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White on White, Theo Court, Chile, 2019

WHITE ON WHITE 2019 (Blanco en Blanco) is the second feature by the Cuban trained director Théo Court who grew up in Chile and Spain. White on White has a superb cast, exquisite photography by Jose Alayon, and a factually based screenplay, stripped down to essentials by Théo Court and Samuel Delgado. Set more than 100 years ago in the desolate Tierra del Fuego region of southern Argentine,  the narrative focuses on a dozen European descendants and a few barely visible indige...

FROM ON HIGH to play Chile & Brazil this fall!

"From On High" has been accepted to the 26th annual Fesancor Film Festival in Santiago, Chile for October 22-29, 2018 and to Festival de Cine de Tres Passos in Tres Passos, Brazil for November 6-10, 2018. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, "From On High" tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film has been accepted to 40 festivals and other venues since it was made in Barcelona, Spain in September 2017. It's won 8 awards in the U...

Mark Felt--The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Review: Clearing Deep Throat

Mark Felt--The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Review: Clearing Deep Throat After John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, at age 46, which remains an unresolved conspiracy 53 years later, there was another political event that pinned dirty political tricks on President Richard Nixon around the time of his re-election, and he had to resign soon after being re-elected, in 1974. The Watergate exposé was published by two journalists of the Washington Post and one from Time Mag...

"Scrappy" nominated to FeSanCor in Chile!

"Scrappy" is one of the international films nominated for an award in the 25th annual Festival Chileno de Cortometrajes (FeSanCor) in Santiago, Chile, September 25-October 2, 2017. Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" tells the story of a child's courage in standing up to an adult who's having a momentary lapse in judgment. The poem was adapted to the screen by director/producer/writer Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana P...

Through the Pane wins SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at Fesancor Festival in Chile!

"Through the Pane" won the Special Jury Award for International Documentary at the 24th annual Fesancor Film Festival in Santiago, Chile. This is the fourth award for the film out of 6 international nominations. The jury's comments: Spanish: "El corto se destaca por su lenguaje poético y delicadeza expresiva que nos transportar a las reflexiones y sentimentos de sus personajes." English: "The film is notable for its ...

Through the Pane" to play Fesancor in Chile!

"Through the Pane" was chosen from 2,012 entries to play Fesancor in Santiago de Chile from October 24-31, 2016. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on her father's memoir chapter about his acceptance of her mother's death. The pair were happily married for 62 years. Cinematography and editing are by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The film was scored on the guitarviol by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Gregory's score has been nominated for the Peer R...

Out of 2500 entries, "Games People Play" is 1 of 2 US films at Fesancor!

"Games People Play" has been selected to the 23rd annual Festival Chileno Internacional de Cortometrajes de Santiago for October 19-26, 2015. The festival office received over 2500 entries. "Games People Play" was one of only two US films to be chosen for the international section. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. The film was scored by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Jon Carr filmed on Canon's C500. Car...

"The Martini Effect" to play Fesancor in Chile!

"The Martini Effect" has been selected to screen in the 22nd annual Fesancor Film Fest in Santiago, Chile in October. (It has been renamed "El efecto martini" by the festival director.) The film features underwater cinematography by Secci Films (on location in Barbados) and above ground work by Brandon Bondehagen, on location in Los Angeles and Malibu. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit:

Cine//B_7 Deadline for submission coming soon

    Cine//B_7 is calling for submissions! Shorts Films and Features Film for the International Competition. Any genre, any running time. Submission 100% online & free. Share us your film through vimeo, youtube, wetransfer, google drive, dropbox, or other media file share. Entry form: + info: ...


  Arquitectura Film Festival Santiago – ARQFILMFEST, the Film- Architecture Festival that will be held on October 2015 in Santiago de Chile, invites you to its Competition by sending your Feature & Short Films. Entrants can interpret “The City is…”, the competition theme, in any way they choose, making films that are related to the city, to architecture and the urban environment.   + info

Talca International Short Film Festival

The Talca International Short Film Festival aims to offer a selection of the best independent, innovative and experimental short films from around the world. On the other hand contribute to the exchange of local and international stories in this globalised world where ideas and culture break the borders for the benefit of all of us.
The 11th TALCA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (FICTalca) will be held in the city of Talca in Chile, from 6 to January 10, 2015. May participate in competition, fiction and documentary short films, produced in Chile and abroad, premiered no earlier than June 2013.

The festival will feature the following sections:
- International Fiction Competition
- International Documentary Competition
- National Film Schools Competition
- Maule Regional Competition

"Found Objects" to play FESANCOR in Santiago, Chile!

