A movie about a real-life 911 call during a school shooting in Atlanta was named the Annapolis Film Festival's best narrative short film, the festival announced this weekend.
The movie "DeKalb Elementary" won one of the festival's juried short awards. The movie is inspired by the 911 phone call made by Antoinette Tuff, a DeKalb Elementary faculty member, who talked a gunman into surrendering to the police in 2013.
This past weekend, the festival featured more than 70 independent movies and documentaries in downtown Annapolis. The event also included panels and an appearance by director and actor Rob Reiner, whose movie "LBJ" was viewed on the festival's opening night. The Polish movie "Snails," directed by Grzegorz Szczepaniak won best documentary short for the juried and audience competition.
For the audience competition, "Rated" won best narrative short, "Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine," won best documentary feature and "Burn Your Maps" won best narrative feature.