Colossal, Review by Siraj Syed: Loss all
Colossal loses big on two counts: It appears to have several allegorical, illusionary hidden agendas, and it goes about framing them in minimalistic, over-simplified montage. There is always a grave risk in making a socio-political commentary using metaphors like video games and giant monsters/robots, and the risk involves alienating (pun intended) both classes of audiences—the superhero aficionados, and the intelligentsia film-goers. Colossal no...
Jane the Virgin: Romedy Now imports American hit telenovela series to India
Romedy Now, part of the Times Network group that includes Times Now, Movies Now, ET Now, MN+ and Zoom, has brought the CBS-produced and the CW executed popular American TV series, Jane the Virgin, to India, premièring 05 August. It comprises 22 episodes of one-hour each, from the first season. Romedy Now has a further option on the next season, which premières in the USA exactly a year after the first ru...
"The Martini Effect" has been selected to compete in the international program of the 2014 Fenaco Peru Film Festival held in Cuzco, from November 12-15, 2014. Director/producer/writer Dawn Westlake will be in attendance. The film was shot on the Canon C300 by Brandon Bondehagen in Los Angeles and Malibu. Underwater photography in Barbados was provided by Secci Films. "The Martini Effect" was scored on the guitarviol by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs.
For more info on the f...
UMFF 2013 Call for Entries Now Open! The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) promotes and supports a diverse independent media arts community in the Southeast and worldwide by showcasing independent projects from around the world in English and Spanish. UMFF 2013 brings a creative atmosphere that encompasses metro-Atlanta's signature of being culturally diverse. "Changing the World, One Story at a Time" is the festival's theme, with exceptional films -- animations, shorts, f...
Jose Elias works carrying pines with his horse in a little mountain village deep in Spain. His profession is doomed to disappear.
Name of Director: JORGE CAÑADA ESCORIHUELA
Name of Editor: CARLOS BLAS PEÑA
Name of Producer: MAYI GUTIÉRREZ COBO
Name of Cinematographer: DIEGO CABEZAS
Six shipwrecked people swim up to a coast bordering a huge desert. Under a torturing sun, every one of them will remember what he or she was doing before beginning their trip. At the same time, four people of massive economic power gather to take decisions that will mean ruin for millions of human beings. Then, just for fun, they plot a plan to monitor the death of the shipwrecked.
XVI GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013
CALL FOR ENTRIES
1.-The primary objective of the GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is to provide more opportunities for the exhibition and appreciation of films, rewarding their quality so as to allow the artists to continue producing film. At the same time, we hope to bring together newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned professionals, combining forces in a very open, accessible and competitive environment.
2.- THE X...
Eregli Uluslar Kisa Film Festival in Konya, Turkey will screen both "Covariance" (2011) and "A.L.I.C.E."(2010) in their festival, 13-15 July 2012.
Both films were made with the generous support in the camera department from Canon USA, Inc. and were shot entirely on location on the Canon 5D Mark II.
For more information about the films and to see trailers, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com
Cine Migratorio is a migration-themed film festival that will take place May 10-13, 2012 in Santander, Spain. The Festival aims to present a program of artistically accomplished, thematically challenging and stimulating films about migration to students, migrants, Santander residents, and anyone who wishes to join us for this weekend-long event. We hope these films will incite reflection and discussion about migration, but also about the power of film to capture mobility in a modern age.
We welcome all film genres (feature, short, documentary, experimental, animation) and do not endorse any one political stance on migration issues. Cine Migratorio endeavors to screen films that explore a wide range of migration-related themes and issues, from the way in which economic and social forces that drive migration cross as many borders as migrants themselves, to personal migration stories, to films less directly concerned with migration but still resonant with its effects and contexts.
In addition to screenings, Cine Migratorio will feature lectures, workshops, live music, and other events. Leading up to the festival, Cine Migratorio will host an array of programs in local high schools and local centers.
Cine Migratorio will take place May 10-13th in Santander, Spain, in the Paraninfo at the Las Llamas campus of the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP).
Best Int'l Film Award for "A.L.I.C.E." SWFF2011: Dawn Westlake in Los Angeles with the trophy for "A.L.I.C.E."
Very fun awards ceremony and "acceptance speech by blackberry" (as interpreted by Dan Thebeau) at the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada where "A.L.I.C.E." won Best International Short Film on November 5th, 2011 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C01XRoLur-Q&feature=share
"A.L.I.C.E." is represented by Fred Joubaud at Ouat Media. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
"A.L.I.C.E." was accepted into the Euroshorts Film Festival in Gdansk, Poland for November 21-27, 2011.
This is the 32nd film festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.".
"A.L.I.C.E." recently was awarded Best International Short at the 2011 Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada.
film is repped for international sales by Fred Joubaud of Ouat Media.
Please contact email@example.com for more info.
