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DRAMA

La Releve

Director: Christophe Previte.

A man, a business executive, whose only known weakness is excessive reading (and maybe a rather cold attitude) is suddenly suspended, following a complaint from one of his colleagues for mental harassment and physical violence. Feigning indifference at first, the man goes off without a word but, overcome with rage, he decides to abandon everything and from then on, wanders aimlessly through the countryside. Until one day, he comes across the inert and wounded body of a woman lying on the side of a deserted country road. Who is this woman? What is her story? Why has she fallen down there? And why is Arthur Rimbaud's Cahier de Douai "resting" on the ground beside her? Alternately indifferent, hesitant, sheepish, the man is finally going to make a choice: help her up in his own way, with his own words... And his tenderness too...
 

Daewit /Däwit @ Berlinale Shorts - 65. Berlin international Film festival

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Trailer - Daewit / Däwit

Trailer of "Daewit" (oig. Däwit) by David Jansen ©2015 Fabian&Fred   http://daewit.fabianfred.com https://www.facebook.com/daewit

Poster of Daewit / Däwit

Poster of "Daewit" (oig. Däwit) by David Jansen ©2015 Fabian&Fred   http://daewit.fabianfred.com https://www.facebook.com/daewit

Daewit /Däwit @ ITFS Festival of Animation Stuttgart

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Official Selection International Competition: http://www.itfs.de/festival/wettbewerbe/internationaler-wettbewerb/wettbewerbsbeitraege-iw/   "Daewit" (oig. Däwit) by David Jansen ©2015 Fabian&Fred   http://daewit.fabianfred.com https://www.facebook.com/daewit ...

Daewit /Däwit @ Filmfest Dresden

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27. Filmfest Dresden Official Selection http://www.filmfest-dresden.de/deutsch/programm/festival+programm/festival+programm.html   "Daewit" (oig. Däwit) by David Jansen ©2015 Fabian&Fred   http://daewit.fabianfred.com https://www.facebook.com/daewit ...

New York International Short Film Festival | Call for Entries

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The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City. NY Shorts Fest offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City. NY Shorts Fest premiered Ricky Gervais ‘Derek” in 2012, which became a popular British television show written, directed and starring Ricky Gerva...

Daewit

Director: David Jansen.

An angel, a wolf child, a cat. The film "Daewit", animated in the tradition of wood cut technique, tells the story of an abandoned child, who grows up with wolfs after his mother rescued him from his violent father. Daewit becomes a man who is weary of living and noticed that he inherited some of his father’s characteristics. After an enigmatic journey full of privations and in quest for identity he finds his peace in forgiveness.

commffest global community film festival

The 2015 COMMFFEST (Community Film Festival) celebrates its 10th anniversary from September 23 to 30, screening in movie theatres and exhibition spaces, presented yearly by a group of dedicated volunteers. COMMFFEST a non-profit charitable corporation makes its home in one of Toronto’s most fast growing, economically diverse neighbourhood, Old Town Toronto, where many languages are spoken and where memorable films like Robcob; Cinderella Man, Chicago, X-Men, The Hurricane, and Against the Ropes were created.

"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...

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.

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

 
LICHTER Filmfest offers an eclectic mix of films with a focus on the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region but also on international films and video art. The 8th Edition of the Festival in 2015 revolves around the topic of money, in all its forms. The festival reaches out to the city and the region with several exhibitions, installations and performances.

Sections: Feature-length Competition (Fiction, Documentaries), Short Film Competition, International Video Art Competition, Out of Competition, International Films, Retrospective, Special Screenings

Terms of Entry: Feature- and Short Film Competition: only films connected to the Rhine-Main-Region, completed in 2013 or later
International Program: Focus Topic "Money" (2015)
Audience Award: all films without a German distributor (in and out of competition)

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental, Short Films

Subtitles

Format: 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline: 01 December 2014

Attendance Figures: 10,000

Awards: Best Feature
Best Short
Audience Award
Lichter International Art Award

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. &...

PetDance Film Festival

PetDance is a one-day short film festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, dedicated to all things animal.

Submission deadlines:

   Early bird ($25/submission): Nov. 30
   Regular ($35/submission): Dec. 31.

Accepting online submissions at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PetDanceFilmFestival

With categories ranging from educational to dramatic, these animal-centric films will touch on the different ways our lives intersect with animals and the joys they bring to our lives.  All species invited!

Coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival in neighboring Park City, the first annual PetDance will take place January 24, 2015. Prizes will be awarded to the top three films in each category: Educational, Dramatic, Funny, and Youth-Produced.  

Proceeds for the festival go to the world-renown Best Friends Animal Society to help companion animals find forever homes.

"The Martini Effect" plays Greece...again!

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"The Martini Effect" returns to play in Greece in December, after a successful run at the Thess Film Fest in Thessaloniki in October. The film was just selected to the Athens International Digital Film Festival which runs from 1-10 December 2014. This is the 21st film festival acceptance for "The Martini Effect". For more info on the film and to see a trailer: http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/themartinieffect/index.html ...

