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Little Things

Director: Rati Tsiteladze.

After the marriage Sophie realizes that once loving relationship with her husband, suddenly turned distant and decides to take action.

Bad Seed

Director: DANIEL MARTIN NOVEL.

A teenage girl follows a path across an endless salt desert. She meets the quiet figure of a man standing by the path. Their chat slowly becomes a rambling monologue by the man, in which he compulsively expresses his obsessions: fatherhood, youth and young love affairs.
 

CALL FOR ENTRIES JUNE 20th for Austin International SHORT Film Festival

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Austin International SHORT Film Festival CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE: Friday, June 20, 2014 Austin stands as one of the great cities for filmmakers and independent movie making in the U.S.. Adding to this reputation, Austin can now boast a premiere international short film festival. The Austin International Short Film Festival, will showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world September 10 - 11, 2014 at the The Moviehouse and Eatery complex in ...

TFF 2014 Review: Gabriel

By Maria Esteves – April 19, 2014 Lou Howe’s directorial debut of GABRIEL premiered during the 13th Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA theatre, New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The post premiere Q&A session immediately followed with director Howe, lead actor Rory Culkin, cast and crew members moderated by artistic director Frederic Boyer, Tribeca Film Festival. Questions posed by Boyer and the audience to director Howe and cast included: “Describe the film style, th...

Dawn Westlake Cast in "Capsized"

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Dawn Westlake has been cast as Scottish actress Hayley McLaughlin's mother in Brandon Freer's "Capsized". The film goes into production in Southern California in May. http://www.capsizedthemovie.com/2014/04/02/dawn-westlake-as-mom/ ...

Amber - "Jag Är Min Egen"

Director: Johan Bergqvist.
In the far stretching forest landscape of Sweden, a cop killing drug dealer on the run from the law finds himself having to care for a baby girl. With the child's welfare in peril he pursues a deadline to deliver a batch of the new killer drug Grunt to a contact in Finland and during his escape he runs into old acquaintances and pays a visit his notorious boss Petri. An encounter that will force him to confront his own past and determine his future.

Clips from "The Martini Effect" Make Official Cluj Shorts Teaser!

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Clips from "The Martini Effect", a film by Dawn Westlake, starring Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky and Susan Messing, made the Official Teaser for the 2014 Cluj Shorts International Film Fest: http://youtu.be/KBUfwbWnI3k (Dawn Westlake as WOMAN is at the :26 mark; Emanuele Secci & Dawn Westlake as MAN & WOMAN are kissing at the 1:28 mark.) Out of 605 entries, 52 films made the official competition. "The Martini Effect" is one of them. It unspools on Fri...

This Film Must Not Be Watched

Director: Ali Kalantari.

Short synopsis of the film 

This Film is About a Woman who has been betrayed by her own husband and she is now planning a revenge with a camcorder. This film carries a message for today’s Man-Dominating Societies

 

Distance

Director: Janno Jürgens.

A lonely boat wanders around aimlessly in the fog, which has unexpectedly rolled up. The engine has stopped working and the visibility is as clear as the relationship between the father and son, who sit in the boat. What happens when these two are faced with an inexplicable threat?

Yorkton Film Festival

The Yorkton Film Festival is pleased to be entering its 67th year, cementing it's status as North America's longest running film festival.

Kicking off on Thursday, May 22nd with it's Opening Night Screening; the Yorkton Film Festival remains one of Canada's premiere festivals for short Canadian film. Explore our world class workshops and panels, our unique mini-cinema screening atmosphere, and our programmed screenings during the day. On Friday, May 23rd, experience our unique Lobsterfest event; a world class East Coast dinner, with a side order of 'western' style skeet shooting!

Capped off on Saturday, May 24th with our Golden Sheaf Awards Gala. Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner, and watch us celebrate the best in Canadian short cinema.

Crossroads

Director: faysal soysal.

When they were kids, Bunyamin and his brother Yusuf fall in love with the same girl – Zeliha – and a childish game leads to Zeliha’s death. Bunyamin can never forgive himself and face up to his brother, instead; he keeps running away from home with excuses. After his graduation, he drifts to Bosnia to help with the discovery of dead bodies from the mass graves. The emotional pressure of his job brings his past back to him in his dreams, instead of being himself in his dreams; he turns into his brother Yusuf who struggles to find his true love Zuleyha. Zrinka is a Serbian-Bosnian psychologist helps people with post-war suicide syndrome. They meet on the Mostar Bridge while she considers committing suicide. Mysterious nature of Bunyamin attracts her. Zrinka tries to help him to be released from his qualms of conscience, but despite of all her efforts, Bunyamin doesn’t share the terrific childhood incident with her. After completing his job in the ICMP, (International Commission on Missing Persons), he returns to Turkey to face his brother to deserve Zrinka’s love. While waiting for his return patiently, one day, Zrinka sees that something bad happens to him in her dream. She follows her instincts and begins a journey through Turkey to help him and find an answer to her love. In Hasankeyf, instead of what she expects, she finds another truth and the true love. This isn’t a straight-forward love story; it’s a tale of love, death and the healing of three lost hearts. It is pure reality drenched in dreams.

Bad Film Fest

Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good.

