length works that were sought from around the world. From the 1,141 entries from 110 countries and areas ”emerges a stringent selection of 15 cinematic gems, richly varied and representing the vanguard of world filmmaking.”
Voila! Among the selected works are ”The Mother” by Antoine Cattin and Pavel Kostamarov, ”Oblivion” by Heddy Honigmann and ”Z32” (photo) by Avi Mograbi, all mentioned and highlighted on this site.
The festival takes place October 8-15 and has many other sections, not yet finalised in terms of selection and programming.