All on a Mardi Gras Day

2019, 22min, Documentary

All on a Mardi Gras Day


FlickerFest International Short FF (Australia) – Best Documentary

Cinema Eye Honors, Top 10 Nonfiction Short Films of 2019

Seattle International Film Festival – Best Short Documentary

Chicago International Film Festival – Audience Award, Best Short Film

Rhode Island International FF – First Prize, Best Short Documentary

Traverse City FF – Special Mention

Sidewalk FF – Best Short Documentary

BendFilm – Best Short Documentary

Milano Film Festival, Special Mention, Best Short Film


Director Michal Pietrzyk
Cinematography Gabriel Bienczycki
Producers Michal Pietrzyk, Celeste Caliri, Gabriel Bienczycki, David Favret


Big Chief Demond Melancon Of The Young Seminole Hunters


In a gentrifying New Orleans, Demond sacrifices to be Big Chief in a secret 200-year culture known as Mardi Gras Indians: African-American men from the city’s roughest neighborhoods who spend all year sewing feathered suits they’ll wear only once, in a battle to decide who’s “the prettiest.”