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"Scrappy" to play Forte Sangallo in Tracce Filmografiche Film Festival!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to play the Tracce Filmografiche Film Festival held at Forte Sangallo in Nettuno (Rome), Italy from June 21-25, 2017. http://www.traccecinematografichefilmfest.it/traccecinematografichefilmfest/Home.html Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It was shot in Pine Mountain, CA and Masia Les Quingles in Catalunya by Imatge Barcelona's Pol Carrizo Vilarroig. "Scra...

Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark) Makes Directorial Debut at Cannes 2017 with Short Film "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud."

Award-winning actress Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark) Makes Directorial Debut at Cannes 2017 with Short Film A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. Actress Karen Allen, most known for her work in the Indiana Jones film franchise, has set her sights on Cannes this year with the directorial debut of her first short film, A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.Allen returns to Cannes having been in competition with Paul Newman's The Glass Menagerie in 1987, and in 2008 with Steven Spielberg for the film that opene...

'Legally Speaking' Written by Actor Michael Germant and Directed by Filmmaker Javier Badillo To Debut At Cannes 2017

Legally Speaking a Short Film Written by Canadian Actor Michael Germant and Directed by Venezuelan/Canadian Filmmaker Javier Badillo to Debut at Cannes Director Javier Badillo will hit the Croisette for the second time with the satirical comedy “Legally Speaking.” The Island Productions film, written by and starring Michael Germant (War for the Planet of the Apes, Arrow), is about a spoiled brat who visits his right-wing senator stepfather on his sailboat to extort money for a me...

Small Town Diamonds: A short film documentary about Burlesque Troupe, The Looking Glass Revue will premiere at Cannes

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The Looking Glass Revue, a Classic Burlesque Troupe based out of the Lehigh Valley, PA can now include filmmakers to their already impressive resumes. The short film is set to premiere at The Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2017, at the Palais des Festivals. Kate Elfatah, (Director and Producer), Mika Romantic (Star and Artistic Director) and Gracie Thorpe/Grainne Images (Director of Photography and Producer) will represent the film at the Festival.  With its humble beginnings in ...

USA Film Festival announced the winners

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USA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 39TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION On Sunday, April 30, 2017, the USA Film Festival announced the winners of the 39th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition.  The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.   Chosen from more than 600 international entries, the First Place Winning Films included:   FIRST PLACE / NARRATIVE Minh Tâm, Vincent Ma...

Futuristic Short “Real Artists” by Director Cameo Wood, Featuring Tiffany Hines (24: Legacy) & Tamlyn Tomita (Berlin Station)

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Cameo Wood’s first narrative film “Real Artists” starring Tiffany Hines (Bones, 24: Legacy) and Tamlyn Tomita (Berlin Station) is set to make its debut to Cannes’ audiences on Thursday, May 25 at 5:30 PM at Palais H, as part of the 2017 Marché du Film. (Festival badge or invitation is required for entry.) Based on Ken Liu’s short story of the same title, “Real Artists” is a dark tale set in the near future. Sophia, played by Tiffany Hines, just s...

CANNES NEWS: Seek Films’ “All of Me” By All Female Filmmaking Team Debuts At Cannes Marché du Film

Seek Films’ “All of Me,” a short film by director Daphne Schmon, will premiere at Cannes Marché du Film 2017. The film, created by an all-female team, will screen on Friday, May 26 at 8:30 PM at Olympia 2 (5 rue d’Antibes, Cannes 06400). (Festival badge or invitation is required for entry.)                             &nbs...

"Scrappy" selected to Coffi - CortOglobo Film Festival in Italy!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to play the Coffi - CortOglobo Film Festival at the Castello Doria in Angri, Italy May 25-27, 2017. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It recounts a time during his childhood in small-town America when he had to stand up to the gun culture. The film was shot on Canon's C300 by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona who also edited and color graded. GC Johnson...

"Scrappy" to represent the USA in the Premio Carpine d'Argento!

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"Scrappy" has been nominated for the Premio Carpine d'Argento for films on social issues in Visciano, Italy for June 30-July 2, 2017. Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" takes on the gun culture in the US. It's the only American film in the international competition. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The film stars Nefertina Lizarraga, Dismas, GrissyG, B...

There is still time to get in on the action at Tribeca

This year's Tribeca Film Festival is another a great opportunity to see some great films, join some exciting discussions about movies, and even to rub shoulder with some of your favorite celebrities. Photos © Mustafa Önder   The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. With strong roo...

Submit your film for only $15

CALL FOR ENTRIES Late Deadline: August 31, 2017 Grenada Afterglow Film Festival Short films, 30 minutes and under. For a complete list of guidelines, categories, and awards, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/GrenadaAfterglowFilmFestival. ...

