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"Games People Play" to play Germany...again!

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"Games People Play" was selected out of over 1500 entries to play in the Independent Days '15 Film Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany for April 22-26, 2015. This is the third screening in Germany for the film. "Games People Play" was helmed and written by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Productions banner. It was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr through the generosity of Canon USA, Inc. "Games People Play" has an original score by Gregory Johnson...

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival Launch Event

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Founder of the internationally renowned DC Shorts Film Festival, Jon Gann, is preparing to launch the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival at the University of Sunderland’s David Puttman Media Centre, on January 9, 2015 – signaling the start of a collaborative project that is set to shape, influence and grow the city’s independent film scene.   The Sunderland Shorts Film Festival, which is set to take place in July 2015, is the latest project to bring together creative profes...

60 Seconds or Less...and now more!

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We're introducing a new category! We thought it seemed clear that we only accepted entries that were 60 seconds or less...but last year some of you insisted on entering longer entries...and they were great! So we're adding a new category, Short Films, for entries that are longer than 60 seconds, but under 26 minutes. And of course we'll continue to showcase great works that are 60 seconds or less!! Enter now: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/60SecondsorLessVideoFestival  ...

"Games People Play" to play India...again!

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"Games People Play" will play India... again! This time in Kannur at the Plumeria Film Fest from Feb. 2-4, 2015. This is the 13th selection for "Games People Play", on 5 continents. For more info about the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

Interviewed in Italian after Amarcort Film Festival!

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After the 2014 Amarcort Film Festival where Dawn Westlake's "Over A Cheever" series of four films inspired by the life and works of John Cheever were screened in an honorary session at Cineteca di Rimini on December 6th, Dawn was interviewed by Italian journalist Enrico Zoi, a guest of the festival from his native Florence. The interview was published online on January 5, 2015: http://www.esserciweb.it/cinema/dawn-westlake-vivo-sogno-cinema/ (Photo credit: Fabio Ceccarelli) For mo...

"Games People Play" selected to Rafi Peer Int'l Film Fest in Pakistan!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the Rafi Peer International Film Festival in Lahore, Pakistan for Dec. 25-27, 2014. This is the 11th film festival acceptance for this latest production by Ron de Cana Inc. in Los Angeles. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson, along with Westlake herself. "Games People Play" was shot on the CanonC500 and edited on Adobe Premiere by Jon Carr. Original music was scored by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic La...

Southeast Asian supernatural historical drama, 'FREEDOM DEAL: Story of Lucky' - Popular Among Asian Youth on Mobile Devices

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  Interesting year-end analytics of a section of Camerado's Southeast Asian supernatural historical drama, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, clearly demonstrates the movie's popularity among local (Asian) audiences.     Of a total 194, 463* minutes viewed (*4.43685041 months), the breakdown is as follows:     As the movie is set in 1970 along the Cambodia / Vietnam border during the US-Vietnam conflict, and...

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!   December 12, 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, ON – Following a successful first season, Ottawa’s speculative genre festival is opening the Cellar Door once again! Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is now accepting submissions for the second year of the festival, scheduled for November 2015.   Filmmakers are invited to submit speculative films of both s...

"Games People Play" a Roma (Overlook 2014--CinemAvvenire Film Festival)

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"The Martini Effect" & "Games People Play" will be presented at the CinemAvvenire Overlook 2014 Festival in Rome, Italy on Dec. 19th & 20th, 2014. "The Martini Effect" is on 19 Dec 2014 at 3pm at Roma Meeting Center, Sala San Giorgio, Largo Dello Scautismo 1. "Games People Play" is 20 Dec 2014 at 5:15pm at Roma Meeting Center, Sala San Giorgio, Largo Dello Scautismo 1. Entrance to both projections is free! For more info: http://www.cinemavvenir...

"The Martini Effect" a Roma (Overlook 2014--CinemAvvenire Film Fest) SCHEDULE

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"The Martini Effect" & "Games People Play" will be presented at the CinemAvvenire Overlook 2014 Festival in Rome, Italy on Dec. 19th & 20th, 2014. "The Martini Effect" is on 19 Dec 2014 at 3pm at Roma Meeting Center, Sala San Giorgio, Largo Dello Scautismo 1. "Games People Play" is 20 Dec 2014 at 5:15pm at Roma Meeting Center, Sala San Giorgio, Largo Dello Scautismo 1. Entrance to both projections is free! For more info: http://www.cinemavvenir...

