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CDFF Promo Reel Challenge Winner

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The Cellar Door Film Festival is pleased to announce the winner of the Promo Reel Challenge! First place goes to Janet Heatherington for her entry 'No Wine, Just Spirits'. The CDFF congratulates Janet on her creative and entertaining entry. We are excited to use this promo reel to help spotlight Ottawa as a setting for the sinister and the supernatural.   View the promo reel here:   About Cellar Door Film Festival   Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) aims to...

THE END OF FACEBOOK. Ever thought of paying facebook to 'boost' or promote your film and get more likes? THINK AGAIN!

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Watch this crazy video and learn how FB is deliberately diluting your fb likes with fake people to reduce your organic reach, even if you pay to 'boost' your likes/fan page. Crazy! http://www.booooooom.com/2014/02/25/end-facebook/ ...

THE END OF FACEBOOK. Ever thought of paying facebook to 'boost' or promote your film and get more likes? THINK AGAIN!

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Watch this crazy video and learn how FB is deliberately diluting your fb likes with fake people to reduce your organic reach, even if you pay to 'boost' your likes/fan page. Crazy! http://www.booooooom.com/2014/02/25/end-facebook/ ...

Cannes announces the Selection for the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection

  While the Official Selection of feature films for the 67th Festival de Cannes will be revealed on Thursday 17thApril, the list of Short Films is unveiled in advance. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Abbas KIAROSTAMI, will nominate the prize-winners for the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection.   THE 2014 SHORT FILMS COMPETITION    This year, the Selection Committee received 3,450 short films...

our meeting point ... www.aim.net.co

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That's the address we are meeting you ... you will know who we are... what's our mission... & what's our current activity... join hands with us by submitting your short to AIM MISFC 2014.... meet our Jury as well..... Spread a word in your friend circle & film circles. share on the social sites & apps... you can even make a fresh film & send or send the one you already have...  they can even make a fresh film & send or send the one they already have...

call for Entries to AIM Mumbai International Short Films' Carnival 2014

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AIM MISFC 2014 Submission Date Extended to 30th Apr 2014 Hello, Greetings from AIM MISFC 2014, Mumbai, India. AIM, Avenues International Media, is organizing  AIM Mumbai International Short Film Carnival in May 2014... Till date Films recd from : Taiwan, Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, Russia,  Germany , France, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, India, United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Phillipines so go ahead & send your films... Duration : &nbs...

How to Light for Your Genre in Your Short Film

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When entering a short film competition, it is imperative that you use every filming device possible to echo the key elements of your theme. Winning filmmakers are aware that lighting is a vital tool which will make your film shout to the audience even when there is silence. Whatever genre you have chosen, you can improve the overall look of your film by understanding that lighting is as important as all the other elements you are bringing together. Don’t make the mistake of treating lighti...

Promo 60SIFF

Its a promo of 60siff 2013-14 Competition....  

Sundance Institute Tours Package of Short Films from 2014 Sundance Film Festival to Theaters Across USA

Sundance Institute today announced that it will tour a package of eight short films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to a variety of destinations including art house theaters, museums, college theaters and general event spaces, across the country throughout.  Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the 94-minute Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour features both fiction and documentary short films and includes three films that won awards at the 2014 Festival. Venues ...

Saying It Without Words

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Get The Most Out of Your Three Elements Have you noticed how you can watch a film over again and are blown away each time, yet other films are one-offs? What is the difference between the film that makes us cry or gasp, and the one that activates the cringe factor? A Masterly Production Great films waste nothing: every shot, prop, and line of dialogue works to move the story forward. Nothing is superfluous, and the more you watch them, the more you see. This means that there is more going on ...

Vote for the Cellar Door Film Festival Promo Reel!

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CDFF asked local filmmakers to create a Promo Reel for the inaugural festival ad campaign.   In order to choose the winning entry, we want your input. Which of the submitted films should represent our first festival season?   VOTE NOW!   The filmmaking challenge, which opened mid-January, asked for films of 30-60 seconds in duration to highlight the festival themes and incorporate the catch criteria (a cellar or cellar door).   All approved films are then uploaded to ...

Dawn Westlake Cast in "Capsized"

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Dawn Westlake has been cast as Scottish actress Hayley McLaughlin's mother in Brandon Freer's "Capsized". The film goes into production in Southern California in May. http://www.capsizedthemovie.com/2014/04/02/dawn-westlake-as-mom/ ...

Shorts ShowCase

Hello! We are proud to announce! Shorts Showcase! Shorts Showcase is a program on PBS-KVCR. This program is short videos that have been sent to CV studios and that are shown at 11pm on television. Reaching over 16 MILLION homes weekly all over Southern California on KVCR San Bernardino,Riverside,Ontario,Orange County,Ventura County. Dish & Direct TV: Channel 24 Verizon Fios: Channel 524 HD Palm Springs,Coachella Valley Antenna & Time Warner Cable: Channel 9 Verison Fios: Channel...

