Yianni Warnock


Yianni Warnock is a Sydney-based filmmaker. Raised in the secluded Victorian farmlands, he re-located to inner city Melbourne at the age of 17 to study cinema and philosophy.
Yianni more recently completed a Masters at the Victorian College of the Arts where he made both Man on Earth and Playpals, which have both had very rich festival lives, Internationally and locally at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). Yianni’s third short film Happy with Bear had its International premiere at SXSW, 2015. His latest short, Homebodies, had its world premiere at Clermont-Ferrand 2016 and American premiere in SXSW 2016.
Yianni is currently writing his first feature film.

SAPPORO Short Fest 2016: Filmmaker’s Section Grand Prix / Filmmakers’ Section Public Jury Award


  • Man on Earth

    Man confronts his greatest challenge: how to deal with loneliness and the separateness of living entities? Will a pet help? Or maybe laughter is the cure?

    Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Tragedy | Australia | 2012 | 0:06:00

  • Playpals

    A man yearns helplessly in his home attempting to deal with the small task of existing.

    Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Tragedy | Australia | 2012 | 0:11:00

  • Happy with Bear

    A Singaporean exchange student attempts to deal with her loneliness through posting fictional images of herself online.

    Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Tragedy | Australia | 2012 | 0:11:00

  • Homebodies

    Shannon cooks dinner whilst speaking to a perverted stranger online. Andrew takes a bath wrapped in seared Christmas lights. What could possibly shock these lost souls from their malaise?

    Fiction, Drama, Tragedy, Comedy | Australia | 2016 | 0:13:00

Stian Hafstad


Stian Hafstad is a Norwegian director specialising in fast paced imaginative films with lots of humour, and plenty of heart.

SAPPORO Short Fest 2016: Filmmakers’ Section Audience Award


  • Saving the Human Race

    After the Zombie apocalypse the last boy on Earth, and his robot friend, seeks out the last female in the world to procreate. There's only one problem. She's 25 and has no interest in sleeping with a 14-year-old.

    Fiction, Action, Adventure, Comedy | Norway | 2012 | 0:14:50

  • Imaginapped

    When her imaginary friend is kidnapped, Olivia (8) has to go on an epic quest to get him back.

    Fiction, Comedy, Fantasy | USA | 2015 | 0:13:26

  • Getting In

    When Roger his scholarship to a prestigious university, he decides to take matters into his own hands and hack the tuition system.

    Fiction, Comedy | USA | 2015 | 0:12:28

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