The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova wins best feature at CFF

Filmmaker Zack Bernbaum also won the best director prize as Canadian Film Fest wrapped its 2019 edition.

Dancing DogsZack Bernbaum’s The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova (pictured) won a pair of awards this past weekend as Canadian Film Fest (CFF) wrapped its 13th edition.

The film won the prize for best feature film, while filmmaker Bernbaum (Cold Deck) won the award for best direction. Dancing Dogs of Dombrova is written by Michael Whatling and produced by Bernbaum, Stephen Chandler Whitehead and Adrian Moldovan.

Meanwhile, Rama Rau’s Honey Bee won the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie prize and Andrew Simpson’s Wolves Unleashed – Against All Odds won the People’s Pick for Best Flick prize. Terminally in Love, from directors Emily Jenkins and Justin Black, was named as the best short film, as well as winning the award for best set and production design.

In the jury awards, Wolves Unleashed won the Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking prize, while the best actor in a feature award went to Aaron Abrams for his performance in Nose to Tail. The prize for best actor in a short went to Krista Morin for her role in Spooning.

This year’s CFF Harold Greenberg Script Competition winner was Harold Doesn’t Die by Stephen Sloot. Each year the winner receives $10,000 in development funding, as well as guidance from a member of the Fund’s executive team. This year’s runner up was Black White Blue by Murry Peeters.