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Scrappy rep'd the USA in San Rafael en Corto Film Festival

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"Scrappy", a film about standing up to gun violence, based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, represented the USA in the San Rafael en Corto Film Fest in Vecindario, Spain (The Canary Islands) on November 4th, 2017. "Scrappy" is a Ron de Cana Productions' presentation, directed and adapted for the screen by Dawn Westlake. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot and edited on location in Pine Mountain and Los Angeles, CA, USA. ...

ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS! FILMMAKERS TAKE PART IN A 21st CENTURY COMPETITION & FESTIVAL W/ NO 2 YEAR EXPIRATION REQUIREMENT

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CHICAGO, IL (October, November  2017)  The creative team behind VariousArtistsTV.com, an online network where independent filmmakers can showcase their work, is proud to announce they will be accepting submissions for their new online film festival competition, the Various Artists Independent Film Festival, {VAiFF}. This unique festival was created to provide artists the opportunity to showcase their creativity and engage in healthy competition w...

"Scrappy" in the running for the People's Choice Award at RATMA Film Fest in the UK!

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"Scrappy", a 4-minute film by Dawn Westlake, based on the poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake, is up for the People's Choice Award in the RATMA Film Fest. The film is playing online (for FREE!) until November 19th. The winner will be announced on November 20th. The global public can watch and vote for "Scrappy" in the drama category here: http://ratmaff.weebly.com/drama.html The poem "Scrappy" is included in Donald G. Westlake's Studs Terkel Humanitie...

"From On High" selected to prestigious Children's Film Festival with Northwest Film Forum/Seattle

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"From On High", the latest film from Dawn Westlake's Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., has been selected to the 2018 Children's Film Forum sponsored by Boeing at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, WA, USA for January 25-February 10. The film is about a young Syrian refugee who finds a home and hope for the future in Europe. It was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Collsuspina, La Sala de Sant Llogari and Barcelona, Spain. The original score was compose...

THE URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL 2017 AWARD WINNERS

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The winners of the International Uranium Film Festival Berlin 2017(link is external). The International Uranium Film Festival Berlin was for the 6th time in Berlin. Between Oktober 10 and 15 the in the world unique atomic age film festival screened 28 nuclear films. More than a dozen filmmakers participated in the event with a fantastic audience of hundreds of people from Berlin and around the globe. "The sixth Uranium Film Festival in Berlin was a blast", co...

Scrappy to tour 5 cities in Spain with CineMistica!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to the CineMistica Film Festival and will tour five cities in Spain with them from November 2-December 2, 2017. Helmed and adapted for the screen by Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It deals with a young girl's courage in standing up to the gun culture in the USA. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot and edited in Pine Mountain and Los Angeles, CA,...

BFI London Film Festival 2017: Awards

LOVELESS (Best Film), THE WOUND (Best First Feature), KINGDOM OF US (Best Documentary) and THE RABBIT HUNT (Best Short Film) receive the Star of London The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced this year’s Festival Award-winners at its high profile Awards dinner, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, this evening. Hosted by James Nesbitt and with an address from BFI Chair Josh Berger, guests includedAndrea Arnold, Hayley Atwel...

Scrappy to have Canadian premiere!

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"Scrappy" will have its Canadian premiere on November 4th at 2pm in the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" tells of a young girl's courage in standing up to the gun culture in the USA. "Scrappy" was helmed by Westlake's daughter, Dawn, and shot/edited by Imatge Barcelona's Pol Carrizo Vilarroig. It was scored by Gregory Johnson of Acou...

30th Festival les Instants Vidéo

30 years that our desires are disorders
30 years that we break through cultural, social and economic barriers
30 years that together with the artists, we draw escape plans
30 years that we forge networks of international poetic and political complicities

We are celebrating therefore in 2017, 30 years of poelitic intercontinental video agitations in 30 events without borders (Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Argentina, Italy, France…) and in a completely undisciplined way (art spaces, social spaces…)…
 

This dis-oriented tour will arrive safe and sound in November in Marseille: our home base and our launchpad.

 

  • From November 5th to 25th 2017
    International encounters (screenings, performances, debates) 
    FRAC PACA, Cinéma Les Variétés, Friche la Belle de Mai, La Fosse, ARI, Institut Culturel Italien, Vidéodrome 2, Canopé
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    Opening of the festival on Friday, 10th at 6pm at les Variétés
    * Opening of the exhibition on Saturday, 11th at 2pm at Friche la Belle de Mai

  • From November 2nd to December 3rd 2017
    Exhibitions
    FRAC, Galerie Deux, SARA, ADPEI, Cinéma les Variétés, Friche la Belle de Mai

ECU Spotlight on Elisabeth Moss

“Acting is not stupid, but it’s a very strange profession, honestly,” confessed Elisabeth Moss more than three years ago, when the last season of Mad Men was about to air. “My job is to get up, and get dressed in someone else’s clothes, and go and pretend that I’m someone else. Who does that?” It’s a funny observation, but if anything is certain, it’s that Moss is better at it than almost anyone. She’s a master of “pre...

