Everyday Yeti, winner of Nashville’s 48 Hour Film Festival and selected to compete at Filmapalooza, continues to gain praise. Director Motke Dapp‘s short romantic comedy took home the award for Best Graphics and earned Matt a nomination for Best Actor. It was also selected as one of the top films of the festival, earning it a screening at The Cannes Film Festival in France.
The story, written by Dapp, David Perry and Ryan Heartsick, centers around Phineas’s (Matt) imaginary friend Yeti (Sara Antonio Murphy), who longs to be seen, but finds it difficult to fit in, especially as Phineas begins to pursue a new love interest.
About The Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival (or Festival de Cannes) is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. Since its beginnings in 1946, Cannes has birthed such films as Apocalypse Now, La Dolce Vita, and Barton Fink, among scores of other films that are now considered staples among cinéastes around the world. Founded in 1946, it is considered the most prestigious film festival in the world and is one of the most publicized. The invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
About the 48 Hour Film Project
Founded in 2001, The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, edit and score it – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre. 48 hours later, you submit your finished film. The movies will screen at a local theater, usually in the next week.
Filmapalooza is the culmination of all 48 Hour Film Projects from over 130 countries around the world. Filmmakers from each winning city are invited to screen their films at Filmapalooza, and the filmmakers meet (and party) as they compete for the international title of Best Film. The 48 Hour Film Project has also partnered with The Cannes Film Festival (or Festival de Cannes) for the last few years. A small selection of the top films from around the world will be screened at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world as a part of the Short Film Corner.