Both "The Martini Effect" (2013) and "Games People Play" (2014) from Ron de Cana Productions were presented at the 5th annual Siliguri International Film and Documentary Festival in Siliguri, West Bengal, India from November 15-17th, 2014. The films were written and helmed by Dawn Westlake. Music for both was composed by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs.
Canon USA, Inc. provided the C300 for the realization of "The Martini Effect". DP was Brandon Bondehagen. The C5...
Whether you've been making films for years or have just gotten started, we invite you to submit your animal-themed films of 10 minutes or less that have been created in the last two years and fall into one of these four categories:
Youth Produced (exacty that:17 years old and younger)
Three films in each category will be chosen as winners by a panel of animal- and film-loving judges.
Dys- and The Cold Heart win Audience Awards at 2014 Cellar Door Film Festival!
Films triumph as audience favourites in CDFF’s inaugural year
OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 12, 2014 – After an enthusiastic first season, Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is pleased to announce the two Audience Award winners for CDFF 2014. Dys-, directed by Maude Michaud, wins the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at CDFF ‘14 while The Cold Heart (...
"The Martini Effect" returns to play in Greece in December, after a successful run at the Thess Film Fest in Thessaloniki in October. The film was just selected to the Athens International Digital Film Festival which runs from 1-10 December 2014. This is the 21st film festival acceptance for "The Martini Effect".
For more info on the film and to see a trailer: http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/themartinieffect/index.html
Ron de Cana Productions' "Games People Play" won bronze at the Riverside Saginaw Film Fest in Michigan, USA on Sat. November 8, 2014. First place was taken by Oscar nominee "Luminaris" with 2nd place captured by festival darling "Electric Indigo".
"Games People Play" was helmed by writer/director Dawn Westlake. Jon Carr shot the film on the CanonC500 and edited on Adobe Premiere. "Games..." was scored by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. The...
We have created many festivals in cities around the world and now we are taking on the virtural one. Each month we want to showcase a short and a feature that we think the world needs to see and we will do our best to promote it for you.
So, let us see what you have. Anything is open game. Nothing is too experimental. And, if are thinking of making a film and have yet to do so, stop reading and go out and make something!
"Sausage" the Oscar and BAFTA contending short film is awarded the Cieri Media Best Animation award in this years festival! A big congratulations to Robert Grieves for winning this award and receiving $500 cash!
If you would like to see "Sausage" again, or if you haven't seen it yet, it will be online on November 3rd! Get ready!
"Shimmer" is the winner for Best Short Film in this year's festival! Congratulations to Ko-Min Lin, the director and writer of "Shimmer", for winning this award and the Sony Vegas Pro prize!
To catch a glimpse of this mind-opening Taiwanese film, please watch the trailer below!
"Games People Play" is a finalist for the grand cash prize in the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival in Saginaw, Michigan, USA running November 6-9, 2014. Amongst the nine finalists with "Games People Play" are the multi-lauded international hits "Electric Indigo" from Jean-Julien Collette and the Oscar-nominated "Luminaris" from Juan Pablo Zaramella.
This is the US premiere for "Games People Play" which has been previously selected for festivals i...
Breaking news from Peru! Ron de Cana Productions' "Games People Play" will also play the FENACO International Film Festival in Cusco, Peru November 12-15, 2014. Earlier, it had been announced that Ron de Cana's "The Martini Effect" would be presented in this year's international competition. With two films vying for prizes, director/producer/writer Dawn Westlake will be in attendance at the festival.
"Games People Play" was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon...
Dawn Westlake was recently interviewed by Cortos Verdes Internacional, an online cinema magazine out of Mexico. To read the full interview (in Spanish) click here: http://cortosverdes.blogspot.mx/2014/11/dawn-westlake-directora-productora.html
We are delighted to announce that we will be holding The Cambridge Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2015 on the evening of Friday 5th June.
