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Yokohama Football Film Festival

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Yokohama Football Film Festival
Crest of Yokohama Football Film Festival
LocationYokohama, Japan
AwardsYFFF Award Grand-prix, Audience Award
Directed byNarito Fukushima
No. of films10 (2 screenings) in 2021

The Yokohama Football Film Festival (ヨコハマ・フットボール映画祭, Yokohama-huttobōhru-eigasai, YFFF) is an annual film festival held in Yokohama, Japan that was established on 19 January 2011.[1][2]

Grand Prize Winners[edit]

Year Film Director(s) Nationality of Director(s)
2011 Looking for Eric Ken Loach UK
2013 United Chris Chibnall UK
2014 Soka Afrika Suridh Hassan,Ryo Sanada UK, JAPAN
2015 Don't say that word Sato Takuma JAPAN
2020 VATRENI: A FLAME HAS BEEN FIRED Edson Ramírez Mexico

Award Winners[edit]


  • Best Picture: "Looking fot Eric" Directed by Ken Loach
  • Best Director: Emir Kusturica and Diego Maradona "Maradona by Kusturica"
  • Best Supporter: Supporters of AC Nagano Parceiro and Matsumoto Yamaga FC "Clasico On The Edge"
  • Best Player: Japan Deaf Football Women's National Team "Eye Contact"
  • Special Jury Prize: "The Damned United" directed by Tom Hooper


  • Best Player: Jong Tae-se "TESE"
  • Special mention for achievement: "How to enjoy the J league 100 times fun!!" directed by Itsumichi Isomura


  • Best Picture: "United" Directed by James Strong
  • Best Director: Konrad Koch "Lessons of a Dream (Der ganz große Traum)"
  • Best Player: Heleno de Freitas "Heleno"
  • Special Mention: "Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker" directed by Kobun Shizuno and Yasuichiro Yamamoto


  • Best Picture: "Soka Afrika" directed by Suridh Hassan
  • Best Director: George Dryer "Playing for Keeps"
  • Best Match: BSV Aldersimspor and the Iranian football woman's national team "Football Under Cover"
  • Best Team: Timor Leste kids football team "A Barefoot Dream 맨발의 꿈"


  • Best Picture: "Don't say that word" directerd by Takuma Sato
  • Special Jury Prize: “Yuluneva -You’ll never walk alone” directerd by Asahi Ueda
  • Best Team: American Samoa football national team "Next Goal Wins"
  • Best Player: Lionel Messi ”Messi”
  • Audience Award: “Yuluneva -You’ll never walk alone” directerd by Asahi Ueda


  • Audience Award: "Die Mannschaft" directed by Martin Christ, Jens Gronheid and Ulrich Voigt


  • Audience Award: "March" directed by Kazuhiko Nakamura


  • Audience Award: "Johor Bahru 1997" directed by Asahi Ueda


  • Audience Award: "Doha 1993+" directed by Asahi Ueda


  • Grand Prix: "Vatreni" directed by Edson Ramírez
  • Special Jury Prize: "ZG80" directed by Igor Seregi
  • Best Team: 1988-89 Arsenal FC "89"
  • Best Player: Tuffy Anderson "Reggae Boyz"
  • Best Supporter: Marek Fišer and suppoter of FC Zbrojovka Brno "Stadion"
  • Young Hope Award: Mitsuki Saito (Shonan Bellmare/U20 National Team Captain) “The Reminiscences of Lublin”
  • Audience Award: “The Referees” directed by Hayato Ishii


  1. "Yokohama Football Film Festival". TimeOut Tokyo. 15 Jan 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  2. "Soccer / Football Film Festivals". Soccer Movie Mom. 15 Nov 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2021.

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