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"Games People Play" to play Cinemistica!

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"Games People Play" was chosen out of 3000 entries from 46 nations to play Festival de Cinemistica in Granada, Spain from November 16-December 17, 2016. This is the 42nd festival acceptance for this dark comedy, filmed in the style of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. Helmed/written/produced by Dawn Westlake, the film was shot on the CanonC500 and edited by Jon Carr. GC Johnson, nominated for the Peer Raben Music Award at SoundTrack_Cologne for Westlake's 2015 film "THROUGH T...

NYC Independent Film Festival's 2nd Annual Sketch Comedy Category

Show off your comedic chops for our second annual Short Sketch Comedy category! Submit today for your chance to perform a sketch on our stage as a finalist and win a SONY Catalyst Production Suite if you win Best Sketch Comedy! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 for all info.   ...

TWO WEEKS AWAY: Get your scripts ready!

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2016 NYTVF Scripts Competition Accepting Original Sitcom Scripts Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners, and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festi...

9th Northern Wave International Short film festival Iceland

The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 16th to the 18th of October 2015 in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a  visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.

The festival consists of a short film (all genres) section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section.  Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.

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 events during the weekend.

 
 

 

Showcase your work at JFL and the 12th annual New York Television Festival - 3 Weeks Left to Submit!

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The NYTVF and Just for Laughs invite you – the comics, writers, creators, and producers on the cutting edge of comedy – to present your show ideas in an open-pitch forum at the Just for Laughs ComedyPRO Conference in Montreal on July 29, 2016. Concepts can be scripted or unscripted. Finalists in From Set to Screen: The TV Comedy Search will be selected to pitch their ideas LIVE at the ComedyPRO conference, the winner of which will be invited to participat...

FilmMakers Global Movie Trailer Festival calling

  SUBMIT YOUR TRAILER, TEASER OR PRESENTATION! Regular Deadline: April 30th, 2016 Click to Submit: http://filmmakers.com/festival/trailer/entry.htm     ...

12th Annual NYTVF: Early IPC Deadline Approaching! Submit Now for Discounted Rate!

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Make the next great television comedy, short-form series, drama, or unscripted format. Win guaranteed TV development opportunities at the premier festival for independent creators! The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. If your project is episodic in nature and is meant to be consumed in multiple chapters over ...

Denton Black Film Festival

Films that...Entertain...Educate...InspireThe  2016 Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) will showcase films that entertain, educate, inspire, and communicate Black American cultural themes to the broader community as expressed through movies and art that reflect cultural mindset and changes through several generations of film-making.  The 2016 Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) is a month long expo of engaging and entertaining films and events, culminating in a major screening of over 25 award-winning and/or though provoking films January 29-31. The Festival offers programming for the family inspired by the African-American experience.  DBFF seeks to offer the works of local, national and international filmmakers, that often are not seen by a broad audience and may not be recognized through major theatrical release.

Festival #40 for "Games People Play" is L'Aquila!

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Dawn Westlake's "Games People Play" received its 40th festival acceptance today with L'Aquila Film Fest in L'Aquila, Italy for December 8-18, 2015. Shot on the C500 by Jon Carr, the film was scored by Alvarez-featured guitarist GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs in the style of Ennio Morricone. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/gamespeop...

"Games People Play" selected to Athens International Digital Film Festival!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the 5th annual Athens International Digital Film Fest in Greece for December 17-23, 2015. This is the 39th festival acceptance for the 2014 comedy noir helmed and written by Dawn Westlake. The film was shot on the CanonC500 and edited with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects by Jon Carr. An Ennio Morricone-esque score was composed by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, he...

"Games People Play" accepted to Moab Film Festival in Utah!

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Dawn Westlake's "Games People Play" received its 38th film festival acceptance this week at the Moab International Film Festival in Moab, Utah, USA for November 20-23, 2015. According to a festival press release dated October 28th, 2015: "Highlights among the short film selections include Dawn Westlake's 'Games People Play',a darkly comic piece on the power of words that she says 'makes a plea for the return to sincerity...using irony.' Choosing from ...

ALTER-NATIVE Film Festival accepts "Games People Play"!

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Ron de Cana Productions' "Games People Play" has been accepted to the 23rd ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival in Targu Mures, Romania for November 4-8, 2015. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. This is Westlake's 7th film collaboration with David Razowsky. Their first collaboration, the animated short "Dottie: The Little Girl with the Big Voice", won the Broadcast Prize at the 2003 editio...

2015 Atlantic City Cinefest To Present Four Days Of Films

  The 8th annual 2015 Atlantic City Cinefest will present four days of feature, short and documentary films, Oct. 15 to 18. The film festival will serve up a mix of comedy, drama, horror and science fiction, narrative and documentary. New Jersey-based author, Irv Slifkin, writer of Filmadelphia, hosts a guided video tour of film history in the Philadelphia and New Jersey regions Saturday, Oct. 17 at Dante Hall Theater, one of two venues lined up in th...

Visionaria Festival in Siena to project TWO Westlake films in October...