Cambridge Strawberry Shorts is a well established and respected short film festival run under the umbrella of Cambridge Cinema Shorts. The festival is an important event in the Cambridge City calender. It enjoys national support and has international recognition. Each year we try to add a little extra, keeping it fresh and alive, and encouraging continued ...
Congratulations again to Patrick Ryder and Del Mak, the directors of "Shift", for winning the award for Best Super Short Film! Along with this award, they have also received the Sony Vegas Pro Software as their prize for creating such an amazing dance film.
If you didn't make it to the screening of "Shift" at our festival, you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGn76ygoOrY
Dear FilmFestivals.com readers,
Our latest Insight Film Festival initiative is to get Yeshey Namgyal (a Bhutanese award-winning filmmaker) to New York City, to receive the prestigious PLURAL+ Insight Award 2014 in person.
We have entered the last few days of raising money for an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for this to happen.
Worldwide response has been incredible … but we still need to rais...
We are now seeking submission for our November 8th Short Round, to be held in the Picturehouse Cinema in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Submissions welcome from filmmakers of all skill levels, we are looking for excellent shorts made by talented people - wherever they may be! Max length 15 mins
Please send your film with a download link in your prefered format to firstname.lastname@example.org, we look forward to reviewing your entries!
All the best,
Short Round Team
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Another eXperiment by Women Film Festival (AXWFF) promotes and screens moving images in any media, made by women, that encourage critical thinking and dialogue.
ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL (AXW for short) GIVES WOMEN’S WORK A REAL TIME & SPACE IN NYC!!
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Micro-movie Film Festival
The Cardora Film Festival has four main goals.
1) We want to encourage the making of high quality, intelligent, charming and uplifting movies, starting with micro-movies (around 1 - 2 minutes long).
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Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival is excited to announce the line-up for its inaugural festival, which screens in Ottawa November 7-9, 2014. All screenings take place at Club SAW and are generously supported by CDFF’s presenting sponsor, The School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University, as well as supporting sponsors the Alumni Association of Carleton University, GNA Heating and Cooling, The Haunted Walk of Ottawa, and Used Ottawa. CDFF presents Ottawans with their...
"Games People Play" has been selected to the Braunschweig International Film Festival in Germany for November 11-16, 2014. The film's composer, Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs, is in the running for the festival's coveted LEO Award. Greg is an Alvarez featured guitarist. "Games People Play" was written and directed by Dawn Westlake and shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr, who also edited and did visual effects. The film stars David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson, along wi...
Directors from 13 different countries will screen their Short Films throughout the Festival. With categories ranging from drama to comedy, animation to documentary, these short films cover Global Issues in many different ways.
The Official List of Short Films is below, which also includes the Run Time, Genre, Country of Origin, and Director(s) for each film. The Chelsea Film Festival is proud to present 9 World Premieres, 14 US Premieres, and 11 NY Premieres.
A BOY CALLED BORIS (2014)
Short Films in competition 2014
The Last Dinner
The Last Dinner, (USA) Spain Pr...
"Games People Play" has been selected to the Film Noir Festival in Vincennes (Paris), France for November 27-30, 2014. The dark comedy was written and directed by Dawn Westlake and shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr. An original 'spaghetti western'-style score was composed by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play" stars former Second City-LA artistic director David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson (featured in the viral video hit "First Hand Job", a...
"The Martini Effect" was selected to the 8th Thess International Film Festival for October 25-29, 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Festival director Yiannis Zachopoulos received over 1,000 entries for this edition of the festival. "The Martini Effect" tells the story of a couple who is "underwater" on their home and unable to pay their mortgage due to some personal problems and bad choices. The film was made on land in Los Angeles and Malibu with the Canon C300 by DP/E...
The striking Cambodian supernatural historical drama, 'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky', set in 1970 as the Vietnam War expanded across the border during Nixon's controversial 'Cambodian Incursion (a military operation that launched waves of protest from Kent State to Berkeley, USA), continues to generate interest across the USA and beyond:
"a strong, interesting story with good characters and excellent acting, and the supernatural element was bizarre but just rig...