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2013 Yosemite Film Festival Award Winners


The Yosemite International Film Festival is proud to announce the Winners of 2013 film and screenplay competitions.

2013 Yosemite International Festival Press Release

Grand Jury Award

Chad Exodus directed by Stephen Fenech

Special Jury Prize

Mission Africa directed by Vivien Floris

Best Feature

The Heroes of Arvine Place directed by Damian Lahey

Best Animation

Dan and his Beard directed by Daniel White

Best Director

The Farmer and his Prince directed by Bertram Verhaag

Best First-Time Director

Amunegu (In times to Come) directed by Galen Brown

Best Documentary

Wamplers Ascent directed Elizabeth Wampler

Best Documentary Short

Wild Things directed by Daniel Hinerfeld

Best Educational Film

Cyanide Beach directed by John Dougherty

Best Environmental Film

Cryosphere directed by Kurtis Hough

Best Foreign Film

Naked Ambition directed by Joe Wihl

Best Television Pilot

4 Bars a Girl directed by Anthony Calano

Best Nature Film

The Rainforest Waters of Cascadia directed by David Saiget

Best Short Film

Rives directed by Pier-Luc Latulippe

Best Student Film

Resident of The City directed by Adham El Sherif

Official Finalists

Yellow Fever directed by Sophie Rousmaniere

AATSINKI: The Story of Arctic Cowboys directed by Jessica Oreck

The Lost Bird Project directed by Deborah Dickson

Ghost Fish of the Wimahl directed by David Saiget

Return To Tepuis directed by Jenny Nichols

Down The Line directed by Francois-Xavier De Ruydts

Aquarium directed by Philippe Gregone

Magical Night directed by Francesco Bori

Voices of Transition directed by Nils Aguilar

The Desert Treasure directed by Lyndal Davies

2013 Screenplay Competition Winners

Grand Prize Winner


  • "Restoration Hollywood" written by Annika Hagem

Official Finalists


  • "The Strings of Her Heart" written by Joey Bell
  • "The Red River" written by Alicia Courtney
  • "Blue and Green" written by J.M. Jensen
  • "Taken by the Anger" written by Karen Ettenhuber
  • "Maybe, Not" written by David Labato