Yannis Lobaina

Yannis Lobaina is a Cuban writer, producer, and filmmaker born in 1979. She has been working for more than ten years on the creation of audiovisual projects, cultural events, music shows, and events as a Producer and Assistant Director.

Yannis graduated from the International School of Cinema, Radio, and TV in Cuba (EICTV). Her audiovisual works have won awards at prestigious international festivals. Some of them are: “Estonia.” Short Documentary, Production Direction, 2011. “Solo hay una”. Short Fiction, Production Direction, 2011, “Alter ego”. Short Fiction, Producer, 2011. “Afinidades” Largometraje Co-production Cuba/ Spain Pre-Production Producer, 2009. ICAIC. “Mi casa es tu casa” Production Direction, 2008. “The Closest Farthest Away”. Assistant Production Manager, 2007. “Filiberto." Short Fiction, Producer, 2006.

Yannis is also, a recipient of a Micro –Grant 2016 in Toronto, currently working in her short Documentary Where the Magic Happens, her first work as Director, Producer, and Writer. She is one of the heads of the Company Boromu Films with Chris Brown.

Her stories have been published in countries such as Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Spain, where she collaborates for magazines specializing in literature like Paralelo Sur y Revista Quimeras.

Yannis loves to dream and recreate the world; and its histories. That' s what she does when she is writing, directing or helping to create a project when she is producing.
You can be updated of all of her work and news on her blog:

Toronto, ON
Language(s): English, French, Spanish


Facilitates Group Lessons


Offers private lessons

Offers services to schools

  • Community Engaged Arts
  • Literary
  • Visual Arts

Profile last updated: Aug 27 2020