WINNERS OF THE DECEMBER-JANUARY BIMONTHLY COMPETITION
Official selections for the 2021 Dumbo Film Festival
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
Director: Carla Forte
Producers: Malena González, Carla Forte
Writer: Carla Forte
Cast: Francisco Denis, Malena Gonzalez
A director and an actress rehearse for a play called “Rabbit.” As they rehearse in total isolation and in increasingly grueling circumstances, two stories begin to develop and intertwine: the creation of a character, and the daily lives of those involved in its creation.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directors: Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemiss
Producers: Lisa Molomot, Jeff Bemiss and Jacob Bricca
MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY
Two families search for their loved ones who went missing in the vast ranch lands of Brooks County, Texas, the site of more migrant deaths than anywhere else in the country. On their journey, they meet vigilante ranchers, humanitarian activists, Border Patrol search and rescue teams, and others locked in a proxy version of the national immigration debate.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
Director: Akinola Davies
Producer: Rachel Dargavel
Writer: The Davies Brothers
Cast: Pamilerin Ayodeji
An 8-year-old girl with an ability to sense danger gets ejected from Sunday school service. She unwittingly witnesses the underbelly in and around a Mega Church in Lagos.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Directors: Macha tsarenkov and Julie-Anna George
Producers: Macha tsarenkov and Julie-Anna George
Writers: Macha tsarenkov and Julie-Anna George
Brooklyn, NY, seen through the eyes of 3 people. Three characters who have in common to have chosen this place of life and creation. Three characters who have chosen to be artists.
Director: Ewan Creed
Technolost deals with the phenomena of digital identities and in the process mauls over the relationship between older forms of technology and newer ones.
Director: Renaldho Pelle
Producer: Yanling Wang
Writer: Kerry Jade Kolbe
Cast: Chekera Pelle, Romario Pelle, Taku Bvukumbwe, Eric Kranja, Jason Pitta, Frank Burgess
THE FIRE NEXT TIME
Rioting spreads as social inequality causes tempers in a struggling community to flare, but the oppressive environment takes on a life of its own as the shadows of the housing estate close in.