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"Pooling" selected to San Gio Festival in Verona!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 25th annual San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy for July 23-27, 2019. Written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The opening and closing animated sequ...

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) 2019 Festival

NFFTY (PRONOUNCED “NIFTY”) STANDS FOR “NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR TALENTED YOUTH” AND IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST FILM FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING DIRECTORS.

But it’s not just for youth. NFFTY occurs each spring in Seattle, Washington and is the premier showcase of the best young directors 24 and younger from around the world. The films of NFFTY represent the voice of this generation, covering all topics and genres, from compelling and provocative, to hilarious and uplifting. NFFTY has the perfect film for a film fan of any age.

NFFTY is a program of The Talented Youth, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

ZFF Co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri to step down after the 15th Zurich Film Festival!!

In accordance with the long-term strategy of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), Co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri are planning for their succession after 15 years of operational leadership. The co-directors will be stepping down from their current posts at the beginning of 2020 but continue to work with the festival on a strategic level. Christian Jungen, chief cultural editor at “NZZ am Sonntag” will serve as the festival’s new Artistic Director. The search for th...

"Pooling" accepted to Film Fest Weiterstadt!

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"Pooling" has been invited to screen at the 43rd annual Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt in Germany, running August 8-12, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros fame. Marc also collaborated with Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz to create an original hip hop score. The animated opening and closing sequences were produced by Dismas &...

"Pooling" selected to Xsection Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to Xsection Film Festival of science and dance in Watertown, MA, USA for June 30, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. The opening and closing animation was done by Dismas and GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. "Pooling" was f...

Scottish Film A Life in August presented in Cannes

First time director Haston McLaren writes and directs A Life In August, is a low-budget unconventional love story set in Scotland. McLaren states: 'A life in Augustis my directorial debut. In fact, prior to embarking upon this film, I had no experience whatsoever of the film industry. My camera experience was nothing more than pointing the lens at objects of interest on my travels. My background is in Music and Engineering. Both of which I have found to be invaluable in the maki...

Nina: Director Bojana Sutic explains the script

This is not a war story. This is a story of a family that , like many others , had to abandon their homeland, not only because of the war itself, but because someone, somewhere and for obscure reasons, decided that was sinful for the blood of different faiths to mix.    This is Nina’s story, a daughter of these sins. Young Nina passes her carefree childhood in Bosnia, together with brother Damir, loved and cared by their parents, father Jusuf, a Muslim and mother, Vera, a Ser...

Winners of the 2019 Tiburon International Film Festival 'Golden Reel Awards'

The winners of the 2019 Tiburon International Film Vestival 'Golden Reel Awards' were announced on Friday, April 19, 2019, in Tiburon, California. Best Film: Eternal Winter [Hungary] Best Director: Attila Szasz, for: Eternal Winter [Hungary] Best Actor: Dragos Bucur, for: Hawaii [Romania] Best Actress: Marina Gera, for Eternal Winter [Hungary] Best Documentary: As Time Goes By, directed by: Simone Aleandri [Italy] Best Sc...

"Pooling" selected to Athens International Digital Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been selected to the Athens International Digital Film Festival in Athens, Greece for April. This is the 8th film festival acceptance for the hybrid dance/animation/visual effects film starring internationally-renowned breakdancer Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Written/produced and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., "Pooling" was shot and edited in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The an...

Call for entries in 14th Cyprus International Film Festival "Golden Aphrodite"

Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) takes place annually, under the umbrella of Cultural International Festivals -a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting and supporting independent films and filmmakers that embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision-, in cooperation with CIN...

"Pooling" to play Dansmuseet with Screendance Film Festival!

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"Pooling", a breakdance/animation/visual effects short from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. will play Dansmuseet, the only museum dedicated to dance and movement, with the Screendance Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. The festival runs from April 23-30, 2019, and then, selected titles go on tour to other venues into 2020. "Pooling" was conceived by director/producer Dawn Westlake. It features the dance and choreography of Markitus (Marc Carrizo Vilarroig) of Brodas Bros. The...

Paul Dano on Wildlife

Paul Dano is an American actor, known for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine, There will be blood, Prisoners, Youth. Wildlife starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal is his directorial debut, based on the novel by Richard Ford.  What really spoke to you in this script?    I really wanted to do a film for a long time. And I’m glad it was this book that fell in my hands at the right time. I had read some short stories form the same writer before and I really love...