The Bad Film Fest aims to be the baddest film festival it can be.

Want to shoot something stupid or ridiculous? Go for it. Don't fear what the audience will think. 
Create for the sake of creating.

 

 

*There Will Be Technical Difficulties*

Play It

Director: Maikel Popic.

Billy is a shy young Barista with a peculiar affinity for dinosaurs. When a beautiful girl, Genny, enters the coffee shop he works at, Billy becomes infatuated. Upon seeing that Genny is possibly already involved with a man, Billy sits down for a domino match in the metaphorical game of life. Battling against various characters and his own shyness, Billy will try to win Genny's heart in both a metaphoric and real world game in which every tile played holds a crucial consequence in the path to victory.

 

Talent
Bianca Barrat
Claire Austin
Charlie Cussons
Christopher Laishley
Daniel Ahmadi
Kes Gill-Martin
Will Parrot

Ron de Cana Film Portal

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Ron de Cana Productions and filmmaker Dawn Westlake are pleased to announce the launch of http://dawnwestlake.com/ a new film portal for the distribution of Ron de Cana films by download and DVD compilation. Touch down and click around, won't you? http://dawnwestlake.com/ ...

Download Films from Ron de Cana Productions!

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Just in time for holiday travel, Ron de Cana Productions is making a majority of their film library available for download! Make those plane, train and automobile rides just a little shorter...with film! https://sellfy.com/rondecana Ron de Cana Productions has made 15 films since 2000 in the US, France, Portugal and Spain which have won 44 awards, including honors from Canon USA and JVC-Tokyo. For more info on the films offered in the download channel above, please visit http://www.dawnwestlak...

Cambodian Film, 'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky' Screening in New York City, November 13th 2013 - NYC & East Coast Premiere

  Asian Film, ‘FREEDOM DEAL’, Reveals a New Supernatural Dimension to the US-Vietnam Conflict   NEW YORK, New York – A new movie from Southeast Asia, ‘Freedom Deal: The Story of Lucky’, will offer the East Coast of the USA a never-before-seen look at a secret part of the US-Vietnam conflict when it screens at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan on November 13th.     “My Cambodian colleagues and I followed ou...

2014 Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) calling for entries

2014 Taiwan International Children's Film Festival Call for Entries: (Submission Deadline: Oct. 31 2013) Festival Overview Held once every two years, the festival brings young children and adults too, to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place in April 2014. PTS, the organizers of this event, are now signing up entries for this tremendous series of showings, attracting some of the finest film makers from around the world...

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Film Fest to screen 2 films from Ron de Cana Prods!

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Cinema Perpetuum Film Fest in Minsk, Belarus will screen two films by Ron de Cana Prods.' Dawn Westlake on September 29, 2013. They are "Found Objects" (2012) and the brand new "The Martini Effect" (just released in August 2013). Both films were shot on the Canon C300 and edited by Brandon Bondehagen. Both star Emanuele Secci, known in Italy for his fastweb spot with George Clooney and worldwide for his stand-out performance in the 2012 Sundance Producer's Award-winni...

Youm ou lila

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Hussein was sending a monthly parcel to his family where he puts drugs for his daughter who was critically ill. But in the last shipment he forgot to do this. His wife cannot tolerate this omission which can cause the death of her child. Yzza; his wife; who has never left his native village; has decided to undertake a long journey to Casablanca. Her goal was to find her husband and get drugs to save her daughter. Her mission is far to be easy. As soon as she arrived, the adventure turns into ...

The 3rd Annual Angeleno Film Festival

The 3rd Annual Angeleno Film Festival has been accepting film submission throughout 2013.  The award ceremony and screenings will be happening this November, 2013.  The 2nd Annual Angeleno Film Festival was held September 20, 2012 and you can view a complete list of winners and photos from the award ceremony at www.angelenofest.com.

Photos from the 2nd ceremony below.

Youm ou lila

Director: Noufel Berraoui.

Hussein was sending a monthly parcel to his family where he puts drugs for his daughter who was critically ill. But in the last shipment he forgot to do this. His wife cannot tolerate this omission which can cause the death of her child. Yzza; his wife; who has never left his native village; has decided to undertake a long journey to Casablanca. Her goal was to find her husband and get drugs to save her daughter. Her mission is far to be easy. As soon as she arrived, the adventure turns into a nightmare. Her rescue was completed by meeting Aziza a young prostitute who protects her and undertakes with her the research of her husband Hussein ... the trip was short but it was sufficient to change her life forever.

Predestination

Director: Daniel Bean.

An angsty philosophical short film with a unique visual and storytelling style directed by Daniel Bean.

The Martini Effect

Director: Dawn Westlake.

On this final afternoon of living the high life, a Man and a Woman struggle silently to clear the air in a house that’s completely underwater.

"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&...

North Hollywood CineFest CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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Submit today to the hottest new festival in Los Angeles!  Making its debut next April in a state of the art digital theater in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, the North Hollywood CineFest will boast a great run of independent films as well as provide an entertaining atmosphere and a fantastic networking opportunity with people in the biz.  Numerous notable film professionals will be present in this 4-day event.  The festival will prioritize great stories first and foremost. &...
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