WINNERS OF THE FEBRUARY-MARCH BIMONTHLY COMPETITION

Official selections for the 2021 Dumbo Film Festival

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Duration: 01:45:30
Director: David Gutnik
Producers: Liz Cardenas, Emily McEvoy
Writers: David Gutnik, Jade Eshete, Assol Abdullina
Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Lindsay Burdge, Jade Eshete, Assol Abdullina, Rory Culkin, Sturgill Simpson, Michael Chernus, Cassandra Freeman, Kara Young

MATERNA

A closely observed psychological portrait of four women, whose lives are bound together by an incident on the New York City subway.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Duration: 00:52:00
Directors: Rachel Rusinek and Eyal Ben Moshe
Writer: Rachel Rusinek
Cast: Yiscah Smith

I WAS NOT BORN A MISTAKE

Yiscah Smith used to live as an ultra-orthodox married man with six children in Israel before coming out as a gay man and eventually undergoing gender transition in the US. Back in Israel she becomes a religious educator and spiritual mentor.

BEST SHORT NARRATIVE

Duration: 00:12:00
Director: Baran Sarmad
Producer: Mohammadreza Mayghani, Baran Sarmad
Writer: Mohammadreza Mayghani
Cast: Shadi Karamroudi

SPOTTED YELLOW

Roya, a young girl with a yellow spot on her face, suddenly starts feeling the perceptions of a real giraffe, which begins to change her life.

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Duration: 00:22:00
Director: Angelika Levi
Producers: Angelika Levi, Kristina Konrad
Cast: Nancy Torres Geoninatti, Talia Ocampo, Carla Lozano, Lisa Riedner, Hadeer El Mahdawy, Teo Peo

AHORITA FRAMES

“Ahorita Frames” moves the stories of the asbestos workers from New York in 2001 across the border to Tijuana in 2019, thus reconfiguring the political cartography of power relations. The film not only describes the devaluation of migrant women, but also a system of cultural symbolism and its colonial narrative.

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Duration: 00:06:00
Director: Iain B MacDonald
Producers: Harry Banks, Guy Harding, Karen Barnes, Iain B MacDonald, Tom Webster
Cast: Gilbert & George

GILBERT AND GEORGE DAYTRIPPING (AGAIN)

The artists Gilbert and George go on a day trip to the Essex coast where they explore the fundamental questions of life, the universe and everything.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

Duration: 00:28:59
Director: Yelizaveta Smith
Producer: Oleksandr Fomenko, Alina Gorlova
Writer: Yelizaveta Smith
Cast: Vasil Skakun, Anatolyi Paduka, Maksym Victorovich

SOLITUDE

The city goes throe evacuation cause of bomb from Second World War than came from the sea after the bit storm. The theatre is one of evacuations spots, where two protagonists meet each other. Their meeting can change both lifes.

BEST ANIMATION

Duration: 00:05:35
Director: Alessa Fanzoi
Producer: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Writer: Alessa Fanzoi

RAT’S NEST

Frustrated with her introversion, the protagonist Mia retreats into her own mind. This is how viewers find themselves in her subconsciousness, visually depicted by a subway station, trying to figure out what is going on inside Mia’s head.

BEST ANIMATION

Duration: 00:02:32
Director: Mason LaHue
Producer: Mason LaHue
Writer: Mason LaHue

MIS-REMEMBER

The memory of familiar places fades out inexorably.