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Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival

Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival (YFIFF) is the gateway for new, independent and undiscovered filmmakers which takes place each year in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Designed and organised by award winning film maker George Clarke, the YFIFF is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and has the dedication and drive to grow larger and larger every year!

The first 4 years have grown with guests coming in from Hong Kong, Mexico, LA, Canada, Italy, the UK and Ireland, with great results! Now the YFIFF has settled in one of the largest and most central cinemas in Northern Ireland the Movie House Cinema, Dublin Rd, Belfast. It is fast becoming one of the top events in NI for film fans... 


The YFIFF began is 2009 by Yellow Fever Productions. A Northern Ireland based Company who has received recognition worldwide through festivals and media for their very low budget but awesome films. including, Splash Area, The Knackery, Battle of the Bone and The Last Light.

6th - 8th September 2013

The YFIFF each year hosts some special guests who give workshops and Q&A's with festival goers, in 2012 guests included prolific Hollywood Director Albert Pyun and Hong Kong Producer Mike Leeder.

The Festival runs for three days Fri-Sun and will showcase all genre of independent films including 'Shorts by shorts' a 16 and under category for young film makers.

This year the Festival will close with a high profile gala dinner awards ceremony with celebrity guests.


Submission forms by email request


Open to all Film Makers. Submit up to 3 films for the price of 1 (Just £10). Any Length, Any Genre.

Please note - Film must either be in English or have English subtitles.

Awards Include


Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Short
Best Feature
Screening of Recognition
Audience Choice
Best Animation
Best International
Best Local
NEW** Best Short-By-Short (<16)

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Submission Call for the 4th Annual YFIFF

First off, apologies for the delay on updates via Fest21... Its been a busy few years and running a festival as a one-man-army is no easy task! Now though, heading into our 4th year, I'm happy to announce that we are bigger and better with more to offer at the fantastic underground festival - the Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival. Kicking off in Sept from the 7th - 9th, our 4th year see's us settle in the beautiful Strand Cinema of East Belfast. Northern Irelands oldest cinema and ho...


Hi guys, the first deadline is fast approaching for the second annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival... May 15th is the first, with June 30th being the final!! So get those submissions in fast, because we want to find some incredible pictures for this years show!   On top of that, our new site has just kicked off at so jump on over there and check things out for news on last years events, and whats coming this year...   ...

FIRST DEADLINE - MAY 15th 2010 - for the 2nd annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival (Aug 27th - 29th)

Hi folks, just a quick reminder that our first deadline for entries is MAY 15th 2010... With the final being JUNE 30th 2010.   For more information please see the submission and guidelines page in our blog section at our website below...   Any questions, please email us at -   George ...


Hi folks, sorry its been a while since we last updated you but things have been busier than ever in the land of Yellow... With 4 feature films planned for the year ahead, the first starting this month, and a brand new edit and Directors Cut of BOTB in October; we have the official launch of the Yellow Fever DVD label on April 5th with our own awesome second film, The Knackery which will be available in stores across the UK and Ireland, and is available to pre-order now online via the lin...

Promo Vid for New YFP Feature - THE KNACKERY (Premiered at YFIFF 2009)

This is the first promo video I threw together for our new feature film - The Knackery. Made in just under 5 weeks (shot and produced) with a budget of around £100 - £200 pounds. It premiered at the YFIFF 2009 to a great reception and has already got people talking around the world... Enjoy!! George ...

New YFP Feature at Orlando Festival

Hi Folks,   the Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival owes a great deal of thanks to the Freak Show Film Festival in Orlando for its inspiration in pushing me forward with my creation. We attended the Freak Show last year with our first feature film - BATTLE OF THE BONE - and won the Audience Choice Award which was a fantastic achievement! Now, the Freak Show 2009 is back and our latest feature - THE KNACKERY - has been selected to play!! The genius thing is that its scree...


Somebody to Love wins 'Best Short Film' at Yellow Fever Film Festival!       Hey Everyone, It's been far too long since I've done an entry. So I'm pleased to say I have a new entry and something worth writing about too! Somebody to Love recently won 'Best Short Film' at the Yellow Fever Film Festival! The festival was organised by George Clarke a man very much after my own heart. There were some great films shown so it was an honour to be ch...


AWARD WINNERS OF YFIFF 2009 We had a great selection of films for the first annual YFIFF which then brought about the challenge of trying to pick winners for our award categories... And they all say my job is easy! Assisted by my special guest from Hong Kong - Mike Leeder - the following awards went to: BEST DIRECTOR Winner: Wyatt Weed for Shadowland BEST FILM Winner: Situations Vacant BEST SHORT FILM Winn...

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Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival Director George Clarke on setting up Belfast's latest film festival. In the beginning... I initially thought of throwing my own film festival way back when we began filming the award winning Battle Of The Bone. At that time we thought we could take on the world (and, well, I guess we still do). So when myself and project manager Graeme Livingstone took Battle Of The Bone to the Freak Show Film Festival in Orlando in...

YFIFF 2009 Special Guest Mike Leeders Blog...

Below is the link to the 2009 Yellow Fever Independent Film Festivals special guest, Mike Leeder, who writes and edits the global Impact Magazine. On his blog at he also left some kind words on his experience at the first annual YFIFF...   Thanks Mike, from myself and team!!   George ...

Blog of YFIFF 2009 from James Gracy

Belfast’s First Annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival The first annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival kicked off this weekend at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast. Despite its brief duration of a mere two days (22nd-23rd) the festival managed to cram in an impressive array of film screenings, workshops, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and a whole host of other exclusive events that had film fans positively foaming at the mouth. Whilst numbers were quite modest, they certai...


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