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"Found Objects" to play Peru!

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More good news from South America for Ron de Cana Productions' "Found Objects", directed by Dawn Westlake! The film will play El Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes (FENACO) in Cusco, Peru November 13-16, 2013. This is the 13th festival acceptance for "Found Objects". The film was shot by Brandon Bondehagen on Canon's C300. It was scored by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/...

"Found Objects" to play FESANCOR in Santiago, Chile!

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"Found Objects", written and directed by Dawn Westlake, will play the Festival Internacional Chileno de Cortometrajes (FESANCOR) in Santiago, Chile October 17-24, 2013. The festival received 2,026 submissions from 41 countries. "Found Objects" was one of only 4 films accepted from the USA. The film stars British actress Jo-Anne Krupa, 5x Emmy Award-winner Joey D'Auria, and Emanuele Secci, known for his ensemble work in the 2012 Sundance Producer's Award-winner "N...

"A.L.I.C.E." to represent the US in the Fer Film Festival in Kosovo

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"A.L.I.C.E." (2010) will represent the US in the short film competition of the Fer Film Fest in Ferizaj, Kosovo, October 2-6, 2013. This is the 42nd festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.". The film stars Joey D'Auria, Dawn Westlake, Aketza Lopez and is narrated by David Razowsky. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi; Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music is by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestlake.c...

"The Martini Effect" to play in Underwater Film Fest in Serbia!

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There are underwater film festivals from Monterrey to Belgrade...Who knew? Well, now I know...and we've just been accepted to one. "The Martini Effect" will play in Serbia's 17th Annual Underwater Film Fest in Belgrade in December 2013. The film's underwater cinematography was shot by Emanuele Secci in Barbados and provided to Ron de Cana Productions by Secci Films. For more info on "The Martini Effect", please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/t...

The Martini Effect to have World Premiere in Atlanta!

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"The Martini Effect" will have its World Premiere at the Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, USA October 18-20, 2013. The film stars Emanuele Secci, known in Italy for his fastweb spot with George Clooney, and in the US for his ensemble work in the 2012 Sundance Producer's Award-winning film, "Nobody Walks", penned by Lena Dunham. "The Martini Effect" was shot on land on the Canon C300 by cinematographer Brandon Bondehagen with underwater cinem...

Wilmington’s Cucalorus Film Festival releases early selections

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    Cucalorus Film Festival, presented by PNC, hosts its 19th annual cinematic celebration November 13-17, 2013 in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Early selections have been posted on the festival website including Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake, a minimalist homoerotic drama that premiered at Cannes this year. Bobcat Goldthwait’s genre-defying found-footage horror film Willow Creek; Vincent Bal’s charming, fast-paced period drama&...

Comedy '30 Love' wins best canadian short by Richard Stark

    Richard received a great review in Inside Toronto. Richard E. Stark’s grandmother will finally have her wish of seeing her grandson’s name on the big screen come true when his movie, 30-Love, premiers Friday, Aug. 23 at the Montreal World Film Festival. After escaping Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, his grandparents and father settled in Montreal, where his grandmother lived for 20 years before moving to North York. Stark’s family, including his 87-year-...

"Covariance" to rep the US at the Baghdad Int'l Film Fest

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"Covariance" by Dawn Westlake will represent the US in the 5th annual Baghdad International Film Festival in Iraq from October 6-10, 2013. The film was made with three 5Ds through the generosity of Canon USA, Inc. Shot by Francesco Uboldi and edited by Brandon Bondehagen, the film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Music is by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. This is the film's Middle East premiere and the 33rd festival acceptance for "Covariance". It has been nomin...

New Festival Selections for Supernatural Historical Cambodia Wartime Drama, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky & More

Camerado's striking supernatural historical wartime drama, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky - set in Cambodia in 1970 during the US-Vietnam conflict's 'Cambodia Incursion', enjoys a new official selection at the 2013 International Historical and Military Film Festival in Warsaw, coming this September.   FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, written and directed by J "Jack RO" Rosette / www.freedomdealmovie.com RT 25:00 Genre - Dramatic Fiction; Niches - Supernatural; ...

"The Martini Effect" is born!

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Ron de Cana Productions in Los Angeles is proud to announce the birth of their 15th film, "The Martini Effect", starring Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky and Susan Messing. The film was shot on location in Los Angeles, Malibu, Barbados and Puerto Rico and features the underwater cinematography of Secci Films. Brandon Bondehagen shot the film on the Canon C300 and edited with Final Cut Pro. The music was scored by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "The Martini Effect&...

Euroshorts 2013 call for entries

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37 days left  till the deadline for entries in our International Short Film Contest with main prizes offered by the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodship and the Mayor of Gdansk. Don't miss it! Jeszcze tylko 37 dni  można zgłaszać filmy do naszego konkursu międzynarodowego,  w którym główne nagrody ufundują: Marszałek Województwa Pomorskiego i Prezydent Gdańska. Zapraszamy http://euroshorts.pl! ...

The Iranian short film For The Birds is selected for the World Competition.

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  The Iranian short film For The Birds      Screening Times:  Sat Aug 24 19.00 Theatre Maisonneuve - Place Des Arts    Sat Aug 24 09.00 Cinema Imperial  Sun Aug 25 14.00 Cinema Imperial    Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, For The Birds follows a young Iranian girl as she is taken to the gallows to be hanged. It’s in her last moments that she finds her fate in the hands of the surrounding towns people. &nbs...

