Yidnekachew Gashaw Wendimagegn is an award winning filmmaker from Ethiopia. Currently he is living in Takoma Park, Maryland USA. SELAMIZIM, the finalist of Grecanica film festival in Rome Italy in 2018, is his well known music videoclip in script writing and directing. One of his short documentary called THE WALK OF ABUKA is the winner of South Florida film festival in 2017 Florida Miami, and finalist of Nassau film festival 2018 in New Jersey. The other micro short film of Yidnekachew is called HUMANISM /a one minute and 13 seconds short piece/ which has been selected as the finalist of Best seconds film festival in Switzerland, in 2018. NOLAWIT, MILKY, MARKAN and DAMEN are his feature length works as Director, Producer and actor. He joined the film industry in 2008.
List of experiences as a Journalist
• A former reporter of Fortune Newspaper at Independent News and Media Plc.
• Former producer and host of Balekelem Chewata Radio program at Sitiyana Entertainment & Promotion Plc.
• Former General Manager & Managing Editor to Aftaddis Magazine at Dolovia Media Communication and press Plc.
• Former regional reporter & Sales to Kumneger Magazine at Kumneger Media & Entertainment Plc.
List of experiences as a filmmaker/Director
• Director and Scriptwriter of Selamizim (music video clip of Biniam Dana)
• Director & Actor of Milky, family Drama (feature)
• Producer, Actor and Location manager of Nolawit, a campus life romantic comedy. (Feature)
• Assistant Director, Production manager and Actor of Markan. (Feature)
• Director and Actor of Damen (Feature)
• Producer, Writer, Director, Casting and Actor of The Walk of Abuka (an award-winning Documentary)
• Director & Scriptwriter of Humanism, a finalist micro short movie at Best Seconds International Film Festival.
Film by Nahom Film Production Actor, Assistant Director & Production Mgr
Film by Maki Pictures (Drama) Director & Actor
The Walk of Abuka...
Film (short) by Dolovia Pictures and Thone Film Production (Documentary) Writer, Director and Producer A short documentary, about the oldest Ethiopian New Year celebration and its values in the society.
The Walk of Abuka
Film by Zetarian (Music) Writer & Director Selamizm ለዓለም
Film by Yidnekachew Gashaw (Family) Director
Film by Shumedin Aman/BDWOOD Film Production/ (Comedy) Producer & Actor A romantic Comedy, campus life movie made in the beautiful city, Bahir Dar.
2019 Best Director of a documentary short film, Winner of the Shorts Film Festival NJ
Finalist of the 4th Nassau Film Festival New Jersey.
Finalist of Grecanica International Film Festival
Winner of the second South Florida Film Festival in Miami, with a short movie called THE WALK OF ABU
Finalist of Best Seconds Film Festival