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BEST MICRO-SHORT FILM

MOTHERSHIP

DIRECTED BY JOE BURRASCANO

WINNER

BEST PICTURE

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BEST FEATURE FILM

HAMBRE

DIRECTED BY manu herrera

WINNER

BEST PICTURE

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BEST SCI-FI

PHOENIX INCIDENT

DIRECTED BY KEITH AREM

WINNER

BEST PICTURE

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NEXT RESULTS

7 AUG 2024

COMING SOON

SUSHI CRUSH

DIRECTED BY Martin Schurmann & Ernesto Reyna

WINNER

BEST PICTURE

NEXT: 7 AUG 2024

Reykjavik, Iceland

ONLINE FILM CONTEST

$3,500

GRAND PRIZE

QUALIFIERS

FEST PHILOSOPHY

AND MISSION

In the icy terrains of Reykjavik, YETI FilmFest takes inspiration from the elusive yet ever-present spirit of adventure. Our core philosophy lies in the belief that the journey of filmmaking is as deep and significant as the story that unfolds on the screen. We challenge creators to "dare enter the deepest confines of yourself." To venture beyond your imagination, to cut to your truth, to find yourself through the transformative power of film. We believe in stories that are raw, authentic, and soul-stirring, especially those that center around character depth and quests.

A brainchild birthed in 2023, YETI FilmFest is the virtual prodigy that has reshaped the landscape of online film festivals. In just a short span, it has garnered attention from emerging filmmakers worldwide, not just for its coveted prizes but for its prompt turnaround times and the promise of genuine recognition. This isn't just another online FilmFest; it's the one that's been setting tongues wagging and hearts hoping.

  • Generous Prizes: With a grand prize of $3,500 for the year's best film or screenplay, YETI FilmFest isn't just about prestige – it's about tangible rewards for your hard work.
  • IMDb Qualifier: Earn the recognition you deserve with IMDb-accredited award category nominations.
  • Fast Turnaround: Unlike traditional festivals that keep you waiting for a year, we value your time and passion. Get results faster with us!
  • Unique Web Presence: Our sleek award laurels and engaging online platform ensure that your work gets the spotlight it merits.
  • Recognition Over Oblivion: We've cultivated a space where creators feel seen and recognized, rather than dispatching their creative offspring into the void.

JURY

TEAM

JULIANA SCHWINDT

FILM DISTRIBUTION EXPERT

Juliana Schwindt, an expert in Audiovisual Distribution, brings her multicultural flair to the YETI FilmFest jury with her work in global festival distribution and a Master's in her field. Her experience with notable films at international festivals and proficiency in three languages positions her as a juror with a keen eye for compelling, cross-border storytelling.

JULIEN ROMANO

ACCLAIMED ACTOR

A former professional tennis player turned acclaimed actor, Julien Romano boasts over 100 stage and screen credits. His directorial debut, "The Deadend", preceded award-winning performances in "Vortex" and "Spiral", and a notable role in the celebrated short "The Gentle Sex" alongside Joan Collins. Recently, he starred in "Assemblage", a feat in French cinema.

NIKOS MALOUDIS

CULTURAL STORYTELLER

A dedicated theater actor and organizer at Aristotle University, Nikos Maloudis was instrumental in their successful production of August Strindberg's "A Dream Play." His fervent passion for the performing arts and steadfast dedication to social inclusivity by creating inclusive cultural environments, notably exemplified by his initiative in founding "The Pen Project," make him an indispensable addition to our jury panel.

ERIC BANKS

EMERGING FILM DIRECTOR

Eric Banks is an aspiring filmmaker whose academic and practical journey through Champlain College has equipped him with a versatile filmmaking toolkit. Eric has a robust portfolio that includes "Whispers of That Never Were" and "Death in The Friendship," Eric’s dedication to his craft is evident in his engagement with every aspect of filmmaking, from pre-production to post. We regard him a Narrative Visionary.

KAROLINA LIS

MASTER ANIMATOR & ARTIST

Karolina Lis is an intermedial animator with a talent for blending visual storytelling and design. Trained in Gdańsk and inspired by her artist grandfather, she excels in animation and editing, with a portfolio that includes graphic design and multimedia work. Fluent in a plethora of creative software, her innovative and vibrant art captures the essence of diverse narratives.

GIOVANNI NGNOATTO

VISIONARY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Giovanni "GIOTTO" Ngnoatto is an accomplished brand designer and art director whose work interlaces design, fashion, and art with societal narratives. Educated in Brazil and now based in Milan, his focus is on leveraging design to foster innovation and substantial brand value. Currently making his mark at Abracadabra Creative Studio and Zero Design Studio, Giovanni is a maestro at compelling visuals.

RACHEL ORATIS

SENIOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Rachel Oratis is a Senior Creative Director with 20 years of experience at Disney, Cartoon Network, and Sony, known for launching impactful campaigns that enhance engagement and viewership. At Paradox Interactive, her innovative marketing strategies have spurred community growth. A multi-award-winning creative, she leads teams to produce emotionally resonant content that surpasses business goals.

JURY

CRITERIA