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"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...

Is it Time to Change the Role of the Film Critic?

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Recently, there has been an onslaught of critic’s articles about El Chicano with mixed feedback. I must say I was disappointed to read the negative feedback but understand that everyone has a different opinion. If critics are looking for some positive discourse with the filmmaker, maybe we should all consider changing the dynamic. If reviews are about helping filmmakers see their errors or fix the film, then it should be done before the movie is released in a setting where it can be rem...

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...

Meet the Filmmaker: Rupam Sarmah with 'One Little Finger' in Cannes 2019

One Little Finger is a Narrative Feature film (English) in order to bring awareness about disability and human rights, and to promote inclusion and diversity. Over 80 children and adults with disabilities have acted in this film. Some of them have genetic disorder, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, mental retardation, autism, down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, dementia, etc. Over a billion people live with some form of disability. One child in twenty is disabled, but physical ...

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...

Call for Entry – 17th International Animation Film Festival Baden, Switzerland

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Fantoche calls up innovative, courageous, and creative filmmakers to submit their new films now on filmfreeway.com/festival/Fantoche or fantoche.ch/submit. Fantoche is looking forward to the latest short films in any possible animation technique! Animated shorts are eligible for Fantoche’s 2018 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2018 and last no longer than 40 minutes.   Submission is free of charge and will close on 17 May 2019. ...

"Pooling" accepted to FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance in North Carolina!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance in Cary, North Carolina, USA for May 19, 2019. The film may also tour with their FAD Collections series to K-12 schools in other cities of North Carolina, states in the US, and provinces in Canada. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features dancer/choreographer Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. The film was shot/edited and special effects done by Pol Carrizo...

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...

M Film Festival

M Film Festival is a new international film festival in Matosinhos, Portugal, exclusively dedicated to a one minute film, including credits, with open competition to all countries and organized by Orfeão de Matosinhos.

This festival have free submission and prize money.

Please, submit your one experimental minute film before May 16 in: https://filmfreeway.com/mfilmfestival

More information in:

www.facebook.com/mfilmfestival

https://mfilmfestival.wordpress.com/

 

10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival Tickets!

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The 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival is happening May 5 - 12!   We have an INCREDIBLE line-up on Indie Films this year. From inspiring docs to experimental shorts to hilarious comedies! Truly something for every indie film lover!    Get tickets today! For updates on our amazing selections follow us on social! Facebook Twitter  Instagram ...

"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...

"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...

Why Enter the Hollyweed Film Festival ?

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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...

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...

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! 

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: San Francisco Green Film Festival 2019

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Join the West Coast's leading event for films & discussions that spark green ideas and actions.   Submit your film now to the 9th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival, September 11-18, 2019. greenfilmfest.org/submit   DEADLINES Early Bird: March 22 Regular: April 12 Late: May 5 ...

WHY call it the HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL ?

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Did you know that in 2017, after marijuana was legalized in California, an artist/prankster climbed up to the sign, at night, in the rain and altered the world famous sign from Hollywood to Hollyweed, thus causing an international news story and creating a psychological disruption for the business as usual residents of Los Angeles. We aim to disrupt business as usual with the Hollyweed Film Festival. You know the drill, submit your film, pay the fee and never hear back from whatever festival you...

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

26-Mar-2019- 31-Mar-2019. Frankfurt, Germany

Interesting mix of films with connection to the Frankfurt region, international films and video art. Curators pay more attention to the artistic value of the films than to the premiere status. The festival reaches out to the city and the region with several exhibitions, installations and performances. This year´s theme: Nature.

Sections: Feature-length Competition (Fiction, Documentaries), Short Film Competition, International Video Art Competition, Out of Competition, International Films, Retrospective, Special Screenings.
Year of Foundation: 2008

Event Date from 26 March 2019 till 31 March 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany

Film Festival. Organised by LICHTER - Filmkultur e.V.


Read more at: https://lichter-filmfest.de/

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

26-Mar-2019- 31-Mar-2019. Frankfurt, Germany

Interesting mix of films with connection to the Frankfurt region, international films and video art. Curators pay more attention to the artistic value of the films than to the premiere status. The festival reaches out to the city and the region with several exhibitions, installations and performances. This year´s theme: Nature.

Sections: Feature-length Competition (Fiction, Documentaries), Short Film Competition, International Video Art Competition, Out of Competition, International Films, Retrospective, Special Screenings.
Year of Foundation: 2008

Event Date from 26 March 2019 till 31 March 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany

Film Festival. Organised by LICHTER - Filmkultur e.V.


Read more at: https://lichter-filmfest.de/

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...
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