Yemane I. Demissie

Yemane I. Demissie is an independent filmmaker who has received numerous national and international grants and fellowships for his work including Best Picture nominee at M-NET’s All Africa Film Awards, the Walter Mosley award for Best Documentary, the Locarno Film Festival Production Grant, the Paulin Vieyra Merit Award for Outstanding Work in the Cinema, and the Fonds Sud Writing Grant.


Yemane recently completed Dead Weight, a narrative feature and Twilight Revelations: Episodes in the Life & Times of Emperor Haile Selassie, a one-hour documentary for M-NET’s seven-part series entitled Great Africans.


His first narrative feature, Tumult screened at over 40 international film festivals.