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"terroir" selected to FerFilm Festival in Kosovo!

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"terroir" has been selected to FerFilm Festival in Ferizaj, Kosovo for October 2-6, 2020. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton & Peru, IL USA, Font Romeu, France and Vila...

"terroir" up for a Weimar Poetry Award!

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"terroir" is competing for a Weimar Poetry Award in the Women in Resistance category at the International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia in Germany, October 22-25, 2020. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the festival will be held online. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de C...

"terroir" selected to the 33rd Festival Les Instants Video in Marseille!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the 33rd Festival Les Instants Video in Marseille, France for November 15, 2020. This is the 40th selection for the film made in late 2019. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarro...

"terroir" to play Porto Femme Film Festival in Portugal!

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"terroir" has been accepted to Porto Femme International Film Festival in Porto, Portugal for October 6-10, 2020. This is particularly exciting since Dawn Westlake's very first film ("Mini Driver Project") was made in Porto twenty years ago! "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlak...

"terroir" accepted to MOST Festival Internacional de Cinema del Vi!

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"terroir" has been accepted to MOST Festival Internacional de Cinema del Vi in Vilafranca del Penedes and Priorat, Catalunya, Spain for November 5-29, 2020. This will be a bit of a homecoming for the film as its definitive opening sequence was filmed by drone at a vineyard in the region. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/wri...

Both "From On High" & "Pooling" accepted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Film Festival!

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Both "From On High" (2017) and "Pooling" (2018) have been accepted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Film Festival in Surat, Gujarat, India for October 31, 2020. Written/helmed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "From On High" and "Pooling" were shot and edited and visual effects were done by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. "From On High" was scored by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Poolin...

"terroir" accepted to Zebra Poetry Film Festival - Berlin !

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"terroir" has been accepted out of 2000 entries to screen at the 2020 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany from November 19-22. This is a very special selection as the idea for "terroir" was first conceived by writer/director Dawn Westlake while she was attending the 2018 Zebra Fest with her award-winning poetry film "Scrappy". "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perception...

"From On High" wins SPECIAL JURY AWARD at Sacrae Scenae Film Festival!

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"From On High" has won the Special Jury Award at the 2020 Sacrae Scenae Film Festival in Ardesio, Italy on August 30, 2020. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian girl who finds a better life in Europe. This is the 13th award for FROM ON HIGH and the 82nd award for films produced by Westlake's Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle since 2000. The jury's reasoning behind the award: "From On High/Dawn Westlake/8"/USA: This extreme...

"terroir" wins BEST DOCUMENTARY at Festival Pasinetti in Venice!

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"terroir" has won the BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD at the 2020 Festival Pasinetti in Venice, Italy. The award will be presented on September 11th, 2020 during the Biennale. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig o...

"terroir" to have UK premiere in London with Portobello Film Festival!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the Portobello Film Festival in London for September 8th, 2020. This will be the film's UK premiere. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton &...

"terroir" selected to Invicines in Argentina!

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"terroir" has been selected to the 2020 Invicines Film Festival out of Cordoba, Argentina for September 2-5, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the festival will be held online for four consecutive days. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was sh...

"terroir" to have German premiere with International Short Film Festival - Detmold!

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"terroir" will have its German premiere with International Short Film Festival - Detmold, in Detmold, Germany, October 23-25, 2020. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton & ...

"terroir" to have Peruvian premiere with Festival de Cine Villa Maria del Triunfo!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the Festival de Cine Villa Maria del Triunfo and Lima Sur 2020 in Lima, Peru for August 14-21, 2020. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton & ...

"terroir" is accepted to the Pune Short Film Festival in India!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the Pune Short Film Festival in Pune, India for later this fall (exact date to be determined due to the pandemic). "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in ...

"terroir" wins TWO awards at San Gio Film Festival in Verona!

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"terroir" has won both BEST FILM and the Social Jury's BEST PRODUCER AWARD at the 2020 San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy, which ran from July 23-27, 2020. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Im...

"terroir" featured on TGVerona!

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"terroir" has been selected to the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy, running July 23-27, 2020. It was just featured in a piece from TGVerona, including an interview with festival director Ugo Brusaporco. https://www.tgverona.it/pages/899020/cultura/torna_il_san_gio_verona_video_festival.html Written/helmed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" is about how the mother-child relationship can sometimes influence our perceptions of...

"terroir" to play the Mosaic Film Festival!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the Mosaic Film Festival in Rockford, IL USA for September 18-20, 2020. Written/helmed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig at Westlake's childhood home in Wheaton, IL USA, at the August Hill Winery in Peru, IL, at another vineyard in Vilafranca del Penedes, Catalunya, and in the snowy mountains of Font Romeu, France. Pol also edited and did the significant visual ef...

"terroir" is a finalist at Halicarnassus Film Festival in Turkey!

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"terroir" is a finalist for Best Documentary in the Halicarnassus Film Festival in Bodrum, Turkey...scheduled for August 8, 2020. (The festival may be postponed to 2021, due to the global pandemic.) Written, helmed and performed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" is a musical documentary about how the mother-child relationship can influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. The film was s...

"terroir" to play Venice with Festival Pasinetti!

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"terroir" has been selected to Festival Pasinetti in Venice, Italy for July 23, 2020 at Casa del Cinema. Written, helmed and performed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" is a musical documentary about how the mother-child relationship can influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. The film was shot on location by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton & Peru, IL USA, Fo...

"Pooling" to play on Filmin with Choreoscope in September!

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"Pooling" will be presented on the Filmin Channel out of Spain with the Choreoscope Film Festival of Dance in Barcelona from September 14-28, 2020. The breakdance film conceived and directed by Dawn Westlake, starring Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros, and with an original score by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz, was shot and edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Pol also did the considerable visual effects work. The animated open and close of "Poolin...

"terroir" wins BEST MUSIC VIDEO at Madras International Film Festival

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"terroir" has won the BEST MUSIC VIDEO award at the monthly Madras International Film Festival in Chennai, India in July 2020. This win secures a berth for the film at the festival to be held in Chennai in person in 2021. (In person screenings have been postponed for 2020 due to the global COVID19 pandemic.) Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" is about how the mother-child relationship can influence our percept...

"terroir" accepted to SAGA Film Festival in Australia!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the SAGA International Women's Film Festival in Adelaide, Australia for August 7-21, 2020. Written, helmed and performed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" is a musical documentary about how the mother-child relationship can influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. The film was shot on location by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton &...

"terroir" selected to the Madras Independent Film Festival!

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"terroir" has been selected to the Madras Independent Film Festival in Chennai, India. Written, helmed and performed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" is a musical documentary about how the mother-child relationship can influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. The film was shot on location by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton & Peru, IL USA, Font Romeu, France a...

"terroir" selected to 9th Cinema en Liberté!

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"terroir" has been selected to the 9th Cinema en Liberté Film Festival in Toulon, France. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the dates are still to be finalized, but it's thought that the festival will take place in an open-air location this summer. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" explores the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes unfortunately influence our perceptions of very capable fe...

"terroir" wins the Audience Award at UNCG Sustainability Film Festival!

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"terroir" has won the Audience Award at the 2020 UNCG Sustainability Film Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" explores the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes unfortunately influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. The film was shot on location in Westlake's childhood home in Wheaton, IL USA and in a vineya...
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