WINNERS OF THE DECEMBER-JANUARY BIMONTHLY COMPETITION

Official selections for the 2021 Dumbo Film Festival

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Duration: 01:28:00
Director: Carla Forte
Producers: Malena González, Carla Forte
Writer: Carla Forte
Cast: Francisco Denis, Malena Gonzalez

CONEJO

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

Duration: 01:20:30
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

Duration: 00:18:27
Director: Akinola Davies
Producer: Rachel Dargavel
Writer: The Davies Brothers
Cast: Pamilerin Ayodeji

LIZARD

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

Duration: 00:39:00
Directors: Macha tsarenkov and Julie-Anna George
Producers: Macha tsarenkov and Julie-Anna George
Writers: Macha tsarenkov and Julie-Anna George

BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE

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.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

Duration: 00:14:35
Director: Ewan Creed

TECHNOLOST

Technolost deals with the phenomena of digital identities and in the process mauls over the relationship between older forms of technology and newer ones.

BEST ANIMATION

Duration: 00:07:47
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.