INJURY TIME | Drama Short Film Released (shot on ARRI ALEXA)

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INJURY TIME traverses the dying minutes of a soccer manager’s desperate struggle to win The Game on his own terms. This gripping, high concept thriller is told in real-time in one continuous shot.   <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1-dQcTA5e-M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>   Jack Sheridan - Director Julie Byrne - Producer Jennifer Jones - Producer  ...

Scrappy to play 21st Festival La Fila de Cortometrajes in Valladolid!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to play the 21st Festival La Fila de Cortometrajes, taking place May 8-11, 2017, in Valladolid, Spain. Festival director Isabel Blanco wrote that the film was chosen because of its "high educational value in turbulent times". Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" was adapted for the screen and helmed by his daughter, Dawn Westlake. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig shot the film on location in Pine ...

LEDIS | Comedy Short Film (2016)

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Eva and Berenice live in Rome and fight every day with the chaos of the city, the precarious works and loves. Berenice has finally met Cristiano and seems happily in love. Eva however is plagued by men but can never find the right one.  Today is Sunday, and the LEDIS are coming back from a brunch, where EVA met the usually play boy who wanted to impress her, obviously without success. Berenice is convinced that it's the fault of Eve because she seriusly influenced from physical a...

The short films selections at the 70th Festival de Cannes

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         The announcement of the 2017 Official Selection begins with the short films In Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection, in the run-up to the press conference for the 70th Festival de Cannes, to be held on Thursday, April, 13th.   Following their deliberations, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Cristian Mungiu, will decide on the best films both from the Short Films Competit...

"Scrappy" to play Granada, Spain!

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"Scrappy", based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, will represent the USA in the 2017 InCINEracion Festival in Granada, Spain on April 19th, 2017. Helmed and produced by Westlake's daughter, Dawn, the film stars Nefertina Lizarraga, Dismas, GrissyG, Bruce Rheins, and the Mighty Kong as the titular "Scrappy". With gear provided by Canon USA, Inc., the film was shot in Pine Mountain, California, USA in September 2016. Pol Carrizo Vila...

CUT - Drama Short Film (2016)

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A barber who recently retired from injure wants to rejoin, only finding his shop is taken over as a vintage salon by his son.     Muqing Li - Director Muqing Li - Writer Muqing Li - Producer Steve T. Bartlett - Key Cast Brandon Tyler Jones - Key Cast Tony Yan - Original Music   Genres: Drama Country of Origin: United States Completion Date: September 20, 2016 Film Language: English Camera: RED Epic   ...

To Die For | Comedy Horror Short Film (2016)

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Nick and Charlie finally get the girls to notice them. Unfortunately, these girls just happen to be terrifying zombies, who want to do more than just eat them...   Africa's first Zombie Comedy, "To Die For", was shot on location in Johannesburg in an abandoned building on a budget of less than $600.     Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first one to see the best short films https://goo.gl/jc977Z   Graeme Roux - ...

MANHATTAN SHORT Oscar Qualifying Screenings

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Filmmakers who would like to get their short films qualified for the 2018 Academy Awards are urged to enter this year's MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, which will not only screen to over 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cinemas across 6 continents, but will do a full week's run in one cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This theatre booking means every film selected as a finalist in the 2017 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival is eligible to enter the Oscar Competition for 2018.  ...

Italian Miracle | Comedy Short Film

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In a rural Italian village, Antonio is asked to translate an English-speaking woman's confession, but when he starts disagreeing with the priest, he has to make a decision that might change the course of her life and maybe his too.     Genres: Comedy Country of Origin: United Kingdom Completion Date: February 14, 2015 Film Language: English, Italian Shooting Format: BlackMagic 4K   Francesco Gabriele - Director (The Surprise, T...

Devil's Deal - Horror Short Film (2015)

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  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, ...

BEST SHORT DOC award arrives from Greece!

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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. https://twitter.com/dawn_westlake/status/837838106942328832/photo/1 This is the 8th nomination and 5th aw...

IRRF 2017

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Looking for Animation, Documantaries, Action, SYFY, Comedies,

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Film Submitter s we have been very impress with the A level of submissions. To those submitting content bring your "A " GAME! We want the best! Looking for Animation, Documentaries, Web Series, Action and Comedies, and SYFY.   iNDYREELS - New Streaming Platform For Movie Watching.     DO YOU MOVIEEE?                                    WE MOVIEEEE!!!! ...

12 Months Film Festival open for submissions!

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12 Month Film Festival open for entries! The 12 Months Film Festival (#12MFF) is an international online film event that attracts, displays and awards movie enthusiasts, and professionals from 6 continents, in the largest monthly qualification challenge for the Grand Prize. The 11 months editions will award and send 3 winners each in the #12MFF for the Grand Prize that takes place the end of April 2017. Submit your work to us ASAP using our website: http://12mff.com/rules/ W...
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