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Topanga Film Festival Delights Global Community 

TFF ’21 came and happened – rolling with pandemic challenges and uncertainties. Six days of virtual screenings (over 80 films!), Q&A’s, and even virtual, late night karaoke sessions, were capped by a magical open-air night of cinema on the TCC ballfield. All in all TFF was a big hit with all the filmmakers, and an appreciative global community. The TFF team has marked June 18-25th for next year’s date.

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION 

Ama’ara – Song Of Whales

Director: Sebastian Jobst

Producer: Sebastian Jobst & Katarina Kezeric

FEATURE NARRATIVE COMPETITION

The Yellow Wallpaper

Director: Kevin Pontuti

Producer: Kevin Pontuti & Alexandra Loreth

INT SHORT FILM COMPETITION

BEST FILM – True Story “I feel” 

Director: Matthew Law

RUNNER-UP– Mannaggia 

Director: Anna Galtarossa

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH– The Dark Valley 

Director: T.J. Morehouse

SPECIAL MENTION: But Happy 

Director: Anatolii Umanets

Young Filmmakers Showcase

Outstanding Achievement– The Dress Code 

Director: Nikita Abramson

Outstanding Achievement– Masked

Director: DJ Bevan

Outstanding Achievement– Laephlexa

Director: Madeleine Case & Team

Outstanding Achievement– Save The Tule Elk 

Director: Evie Dietrich

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