Pierre Deladonchamps & Vincent Lacoste on Sorry Angel (Cannes 2018 Competition)

Pierre Deladonchamps is a French actor and filmmaker, known for Stranger by the lake, Golden Years & House of Time. In Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite) by Christophe Honoré portrays a 90s Parisian gay writer who develops a relationship with a young student, Vincent Lacoste, who is also one of France's youngest talents, known for Amanda and The French Kissers.  Bodies are very important in Christophe’s films. How did you get comfortable with that?  &nb...

Christophe Honoré on his new film Sorry Angel (Cannes Competition)

  Christophe Honoré is one of the most iconic contemporary French writers and directors, mostly known for Beloved, Metamorphoses & Les Chansons d'amour. Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite), which tells the story of two gay men from different backgrounds who meet in the turbulent Paris of the 90s, premieres in Competition at the 71st Festival De Cannes.    Did the idea come from a very personal place?    It’s a mixture of very personal e...

Indie Short Fest

IMDb qualifier Indie Short Fest (ISF-LA) is an LA-based international film competition with monthly live screenings in Burbank, CA.

ISF-LA is looking for independent projects from all genres, particularly low or no-budget ones, as well as from all countries, especially from those traditionally underrepresented in the global film industry.

FREE Broadcast your TRAILER on Roku and Amazon Fire TV

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A FREE BROADCAST OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR TRAILER: Metro gives those who enter our Festival the option for free promotion on our TV Channels. If you like, we'll stream your Trailer or Teaser on our Roku and Amazon Fire TV Channels. This is FREE PUBLICITY for your film/show to over 500,000 Subscribers on "Connected TV." Check out a sample of our Connected TV-APPS on www.MoviesPlus.org   ADDITIONAL PUBLICITY: Metro publicizes the Festival online through our Website, Social Netwo...

CALL FOR ENTRIES for 15th Zurich Film Festival!!

7Submission for the 15th Zurich Film Festival is open from February 15 to June 30, 2019! The 15th Zurich Film Festival will take place from September 26 to October 6, 2019. Films can be submitted via the platform Withoutabox. COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM The Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 25'000 cash prize will be awarded in each of the two categories International Feature Film Competition and International Documentary Film Competition by two separate juries. The cash...

International Thai Film Festival 2019

ABOUT ITFF:

International Thai Film Festival a.k.a. ITFF is an internationally recognized film industry event and registered international film festival of Thailand. The event of ITFF is a film screening event and film entertainment industry expo, organized by S.E.G. with the event partner; SHOW DC. This year (ITFF 2019), the event will take place on the 14th & 15th of September 2019 at the amazing Ultra Arena of SHOW DC in the beautiful city of Bangkok, Thailand. (Ultra Arena is a modern theatre that is 5 times larger than an average multiplex cinema). Alongside screenings of a wide variety of films (Official Selection), there are Panel Talks session, networking opportunities, a market and the ITFF Award Ceremony. ITFF brings together film, animation and entertainment industry professionals from around the world, celebrating and awarding the very best productions and artists, from emerging talents to seasoned professionals. ITFF is an event where connections are made, not to be missed by local and foreign filmmakers and industry professionals.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION:

ITFF Competition is a film, animation and video competition for industry professionals and amateurs alike, who are passionate about filmmaking and wish to screen their work and compete for ITFF Awards to gain a wider recognition and reputation in the industry. Entrants have a chance to win a trophy and prizes at ITFF. The selection of productions is executed by the ITFF Judging Board that includes established Thai film and entertainment industry professionals and guest judges from major studios (USA, France, China, Korea and Australia). With their extensive industry experience and knowledge, each project submitted to ITFF Competition is viewed and studied closely, awarding creativity and the execution of their story regardless of the budget of their production. Submit your work and take us on a journey that surprises us, shocks us, melts our hearts, makes us laugh or simply entertains us.

SUBMISSION PLATFORMS:

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/thaifilmfest

FestHome: https://festhome.com/f/3906

Withoutabox: https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=17485

FilmFestivalLife: https://www.filmfestivallife.com/International-Thai-Film-Festival/

Sfilmmaker: http://www.sfilmmaker.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=filmfestLists&f_id=211&v_id=

ClickForFestivals: https://www.clickforfestivals.com/international-thai-film-festival-itff

RULES:

Your film or video may originate from anywhere from the world! Any nationalities and any production can enter our International Categories.

To enter Thai categories, your film or video must be a Thai production, produced in Thailand and the producer(s) and the director(s) of your production must be Thai citizens.

The official languages of ITFF are English and Thai. All non-English or non-Thai language entries must have English or Thai subtitles. (Except for music videos)

We would like to have Thailand premieres, but it is not a requirement. Productions submitted to the Festival must have been completed after January 1, 2016. Works-In-Progress are not considered. Productions that are nominated at previous editions of ITFF are not considered.

