WINNERS OF THE AUGUST-SEPTEMBER BIMONTHLY COMPETITION

Official selections for the 2021 Dumbo Film Festival

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Duration: 01:13:00
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

Duration: 01:09:32
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

Duration: 00:09:00
Director: Mae Mann
Producer: Paula Castro and James Masino
Writer: Mae Mann
Cast: Charlotte Van Kemmel, Christian I. Noble

NOVEMBER

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

Duration: 00:15:00
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.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

Duration: 00:12:00
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.

BEST ANIMATION

Duration: 00:13:29
Director: Marion Auvin
Producer: Virginie Giachino and Joris Clerté
Writer: Marion Auvin
Cast: Bruno Podalydès

JEAN

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.