RESULTS OF THE OCTOBER-JANUARY PRESELECTION COMPETITION
Official selection for the 2022 Dumbo Film Festival
Director: Ola Jankowska
Writer: Ola Jankowska
Producers: Piotr Dzięcioł, Łukasz Dzięcioł, Edyta Janczak – Hiriart
Cast: Karolina Kominek, Andrzej Poniedzielski
Mika arrives in Poland to pay a hospital visit to her father who is suffering from severe brain injury and memory loss. It’s the first time they meet in many years, yet the father thinks they still live together and she’s a teenager.
Director: Marion Naccache
Producers: Marion Naccache and Jérôme Czapka, Ailton Franco Jr. and Franck Leibovici
VENICE BEACH, CA
Dawn in Venice Beach, California. Every morning, the homeless living by the beach wake up and have to tidy up the space where they spend the night. As the sun slowly rises, their voices express their views of the world.
Director: Christopher Klimovski
Writer: Christopher Klimovski
Producer: Mia Francois
Cast: Kendra McNulty, Keean Sabbah, Terrence Montgomery
A couple discover they have a rare-genetic condition that makes them allergic to each other and so must decide between facing the hazardous pain of being together or suffering the agony of being apart.
Director: Torfinn Iversen
Writer: Torfinn Iversen
Producer: Julia Andersen
Cast: Benoni Brox Krane, Stig Henrik Hoff, Nicholai Evans, Kahled Saleh Ankila
THE KICKSLED CHOIR
Ten-year-old Gabriel loves to sing and has one desire: to sing in the local choir, known for their kindness and charity towards the village refugees. But when Gabriel’s father gets into a fight with one of the local refugees, Gabriel’s quest to join The Kicksled Choir becomes challenging.
Directors: Arkadij Khaet, Mickey Paatzsch
Writers: Arkadij Khaet, Merle Kirchhoff
Producers: Christine Duttlinger, Ludwig Meck, Lotta Schmelzer
Cast: Alexander Wertmann
MASEL TOV COCKTAIL
Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 50 ml Culture of Remembrance, 30 ml stereotypes, 2 teaspoons of patriotism, 1 teaspoon of Israel, 1 falafel, 5 Stumbling Stones, a dash of antisemitism
Directions: Put all ingredients into a film, bring to boil and shake vigorously. Then garnish with Klezmer music.
Consumption: Light before serving. Enjoy at the cinema. 100% kosher.
Director: David Peter Hansen
Producer: David Peter Hansen
Cast: Christian Yingling, Bob Gardner, John Wagner, Magie Yingling
In the hills of rural Pennsylvania, the leader of a local militia must prepare his men for the turbulent political landscape of 2020 while at war with his own conscience.
Director: André Hörmann
Writer: André Hörmann
Producers: André Hörmann, Max Milhahn, Julie Goldmann, Christopher Clements
Cast: Destyne Butler JR
Destyne Butler Jr. grew up on the infamous Southside of Chicago – breeding ground for poverty, drugs and gang violence. He gets arrested right after his 18th birthday. His dad is all that remains for him.
Director: Nicholas Stachurski
Cast: Marisa Kimmel
When Marisa is faced with the harsh reality of her lethal genetic code, she steps into the biggest physical change of her life – but her struggle is more than meets the eye – moment that leads to a deeper understanding of human identity.
Directors: Ken Kamara, Arianna Marin
Producer: Cinque Alpha
Cast: Urbano Taquecher Ruiz
Pedalling alongside majestic buildings, reminiscent of a crumbling past that seems to be haunting this vibrant city, Urbano takes us on a journey where struggle and hope, harshness and tenderness, music, rum and love mix together in an honest portrait of the Cuban capital and the spirit of her people.
Director: Stephen Michael Simon
Producers: Stephen Michael Simon, James Vasco Rodrigues
BACON ‘N’ LACES
A single dad of three boys manages a diner. But, there’s more to John than meets the eye.
Directors and Choreographers: (LA)HORDE – Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel
Producers: Sourdoreille Production (Sami Battikh, Ronan Le Borgne, Mario Raulin)
ROOM WITH A VIEW
(LA)HORDE explore forms of protest and rebellion through dance. The video and motion capture allow us to represent the unimaginable, to question with even more violence and strangeness the physical relationships to the group through the possible collapses.
Director: Vincent Moon
ÓLAFUR ARNALDS: WHEN WE ARE BORN
Through themes of rituals, relationships and exploration of our inner landscapes, this is a film focused on how we all move forward — and made especially potent in the times of disconnect and isolation we now live in.
Director/Writer: Uri Lotan
Eviah, a young and timid kid on the brink of puberty and his best friend sneak into the Black slide, the most terrifying ride in Aqua Fun. There Eviah will gain insight to prepare him for events about to unfold at home.
Director/Writer: Elena Felici
Producer: Michelle Nardone and Anja Perl
One city bus, three passengers and a back seat scenario they fail to address.