All genres of production are welcome (For example: comedy, drama, action, sci-fi, documentary, thriller, horror, art projects, etc...), except pornographic content. Over-sexualized contents are not allowed. You may have used any of the execution techniques (For example: film, animation - traditional or computer generated 2D or 3D) to execute your production.

You may submit multiple productions and can apply in as many categories as like as long as your production meets the criteria of the selected category you wish to submit to. Each submission will be considered and charged separately.

All entered films and videos must be the original work of the author or authors. Multiple authorship is allowed. ITFF and its organizers shall not be responsible directly or indirectly for any liability arising from any violation of any copyright laws. 

ITFF is granted the right to use the submitted films and film stills for promotional purposes on the internet, television and other media, an excerpt of maximum 10% of the length of each submitted film may be used for that purpose. Please note that we will not in any way upload nor release your film or video online, with the exception of a poster and/or a trailer of your production. [In other words: The Rights of your production remain with you and/ or the original right-holder(s) of the production. We only require the rights to screen your production during the Event. We only upload the trailer of your production (if you have provided one to us), the poster of your production and we may excerpt 10% of your production for promotional purposes.]

ITFF does not consider films that require screening or rental fees.

​The festival does not accept any free entries, nor do we hand out fee waivers.

Entry Fees are non-refundable.

Your production entry cannot be withdrawn from the competition after 1st of July 2019.

The decisions of our judges are final and will not be reconsidered by any means.

All films and video productions submitted that are meeting our requirements are eligible for nomination for ITFF Film and Entertainment Industry Awards.

FOR MORE INFO:

For further information, please visit our website at https://www.thaifilmfestival.com/ enlightened

Meanwhile, please like & follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thaifilmfest yes

See you at the event of International Thai Film Festival 2019! 

 

9th Varesh Int'l FilmFest to display Azeri anthropological films

    Mansour Jahani - The anthropological films of Azerbaijan Republic will be screened in the 9th edition of Varesh International Film Festival slated to be held in northern Iran.   Organized by Mazandaran Culture and Islamic Guidance Department and Cinema Organization of Iran, the festival is slated to be held in this northern province on late April.   The main focus of the festival is on the five Caspian Sea littoral states and the Persian language, the common herit...

Ritesh Batra on Photograph: Berlin Interview

  Ritesh Batra is an Indian filmmaker based in NYC. He rose to fame with his feature film The Lunchbox, which premiered in Cannes in 2013.  His new film, Photograph, premiered at this year’s Berlinale Special programme is a unique love story of a photographer in Mumbai and a girl he meets on the streets while looking for his next customer. From different backgrounds and each carrying their own baggage, the two strangers embark on a bittersweet journey.   ...

Leakage | Nasht by Suzan Iravanian (Forum): Berlinale Review

  Foziye’s husband, an employee in the regional oil company, has vanished into thin air. Although her questions remain unanswered about his whereabouts, her faith prevails that he is still alive. During her visit at the local pension centre, she still replies “married” when her marital status is requested. Her life has metamorphosed into an arduous journey, considering her financial hardship and lack of work. Her mother incriminates her inertia, whilst her daughter ince...

The Golden Glove by Fatih Akin: Berlinale Review

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Meager, for the most part, is the attempt by Fatih Akin to recreate the unambitious life of Fritz Honka, a schizophrenic killer who, in the seventies of Hamburg, brutally murders and dismembers four prostitutes in his hideous attic.    Unquestionably crowned the most abominable film of 2019, Akin&...

Xaver Böhm on O Beautiful Night: Interview at Berlinale 2019

Xaver Böhm is a Berlin based filmmaker. O Beautiful Night, a dark and poetic interpretation of one's fear of death, is his first feature film and it premiered at the Panorama section at the 69th Berlinale, February 7-17 2019.      How did you get the idea to do a film about being afraid of dying?    The fear of dying has always been very present in my life and I wanted to make an honest film, something very personal.  Also, growing up somehow takes ...

Sondre Fristad's First Feature The Writer at the Berlinale

    The Writer is a comedy feature about a young writer with nightmares and problems with his girlfriend. Who ends up playing the lead role in his own movie, things doesn't exactly turn out the way he want it too.    Written & Directed by Sondre Fristad. Produced by Sigurd Fristad.    Country of Production: Norway, 2018    The Film has so far been awarded at the following festivals:    Southern States Fanfilmfestival Biloxi, ...
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