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"Pooling" needs YOUR vote for the Audience Award in Guadalajara, Mexico!

"Pooling" has been accepted to Donde Pongo El Ojo Pongo La Danza Film Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico for October 23-27! They also have an online component where we can win the Audience Award. Would you click on this link and pass it on to friends? You just have to give it a "like" (thumbs up icon) under the screen. It's just 4 mins.   Thanks so much! Dawn Westlake Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. Los Angeles, CA USA &nb...

FROM ON HIGH needs your vote!

FROM ON HIGH is up for the People's Choice Award at the 2018 RATMA Film Festival in the UK. YOU can watch the film and vote for a limited time! Please give us a look (just 8 mins!) and a thumbs up here BEFORE October 13th! For more info on the film, please visit: ...

Glasgow Film Festival 2015 with new Awards

  At this year’s 11th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival, the warmly embraced cultural event in Scotland introduces two new awards: Audience and Critic’s choice.    The first will be awarded to the film that receives the most positive votes from the audience with the usual procedure of voting after each screening as happens in many festivals worldwide.    The films competing for the audience award are:    The Wonders by Alice Rohrwacher, ...

One World - Festival that is not just about films

100,000 VIEWERS: One World festival, organised by People in Need, has become the biggest human rights film festival in the world. In recent years, more than 100,000 visitors attended screenings and debates. Our approach to human rights issues is very open; attendees may be surprised by the variety of documentaries included in our programme. Every year, we offer over 100 films on politics and totalitarian regimes, development issues, social topics, environment, modern life style and much more. O...

8th Sydney Latin American Film Festival Audience Awards Announced

We’re proud to announce this year’s Audience Award winners: Best feature: Rock, Paper, Scissors -Venezuela. Directed by Hernán Jabes Best Documentary: Mercedes Sosa, The Voice of Latin America -Argentina. Directed by Rodrigo Vila Best Short: Portraits -Colombia. Directed by Iván D. Gaona. Best Local film: Corcovado’s Dark Secret -Sydney. Directed by Danielle Ryan and James Sherwood http://www.sydneylatinofilmfestival....

"Found Objects" to have African premiere at Bush Fire Fest!

"Found Objects" will have its African premiere at the popular Bush Fire Festival in Malkerns, Swaziland, taking place 31 May to 2 June 2013. The film stars 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, Emanuele Secci (known in Italy for his spot with George Clooney), and British actress Jo-Anne Krupa. The film was made with the generous support of Canon USA, Inc. as director Dawn Westlake was named a Canon Platinum Filmmaker in Hollywood. It was shot by DP Brandon Bondehagen on Can...

CULTURES COLLIDE Community Film Festival - Audience Choice selections

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 8th Annual CULTURES COLLIDE Community Film Festival a success.  Each evening, audiences were delighted and moved by the depth and dimension of the work of our local filmmakers.  The Festival opened with the free Community Night presentation of GhettoPhysics, an innovative film that explores the power dynamic from the hood to the highest levels of global engagement.  The Audience Choice selection for each night is as follows:  Thursday, February 2...

Audience VIEWFest 2011

Audience VIEWFest 2011 @VIEWFest, 21 - 23 Oct 2011, Cinema Massimo, Turin | Italy

CULTURES COLLIDE Community Film Festival Opens March 3

7th Annual Cultures Collide Film Festival CULTURES COLLIDE Community Film Festival celebrates the efforts of multi-cultural films and local filmmakers, screening short and full length films and an industry panel. CULTURES COLLIDE kicks off on Thursday, March 3 with a Free Community Night screening of For the Next 7 Generations.  This award winning documentary by Carole Hart tells the story of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from all around the world who come together to help us create a new way of...

The NOMAD Project CALL FOR PROJECTS! February 2011 Screening in New York, New York USA!

CALLFOR PROJECTS NOMAD Films isexcited to announce our partnership with the “Big Screen Project” to screen acollection of films at the public plaza in February 2011. Through thispartnership, NOMAD Films will curate an exhibition of short films directedand/or produced by independent filmmakers utilizing innovative and explorativeways of filmmaking.  The films canbe narrative or documentary, and should evoke feelings of warmth for its shiveringFebruary audience.  Projects willb...



Audience as Medium

It's interesting that Cannes has decided to interrogate the relationship between authors and audiences in their 60th year. Part of this interest lies in the much-talked of user-generated content UGC sites like Youtube and Myspace and the valuation of these sites in the marketplace. Certainly, in the entertainment industry we need to start asking ourselves how such UGC is positioned alongside more expensive and expansive forms such as traditional cinema. At CFC Media Lab, where I have been Di...