NCFA Open for Entry

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Folks;   It’s Autumn!  At Eno River Media Productions Fall ushers in our quarterly North Carolina Film Awards season and we need your help for it’s success!   What is the NCFA? The Mission of the North Carolina Film Awards is to strengthen the independent film, television and video industry.  The NCFA shall identify and recognize an array of talented filmmakers and their movies from across the state, region and nation. Features and shorts, are welcome at the ...

Superman Celebration Fan Film Festival

The Superman Celebration Fan Film Festival is a film festival and contest dedicated to showcasing fan-made films about superheroes, supervillains, and comic-book-related content. Sponsored and hosted by Superman Celebration, the world's largest festival dedicated to Superman, and the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, the Superman Celebration Fan Film Festival screens films from around the world and celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of filmmakers as they bring to life their favorite characters from comics books, films, television, literature, and other media. 

The festival is open to short, family-friendly fan films of 18 minutes or less. A top prize of $300 each is awarded to the Best Dramatic Fan Film, the Best Comedic Fan Film, and The Best "Super Grab Bag" Fan Film. 

Introduced for the 2015 Festival, the "Super Grab Bag" category is a challenge for filmmakers to create a fan film with three off-the-wall required elements. This year's required elements are a mop, an avocado, and a dentist. 

Films will be screened during Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, June 11th-14th, 2015. Prizes will be awarded during a special ceremony. Date, time, and location will be announced on the Superman Celebration website at www.supermancelebration.net

The deadline for entry is May 8th, 2015 at 5:00 pm CST. Entry rules and forms can be found at http://fanfilmfestival.supermancelebration.net

Superman Celebration attracts around 40,000 fans from around the world every year. It is sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce and the City of Metropolis, Illinois and is held annually during the second weekend in June.  The festival features celebrity appearances, comics artists and writers, musical acts, a costume contest, and a wide array of programming for superhero fans of all ages. 

Cortos Verdes interviews Dawn Westlake

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Dawn Westlake was recently interviewed by Cortos Verdes Internacional, an online cinema magazine out of Mexico. To read the full interview (in Spanish) click here: http://cortosverdes.blogspot.mx/2014/11/dawn-westlake-directora-productora.html   ...

Clean Shorts Film Festival

Clean Shorts Film Festival is an excellent opportunity for independent filmmakers to screen their films to a welcoming audience in a hospitable environment on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, nestled in the wooded rural area of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Clean Shorts is established for filmmakers who are open to producing films that are appropriate for a wide array of audiences, and rewards those whose creativity excels in various categories.

Clean Shorts thrives to create a climate that nurtures filmmaker networking and camaraderie with the added excitement of competition. Our goal is to stimulate the passion of veteran and aspiring filmmakers bringing them together to expand the growth of the independent film industry.

The inaugural Clean Shorts Film Festival will take place April 3-4, 2015, in the beautiful Seminar Center of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Of course short films are our specialty, but on Opening Night, we will screen one very special feature film (TBA soon!), including a filmmaker panel featuring cast & crew!

The Closing Night Festivities will conclude with an Awards Presentation, in which top films will receive accolades in several categories, including Student Films and Music Videos.

Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the coolest, filmmaker-oriented festivals on the circuit!

Early Bird Deadline: October 31, 2014

Entry Fee: $10

Submit Now!

 

 

 

"The Martini Effect" to play Thess Film Festival in Greece!

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"The Martini Effect" was selected to the 8th Thess International Film Festival for October 25-29, 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Festival director Yiannis Zachopoulos received over 1,000 entries for this edition of the festival. "The Martini Effect" tells the story of a couple who is "underwater" on their home and unable to pay their mortgage due to some personal problems and bad choices. The film was made on land in Los Angeles and Malibu with the Canon C300 by DP/E...

"The Martini Effect" selected for Silver Wave!

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"The Martini Effect" will have its Canadian premiere at the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada on November 8, 2014. Directed/written/produced by Dawn Westlake, the film stars Emanuele Secci and Westlake, with narration by David Razowsky and Susan Messing. "The Martini Effect" was shot by Brandon Bondehagen on the C300, provided by Canon USA, Inc. A guitarviol played by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs scored the picture. For more info and to see a trailer, ...

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES | TORONTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Toronto stands as the largest media market in Canada, it boasts the world-renowned Royal Ontario Museum, the massive Art Gallery of Ontario, the Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and now a premiere international short film festival. The inaugural Toronto International Short Film Festival is going to be held at the Carlton Cinema Theatres in downtown Toronto.   Toronto Shorts Fest provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creat...

"The Martini Effect" to have South American premiere in Colombia!

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"The Martini Effect" will have its South American premiere at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander in Colombia August 4-9, 2014. Directed/written/produced by Dawn Westlake, the film stars Emanuele Secci and Westlake, with voiceover narration by David Razowsky and Susan Messing. "The Martini Effect" is the story of a couple living large above the surface, while completely "underwater" on their house. The film was shot by Brandon Bondehagen on Canon's ...

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.

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