How to Enter the 48 Film Project Online Shorts Competition

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48 Film Project is the ultimate international online short film competition. Make a film between four (4) minutes and seven (7) minutes long, and upload your entry online.    Here’s how it works Our competition is global and it runs from January 1 to November 15. Compete from anywhere…your bed, your bathtub, the South Pole, the dark side of the moon. We don't care. You can shoot your film from any place you like, at any time you want (within the competit...

'The Phantasmagoria of Defeat' (2013) @ 16th TDF.

Anastasia Christoforidou's short film doc 'The Phantasmagoria of Defeat' (2013) screened at the 16th annual Thessaloniki Doc Fest. “Fuck Picasso!” That's what this cutting edge Greek pop artist says. Yorgos Tzinoudis is rapidly building a reputation for himself as the Andy Warhol of Greece who spends all his time creating art and making wine. During the 16th annual Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, filmmakers took one of Yorgos' wine tours of the wine museu...

The 4th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival calling for entries!

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Entries are coming in for the 4th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival, and we're excited to see yours! Hit the Early Bird special before August 15, 2014, and the entry fee is only $30 ($35 after 8/15). Documentaries, Fiction, Animation, Music Videos and more to choose from for categories. This year's festival will also have round tables for filmmakers to attend in the afternoon where you can network with others and learn about filmmaking topics. Hope to see you there! ...

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Clips from "The Martini Effect" Make Official Cluj Shorts Teaser!

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Clips from "The Martini Effect", a film by Dawn Westlake, starring Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky and Susan Messing, made the Official Teaser for the 2014 Cluj Shorts International Film Fest: http://youtu.be/KBUfwbWnI3k (Dawn Westlake as WOMAN is at the :26 mark; Emanuele Secci & Dawn Westlake as MAN & WOMAN are kissing at the 1:28 mark.) Out of 605 entries, 52 films made the official competition. "The Martini Effect" is one of them. It unspools on Fri...

"Covariance" in Ted Hope's VIEWSTER! Sign in and vote!

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I don't like popularity contests, but who doesn't love a good horse race? I made a film about one, called "Covariance", which has been chosen for legendary indie producer Ted Hope's* online VIEWSTER Film Fest. You just go to this link: http://www.viewster.com/festival-details/1251-17110-000 , register, hit us with 5 stars from the big orange VOTE button, and then, you can view the film as much as you want for free for two weeks. Pretty neat!   ...

Fountainhead e-Letter, March 2014, Berlin/Germany

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FOUNTAINHEAD® Tanz Théâtre e - Letter March 2014 . Berlin.Germany www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com XXIX. 2014 Black International Cinema Berlin May 7-11 "Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition July1 -...

Cellar Door Film Festival Teammates at SPARTA LXXII Film Challenge!

SPARTA Film Challenge!   Join some of CDFF team as we check out the SPARTA LXXII screening!   Several of our team members have been invited by the SPARTA Film Challenge series to act as jury members for their latest film competition screening. Acting as judges at the event are Festival Coordinator Gina Freitag, and Programming Officers Renuka Bauri, Ramin Khanjani and Patrick Mullen. This event will be hosted by the Mayfair Theatre on Sunday, March 9th, 2014.   ...

Cluj Shorts, Mersi! from "The Martini Effect"

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It never rains in California? It pours. Man, it pours!! Here is a hello-thankyou ("Mersi!" is thank-you in Romanian) video I did at Cluj Shorts' invitation since I can't attend the fest personally later this month in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. ;-) Original music from the film is "Discovered in Darkness" by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs.  https://vimeo.com/88020694    For more info on "The Martini Effect" and to see a trailer, please visit: ...

Early Acceptance in Kosovo

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"The Martini Effect" by Dawn Westlake has received an early acceptance from FerFilm Festival in Ferizaj, Kosovo for July 2014. Shot & edited by Brandon Bondehagen on Canon's C300, the film was scored by Alvarez-sponsored guitarist Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "The Martini Effect" stars Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky & Susan Messing. It was shot on location in Los Angeles, Malibu, Puerto Rico and Barbados in 2013. For more info and to see a tra...

New York No Limits Call For Entry Early Deadline for Feature FIlms is now Open

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NEW YORK NO LIMITS is currently accepting Feature film entries in any subject, category and language for the 2014 NYNL SUMMIT. New York No Limits is proud to host its 4th annual Summit, a film festival event, in New York City on November 20th - 22nd at The Wild Project. NYNL is seeking films that express the most vital vision of the filmmaker. Our goal is to program the best in cutting edge film from all countries and to serve as a platform for filmmakers to explore multifaceted content.  ...

From Berlinale to Brazil!

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Dawn Westlake is featured in Roberto Christo's blog on February 13, 2014: http://robertochristo.blogspot.com.br/ Translation: Long live Dawn Westlake! Only a few people can make a living in art and culture, even with incentive laws and government edicts (like in Brazil) such a task sometimes seems impossible. But everyone in the world faces such hurdles, especially those who are just starting out. Getting sponsorship is difficult in times of economic surplus, so just imagine during crisis...
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