And the winners are……………

CONGRATULATIONS to the Audience Award winners for Best Narrative, Best Documentary and Best Short at the 2013 YES Film Festival! All of our films were great and guests had a hard time choosing. It was very close voting! (YESfest’s Team of Talliers had not seen voting this close before in any of the festivals they’ve tallied!)

So, please join us in congratulating:

Best Narrative
45RPM (a film by Juli Jackson)

Best Documentary
WAR ON WHISTLEBLOWERS: FREE PRESS AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY STATE (a film by Robert Greenwald)

Best Short (a tie!)
THE HARBOR STORY (a film by Ton DiMaso)
THE FUTURE (a film by Venetia Taylor)

Thank you to ALL of our outstanding films and congrats to the award winners!

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

What a great festival this past weekend! Many thanks to our fabulous guests, the talented and inspiring filmmakers and stars, the tireless volunteers AND to our sponsors who helped make it all possible!

See you in 2014!

(Oh winners of the Audience Awards are announced tomorrow… stay tuned!)

Day Three – Still plenty to see!

Two days are under our belt at the YES Film Festival, but there are still outstanding films to see today! Yesterday’s feedback was amazing! Some folks were dropping their jaws… some shed a few tears… lots of laughs… but most of all GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!

Below is today’s schedule:

1:00 DAR HE: THE LYNCHING OF EMMETT TILL (Q&A following with Rob Underhill, Producer of the film)
1:30 WITHIN A SEASON (Q&A following with Matt Kerkhoff, Producer of the film)
2:45 WAR ON WHISTLEBLOWERS (Q&A following with Franz Gayl, one of the featured Whistleblowers in the film)
3:30 JUST FOR FUN
4:45 45RPM
6:00 WINGS FOR MAGGIE RAY (Q&A following with Philip Paluso, Producer of the film)
7:00 LIARS, FIRES AND BEARS

It’s your last chance to see these amazing films and meet our talented guests! We look forward to seeing you this afternoon!

Saturday’s Schedule at YESfest!

Thanks everyone who attended last night’s films at YESfest! Fun night – great films – and a very interesting and entertaining Q&A with Rob Underhill, producer of Dar He! (Thanks Rob!)

So – TODAY! Below is the schedule! We hope to see you all day and evening buzzing from one theater to the next. Don’t forget – you can grab lunch and dinner at the Cinema Café and enjoy beer, wine and concessions.

12:30 LIARS FIRES AND BEARS
1:00 THREADS OF OUR DIVERSITY (Q&A following with some of those featured in the film)
2:30 JUST FOR FUN – THE SHORTS PROGRAM (Q&A following with Tony DiMaso, Producer of The Harbor Story)
2:45 STUCK (Q&A following with Lori and Nick Leroy, parents featured in the film)
4:45 BLACKFISH
5:00 WITHIN A SEASON (Q&A following with Matt Kerkhoff, Producer of the film)
6:30 SOLE SURVIVOR
7:00 WINGS FOR MAGGIE RAY (Q&A following with Philip Paluso, Producer of the film)
8:30 WAR ON WHISTLEBLOWERS (Q&A following with Franz Gayl, one of the Whistleblowers featured)
8:45 45RPM

We look forward to seeing you at the movies!

IT’S HERE! Friday’s Schedule

Day one of what is going to be a GREAT festival! Come on down and join us at YES Cinema for the start of a film-filled weekend! Below is today’s schedule:

5:30 BLACKFISH
5:45 STUCK
7:30 SOLE SURVIVOR
8:00 DAR HE: THE LYNCHING OF EMMETT TILL (Q&A following with Producer Rob Underhill)

Don’t forget – Cinema Café will be open with yummy treats and we will be serving beer and wine, along with YES’ regular concessions!

See you tonight!

ONE DAY AWAY!!!

Hello Film Lovers! We are just one day away from YESfest 2013! It’s going to be a perfect weekend to head downtown and enjoy these amazing films.

If you are wondering where to park, here are some recommendations…

On the street – public parking is available on Jackson and on 4th Streets.
Parking garages – Two public parking garages are on each side of YES, one at 4th and Jackson and one at 3rd and Jackson

Keep coming back for more details today and tomorrow!

A gift from YES Cinema – an extra hour!

Are you worried you won’t have enough time to squeeze in all of the films this weekend at YESfest? Well, let us give you an extra hour! That’s right – Saturday night we “fall back” with Daylight Savings Time! So – stay out a little later with us Saturday night because you get an extra hour of sleep!

If you need a pillow to rest your head on, there are still opportunities to book a hotel room – but you better do it quick! Call Hotel Indigo at (812) 375-9100! They are just steps from YES Cinema’s doors!

Don’t forget to check out the schedule of films this weekend! It is listed on the home page under 2013 Schedule! Also visit previous postings on the blog… they tell you more about the films, what yummy treats will serve this weekend and more!

Great movies! Great FOOD too!

Four more days until the YES Film Festival opens for 2013! We keep telling you how you will want to stay downtown all weekend for these great films! Well, we have GREAT FOOD and SPIRITS for you to enjoy also! The Cinema Café will open for special hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with some of their yummy dishes!

Friday: 4:30-7:30
Assorted cheese plate… cheese and salami plate… black bean and corn salsa… savory hummus and veggies… and deli sandwiches

Saturday: 12:30-6:00
Soup/chili… deli sandwiches…BBQ sandwiches… grilled donuts (the infamous – can’t eat just one!)

Sunday: 12-2
Soup/chili… deli sandwiches… BBQ sandwiches… grilled donuts (the infamous – can’t eat just one!)

We will also be serving beer and wine on Friday and Saturday! Several selections of domestic and premium beers with white and red wine choices.

It’s just more to be excited about!
SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!

YESfest Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Would you like to skip the lines at YESfest’s ticket counter next weekend? Well, you can purchase your All-Access Pass in advance! All-Access Passes ($35) are on sale now at the YES Cinema box office during regular operating hours AND at Viewpoint Books (corner of 6th and Washington Streets in downtown Columbus).

If you are coming from out of town, but would still like to get your pass in advance, we are happy to have it waiting for you at Will Call. Just call YES Cinema (812-378-0377) to charge them by phone with a Master Card, VISA or debit card.

YESfest is just a few days away! We can’t wait to see you at the movies!

Learn more about these great films!

So you’ve seen the list… you’re scheduling your calendar to see each and every one of these fabulous flicks… ready to see a little more about them? Well, check out the websites below!

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

BLACKFISH

http://blackfishmovie.com

SOLE SURVIVOR

http://www.solesurvivorfilm.com

STUCK

https://bothendsburning.org/initiatives/stuck

WINGS FOR MAGGIE RAY
(https://vimeo.com/61399667)

WITHIN A SEASON

https://www.facebook.com/WithinaSeason

Link to trailer:

http://www.nme.com/movies/trailers/id/g-HCKGvOl8Q/search/movie

WAR ON WHISTLEBLOWERS: Free Press and the National Security State

http://waronwhistleblowers.com

NARRATIVE FEATURES

DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till

http://robunderhill.wix.com/darhemovie

45 RPM

http://www.45rpmmovie.com

LIARS, FIRES AND BEARS

http://www.liarsfiresandbears.com

JUST FOR FUN
A program of short narrative film

GRASSHOPPPER

http://www.grasshoppermovie.com

THE HARBOR STORY

http://vimeo.com/75457810

COLOR OF CHRISTMAS

http://www.colorofchristmas.com

THE FUTURE

http://venetiataylor.com

DATE WITH FATE

http://venetiataylor.com

THE CAPE

TOUGH CROWD