WINNERS OF THE 2022 DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL
2022 GRAND BRIDGE AWARD
BEST FILM OF THE YEAR
A single dad of three boys manages a diner. But, there’s more to John than meets the eye.
BEST IN CATEGORY AWARDS
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
directed by Gordon Kaemmerer and Staatstheater Cottbus
Producer: Gordon Kämmerer and Staatstheater Cottbus
Cast: G. Kämmerer, Marie Rathscheck, Max Thommes, Lisa Schützenberger, Boris Schwiebert, Lucie L. Thiede, Markus Paul, Sophie Bock
A young Berlin play-director team comes to the “Staatstheater Cottbus” to try out a play about the Germans and their forest. A documentary team is on site to accompany this process on film. But the rehearsals are not going as planned.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
directed by Vincent Liota
Producer: Vincent Liota, Sally Roy
Cast: Robert Krulwich, Heidi Julavits, Rick Rawlins
‘Objects’ follows three unique people who have held onto things which have gained incredible meaning for them over decades. These objects are not things they flaunt. They are things that touch them secretly…a fifty-year-old clump of grass, a sweater that once belonged to French actress, and a forty-year old sugar egg.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
THE SEA CALLS FOR ME
directed by Tumpal Tampubolon
Writer: Tumpal Tampubolon
Producer: Mandy Marahimin
Cast: Muhammad Umar
Sura lives alone in the fishing village, waiting for his father to return home. When one day he finds an inflatable sex doll, he finds a companion and a surrogate parent. But this companionship is threatened by Argo, who wants to take it away from Sura.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
directed by David Peter Hansen
Producer: David Peter Hansen
Cast: Christian Yingling, Bob Gardner, John Wagner, Magie Yingling
In the hills of rural Pennsylvania, the leader of a local militia must prepare his men for the turbulent political landscape of 2020 while at war with his own conscience.
MESHES OF THE AFTER
directed by Meg Case and Brad Porter
Producers: Meg Case and Brad Porter
Cast: Meg Case
Meg Case and Brad Porter’s work explores a personal cinema at the intersection of the collective unconscious, exploitative power structures, and the continual becoming of each person through the liberating medium of experimental filmmaking.
directed by Uri Lotan
Writer: Uri Lotan
Eviah, a young and timid kid on the brink of puberty and his best friend sneak into the Black slide, the most terrifying ride in Aqua Fun. There Eviah will gain insight to prepare him for events about to unfold at home.