A young gambler enters a high stakes poker game that could cost him his soul.
Nicole Jones-Dion - Director (Debris)
Tomm Gillies - Director (Scarred, Blue, My Name is Joe)
Nicole Jones-Dion - Writer (Dracula: The Dark Prince, Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge, Privacy)
Keren Green - Producer (Tolkien's Road)
Tracee Beebe - Producer (Wild at Heart, The Unremembered)
Gregory Shelby - Key Cast (Tolkien's Road, J Pee: I'm Not Gay, ...
The Best Short Documentary Award won by "Through the Pane" in the Athens International Digital Film Fest in Greece on February 8th, 2017 was received in Los Angeles by producer/director Dawn Westlake on March 1st. Since her cast and crew are spread around the globe in Barcelona, Chicago and Los Angeles, she photoshopped them into a "group" picture with the Greek trophy.
This is the 8th nomination and 5th aw...
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"Through the Pane" will play the Purgatory Film Exhibition in Detroit, Michigan, USA on March 12, 2017.
Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the short film is based on the memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, which deals with his acceptance of her mother's death. They were very happily married for 62 years.
GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs scored the film. (He was nominated for the Peer Raben Music Award at SoundTrack_Cologne in Germany in August 2016.)
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"Through the Pane" won the Best Short Documentary Award at the Athens International Digital Film Fest in Greece on February 8, 2017. This is the 5th award for the film out of 8 nominations.
Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on her father's memoir chapter about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were very happily married for 62 years.
"Through the Pane" was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. It was scored by GC Johnson of Acousti...
"Through the Pane" has been selected to the MalatestaShort Film Festival in Cesena, Italy for March 13-15, 2017. It's been nominated to the Best Documentary category. This is its 7th award nomination. The film has won four awards so far in its festival career, in showcases in Chile, Spain and two others in Italy.
Written/helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, recounting his acceptance of his wife's death in 2012. The...
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And so we put goldfish in the pool. Wins Grand Jury Prize
Winners of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival jury prizes in short filmmaking were announced today by Sundance Institute at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 68 shorts selected from 8,985 submissions, went to And so we put goldfish in the pool., written and directed by Makoto Nagahisa. Full video of the ceremony is at youtube.com/sff. The Short Film pr...
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23 films from 19 countries will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bear as well as the Audi Short Film Award, worth € 20,000, and a nomination for the European Film Awards at the 2017 edition of Berlinale Shorts. The Algerian film Monangambeee, produced in 1969 and directed by Sarah Maldoror, will also be screened out of competition.
The International Short Film Jury 2017 will be composed of Christian Jankowski, artist and professor at the Stuttgart State Academy ...
Sixty-eight short films, announced today, will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the environment. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29.
The Institute’s support for short films extends internat...
"Through the Pane" will play the Athens International Digital Film Festival in Greece from the 2nd-8th February 2017. This is the 42nd festival selection for the 2015 short film directed by Dawn Westlake and based on her father's memoir chapter about his acceptance of the death of her mother.
The film has garnered 6 nominations and won four awards in festivals in Spain, Chile, and two in Italy.
Composer GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs was nominated for the Peer Raben Music Award at t...
Ron de Cana Productions' latest film, "Scrappy", helmed by Dawn Westlake, will have its Spanish premiere in the Certamen de Cine Corto de Salas de los Infantes in the Grand Casino of Burgos, Spain from December 26-29, 2016. The film is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake.
Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot on the Canon C300 and edited/color graded. Music was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs.
The film stars animators Dis...
Festival Date: 6 June 2017 - 12 June 2017
Call for Entries: Short films all formats and genres
Competitions: International, Deframed, German, Hamburg
Deadline: 10 February 2017
Three-Minute Quickie Competition. Short films of maximum length three minutes fit to the topic "Resistance". Deadline 1 April 2017
"Scrappy" will represent the USA in the Vittoria Peace Film Festival in Vittoria, Italy, from December 12 to 15, 2016. Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" recounts a real-life incident from Dr. Westlake's childhood when he stood up to the gun culture in the US.
The film was helmed by Dawn Westlake and shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona on a C300 provided by Canon USA, Inc. Carrizo-Vilarroig also edited a...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®. One hundred thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
"Bon Voyage," Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®. Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
"Blind Vaysha," Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)
"Borrowed Time," Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, directors (Quorum Films)
ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival has been dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world for twelve years now. Often described as Europe’s answer to Sundance, our annual festival showcases films that demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity in both form and content. These qualities are judged in 14 categories, and compete for 25 awards. Jury members come from around the globe, have a variety of backgr...
"Through the Pane" will tour Mexico with TODOS SOMOS OTROS in Mexico, November 8-13, 2016. The film was chosen from 908 entries from 51 countries. TODOS SOMOS OTROS will visit theaters in Mexico City, Veracruz, Puebla, Yucatan, Toluca & Queretaro.
Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on her father's memoir chapter about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were very happily married for 62 years. The film was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelon...
AtlantiDoc Festival in Atlantida, Uruguay is the 40th festival selection for "Through the Pane". The film will play there between December 6-10, 2016. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father Donald G. Westlake about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were happily married for 62 years.
The film was shot on the Canon6D by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Carrizo-Vilarroig also edited and did special effects. "Through the Pa...
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"Through the Pane" won the Special Jury Award for International Documentary at the 24th annual Fesancor Film Festival in Santiago, Chile. This is the fourth award for the film out of 6 international nominations.
The jury's comments:
Spanish: "El corto se destaca por su lenguaje poético y delicadeza expresiva que nos transportar a las reflexiones y sentimentos de sus personajes."
English: "The film is notable for its ...
"Scrappy", a new film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., will have its world premiere on November 10th, 2016 at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge, England with Reel Women UK. The night of films will focus on USA election issues. "Scrappy" was selected by Reel Women UK because of its treatment of the issue of gun violence in the United States. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on a real-life incident from her father, Donald G. Westlake's chi...