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Visionaria Film Festival in Siena, Italy has just accepted "Games People Play" (2014) and "The Martini Effect" (2013) from Ron de Cana Productions for their 22nd edition, October 8-17, 2015. Both films were written and helmed by Dawn Westlake. "Games People Play" was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr. "The Martini Effect" was shot by Brandon Bondehagen on the C300. Both cameras were provided by Canon USA, Inc. because Westlake was named a Canon Platinum F...

The Intern, Review: Good turn

The Intern, Review: Good turn A 30-something Internet start-up founder finds a soul-mate in a 70-something company ‘intern’. So, what does she do? Get involved with him romantically? Banish the thought. She is looking for a CEO to run the company more efficiently, and the old man has been a marketing manager. So, what does she do? Promote him to CEO? No way. She finds that her house-husband is cheating on her. So, all hell breaks loose? Not a chance. The Intern carefully avoids al...

"Games People Play" back to Mexico for Post Mortem Fest!

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"Games People Play" returns again to Mexico for the 2015 Post Mortem Festival in Aguascalientes, Mexico October 1-4, 2015. A dark comedy shot in the style of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western, this is the third festival acceptance in Mexico in a year's time. Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake herself. The film was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr. An Ennio Morricone-esque score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs...

"Games People Play" wins Best Foreign Short in South Africa!

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Ron de Cana Productions' "Games People Play" won the Best Foreign Short Film award at the 2015 Ugu Film Festival in Port Shepstone, South African on September 13th. The panel of judges were writer Andrew Worsdale, the Durban-based director of "Poison", Madoda Ncayiyana, the director of "Izulu Lami" and David Forbes, the distributor and founder of Shadow Films. This is the third award for "Games People Play". The film has previously won prizes at fests...

Out of 2500 entries, "Games People Play" is 1 of 2 US films at Fesancor!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the 23rd annual Festival Chileno Internacional de Cortometrajes de Santiago for October 19-26, 2015. The festival office received over 2500 entries. "Games People Play" was one of only two US films to be chosen for the international section. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. The film was scored by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Jon Carr filmed on Canon's C500. Car...

She’s Funny That Way, Review: Screwball sex comedy, the Bogdanovich way

She’s Funny That Way, Review: Screwball sex comedy, the Bogdanovich way In Ernst Lubitsch’s Cluny Brown (1946), Charles Boyer, playing Adam Belinski, says to Jennifer Jones, “In Hyde Park, some people like to feed nuts to the squirrels. But if it makes you happy to feed squirrels to the nuts, who am I to say nuts to the squirrels?” Writer-director Peter Bogdanovich liked this phrase so much, that he made it the title for his latest film, included an acknowledged clip ...

2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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We're accepting films to our 3rd year!  We will boast 7 days of independent cinema from all over the world in a modern theater in the heart of the world-famous arts distrcit in North Hollywood, California!  All genres accepted.  Awards given in multiple categories.  Check us out at www.nohocinefest.com.  We are on Withoutabox and Film Freeway! ...

"Games People Play" at Johnstown Film Fest on 9/11!

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"Games People Play" was accepted to another US festival this week. It will play the Johnstown Film Festival in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on September 11th, 2015. Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake herself. The film features an Ennio Morricone-esque score by Pennsylvania native GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/gamespeopleplay/index....

"Games People Play" to rep the USA in Kosovo at FerFilm Fest!

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Out of 400 submissions, "Games People Play", a noir comedy written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, will represent the USA in Ferizaj, Kosovo in the FerFilm Fest September 2-6, 2015. The film was shot on the CanonC500 by Jon Carr who also did the editing and vfx. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake herself and features an original score by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestla...

"Games People Play" accepted to HorrorQuest in Atlanta!

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"Games People Play" was selected to HorrorQuest Film Fest in Atlanta, Georgia, USA for October 16-18, 2015. A noir-comedy-thriller shot on the Canon C500 in the style of a spaghetti western, this is the FIRST horror fest for the hybrid short written and helmed by Dawn Westlake. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson, and Westlake herself. An Ennio-Morricone-esque score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. http://www.thehorrorquest.com/ For more info...

THE JERSEY DEVIL INKS WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION DEAL

  THE JERSEY DEVIL TO BE RELEASED WORLDWIDE OCTOBER 27TH 2015! Award-winning comedy film "The Jersey Devil" is aiming to give the comedy genre one "hell" of a ride!    Humanity Pride Productions, Green Light Films, Diamond Jesus Productions have signed with Shami Media Group, Inc. and are pleased to announce the official release of the multi award-winning comedy film, The Jersey Devil!    Straight from...

Games People Play to London for the Portobello Film Fest in September!

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"Games People Play" will unspool in London in the Portobello Film Fest on September 10th, 2015 at 6:30pm. Admission is FREE! The noir comedy was written/helmed by Dawn Westlake and stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. An Ennio Morricone-esque score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Johnson will next be heard on the score for the Tom Tykwer-helmed and Tom Hanks-starrer "Hologram for the King", based on the Dave Eggers novel. For more info on ...
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