"Found Objects", written and directed by Dawn Westlake, will play the Festival Internacional Chileno de Cortometrajes (FESANCOR) in Santiago, Chile October 17-24, 2013. The festival received 2,026 submissions from 41 countries. "Found Objects" was one of only 4 films accepted from the USA. The film stars British actress Jo-Anne Krupa, 5x Emmy Award-winner Joey D'Auria, and Emanuele Secci, known for his ensemble work in the 2012 Sundance Producer's Award-winner "N...

Between Us

Director: Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito.
A group of close friends and family members from South-America gather together in a small apartment in Amsterdam for a farewell party. The party is thrown for Diego, who will return to Chile together with his son after visiting his brother Pablo for a month. Pablo has lived in the Netherlands with his Dutch wife and daughter since he fled his country in the late 70’s.

VISCERAL: Between the Ropes of Madness

Director: Felipe Eluti Cueto.
A loser boxer, after losing a big fight, he abandon his dream and falls in a destructive life of alcohol and depression. Slowly he falls in a world of madness and pain in which a diabolical being tortures him and gives him the power to kill torture and destroy.

New Submission to ÉCU 2012 - "Sin fin" Teaser

“Sin Fin” is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. This art movie presents two Performance artists roaming far and wide in a 'spherical research'. The characters circulate, inscribe, and their stories to others. Check out the teaser! /// « Sin fin » est une nouvelle soumission à l’ÉCU 2012. Le film présente deux artistes de performance en itinérance loin dans une 'recherche sphérique'.

Happy 21st...festival to "A.L.I.C.E."!

"A.L.I.C.E." has turned 21! FeSanCor Festival Chileno Internacional del Cortometraje is the film's 21st festival acceptance. "A.L.I.C.E." will play between October 19-25, 2011 in Santiago, Chile. The film is represented for international broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud of Ouat Media. For more info, please contact  For more info on "A.L.I.C.E." and to see its trailer, please visit:

A.L.I.C.E. now on five continents!

"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins.) has been accepted into its fifth festival...on a fifth continent. North America! "A.L.I.C.E." will play the Davis Film Festival in Davis, CA on April 8th at the Veteran's Memorial Theatre. Before Davis, "A.L.I.C.E." plays in the DIFF in Vina del Mar, Chile, the Angry Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, the Cape Winelands Film Fest in Capetown, South Africa, and the Corto Helvetico al Femminile in Losone, Switze...

A.L.I.C.E. now in four festivals...on four continents!

"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins) has now been accepted into its fourth festival...on four continents! It will be screened in the Angry Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, the DIFF in Vina del Mar, Chile and Cape Winelands Film Festival in Capetown, South Africa in March. In April, it plays in the Corto Helvetico al Femminile in Losone, Switzerland. For more information: ...

“The festival has grown up, but it still refuses to go feature-length.”

Gone are the days when a feature length was precededby a handful of tasty film tit bits, bite size chunks of mini-flicks.These days, it's the trailers that are more like mini movies.  The‘short' is a mark of cinema's early days.  Butover recent years it has been redeployed as an ideal space in which to playwith distinct forms, from animation to documentary to experimental, all ofwhich the Chilean festival, Fesancor, includes in its programming.  Lastyear a new category, ‘Del Corto al La...

Shooting in Chile

The Godfather´s Lover - El Amante del Padrino

Tomorrow is the day: South America premiere for "The Godfather´s Lover" at the Lebu International Film Festival (Chile)....

Film festivals in Chile

Are you looking for film festivals in Chile? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee.**ALL**&filter4=**ALL** You can also search festivals accepting film submission on ...

Film In Focus: Alice In The Land

 Monday, August 25-------In more ways than one, a film festival brings the world to your doorstep. That is certainly the case for a new film from Chile that is making its North American Premiere at the Festival. ALICE IN THE LAND (ALICIA EN EL PAIS), directed by Esteban Larrain, was recently awarded with the Special Prize of the Jury at the Locarno Film Festival, will be presented in  the Documentaries of the World section of the Montreal World Film Festival.ALICE IN THE LAND tells the impr...

Film In Focus: Machuca

Sunday, September 17---It is hard to portray the significance of key historical events without the passage of time. Only in retrospect does the true enormity of history unfolding take on a full dimension. Only with some distance do the true emotions come through in a way that stirs the soul and pricks the conscience. The above statements certainly apply to the Chilean film MACHUCA, considered a masterwork of contemporary Latin American cinema. Released in 2005, more than 30 years after the ev...


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