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From On High to have South American premiere with Censurados Film Festival!

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"From On High" will have its South American premiere with Censurados Film Festival in Lima, Peru from April 21-May 27, 2018. It plays the University of Lima on April 25th and Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas on May 9th. "From On High" is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It just won MEJOR CORTO/CATEGORIA EUROPEA at the Muestra International de Cortos de Solidario y Sensibilizacion, put on by ONG Mision Humanitaria in Ciudad Real, Spain. The film was shot...

"From On High" to have French premiere with Festival Retours du Monde!

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"From On High" will have its French premiere with Festival Retours du Monde in St. Jean-St. Nicolas, France May 23-26, 2018. The film, shot and edited in the Barcelona area of Catalunya by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, is about a young Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. An original score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "From On High" was written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Productions shingle out o...

TWO Greek premieres for Ron de Cana films!

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Both "Scrappy" (2016) & "From On High" (2017) from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. will have their Greek premieres at the Athens International Digital Film Festival, running from March 29-April 4, 2018. The films mark the professional acting debuts of child actors Nefertina Lizarraga ("Scrappy") and Zoe Pinell Lopez & Esteve Serra Coll ("From On High"). The films deal with gun violence against children in the US, and the constant fear in which Syria...

FROM ON HIGH will be closing film at La Lanterna Film Festival!

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FROM ON HIGH will be the closing film at the 2018 La Lanterna Film Festival in Genova, Italy, running March 1, 2018 to May 17, 2018. Written/directed by Dawn Westlake and produced via her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a young Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film was scored by 2016 Peer Raben Music Award nominee GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. It was shot/edited in Catalunya by Imatge Barcelona's Pol Carrizo Vilarroig. FROM ON...

FROM ON HIGH wins BEST EUROPEAN SHORT at Muestra Internacional de Cortometraje Solidario y Sensibilizacion de Ciudad Real, Spain

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FROM ON HIGH ("Desde el cielo") has won the Best European Short film award at Muestra Internacional de Cortometraje Solidario y Sensibilizacion de Ciudad Real, Spain! The award will be presented on February 22, 2018 at the Casino Antiguo. This is the second nomination and first win for "From On High". Written and directed by Dawn Westlake, the film was shot and edited in Catalunya by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was provided by 2016 Peer Raben...

FROM ON HIGH schedule confirmed at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle!

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FROM ON HIGH will have its USA premiere in Seattle in early 2018 at the prestigious Children's Film Fest at the Northwest Film Forum in the NO WALLS program. I love the description of our block of films: "This program makes it clear: youth all over the world long for the same things: to laugh, to live, to learn, to live in peace and to be respected for who they are. Many people, both powerful and weak, will try to build walls, but the dreams of the next generation cannot be denied."...

"From On High" to have Spanish premiere in Ciudad Real!

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Ron de Cana Productions' "From On High" has been selected to MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJE SOLIDARIO Y SENSIBIIZACION DE CIUDAD REAL-ESPAÑA running from November 20-30, 2017. The film was written and directed by Dawn Westlake. This will be the Spanish premiere of "From On High", which was shot and edited on location in Collsuspina, La Sala de Sant Llogari and Barcelona, Spain. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona was DP/Editor, and the film was scored...

FROM ON HIGH is Grand Prize Finalist in its World Premiere with Festival del Cinema Corto Corrente!

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FROM ON HIGH, written & directed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her shingle Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., is a Grand Prize finalist at its world premiere festival, Corto Corrente, in Fiumincino (Rome), Italy. FROM ON HIGH is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds new hope and a new life in Europe. It was shot and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig in Collsuspina, La Sala de Sant Llogari, and Barcelona, Spain. The film was scored by 2016 Peer Raben Music Award nominee GC Johnson of Acoustic ...

"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...

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From On High

Director: Dawn Westlake.

A Syrian refugee girl and a European boy combine religious forms to create a functioning secular peace.

Taiwan International Children's Film Festival

Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) was founded by Public Television Service (PTS, Taiwan) in 2004. Held biennially, it is the first film and television festival in Asia dedicated to viewers aged 12 and under. The 8th edition is scheduled for April 2018 in Taipei. 

TICFF’s mission is to encourage quality children’s programming worldwide and to engage young local viewers with valuable access to the media. In 2016, TICFF attracted close to 15,000 audience to the screening during the one-week event. 

In addition to bringing in and showing outstanding dramas, documentaries, animations and television programs, the Festival also includes an international competition with generous prizes that attracts the best works in children’s viewing to participate. 

In addition, a key part of the Festival is the “Kids as Directors” section, which focuses on works in which young filmmakers have had a key role in production. This category gives young people a chance to display their creativity and serves as another way to bring children closer to the world of film and video.

