Here are the 2015 DIFF Winners

Smith’s Critically-Acclaimed Drama, WOLF, is Finally Released

Feature: One To Watch – Ya’Ke Smith

Ya’Ke Smith is Eager to Expand on His Idea of Cinematic Activism With HEAVEN

Writer, Director Ya’Ke Smith Exposes The Silent Tale of Abuse in The Church: Rollingout Magazine

Film gives a voice to child sex abuse victims: HLN TV

Director Ya’Ke Smith’s WOLF exposes sex abuse in the Black Church:

The monster is human in timely, taboo WOLF: San Antonio-Express News

Black Harvest Film Festival examines black experience: Chicago Sun-Times

The season for shorts in Rhode Island: Boston Globe

Ya’Ke Smith’s feature-length debut brilliant, if troubling: San Antonio Express-News

9 Recommendations for the Dallas International Film Festival: Adobe Airstream

Hoping WOLF Survives: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Filmslate Magazine: Hidden Gems: WOLF – Intense, Harrowing Film

Shadow and Act: WOLF: What Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer Should have Been

Film Threat: WOLF Review

Unchained at SXSW: WOLF

Smell Like Screen Spirit: WOLF Review Meet 2012 SXSW Filmmakers: Ya’Ke Smith

Austin360: WOLF packs a punch

Smells Like Screen Spirit: Ya’Ke Smith (WOLF) Interview

Slackerwood: SXSW Review: WOLF

Planet Fury: WOLF

Culture Map Austin: Texas Filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith Premieres the Disturbing But Brilliant WOLF at SXSW

The Movie Critic: WOLF

The Austin Chronicle: From the Eyes of the Abused

eFilmCritic: Films You Will Want To See (2012 SXSW Edition)

The San Antonio Express-News: Director Takes a Leap of Faith With New Film.

The Houston Press: The Texas Show 2010: Houston Film Commission’s First Thursday Screening.

The San Antonio Current: Ya’Ke Smith On His First Full-Length Feature and The Future of San Antonio Filmmaking.

Shadow and Act: Cannes 2011 Preview – “Katrina’s Son.”

NBCDFW.COM: UTA Film Professor Cannes Do It.

FrontRow Magazine: North Texas Filmmaker’s Short Headed to Cannes.

Filmmaker Magazine: Dallas International Film Festival Wrap-Up.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Arlington Citizen Journal): UT-Arlington Professor eyes the big screen.

The Short Horn: Assistant Professor Ya’Ke Smith discusses filmmaking {+Video}.

2011 Black Reel Award Winners: Katrina’s Son wins Best Indie Short.

San Antonio Current: Three San Antonio directors who went big in 2010.

Austin Movie Examiner:Austin Film Festival ompetition winners. A shockingly good campaign ad you’ll never see.

San Antonio Express-News: Why you won’t see this political ad on TV. AFF 2010 Preview: Selected Shorts.

Washington City Paper: DC Shorts Showcase 4 Reviewed.

The Fort Worth Weekly: A filmmaker from San Antonio adjusts to Tarrant County Life.

San Antonio Express-News: San Antonio filmmakers’ works set to premiere at state festival.

San Antonio Current: SA finally represents in Texas Filmmakers Showcase. sit’s down with Ya’Ke Smith, creator of Katrina’s Son.

The Moving Art’s Film Journal: Katrina’s Son Review.

The Shorthorn: Filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith joins Art and Art History Department.

Katrina’s Son selected to screen as part of the Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase.

Ya’Ke to speak as a panelist at the Austin Film Festival.

EUR REEL TALK: The spotlight is on Indie film makers Patrick Pierre, Rashaad Ernesto Green and Ya’Ke Smith.

Exodus Filmwork’s latest film, Change, has been selected to screen at the American Black Film Festival as part of the Allstate “Be Reel” Film Contest.

Austin-American Statesman: Meanwhile, back at the ranch …At film festival’s retreat, four screenwriters get direction on their scripts.

Austin Film FestivalAustin Film Festival hosts reading of Ya’Ke’s first feature-length screenplay From Here to Nowhere as part of their Conversations in Film Series.

Austin Film Festival: Ya’Ke’s screenplay From Here to Nowhere is selected to be apart of the Austin Film Festival’s Writer’s Ranch.

Ya’Ke is featured in the new San Antonio Convention and Visitor’s Bureau television campaign.

Ya’Ke wins a Texas Filmmaker’s Production Fund grant from the Austin Film Society for his latest short “Katrina’s Son.”

The Second Coming is selected to screen at the 12th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival.

Ya’Ke is featured in the new San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs arts campaign.

Austin Chronicle: Big Time, Small Screen: Local filmmaker Ya’Ke’s ‘The Second Coming’ screens on HBO.

San Antonio Express News: Budding S.A. Filmmaker Ya’Ke gets reel Saturday Night.

The Second Coming is awarded the HBO Short Film Award at the 2007 American Black Film Festival.

San Antonio Current: The next big thing: Ya’Ke Smith

The Second Coming has been nominated for a 2007 Student Academy Award.

San Antonio Express News: ‘Hope’s War’ a must-see film about war’s aftermath for veteran.”

The Word Magazine: “Challenging Minds”-A Filmmaker’s Journey to Cannes.

San Antonio Current: Stories from the hood are mine

Hope’s War to screen at the 59th Annual Cannes International Film Festival.

Texas Observer: He Cannes Do it.

News 8 Austin On-Line: Local Filmmaker’s Encouraged by Cannes.

Ya’Ke Smith wins Grand Prize in African-American category of DGA Student Filmmaker Awards.