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Denver Film Festival Award Winners

The Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its jury and audience award winners for this year's festival, which ran from November 12-23 in Denver.   "Beginning with our Opening Night presentation of 5 to 7 with special guests Victor Levin and Jocelyn DeBoer, to filmmakers from around the world joining us, and award recipients including Roberto Andò, Michael Beugg, Tom Bowe...

65th Berlinale: What we know so far

  With the announcement that the Berlin IFF will have its man, Dieter Kosslick on board as festival director till 2019, the festival is in full preps for the upcoming 65th edition which will hit the German capital 5 -15 of February.    So far the news are thrilling…   Jury president of this year’s edition will be American director Darren Arronofsky.    Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement will be awarded to German dir...

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...

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...

Games People Play wins 3rd Place at the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival!

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Ron de Cana Productions' "Games People Play" won bronze at the Riverside Saginaw Film Fest in Michigan, USA on Sat. November 8, 2014. First place was taken by Oscar nominee "Luminaris" with 2nd place captured by festival darling "Electric Indigo". "Games People Play" was helmed by writer/director Dawn Westlake. Jon Carr shot the film on the CanonC500 and edited on Adobe Premiere. "Games..." was scored by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. The...

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 ...

North Carolina Film Awards (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 North Carolina Film Awards, bringing in the widest array of artists from different disciplines.
 
The North Carolina Film Awards draws motion pictures and talent from around the world to North Carolina, one of the top movie and television producers in the United States.  Our awards will identify the top achievers in their category. Every producer and director hopes to create an award winning movie.  To a worthy cadre of independent industry craftsman, It is our honor to bring these hopes to fruition. 
 
As the gentle chill of fall roll over the hills of the North Carolina piedmont, Raleigh is nestled in the shadows of autumn.  The scent of fallen apples, old footballs and the brown of harvested fields lay under the red light of September and October.  With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer, welcome to the North Carolina Film Awards.

Indie Boots Film Festival

Indie Boots features independent film and theatre with different perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what's funny, and how the world works. We hope Indie Boots events prompt both laughter and dialogue, entertaining audiences and inspiring discussion.

Depth Of Field International Film Festival

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Guaranteed distributor review by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (WWMPC.COM) among others, for our select few ‘Best Of’ winners based on sufficient qualified entries

The chance to thereby be included in one of that distributor’s buyers’ packets on the world film market

A festival that is run as a virtual competition:  We invest in getting distributor recognition for quality films to give them a life beyond a one-time festival showing, instead of wasting money and time on renting a theatre and having a party

  1. -All Official Selections/Winners have their trailers shown on WRPN.TV entertainment news next to Hollywood celebrity interviews
  2. -All Official Selections/Winners have their trailers shown on DOFIFF.COM
  3. -Any film that is rejected will receive a personal letter explaining what elements caused the rejection (unlike other fests who never give any explanation at all)
  4. -FREE Earlybird entry of any rejected film, into DOFIFF’s next competition, upon completion of the suggested corrections outlined in your rejection letter
  5. -$20 flat fee for ALL STUDENT FILM ENTRIES regardless of deadline status
  6. -Unique Category distinctions:
  7. ---“Dust Collector” category for pre-2009 films
  8. ---”Epic” category for films running longer than 116 minutes
  9. ---“Tight Shorts” and “Loose Shorts” distinction between running times of less than 14 minutes and those between 15-59 minutes
  10. ---“Horror” and “Sci-Fi” have been separated into two distinct categories
  11. -In addition to awards being given to films themselves, awards are also given in dozens of sub-categories, such as lead actor/actress, cinematography, creativity/originality, direction, special effects, research, makeup, etc.  See DOFIFF.COM 'submit sub cat' page, for more information.

Depth Of Field International Film Festival

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

-Guaranteed distributor review by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (WWMPC.COM) among others, for our select few ‘Best Of’ winners based on sufficient qualified entries

  1. -The chance to thereby be included in one of that distributor’s buyers’ packets on the world film market
  2. -A festival that is run as a virtual competition:  We invest in getting distributor recognition for quality films to give them a life beyond a one-time festival showing, instead of wasting money and time on renting a theatre and having a party
  3. -All Official Selections/Winners have their trailers shown on WRPN.TV entertainment news next to Hollywood celebrity interviews
  4. -All Official Selections/Winners have their trailers shown on DOFIFF.COM
  5. -Any film that is rejected will receive a personal letter explaining what elements caused the rejection (unlike other fests who never give any explanation at all)
  6. -FREE Earlybird entry of any rejected film, into DOFIFF’s next competition, upon completion of the suggested corrections outlined in your rejection letter
  7. -$20 flat fee for ALL STUDENT FILM ENTRIES regardless of deadline status
  8. Unique Category distinctions 
  9. “Dust Collector” category for pre-2009 films
  10. ”Epic” category for films running longer than 116 minutes
  11. “Tight Shorts” and “Loose Shorts” distinction between running times of less than 14 minutes and those between 15-59 minutes
  12. “Horror” and “Sci-Fi” have been separated into two distinct categories
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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   ...

