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De weg van alle vlees

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Blog of short film "De weg van alle vlees" by Deben Van Dam ...

10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

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We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

FUTURE SHAPES: Karlsruhe 3000 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

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"FUTURE SHAPES: Karlsruhe 3000" sucht Kurzfilme bis 10 Minuten, die sich mit unserer Zukunft beschäftigen. Wir wird sich die Gesellschaft entwickeln? Steuern wir auf eine globale Katastrophe hin oder wird sich die Menschheit Möglichkeiten erschaffen, unser Leben zu verbessern? Weitere Informationen und das Anmeldeformular: www.independentdays-filmfest.com/future-shapes-contest   ...

Taos Shortz Film Fest call for entries OPEN!

Taos Shortz Film Fest Is again searching the globe   for outstanding short films.  Call for entries are open now  for the 8th edition.  Taos Shortz was selected as one of  "the 50 film festivals worth the entry fee" in the Spring edition of MovieMaker Magazine.  TSFF boasts being the stellar shorts film fest in the country. Do you have a tale to tell? A secret to reveal? A truth that screams to be heard?  If you think you have what it takes, submit y...

"The Martini Effect" to have African premiere in Hillywood!

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"The Martini Effect" will have its African premiere in the Rwanda Film Fest in Kigali July 12-18, 2014. The festival's theme this year is Reflection. Special kudos to the film's DP/Editor Brandon Bondehagen who effectively pulled off 'reflective' shots in the piece involving mirrors, glass and water. "The Martini Effect" was shot on the C300 provided by Canon USA, Inc. To see the complete list of RFF selected films: http://rwandafilmfestival.net/RFF_2014_offi...

"The Martini Effect" to play India!

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"The Martini Effect" will screen in the Jagran Film Festival in New Delhi in July and in Mumbai in September, 2014. The festival is organized by Jagran Prakashan Limited, a media company. This is the South Asian premiere for "The Martini Effect". The film was helmed by Dawn Westlake and shot on the Canon C300 by Brandon Bondehagen. The film stars Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky and Susan Messing. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwest...

"Games People Play" (trailer) is up!

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The trailer for "Games People Play" is now available on vimeo! This is the 16th film for Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. helmed by Dawn Westlake. The trailer is an homage to Sergio Leone's for his "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly". It features David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson & Dawn Westlake. Take a look here: https://vimeo.com/98650626   ...

"The Martini Effect" to play Sardinia!

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"The Martini Effect", written/directed by Dawn Westlake, will play the Sardinia Film Festival in Sassari, Italy on the isle of Sardegna from June 23-28, 2014. This is especially exciting for the film's team since its star, Emanuele Secci, is a native son of that region. The film also features David Razowsky, Susan Messing and Dawn Westlake. It was shot on the Canon C300 by Brandon Bondehagen. The film was scored on the guitarviol by Alvarez featured guitarist Gregory Johnson of Aco...

THE A-LIST HOLLYWOOD NEW DIRECTORS SHOWCASE

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The Directors Showcase is open to directors of all formats and styles, who have directed Commercials, Film, TV or New Media, after January 2013. Shortlisted entries will be showcased July 29, 2014 during festival.. The awards recognize new emerging directorial talent exceptional creative work, along with the ability to garner international exposure executed by commercial film directors who have recently launched their directorial careers. Entries must be under 5 minutes, you...

THE A-LIST HOLLYWOOD SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

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The A-List Hollywood Film Advertising Craft Awards & Festival is inviting the creative’s from the advertising industry to submit their short film and music video for festival inclusion. All categories are welcome including narrative, documentary, music video, animation and branded content. All entries will be screened during the festival. www.TheAList.Net ...

10th Annual Pare Lorentz International Film Festival - Call for Entrys now open.

The 10th Annual Pare Lorentz International Film Festival is now accepting submissions at:  https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PareLorentzInternationalFilmFestival       ...

Ron de Cana Productions Wraps 16th Film!

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Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. wrapped their 16th film on June 3rd, 2014 in Los Angeles. "Games People Play" was directed, written and produced by Dawn Westlake. DP Jon Carr shot on the CanonC500 and was assisted by gaffer Nathan Fetzer. Cary Daniels provided on-set sound mixing. "Games People Play" stars Second City legend David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson of the Samsung Mobile "Keep on Pushing" series featuring the Jamaican Bobsled teams. The film will be scored by ...

The second edition of the International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World: Courts des îles

The APICA, an association for the promotion of images, creation, and the arts, based in French Polynesia organizes from November 8th to 16th, 2014 the second edition of the International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World: Courts des îles, in Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia). Entering the “Courts des îles” Festival Only a film whose director was born on an island may be in competition at the Courts des îles Festival. Registrations f...

Let the community decide who to fund!

