Congratulations to the AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER…

CONGRATULATIONS to the Audience Award Winner for 2015 Columbus, Indiana YES Film Festival…

 

LION ARK!

 

All of our films were great and guests had a hard time choosing. It was very close voting!

 

So, please join us in congratulating ALL of our Jury and Audience Award Winners:

 

Best Narrative

THE SURFACE

 

Best Documentary

STRAY DOG

 

Best Short

GRANGE TO GARAGE

 

Audience Award

LION ARK

 

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

 

Did you miss one of these award-winning films? NOT TO WORRY!

Remember the BEST of YESfest this Wednesday and Thursday

STRAY DOG & LION ARK                                      6:01

GRANGE TO GARAGE & THE SURFACE             6:30

THANK YOU!!!

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

(P.S. – Audience Award will be announced later today… 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!

The Q&A’s didn’t disappoint either! Alicia Estes – Jeff Gendelman – Anthony Holden and William Johnston-Carter provided fascinating and entertaining Q&A sessions.

BUT THERE’S STILL PLENTY TO SEE!

Below is today’s schedule:

 

12:30         THE SHATTERED VIAL – followed by a Q&A

12:45         FROM THIS DAY FORWARD

2:30           LION ARK

3:00           STRAY DOG

4:45           SHORTS AND SHENANIGANS – 8 shorts – followed by a Q&A

5:15           FINDERS KEEPERS

6:45           TENURED

7:00           TYKE ELEPHANT OUTLAW

 

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 yesterday’s films at YESfest! Fun evening – great films – and very interesting and entertaining Q&A sessions with Daniel Anderson, Jeff Gendelman and Anthony Holden! (Thanks All!)

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

And don’t forget to CAST YOUR VOTES for the Audience Award! We still have a $500 prize to give away!

12:15         LION ARK

12:30         UNMANNED: AMERICA’S DRONE WARS

2:00            LIFE IS SHORT(S) – 5 shorts – followed by a Q&A

2:30            FINDERS KEEPERS

4:15            TYKE ELEPHANT OUTLAW

4:30            THE SURFACE – followed by a Q&A

6:30           TENURED

7:00           SHORTS AND SHENANIGANS – 8 shorts – followed by a Q&A

8:45           STRAY DOG

9:30           ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

We look forward to seeing you at the movies!

DAY ONE IS HERE!!!

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

4:00   LIFE IS SHORT(S) – 5 shorts – followed by a Q&A

4:15   ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

6:15   THE SURFACE – followed by a Q&A

6:30   UNMANNED: AMERICA’S DRONE WARS

8:15   THE SHATTERED VIAL – WORLD PREMIERE! – followed by a Q&A

8:30   FROM THIS DAY FORWARD     

Don’t forget – Cinema Café will be open tonight with yummy dinner and dessert options and we will be serving beer and wine, along with YES’ regular concessions all weekend!

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

In Under 24 Hours…

The screen lights up… the red carpet rolls out… and YOU get to be the star! That’s right – TOMORROW IS YESFEST 2015! We hope you have marked off all weekend to join us for these amazing 20+ films from all over the world!

 

If you wish you would have planned ahead and stayed overnight, you’re in luck! HOTEL INDIGO STILL HAS A FEW ROOMS AVAILABLE! Give them a call at (812) 375-9100 and book a night or two! After a restful stay at Hotel Indigo, you will literally be steps away from YES Cinema’s front door!

 

Make sure you remember the Q&A sessions – meet some of our filmmakers!

Look for the “red tags” – our sponsors – and thank them for making this weekend possible!

Most of all – ENJOY three days of outstanding films with us!

 

SEE YOU SOON!

Planning Your Weekend Yet?

Below is a link to the Festival Schedule this weekend. We know it’s super easy to click on the website and click on 2015 Schedule at the top of the page, but why not make it easier for you with one less click? Have you mapped out which film you will see at which time in order to catch them all? YESfest regular Dave did that over the weekend. He’s got his All-Access Pass in hand and is ready for the lights to go down at 4:00 on Friday! See you all soon!

yes.film fest 15 schedule

 

Mmm… Donuts!!!

Besides Award-winning films from all over the world, what else is special about The Columbus, Indiana YES Film Festival? Well, if you ask loyal YESfest supporter, Carolyn, she will tell you THE GRILLED DONUTS! Always a favorite among our guests, our chefs at Cinema Café will be happy to serve you their World-Famous Old Sap’s Grilled Donuts! (That’s right – our international guests have always loved the donuts!) But that’s not all, cheeseburger and fries, pulled pork BBQ, deli sandwiches, baked potatoes topped with chili (or not), milkshakes, fruit and more!

Don’t forget that YES Cinema will also have its regular concessions with hot popcorn, all-beef hot dogs, Bavarian nuts, candy AND Beer and Wine!

See? You can spend the entire weekend with us! We have your meals and entertainment covered! See you this weekend!

And the WINNERS are……………………

The Jury votes are in!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Columbus, Indiana YES Film Festival Jury Prize Winners!

Best Documentary – STRAY DOG

Best Narrative – THE SURFACE

Best Short – GRANGE TO GARAGE

Remember, YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE to help us hand out some money! The Audience Award will be announced following the last show on Sunday evening. Every vote counts!

For now, please congratulate these award-winning films!

JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY! Where should you park?

Hello Film Lovers! We are just a few days away from YESfest 2015! 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 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!