Call for Entries 9th annual CULTURES COLLIDE Community Film Festival

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American Theatre of Harlem is currently accepting submissions for its 9th Annual CULTURES COLLIDE Community Film Festival. This year's festival runs from October 17 to October 20, 2013. CULTURES COLLIDE celebrates the efforts of multicultural films and filmmakers and features an industry panel.  Each night concludes with an Audience Choice presentation, where the audience selects its favorite film. CULTURES COLLIDE Community Film Festival screens in the arts community of Fort Greene, ...

"Found Objects" to play Portobello Film Fest LONDON!

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"Found Objects",written and directed by Dawn Westlake, will play the Portobello Film Festival at Westbourne Studios, London on Sat., 14th September, 2013. The film stars British actress Jo-Anne Krupa, 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, and Emanuele Secci, known in Italy for his fastweb spot with George Clooney and in the US for his role in "Nobody Walks", the 2012 Sundance Film Fest Producer's Award winner. The film won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2013 CinemAvven...

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"Found Objects" to have US premiere!

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"Found Objects" is set to have its US premiere at the Johnstown Film Festival in Johnstown, PA on September 6th, 2013. The film stars 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, Emanuele Secci from George Clooney's popular Italian fastweb.it spot, and British actress Jo-Anne Krupa. It was shot on the Canon C300 by Brandon Bondehagen. For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com For more info on the festival: http://www.jaha.org/FilmFestival/Friday2013.html ...

"Found Objects" to play Athens, Greece!

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"Found Objects" will have its Greek premiere in the Athens International Digital Film Festival, September 7-17th, 2013. The film will be projected in the L.A. (Life n' Art) Theater. "Found Objects" deals with art and fame and how life in art requires some balancing... The film was generously supported in the camera department by Canon USA, Inc. The C300 was provided for the July 2012 production. Cinematography is by Brandon Bondehagen. For more info on the festival: htt...

Best Screenplay Award Arrives from Roma!

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The Best Screenplay Award from CinemAvvenire Film Festival for Ron de Cana Productions' 2012 film "Found Objects" was received by director/writer Dawn Westlake yesterday in Los Angeles. Posing with her here is actor Emanuele Secci who, with Claudia Praolini (Concorto Film Festival in Pontenure), oversaw the Italian subtitling of the film. For more info on "Found Objects", please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

Send your short film to Iceland

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The Northern Wave Internatnional Film Festival is now open for entry! The deadline is the 15th of August 2013. The festival takes place in a picturesque fishing village in the West of Iceland on the weekend of the 15th-17th of November.  The Northern Wave weekend consist of a numerous screenings of a variety of international short films. The program also includes a lecture from a professional from the film industry, a fish soup competition at the local fish market and numerous concerts and...

Best of Video Anthology of CinemAvvenire Plays a Roman Circus!

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"Found Objects", winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2013 CinemAvvenire Film Fest in Rome, is being included in the Best of Video Anthology of CinemAvvenire with projections at Coffee Park-Circus di Largo Passamonti in Rome. The screening is July 14th, 2013 at 9:30p. Tickets are 5 Euros. For more info on the screenings: http://www.pixwork.it/download/locandina_cinema.zip For more info on the film: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/foundobjects/index.html...

Taos Shortz Film Fest..Call for Entries Open

Call for Entries OPEN for the 2014 Taos Shortz Film Fest Come join the hottest shorts film fest in the country.   Taos Shortz is dedicated to featuring quality juried short films from around the globe and provide filmmakers with a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, panels, and network with fellow filmmakers, media companies, producers and distributors.   This year we are excited

Fest #33 for Covariance is San Gio in Verona!

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"Covariance" will play the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy July 23-27, 2013. This is the 33rd festival acceptance for the 2011 short film made with the generous support in the camera department from Canon USA, Inc. Directed by Dawn Westlake and starring David Razowsky, the film has been nominated for awards in Brazil, Rwanda, South Africa and Canada. For more information: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

The Malta Horror FIlm Fest

We are now accepting short films with genres like Horror, shocking, experimental horror, physco horror, paranormal and gore, for the Malta Horror FILMFEST, submission are now open, visit us on www.maltahorrorfilmfest.com for more detailed information!     

Oma Randa

   Modern society has a daunting problem with preserving traditions and languages of small cultures. Many of these cultures fall and become lost in history. In our film we show how Tverskie Karelians preserve their culture and their lifestyle, how they dream to save what is left and how this oppressive desire unites them. These people live in a hidden from extraneous eyes half-abandoned village far away fro ...

Coup de Pouce workshop – Cannes Short Film Corner – Court Métrage

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Coup de Pouce workshop – Cannes Short Film Corner – Court Métrage As part of the Short Film Corner, the Cannes Film Festival offers a series of panels and workshops for young filmmakers. I applied and was selected for one such panel. It was called, ‘Coup de Pouce’, which roughly translates to ‘helping hand’ or ‘a push in the right direction’. My advisor was Roland Nguyen, head of the short film acquisition at France 3 television; we dis...
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