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"Games People Play" to play Germany...again!

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"Games People Play" was selected out of over 1500 entries to play in the Independent Days '15 Film Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany for April 22-26, 2015. This is the third screening in Germany for the film. "Games People Play" was helmed and written by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Productions banner. It was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr through the generosity of Canon USA, Inc. "Games People Play" has an original score by Gregory Johnson...

7th CORONA FASTNET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

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7th CORONA FASTNET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES f Submissions may be made by following the link on our website http://www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com/your-films/ or directly through www.withoutabox.com Late Entry Deadline, 5pm, 14th February 2015. All submissions must have been completed no earlier than 1st January 2013 and no works in progress will be accepted. Professional and amateur filmmakers working in all aesthetic disciplines and genres including, drama, documentary...

St Andrews Green Film Festival

16 - 21 February 2015
St Andrews, Scotland

The St Andrews Green Film Festival showcases the most inpiring and world changing folms and documentaries highlighting the issues of climate change, environment and sustainability.

Our week long festival, held in the coastal town of St Andrews, UK- hosts several documentary films, events and workshops targeted towards families and individuals of all ages with an aim at raising awareness and engaging discussion and debate regarding some of the issues facing our planet and how we can all make a difference.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StAGreenFilm

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D&AD Next Directors Award

 

D&AD Next Director Award with YouTube & MOFILM

 

 

The Next Director Award is a brand new award set to unearth the best new directorial talent and promote it back to the industry. Both the winner and shortlisted directors will get incredible exposure at international screenings and through the D&AD and YouTube platforms. And to top that, mentoring from top production companies – which, for the right candidate, could turn into on-shoot experience or representation. 

 
The competition is open to new directors with less than two years professional experience. Who knows, maybe you’re Next…
 
 
 
 

"Games People Play" to play India...again!

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"Games People Play" will play India... again! This time in Kannur at the Plumeria Film Fest from Feb. 2-4, 2015. This is the 13th selection for "Games People Play", on 5 continents. For more info about the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

Interviewed in Italian after Amarcort Film Festival!

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After the 2014 Amarcort Film Festival where Dawn Westlake's "Over A Cheever" series of four films inspired by the life and works of John Cheever were screened in an honorary session at Cineteca di Rimini on December 6th, Dawn was interviewed by Italian journalist Enrico Zoi, a guest of the festival from his native Florence. The interview was published online on January 5, 2015: http://www.esserciweb.it/cinema/dawn-westlake-vivo-sogno-cinema/ (Photo credit: Fabio Ceccarelli) For mo...

2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival Calling

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 The 5th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (May 13-17, 2015) opened submissions on October 1st,&nb...

"Games People Play" selected to Rafi Peer Int'l Film Fest in Pakistan!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the Rafi Peer International Film Festival in Lahore, Pakistan for Dec. 25-27, 2014. This is the 11th film festival acceptance for this latest production by Ron de Cana Inc. in Los Angeles. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson, along with Westlake herself. "Games People Play" was shot on the CanonC500 and edited on Adobe Premiere by Jon Carr. Original music was scored by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic La...

Season #2, MiSciFi 2015 is on!

The Annual Celebration of Science Fiction and other works of Fantastic film are upon us.  MiSciFi is ready for the 2015 season.  Some 50 films that have been produced on every area of planet Terra will be revealed (some for the very first time) this January 23rd to 25th in Miami, Florida.  The MiSciFi event is an annual celebration for the fantastic filmmaker.  Downtown Miami at the Hyatt Regency becomes a place for enthusiasts, filmmakers, fans and cosplayers to attend...

Marrakech IFF 14: Tribute to Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen, to whom the 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival pays a tribute, presented his new film Loin des hommes (Far from men) in the presence of the director David Oelhoffen, co-star Reda Kateb and the producers, yesterday evening at the crowded Jemaa El Fna square in the old town of Marrakech. When called on stage, Mortensen greeted the audience with well rehearsed Arabic and continued in French inviting them to the following free screening of th...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

A key music world calendar event, Indie Week is embracing sight and sound with a companion program – the Reel Indie Film Festival.

The second edition of the festival takes place October 14th – 19th, 2014 in Toronto, a filmmaker’s mecca and media launchpad for some of the industry’s brightest young talent. This year the festival grows to include 2 more features, shorts and music videos.

RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, from the teenage dream of following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, to using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs. Films that make us think, that move us, and that capture the essence of a band or song.

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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