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"Scrappy" to have German premiere!

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"Scrappy" will have its German premiere at the 41st Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt in Weiterstadt, Germany on August 11th, 2017. Based on a Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, the film is helmed by his daughter, Dawn Westlake. "Scrappy" recounts a real-life anecdote from Don Westlake's childhood in which he had to stand up to the gun culture of the USA. Filmed and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, "Scrappy" was sc...

"Through the Pane" to rep the USA at the Rome Observatory with Catone Film Fest!

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Dawn Westlake's "Through the Pane" will represent the USA in the documentary section of the Catone Film Festival held at L'Osservatorio di Roma in Rome, Italy July 14-15, 2017. Based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake,"Through the Pane" is about his acceptance of Dawn's mother's death in 2012. Dawn's parents were happily married for 62 years. The film was shot in 2015 in Dawn's childhood home in a suburb of Chicago, IL, USA. Cinemat...

"Scrappy" to rep the USA at Porto7 Film Festival!

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"Scrappy" will have its Portuguese premiere and rep the USA in the Porto7 Film Festival in Porto, Portugal June 14-18, 2017. Porto is a special place for producer/director Dawn Westlake who made her very first film, "Mini Driver Project", in Porto in 2000. "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by the director's father, Donald G. Westlake. It recounts an anecdote from his childhood when he had to stand up to the gun culture in the ...

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June Indie Night: #NYCIndieFF Celebrates Pride!

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#NYCIndieFF Celebrates Pride is a screening event that highlights some of the best storytelling by LGBTQ+ filmmakers and highlights complex characters in the community. Round out Pride Month with great indie films and your first drink included in the admission! Lineup includes: A Song for Your Mixtape Guao The Owls Chosen Family & more to be announced! Friday, June 30 at 8PM @ Producers Club 358 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 Price: $15.00, Buy your ti...

"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...

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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   ...
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