MOVIE REVIEW: GOOD TIME

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Since Nightcrawler, no film has better distilled American malaise better than the Safdie brothers’ ironically-named Good Time (2017). The film stars Robert Pattinson in a breakout role as Connie Nikas, an on-the-lam criminal in New York City trying to bail his mentally disabled brother Nick out of jail following a failed bank heist. As he hustles to come up with the $10,000, his night snowballs into a frenzied crime spree that feels utterly surreal as it plunges him into the...

ÉCU GOES TO AARHUS!

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ÉCU-ON-THE-ROAD IS HEADING TO ÅRHUS – THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2017 ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival will be screening a selection of the World’s best independent short films at Super8000 Film Festival on the 27th October 2017 in Århus, Denmark. The Super8000 festival and The European Independent Film Festival’s – Special Selection screening will take place and in the warm and welcoming...

ÉCU ON-THE-ROAD TAKES ON PRAGUE!

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ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is heading to Prague to share some of the World’s best independent films from upcoming talents with our Czech friends. ÉCU On-The-Road’s debut in Prague will take place on the 12th of October 2017 and is hosted by the prestigious Prague Film School, which is one of the leading film schools in Europe. The screening starts at 19:30 and is free of charge for everyone.  We will be sh...

REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL CALLS FOR PAPERS

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  The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is calling for papers for its 2018 Academic Conference. Students, academics, independent researchers, filmmakers and film fans from across the world are invited to submit papers and proposals for the Revelation Film Festival Academic Conference to be held as a part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival (which runs from July 5-18 2018). Returning for its seventh year, the conference is uniquely positioned as the ...

REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS

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REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS   Filmmakers from across the globe are being invited to enter their work for the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in 2018.   Revelation is regarded as one of Australia’s most exciting independent film festivals and will run from 5 - 18 July 2018 in Perth.   Revelation Director Richard Sowada said the search was now on for unique, signature-driven works from filmmakers of all levels.   “Submis...

London Film Fest comes with exciting Screen Talks

The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce additional Screen Talks with BAFTA-winning and Academy-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, four-time Academy Award-nominated actor Annette Bening and critically acclaimed director Lucrecia Martel alongside previously announced guest, director Takashi Miike.  The Festival’s acclaimed Screen Talks series welcomes some of the most exciting international actors and directors in contemporar...

Real Film Festival - 2017

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The weekend will unfold with a variety of feature length and short film screenings taking place at iconic venues across Newcastle, including an outdoor cinema – perfect for the whole family. We have selected an incredible range of films to show you this year as we celebrate real people, real places and real stories. The three-day program will inspire audiences and filmmakers alike, giving them the opportunity to watch, learn, create and connect by attending any number of our exciting even...

Lean On Pete by Andrew Haigh: Press Conference

by Martin I. Petrov  One of the highlights of the competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival is definitely British director Andrew Haigh's new film 'Lean on Pete', starring young US talent Charlie Plummer alongside Chloe Savigny. The film tells the story of a 16 year old Charlie, who grows up with a single dad and yet in a relatively healthy family environment. One day he meets a local race horse owner, who happens to need an apprentice and Charlie soon becomes fascinated w...

Scrappy is a finalist in Corti in Cortile!

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"Scrappy" is one of only 2 US films selected as finalists in the 9th edition of Corti in Cortile in Catania, Italy for September 22-24, 2017. Adapted for the screen by director Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake. It recounts a real-life anecdote from Donald's childhood in rural Elburn, Illinois during the 1930s when he had to stand up to the gun culture in the USA to save the life of his little dog. &...

Women for Justice at AM Egypt Film Festival

We are happy to announce that Women for Justice has been officially selected for AM Egypt Film Festival 2017. ...

Scrappy to have South American premiere in Argentina!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to Invicines Film Festival in Cordoba, Argentina for September 6th, 2017. This is the South American premiere for "Scrappy". The film was helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle. It is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot the film on a C300 provided by Canon USA, Inc. He also edited and did VFX. The film...

Scrappy at the Parco Archeologico di Kaukana!

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"Scrappy" represented the USA in the "best of" screening from the 2016 Vittoria Peace Film Festival at the Parco archeologico di Kaukana, Italy on 7/31/2017. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake. It recounts Westlake's real-life anecdote of standing up to the gun culture in the USA at the age of 6. The film was shot on a C300 provided by Canon USA, Inc. by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of I...
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