2020 sees us host the celebrated 11th YFIFF!!

The Yellow Fever Indie Film Festival is run by film makers, for film makers. The No.1 Independent Film Festival in Northern Ireland, created by George Clarke (of Yellow Fever Productions) in 2009, the festival has went from strength to strength pulling in a host of amazing world wide film makers and industry names such as the prolific Albert Pyun (Cyborg, Captain America, Road To Hell) and Mike Leeder (Rogue One, Rush Hour 3, Man Of Tai Chi).

The festival prides itself in finding and promoting new talent of the independent film world, now in its new home on the marina in the beautiful coastal town of Bangor (Northern Ireland). With its stunning surroundings, and ease of access by train or bus services, our new location puts you right on the doorstep of some beautiful coastal walks and scenery - yet still only 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre.

The YFIFF now focuses STRICTLY on genre films that hail the Action (or) Horror (or) Thriller (or) Grindhouse theme, as the main genre of your film - or at least in-part...

A weekend of madness and fun is always guaranteed, with a chance for some networking, meeting new friends and fans. As usual, we close with our wonderful big black tie, gala dinner award ceremony on the Sunday evening, resulting in a lot of happy people, plenty of smiles and great memories!

For those (non-NI) film-makers that attend, the YFIFF staff offer a touring day the following Monday of some of the best sights of Northern Ireland, as a 'thank-you' for joining us, and the chance to make your trip a bit more special...

The YFIFF has now joined forces with the incredible Open House Festival that runs in Bangor for the whole month of August and is a great opportunity for all involved.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing your film to the people of Norn' Iron!!

Good luck & many thanks,

George Clarke, Kenny Martin & the YFIFF team


Albert Pyun Inspiration Award
Audience Choice
Best Grindhouse
Best Action
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Cinematography
Best SFX
Best Short
Best Micro Budget (Under £1000)
*NEW* Graeme Livingstone Award ( for Most Memorable Film...)
*NEW* Mike Leeder Award (for Best Performance)

Length: Anything OVER 5 minutes long
Language: Any (Eng Subs if not English Language)
Online Submissions Welcome
Preferred budgets of £500,000 and under

We welcome animations providing they contain an element of the required genres - ACTION - HORROR - THRILLER - GRINDHOUSE

*Films MUST NOT be older than 18 months since completion date...

Note: All accepted films will be in competition.

Overall Rating
  • Fernando Castro Sanguino

    Thanks for having our film !

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being a part of the YFIFF :) Good luck for the future and we look forward to your next film!

  • Russell Emanuel

    Great festival, thank you so very much for having us!

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being a part of the YFIFF :) Good luck for the future and we look forward to your next film!

  • Paul Desira

    Good communication and excellent hospitality. The festival was great fun and thank you once again for the awards.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    It was great to meet you guys! Thanks for the support and congrats on your wins. Look forward to having you back in the near future :)

  • Yung-Jen Yang

    YFIFF is a true underground film festival, which judging films purely on creativity. You'll meet passionate filmmakers in the event. Such a wonderful experience.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Yung-Jen! It was great to meet you both. Thanks for coming all this way and we hope to see you again soon :)

  • YFFF's a festival with a strict and well-defined identity organized by wonderful and passionate people.
    Communication with them has always been timely and transparent.
    Unfortunately I couldn't attend the festival, but my film won an award in the last edition and the two directors, on holiday in my country, even brought it to my house.
    It was an incredible surprise that I will never forget. I thank them again very much. They are two great gentlemen!
    I hope our paths will cross again and that I'll be able to personally experience the festival in beautiful Bangor.
    Highly recommended!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Francesco! It was great to meet you and I hope to see more from you in the future :)