Who is funding Short Films?

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Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production with the entry fees. The screenwriter gets paid and their script made. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot the script. Imagine a community that reviews your work,, provides you with abu...

9th Annual Red Rock Film Festival Call for Entries

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The Call for entries for the 9th Annual Red Rock Film Festival is open. Submit your film at filmfreeway.com, withoutabox.com, reelport.com, filmfestivallife.com, Clickforfestivals.com, festhome.com, uptofest.com. All genres considered for this international festival in Festival City, Utah by Zion Canyon and Cedar Breaks park. An incredible location for innovative film. visit www.redrockfilmfestival.com or facebook.com/RedRockFilmFestival for more information. ...

CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM at ITFS - Application Deadline February 1, 2015

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Live Animation Competition CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM 48 hours of non-stop animating at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015? All those who are ready to take the challenge are invited to apply for the Crazy Horse Session – 48H Animation Jam till February 1, 2015. Animation students from international film and art schools as well as independent animators and animation producers aged 30 years or younger may participate. The organisers will choose four to fi...

CALL FOR ENTRIES ANIMATED COM AWARD at ITFS – Deadline: January 15, 2015

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In 2015 Stuttgart will again open up the doors to the great world of animated film. And the competition for the golden Trickstars starts anew. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will offer a platform to filmmakers, directors and production companies to present their films and give the fans of animated film the chance to watch animated short and feature films of all genres for six days. The ITFS is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. It has...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Deadline Approaching!

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Enter your film today to be a part of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival! The Newport Beach Film Festival regular deadline is DECEMBER 19th.   During the week of the festival, Newport Beach Festival hosts over fifteen special events and mixers, including our intimate Sunset Series receptions for filmmakers, that offer the opportunity to meet fellow filmmakers and industry professionals.   FEATURE FILM: $65 SHORT FILM: $55   The Festival will run from April 23rd to April...

"Games People Play" returns to Germany for screening in Nuremberg!

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"Games People Play" was selected to another German festival! It plays December 5-6, 2014 in the 24 Hour Film Fest Nuremberg. Filmed in the style of a Sergio Leone 'spaghetti western', "Games People Play" director Dawn Westlake received the news of this new screening just after watching the Luca Verdone doc on Sergio Leone currently playing at the Amarcort Film Festival in Rimini, Italy. "Games People Play" was shot in Los Angeles on the CanonC500 by Jon Car...

Invitation: Special screening event at NYU (December 5, 2014)

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FAO: filmmakers, students and film-lovers in New York City The Insight Film Festival would like to invite you to a special screening of award-winning short films and Q&A discussion with an expert panel.   This event is taking place from 6.00 p.m. on December 5. 2014, at Theater 006, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (Address: 721 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 <see map>).    Full details of this free event can be fo...

VAFI 6 goes koala! Submissions are open until January 20, 2015 :)

Festival date: 21 - 26 April 2015 Submission deadline: 20 January 2015 Partner: Australia www.vafi.hr/en VAFI is a film festival for animated films made by children or youth under 18 years, but also from 5th edition -  film festival for animated films made for children and youth. So, VAFI has two competative sections: section for animated films MADE BY children or youth - VAFI JUNIOR, and section for animated films made for children and youth - VAFI SENIOR. VAFI JUNIOR ha...

"Games People Play" scores 9th festival on 5th continent!

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"Games People Play" was just selected to its ninth festival, the Barossa Film Festival in Barossa, Australia. This is the Pacific/Australia premiere for the latest film by Ron de Cana Productions' Dawn Westlake. The film was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr and scored by Acoustic Labs' Gregory Johnson. David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson star in the film, along with Westlake herself. To learn more about "Games People Play" and to see a trailer, please visit: http://da...

2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Thanksgiving Special

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The 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from over 50 different countries, including short and feature length narrative, documentary, animated and student films. In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, and an industry seminar series whose past participants have included Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast), John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), and Joe Walker (1...

BOTH "The Martini Effect" & "Games People Play" at Siliguri Int'l Film Fest in India!

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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...

PetDance Film Festival Call for Submissions

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: Educational (Documentary) Funny (Comedy) Dramatic (Drama) 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 Cellar Door Film Festival!

  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 (...
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