“Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.” - Martin Scorsese
The YES Film Festival celebrates the creativity and diversity of independent film, bringing to the screen the best documentaries, narrative features and short films, with competitions in all three categories.
Columbus, Indiana is an internationally famous small town nestled between the cornfields in the heart of the heartland. Once coined as “Athens of the Prairie,” and featured recently on “CBS News Sunday Morning,” Columbus is internationally known for scores of buildings by world-famous architects including I.M. Pei, Eero Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen, Harry Weese, and art and sculpture by artists such as Henry Moore. This unique town is a perfect location for bringing great stories to life on the screen.
YESFest films will screen at the YES Cinema in downtown Columbus, an elegant and welcoming independent theater that specializes in classic, foreign, independent and second-run films and hosts live events such as the Cinema’s hugely popular YES Comedy Showcase.
Cinema truly is the universal language and our mission at YESFest is to promote a lively and passionate dialogue between filmmakers and film-lovers. Whether you’re in the audience, behind the scenes or in front of the camera, we look forward to seeing you at the YES!