WINNERS OF THE AUGUST-SEPTEMBER BIMONTHLY COMPETITION
Official selections for the 2021 Dumbo Film Festival
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
Director: Joshua Leonard
Producer: Sean Drummond and Chelsea Bo
Writer: Joshua Leonard
Cast: Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler, Tom Bower, Janicza Bravo, Erica Chidi Cohen, Ross Partridge, Jennifer Lafleur
FULLY REALIZED HUMANS
With less than a month left until the birth of their first child, Jackie and Elliot embark on a madcap journey of self-discovery in order to eradicate the inherited dysfunction of their own childhoods.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Director: Karla Murthy
Producer: Alexandra Nikolchev and Jad Abumrad
THE PLACE THAT MAKES US
Filmed over the course of three years, this documentary film follows the lives of a new generation of residents in Youngstown Ohio who have grown up in a world of post- industrial decline.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
Director: Mae Mann
Producer: Paula Castro and James Masino
Writer: Mae Mann
Cast: Charlotte Van Kemmel, Christian I. Noble
Margot, a taciturn mortuary technician, is forced to acknowledge her own inner demons as she responds to a call involving two young children drown by their mother.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Director: Eric Piccoli
Producer: Eric Piccoli
Writer: Eric Piccoli
Cast: Richard Piccoli
MY DAD, ELVIS
Intimate and loving portrait by a son whose 70-years-old father is an Elvis impersonator.
Director: Ben Balcom
GARDEN CITY BEAUTIFUL
One sunny afternoon in the middle west, suspended in a time between, two commuters daydream of a life lived otherwise.
Director: Marion Auvin
Producer: Virginie Giachino and Joris Clerté
Writer: Marion Auvin
Cast: Bruno Podalydès
A well-known but nonchalant actor, Jean arrives on the set, freshly shaved, while his director is waiting for him with a four-day beard. This harmless gesture is a disaster for the shoot and, for Jean, the opportunity to finally pay attention to the world around him.