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We are an online competition that funds writers and filmmakers, both short and long format.   We are unique, in that we ask writers to judge filmmakers and filmmakers to judge writers.   The  winning filmmaker, as chosen by the screenwriters, chooses one of the top 10 scripts to buy and shoot, and we fund it with the entry fees.   ...

Be With Me- Documentary Submission Accepted to NYCIndieFF

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We just watched "Be With Me," a documentary short that was sent to us by its director Michael Terrill. "Be With Me" is the reflection of the journey the Cairns family took to help their autistic son, J.R., to recovery, something really not considered possible at the time J.R. was diagnosed. It was a wonderful feature; beyond being cleanly edited and intimately filmed, it successfully captured an emotional backdrop not found in every documentary. Through his interviews, Terril...

REVISTA CLIQUISH in Sao Paulo profiles Dawn Westlake!

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Roberto Christo of REVISTA CLIQUISH interviewed LA-based filmmaker Dawn Westlake from his office in Sao Paulo last week. http://www.revistacliquish.com/2014/05/an-interview-with-dawn-westlake.html (If you'd prefer to read it in Portuguese, click here: http://www.revistacliquish.com/2014/05/entrevista-com-dawn-westlake.html)     ...

Roundtable Sessions for Filmmakers

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We can now announce that we are offering 3 roundtable sessions for filmmakers and the general public who enter a film or purchase an admission. These roundtable sessions will be offered in the afternoon prior to the viewing of the films. Guest speakers and topics will be: Roundtable #1 – “Story Development” presented by Christian Bergmans, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Chemeketa Community College Roundtable #2 – “Off the Drawing Board and Into the Field” presented by Mic...

Famous People Talking About Shit

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  When the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival first began, I was lucky enough to be invited on the ground floor to participate. It’s remained one of my favorite events to cover for several reasons. The intimacy makes networking easy. The devotion and passion of craft of comedy is fostered. The industry big wigs they get are impressive, yet approachable. And well, the shorts are just funny! Additionally, each year the annual Famous People Talking About Sh#t panel provides insight into bo...

Lynne Stewart is a Mensch!

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  Admit it, you’ve asked yourself that age-old question, “if stranded on a desert island, with whom would I care to be stuck?” The obvious clichés come to mind: George Clooney, Halle Berry, or someone who’d fit the “tall and worth the climb” description. Sure they’re pretty, but one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met is the incomparable Miss Lynne Stewart. Stewart stars in “BINGO NIGHT,” a comedic short film by Jo...

What Are You Waiting For?

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  The LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival is the brainchild of Gary Anthony Williams, Jeannie Roshar, Ryan Higman and Kelly Frazier. Unlike many festivals, they’ve stayed true to their vision of an intimate festival that cultivates talent and provides realistic opportunities for filmmakers. If you’re looking for other twisted brains while indulging in great beers and excellent food, this festival is the best! One of the most appealing qualities of this festival is the ability to ne...

Don't Be A Douche!

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  Don’t let the rumor, ‘NO ONE WAS ARRESTED,’ throw you. The LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival Opening Night Gala did NOT disappoint. Beers went down easy at the Angel City Brewery and people lined up to chat with the likes of Laraine Newman, Wendie Malick, Jon Huertas, Cedric Yarbrough and Jordan Black to name a few. Tasty morsels from Umami Burger and Cool Haus food trucks kept everyone happy. I didn’t get a chance to enjoy any of this because the Vegas-like heat mad...

I Am So Into YOU

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Over the years, I'd had it. Having worked/volunteered for film festivals for more than a decade, it became increasingly clear that a cancer had reared its ugly head. The observation I made was nothing short of sycophant society hell bent on being seen and/or canoodling with some celebrity. To me, these over-stuffed bras, deluxe Botox, label wearing women and men show up at events like ugly girls accompanied to the prom by a paid-off neighbor. Everyone knows, but no one says anything. I don&...

Durban Short Film Selected for Cannes

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A film produced and written by Durban filmmaker and AFDA Durban Scriptwriting Lecturer, Janet van Eeden, A Shot at the Big Time, the short, has been selected for the Cannes Court Metrage, the short film corner of the official Cannes Festival 2014. It was chosen out of over a million entries.    “This honour is something my co-producer, Magda M. Olchawska, and I have dreamed of since we joined forces to make A Shot at the Big Time, the short,” says Van Eeden. “We met...

M.U.F.F. Films to Screen at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis (May 2-4, 2014 Mpls Convention Center)    MINNEAPOLIS-- the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival teams up with Wizard World Comic Con, the world's largest pop culture convention, for a 90 minute film presentation from it's festival archives.    The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival promises to continue to wow audiences with innovative underground horror and sci-fi films along with music videos by award winning independent direc...
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