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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Submssions Open Trailer

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Submssions Open Trailer

10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®. (Selected among 137)

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) "Ennemis Intérieurs,"...

10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®

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 2017 is OPEN for SUBMISSIONS!

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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...

BSFF 2016 - trailer#2

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BSFF 2016 - trailer#1

BSFF 2016  - trailer#1

Call For Entries: The Black Sea Film Festival 2017

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HELLO, Everyone! We’ve got NEWS.  Winter is coming, yet summer's on our mind. Our second edition of The Black Sea Festival is now OPEN for SUBMISSIONS [http://blackseafilm.ro/submit/].  News, FEATURE FILM is eligible, now [Narrative, Documentary, Animation & Experimental],  GOOD luck to you all! ...

"Through the Pane" to tour Mexico!

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"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...

40th Fest for Through the Pane!

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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...

Films By Her Screening Event this December!

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We are spotlighting the best indie films by female filmmakers in Films By Her screening! Join us for a two hour screening of the best narrative shorts and animated works from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Festival editions with your first drink on us! Buy your tickets today and enter automatically for a 2017 VIP pass raffle at the screening.  Lineup includes: Moral Compass Testimony Katyusha One Thousand and One Teardrops First Base MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! Friday, Dec...

Through the Pane wins SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at Fesancor Festival in Chile!

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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. http://fesancor.cl/premiacion-2016/ 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" to have World Premiere in the UK!

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"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...

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Rules & Regulations

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue. Narrative Feature All Genres accepted. Fiction or Non-Fiction. Must be over 70 minutes in length. Narrative Short All Genres accepted from all countries around the world. Must be under 40 minutes in length. May be Fiction or Non-Fiction. Documentary Feature Non-Fiction Documentaries covering any subject or genre. Subm...

"Games People Play" to play Cinemistica!

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"Games People Play" was chosen out of 3000 entries from 46 nations to play Festival de Cinemistica in Granada, Spain from November 16-December 17, 2016. This is the 42nd festival acceptance for this dark comedy, filmed in the style of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. Helmed/written/produced by Dawn Westlake, the film was shot on the CanonC500 and edited by Jon Carr. GC Johnson, nominated for the Peer Raben Music Award at SoundTrack_Cologne for Westlake's 2015 film "THROUGH T...

Two More Fests for "Through the Pane"!

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"Through the Pane" has been accepted to two festivals for the month of November, bringing the total to 39. The film will play the Davis Film Festival in Davis, CA, USA on November 6th, 2016. It was also chosen from over 3000 entries from 46 nations to play the Festival de Cinemistica in Granada, Spain from November 16-December 17, 2016. "Through the Pane" is based on the memoir chapter by Donald G. Westlake about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were very happil...

Call for Entries: Climate Action Film Contest 2017

Your films can inspire more people to make our city greener! Create a short film to show us how you are taking climate action and win cash prizes, Autodesk software and a special screening of your film at Green Film Fest 2017. For information on how to enter, prizes, and inspiration please visit http://www.greenfilmfest.org/contest  DEADLINES September 19, 2016: Film submissions open November 21, 2016: Deadline to enter & upload your video March ...

Call for entries October 2016

Call for Entries for the 9th Fastnet Film Festival Announced, with an increased prize fund of €10,750. We are delighted to announce the 'Call for Entries' of the 9th Fastnet Film Festival, which will be held in Schull from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th of May 2017. All submission entries must have been completed no earlier than 1st January 2015 and not been entered into the festival in previous years. Submissions may be made through FilmFreeway, just follow the link https://film...

Fest #37 for "Through the Pane"!

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"Through the Pane" will have its French premiere at the Festival du Film de Famille in Saint-Ouen, France on November 19th, 2016. This is the 37th festival acceptance for the filn. Helmed and directed by Dawn Westlake, "Through the Pane" is based on a memoir chapter by Donald G. Westlake about his acceptance of the death of his wife of 62 years. The original score by GC Johnson was nominated for the Peer Raben Music Award in Cologne, Germany in August. The film was shot and...

"Through the Pane" in Twickenham Alive Film Fest!

"Through the Pane" played the Twickenham Alive Film Festival in the UK on October 2nd, 2016. This is the 36th festival acceptance for "Through the Pane". Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father about his acceptance of the death of her mother. They were very happily married for 62 years. The film was shot on the Canon6D by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Pol also edited and did visual effects. "Through the ...

2017 will yield some of the best the world has seen.

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You will be surprised at what we have in store for you.  MiSciFi 2017 is nearly here.  We are creating an amazing line up of films, long, short, screenplays, plus more!   In a few short weeks, tickets will go on sale, rooms will be ready to be booked.  I have my armor, do you? ...

NYC Indie Film Festival Chiller Thrillers Screening Event

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With All Hallows' Eve fast approaching, join us on October 28th for a night of Chiller Thrillers! A two hour screening of our favorite thrillers from the New York City Independent Film Festival, get into the Halloween spirit and watch some films with a drink on us.  Come in costume and you can win our Best Costume Contest and get a VIP all access pass for the 2017 New York City Independent Film Festival with all day entry for films and our events! Lineup includes:  Mauv...

About 20minmax Shortfilmfestival

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20MIN|MAX SHORT FILM FESTIVAL   Seeking quality through wealth of genres As we do not set any limits with regard to film genres, our festival offers a holistic overview of the current short film scene. The diversity of the genre shall be underlined by showing blocks of films; this allows the spectator to both compare and understand the ways in which short films can be designed, which topics they can address, and the fashion in which these topics can be approached. Screening the fil...

"Through the Pane" to play Colombia!

"Through the Pane" has been selected to play in El Saman de Festicine in Viterbo-Caldas, Colombia October 13-16, 2016. This is the 35th selection for "Through the Pane". Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It addresses his cosmic acceptance of his wife's death four years ago. They were very happily married for 62 years. The film was shot on the Canon6D by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of ImatgeBarcelona...

The site for "Scrappy" is now live!

The website for Ron de Cana Productions' 18th short film, "Scrappy", is now live! http://www.dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/scrappy/index.html Give it a click to find out more about the making of the piece, cast & crew bios, a trailer, comments, film stills, ...etc.!   ...
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