Real Film Festival

The Real Film Festival is a three-day community, arts and Industry event showcasing documentaries, independent short and feature films based on true stories. The Program comprises of film screenings, Industry workshops, panel discussions, networking events and film competitions for filmmakers of all ages and experience. Festival Program The Festival will be held in Newcastle, NSW from November 7-9, 2014 across a number of venues within the CBD, including Tower Cinemas, Newcastle Museum, The Lock-Up, Newcastle Film & Media School, The Production Hub, Limelight Studios & Civic Park. The Festival Program includes a variety of entertainment including the Opening Night Gala held at Tower Cinemas with a party to follow at one of Newcastle's unique venues, The Lock-Up. The Festival will also deliver an Open Air Cinema in Civic Park, film screenings at Tower Cinema and short film screenings at Newcastle Museum and a variety of other locations as well as a number of networking events. The festival will also screen a series of short films throughout the weekend as part of the City Evolutions projections program. The educational component of the Real Film Festival will see innovative Film Industry development workshops and talks held at the Lock-Up and other locations across the weekend. On Friday 7 November we will be holding 8 Industry Development workshops aimed at emerging film makers followed up on the Saturday with 2 further industry workshops, talks and industry panel discussion. Through networking events the Festival will continue to connect inbound and local filmmakers with the established arts community and businesses based in the region. Website www.realfilmfestival.com.au

WILD: London FF Review

Wild, dir. Jean-Marc Vallée, 2014, US      It is rather a common thing to push ourselves beyond the borderline in an attempt to see what it takes to confront our fears. This challenge now has potentially evolved into the journey of encountering our dreams and testing our capability to either pursue or quit them; but is it easy to define a dream as a ‘to quit’ or ‘to live’, before knowing the cost?    Wild is about dreams. Or, to be m...

Kyoto International Film and Art Festival Wraps

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By Liza Foreman   KYOTO - The first Kyoto International Film and Art Festival (October 16-19, 2014) came to a close on Sunday, with an awards ceremony in Gion with its cobbled lanes and Geisha.   The festival celebrated Kyoto both as the birth place of Japanese cinema and for the refined craftsmanship the former capital is known for.   The main award, one of several here, was presented by Japanese talent on stage during the ceremony.   "...

Other Worlds Austin Announces Full Film Slate

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OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN announces Closing Night Film, Full Line-Up   The future lies just outside our front door at the inaugural Other Worlds Austin, Austin’s first festival dedicated to science fiction filmmaking.  Less than six months after its founding, Other Worlds Austin proudly announces its line-up for the December 4-6th festival, including the World Premiere of thriller APT 3D, and the US Premiere of The Reconstruction of William Zero starring Amy Seimetz.  In total, ...

2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

The 5th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (May 13-17, 2015) opened submissions on October 1st, 2014 with a special early bird rate of $25 that will last until October 31st. Filmmakers can submit via Withoutabox, and — for the first time — Film Freeway.  http://www.theartofbrooklyn.org/submissions.html ...

International Stars Come Out For The 58th London Film Festival

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The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announce the additional international stars and filmmakers attending this years’ Festival. Joining the line-up for gala presentations are Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Miles Teller, Taron Egerton, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Dimitri Leonidas, Kim Bodnia, Xavier Dolan and Helen McCrory.    Further actors and filmmakers presenting their work at the Festival include Maisie Williams, Muna Ot...

"Games People Play" selected to the Braunschweig International Film Festival!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the Braunschweig International Film Festival in Germany for November 11-16, 2014. The film's composer, Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs, is in the running for the festival's coveted LEO Award. Greg is an Alvarez featured guitarist. "Games People Play" was written and directed by Dawn Westlake and shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr, who also edited and did visual effects. The film stars David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson, along wi...

11th JEWISH MOTIFS IFF in Warsaw

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The 11th edition of the JEWISH MOTIFS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place on 5-10 May, 2015. The JEWISH MOTIFS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is one of the biggest European festivals focused on Jewish themes in contemporary cinematography. We strive to show our audience the most interesting aspects of Jewish culture, history and tradition, and to promote tolerance and cultural diversity. Every year we receive hundreds of films from all over the world and present those which we feel are...

FIDMarseille Marseille’s International Film Festival

Every year in early July, the FIDMarseille —Marseille’s International Film Festival— presided by Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens and directed by Jean-Pierre Rehm, proposes a programme of 130 films to approximately 23,000 spectators, in cinemas, theaters, libraries, art galleries, and in open-air amphitheaters throughout the city. The festival presents a large number of films in their world premiere as well as first films. Today, the FIDMarseille is recognized as a source of new cinemas, both documentary productions as well as fiction films.

In addition, the FIDMarseille organizes the FIDLab, a support platform for international co-production; the FIDCampus, a training workshop for Mediterranean students; and numerous, offsite screenings throughout the year.

"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...

Maryland International Film Festival

The Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown, is organized by filmmakers and marketing executives who understand the power of film and support the talent of the independent filmmaker. Our goal is to fill theaters to capacity, encourage the development of filmmaker networks including media, distribution and the association with other artists. MDIFF - Hagerstown, believes in the importance of giving back to the community and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to charities around the globe.

2015 Call For Entries for Petaluma International Film Festival®

Submit Film     Petaluma, CA – Petaluma International Film Festival®, an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films from around the world, is inviting the filmmakers from all over the world to submit their films for its annual event taking place in October in Petaluma, California. - The festival is open to all genres: fiction, documentary, short, animation, mus...

DEADLINE - Call for Entries

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The deadline for this year's McMinnville (Oregon, USA) Short Film Festival is Monday, September 15, 2014! Lots of great entries so far from all over so don't miss out - enter today!   ...
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