The Dumbo Film Festival (DFF) is a yearly event structured in monthly contests. Every month, each of the categories will be awarded and a final ceremony will be held every year in New York City’s district of Dumbo to award projects that have been judged the very best over the past year. This structure is meant to highlight both affirmed and emergent filmmakers and to launch promising artists into the world film stage.
Into My Life is a 2018 documentary short film directed by Ivana Hucikova and starring Cassandra Bromfield. It’s a wonderful film about remembrance.
Cassandra grew up in Brooklyn during the 60’s. Her mother was an artist and a skillful photographer. She captured on camera a lot of their family’s activities and her growing up throughout the years.
And the Moon Stands Still is a 2017 animated short film directed by Yulia Ruditskaya. It’s a very charming fairy tale.
Being based on a fairy tale, the film has that distinctive old-fashioned, timeless quality to it. The story follows the lunar cycle, and how the moon and the stars affect everyone under their glow. A demon wants to pierce the stars and eat the moon, and we follow the consequences of that.
Directed and written by Farhad Delaram, Tattoo is a short film from Iran released in 2019. It stars Behdokht Valian in what is one truly terrific performance.
It follows an Iranian woman who experiences consistent abuse by the authorities for having a tattooed body and a broken finger.
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