Biography: Yemane I. Demissie is an award winning independent filmmaker who has received numerous awards for his work including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Walter Mosley award for Best Documentary, the Locarno Film Festival Production Grant, the American Film Institute’s Filmmaker’s Grant, the Paulin Vieyra Merit Award for Outstanding Work in the Cinema, the California Arts Council Artists Fellowship, and the Fonds Sud Writing Grant.
His films include two narrative features, Gir-gir (Tumult) and Dead Weight and a documentary, Twilight Revelations: Episodes in the Life and Times of Emperor Haile Selassie.
Yemane teaches directing, writing, production, film history and criticism in the Undergraduate Department of Film & Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
(Source: AFF, Inc.)
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Twilight Revelations: Episodes in the Life and Times of Emperor Haile Selassie (2013).
Gir-gir [Tumult] (1996);
Dead Weight (2009);
Twilight Revelations: Episodes in the Life and Times of Emperor Haile Selassie (2009).