PTS has striven since its founding in 1998 to serve the people of Taiwan with the finest in television viewing for viewers of all ages. PTS has also taken on the heavy responsibility of organizing and carrying out TICFF in order to give children in Taiwan a chance to view the world from a better vantage point. Hopefully the works shown in this Festival will introduce young viewers to other cultures and other perspectives and help to broaden the horizons of all who come to the events.

Call for Entries: Taiwan International Children's Film Festival 2018

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The 8th Taiwan International Children's Film Festival (TICFF), scheduled to take place April, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, is now open for submissions till Sep. 30, 2017. TICFF was founded by Public Television Service (PTS Taiwan) in 2004. Held biennially, it is the first and largest film and television festival in Asia dedicated entirely to children, with its mission to encourage quality children’s programming and to engage young local viewers with valuable access to the media. TICFF scre...

Dates announced for the Reggio Film Festival 2017. Last month to submit short films.

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Dear Filmmaker/Producer/Distributor, we are pleased to announce that the Reggio Film Festival will return on 3-12 November 2017. We remind you that the deadline for submissions to the 16th edition of Reggio Film Festival is May the 31st, 2017. The competition is open to all filmmakers and includes the following sections: - HEROES: short movies related to this theme, in all its possible meanings and suggestions; - Family: short movies suitable for children and f...

Cash prizes and feedback – Last chance to submit your film to Leeds Young Film Festival 2017!

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Win £500 worth of cash prizes and receive feedback on every film officially submitted to Leeds Young Film Festival this year! The final deadline for submissions is 27 January 2017. Leeds Young Film Festival features a programme of the best new and unseen international cinema for young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. Now in its 18th year, the festival welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind...

Gold Coast Film Festival is now accepting submissions for 2017!

You’ve put blood, sweat, tears and money into your short or feature film, and now it’s time to build your film’s profile and find audiences. Gold Coast Film Festival has been showcasing new Australian and international filmmaking talent for 14 years. We screen films for their World Premiere, Australian Premiere or Queensland Premiere. We encourage indie filmmakers to submit as we pride ourselves on providing a festival environment where your film won’t get lost, i...

Submission feedback and cash prizes at Leeds Young Film Festival

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“Film needs children and young people to keep falling in love with it, and the LYFF is the perfect place for them – always smart and adventurous, never less than fun.” (Danny Leigh) Leeds Young Film Festival features a programme of the best new and unseen international cinema for young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. Now in its 18th year, the festival welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of ...

18th Leeds Young Film Festival Calling for Submissions

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Leeds Young Film Festival takes place every Easter and welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind in the north of England. Now in its 18th year, the festival features a programme of the best new and unseen cinema for young people from around the world, made both for and by young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. It takes place in three of the city’s most loved venues and is the highlight for film lo...

SCRAPPY : a new film from Ron de Cana Productions!

SCRAPPY is the 18th short film from Ron de Cana Productions. The 4-minute short was born on September 11, 2016. Based on a poem by Donald G. Westlake about a real-life event in his childhood, SCRAPPY was developed for the screen and directed by his daughter, Dawn Westlake. Canon USA, Inc. provided a CanonC300 and CanonXC10 for the shoot. Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot, edited and did color grading and VFX. The film was shot on location in Pine Mountain, CA, USA and Calders, Cat...

Scrappy

Director: Dawn Westlake.

Based on the poem by Donald G. Westlake, SCRAPPY tells the story of a child’s courage in challenging an adult’s momentary lapse in judgment.

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LYFF Submission Deadline is 18 December 2016

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Regular Submission Deadline is December 18th for Leeds Young Film Festival Leeds Young Film Festival is dedicated to supporting young and old, emerging or established, national and international filmmakers and host competitions both for short films BY young people, and for short and feature films FOR young people. Young independent filmmakers have the chance to win £500 worth of cash prizes. This is your chance to submit your shorts and features to Leeds Young Film Festival 201...

Leeds Young Film Festival

Leeds Young Film Festival takes place every Easter and welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind in the north of England.

Now in its 17th year, the festival features a programme of the best new and unseen cinema for young people from around the world, made both for and by young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. It takes place in three of the city’s most loved venues and is the highlight for film lovers, filmmakers and budding film stars from the age of five years upwards.

Little Big Shots: Australia's Film Festival For Kids

Little Big Shots is Australia's largest and only annual touring film festival curated especially for kids. Featuring a selection of short and feature films, the festival lands in all major Australian capital cities. A kids jury awards the best international, local, and child-made films each year and the films play to an audience of over 20,000 across the country.

Little Big Shots: Australia's Film Festival For Kids - Call For Entries

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Little Big Shots is Australia's largest and only annual touring film festival curated especially for kids. Featuring a selection of short and feature films, the festival lands in all major Australian capital cities. A kids jury awards the best international, local, and child-made films each year and the films play to an audience of over 20,000 across the country. Initial submissions close December 11, 2015. Submission Fees: Child-made $10 Adult-made $30. Late submissions to be negotiat...

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