"A.L.I.C.E." won the Best Int'l Short award at the 2011 Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada on November 5th. The film stars Joey D'Auria, Dawn Westlake, Aketza Lopez and David Razowsky. DP was Francesco Uboldi. Editing/DIT/2nd Unit by Brandon Bondehagen. Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs provided the original score.
For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/alice/index.html
"A.L.I.C.E." is re...
"A.L.I.C.E." has been accepted to its 30th film festival! The film will play the 8th annual Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Cusco in Peru between November 17-19, 2011.
The film is represented by Ouat Media of Canada for international broadcast sales. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
For more information and to view a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/alice/index.html
"A.L.I.C.E." will play in the 21st annual DaKINO Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania between November 16-21, 2011. This is the 29th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.". The film is represented by Ouat Media. Please contact email@example.com for more information. For detailed info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/alice/index.html
"A.L.I.C.E." has been selected to compete and is nominated for an
award in the KIN International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia from
Dec. 1-5, 2011.
"We are pleased to inform you that your film
'A.L.I.C.E.' was recognized among the best ones within the framework of
Competition Program," wrote Varduhi Hayrapetyan of the film festival
staff to director/producer Dawn Westlake.
This is the 28th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.".
"A.L.I.C.E." was accepted to screen in the 12th annual Izmir International Short Film Festival in Izmir, Turkey for November 16-20, 2011. This is "A.L.I.C.E."'s 27th festival selection. The film starts 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria and former MTV Europe VJ, Aketza Lopez. It was written/directed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Productions banner. Cameras, lenses and other equipment were provided by Canon USA, Inc.
The film is represented by Fred Jou...
"A.L.I.C.E." will have its Canadian premiere at the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada on November 5th, 2011.
This is the 26th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.".
The film is represented by Fred Joubaud of Ouat Media. For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To see a trailer, please visit the official "A.L.I.C.E." site: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/alice/index.html
"A.L.I.C.E." will play the Mestre Film Festival just outside of Venice, Italy on October 14th, 2011. The film stars five-time Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez (formerly of MTV-Europe), Second City's David Razowsky, and the film's writer/director, Dawn Westlake. Cinematography was done by Milan-based DP Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music was provided by Gregory Johnson. Two of the film's tracks, "The Rose" and "Dark Star", c...
Director: HORACI GARCIA, ORIOL FAURA Y JAVIER URTASUN.
SUPERZEBRAMAN, a documentary about how to make the first Spanish Nigerian production of the history without having a clue. The scene: Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry that produces the largest number of films in the world, over the powerful Hollywood and Bollywood industries. A concept of the cinema in which the movies are rolled in two weeks and for less than 20.000 dollars, accessibly a priori and which Javier Urtasun believed attainable. The thing is that this special look to the seventh art definitively is a world full of possibilities, or at least this was what Javier Urtasun thought.
Born in agreement to the requirements of script of the Nigerian industry, SUPERZEBRAMAN (The movie) counts the history of a man who changes the color of his skin thanks to the power of the zebras. An ambiguous starting point that constitutes the first step of a way riddled with anecdotes gathered in this delirious documentary.
Probably after seeing the documentary we will understand why this first Spanish Nigerian film was never done before: it is necessary to have testicles. Great ode to life and to the dreams that it we should never stop fulfilling, in SUPERZEBRAMAN (The Documentary) you realize that though the producer is drunk and the director does not appear, the important thing is to know that the perimeter is defended by a good number of AK47.
THE SKIN I LIVE IN is, more than anything, an Almodovar tribute to Almodovar. Utilizing his own colour schemes, offbeat interweaving narrative and shooting technique, THE SKIN I LIVE IN will easily become one of the main works by this long-standing Spanish director.
It tells the story of Robert Ledgard, portrayed by Antonio Banderas - on a much awaited return to the silver screen and in his native language - a brilliant plastic surgeon obsessed with creating a pain-resistant arti...
"A.L.I.C.E." played in the 17th annual San Gio Film Festival in Verona,
Italy on July 27th, 2011. The film has now played in 19 fests on 6
continents. Festival director Ugo Brusaporco told director Dawn
Westlake, "Molto applaudito il tuo lavoro, e la concorrenza era davvero
"A.L.I.C.E." is represented for international broadcast sales by Ouat
Media. Please contact Fred Joubaud for more info at
For more in...
"A.L.I.C.E." will screen on July 12th at 9pm in the preliminary projections of the Milazzo Film Festival in Italy.
The film is represented for international broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud at Ouat Media. For more info, please contact email@example.com
For complete information on the film: http://www.dawnwestlake.com
The trailer for "Covariance", a new short film from Ron de Cana Prods., Inc., is now live: http://www.vimeo.com/24801227
"Covariance" (2011/USA/13:30) features David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Original music is by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs (http://www.youtube.com/acousticlabs). Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi; 2nd Unit/DIT/Editing by Brandon Bondehagen; Sound by Fred Stuben; Set Decor/Rigging by Teresa Pilar Huarte.
For more information, please visit...