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YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO

OCT 6-8, 2023

FILMS/
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Our inaugural programming will showcase a variety of innovative narrative features, thought provoking documentaries, concert films and a stunning shorts program.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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FILMS EVENT

FILMS:

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PROGRAM/
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY OCT 6
THE FOUNDRY THEATER
Opening Events

Fred Armisen LIVE: 'Comedy For Musicians

But Everyone Is Welcome'

4:00p - 6:00p

Live performance by Actor / Musician Fred Armisen

OPENING NIGHT PARTY
'Taking Back Groove' screening + Appearance by Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan

7:00p - 11:00p

'Taking Back The Groove' Q & A with Director Celia Aniskovich, Musician Richie Weeks and Executive Producer Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan. Open Bar 7-8, DJ's and snacks provided.

SATURDAY OCT 7

THE LITTLE ART THEATER

11:00a - 1:00p 

Have You Got It Yet?:

The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd

1:45p - 3:45p

Rather + Q&A with Co-Producer Taylor Wildenhaus

4:45p - 6:45p

Only Lovers Left Alive

SPECIAL EVENT

8:00p - 10:30p

32 Sounds: An Immersive Headphones Experience + Q&A with Director Sam Green

THE FOUNDRY THEATER

11:00a - 1:00p

Madly + Q&A with Producer

Eric Mahoney

1:45p - 3:45p

Fancy Dance

SPECIAL EVENT

5:00p - 7:00p

Fred Armisen Live: A Conversation

About Music & Comedy

SPECIAL EVENT

8:00p - 10:30p

A 40 Year Retrospective of Guided

by Voices: 'Watch Me Jumpstart"

+ Q & A with Director Banks Tarver

Films & Special Events

CROME YELLOW SPRINGS

12:00p - 5:00p
FREE Julia Reichert Retrospective Exhibit

SUNDAY OCT 8

Films
THE LITTLE ART THEATER

11:00a - 1:00p 

Short Films Program + Q & A with

Steve Zahn, Steven Bognar, Stephen

Michael Simon

1:45p - 3:45p

We Are Fugazi From Washington, D.C. 

+ Zoom Q & A with Guy Picciotto

4:30p - 6:30p

Citizen Sleuth

+ Q&A with subject Emily Nestor

THE FOUNDRY THEATER

11:00a - 1:00p

The Secret Art of Human Flight

1:30p - 3:15p

The Cave of Adullum

4:30p - 6:30p

32 Sounds

CROME YELLOW SPRINGS

12:00p - 5:00p
FREE Julia Reichert Retrospective Exhibit

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
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MISSION

Known for its rich history in the arts and influenced by other small towns having culturally significant film festivals, the YSFF aims to create an exceptional annual film festival in Yellow Springs. Centralized in the heart of the village, the festival will be a 3-day, walkable experience for attendees to take in new and interesting cinema, engage with some of their favorite filmmakers / artists, share good food, live music, attend special events and interact with all the village has to offer.

UNIQUE LOCATION

Yellow Springs is centrally located near 3 large metropolitan areas, all less than one hour away.  A population of 5 million residents live within a 60-mile radius.

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DONATE NOW!

YSFF has partnered with
The Yellow Springs Community Foundation,
a 501(c)(3) organization so all donations to the festival are tax deductible! 

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ERIC MAHONEY,
FOUNDER / PROGRAMMER

Eric Mahoney is a director / producer whose debut documentary, North Dixie Drive was called, "A perfect cinematic piece of cultural anthropology" by director Jim Jarmusch. He produced the global anthology film, Madly which won Best Actress at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently he directed and produced the documentary, Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero which premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. In addition to his film work Eric hosted the Kon-tiki Podcast, a show dedicated to interviewing prominent artists, musicians and filmmakers to talk about their favorite movies. Eric also runs Sonic Springs Booking, a Yellow Springs based entertainment company bringing national music and comedy acts to the Dayton / YS area. 

IAN JACOBS,
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Ian Jacobs is a producer, film / video editor, creative director and musician living in New York City. His cuts and credits have aired on VICELAND, Travel Channel, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, HBO, New York Film Festival and Discovery Channel. Recently Ian produced and edited the feature documentary film, Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero (World Premiere SXSW ‘19). He's also spent over 20 years booking and promoting festivals, events and concerts in conjunction with a number of large scale booking agencies as well as his own musical project, Monograms.

Advisors.

YSFF has an incredibly talented and knowledgeable team of advocates, from local business owners to award winning filmmakers. These advisory members are helping to ensure its success in every aspect.

Steven Bognar 

Academy Award Winning Director & Producer

Jeannamarie Cox

Executive Director, Yellow Springs Community Foundation

Libby Ballengee 

Talent Buyer & Promoter, The Brightside

Malte Von Matthiessen

Advocate

Angel Cheng

Multimedia Producer / Communications Executive

VENUES / PARTNERS

VENUES PARTNES
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CONTACT

FOR MORE INFO OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

eric@hotshotrobotproductions.com

ian@hotshotrobotproductions.com

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