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The Writer: Interview with Sondre Fristad in Berlin

                    Sondre Fristad (28) is an award-winning short film director from Bærum, Norway, and is best known for Alex, Kepaza, and Quiet by the River. He has contributed on Swiss Army Man, The King's Choice, Haram, The Dextape and Operation Arctic. He has a bachelor's degree in Creative Arts Film & TV from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. The Writer is his first comedy feature about a young wr...

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, ...

Alexandr Gorchilin on his First Feature Acid

  Alexandr Gorchilin is a breakthrough talent from Russia who surfaced in the festival world from projects by his mentor Kirill Serebrennikov.  Alexandr’s first feature film Acid, part of this year’s Berlinale Panorama section, is a coming of age drama for the reality of Russian teenagers and their struggle to embrace the changes coming in their life, adulthood, family and sexuality. It is a portrayal of Russia’s youngest generations and their heightened sense of ...

Submissions closed - GET YOUR PASSES!

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Submissions are closed for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest - Now it's time to get your passes!   You're not gonna want to miss this year's sure-to-be awesome line up of indies! We've already begun the selection process, and are excited to bring you a powerful range of stories. From heart-wrenching dramas to inspiring docs to visually stunning music videos - there's going to be something for every film lover! https://filmfreeway.com/NYCIndieFF/tickets ...

Call For Entries: Tiburon International Film Festival

Call For Entries are open for the 18th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival [April 2019]. Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019. www.TiburonFilmFestival.com ...

2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival! Submit today!

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  The first annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival was such a hit! There was laughter, drinks, and plenty of amazing films! We know it's just gonna get better with age. Want to be a part of this growing tradition? Submit your film today on FilmFreeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/NewYork2ParisInternationalFilmFestival ...

DORI an international model for Film

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DORI is a International model, She has worked for Dubai Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Paris Pret in Porter, Milan Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and other fashion shows for the best brands, ...

Call for Entries for Ars Independent 2019

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We still have a year to the next edition of the multimedia festival Ars Independent, but as of today, films, animations, music videos and video games can be submitted for the Black Horse competitions. This year’s call for entries ends on April 26th. Ars Independent 2019 will take place between September 24th and 29th in Katowice. AS every year, the festival is searching for what’s cool in young, debuting, contemporary audio-visual culture. It’s not afraid to watch videos ...

"Scrappy" wins another Zebrino during Berlin leg of Zebra Fest!

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"Scrappy", based on the poem by Donald G. Westlake, has won another Zebrino Award at the Berlin leg of the Zebra Poetry Film Festival on December 7, 2018. "Scrappy" also won the Zebrino at the Munster-based Zebra Poetry Film Festival back on September 30, 2018. "Scrappy" was helmed and produced by Donald Westlake's daughter, Dawn, who also adapted the original poem for the screen. The film was shot on location in Pine Mountain, California, USA by Pol Carrizo Vil...

ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival Info!

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  ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is a weekend-long event showcasing some of the best indie films from all over the globe followed by an opportunity to get to know some of the directors better at a Q & A session and even at their amazing after parties!  Come join them in discovering, projecting, and promoting some of the World's best filmmakers.  For more information visit www.ecufilmfestival.com ...

POOLING accepted to fifth festival...Kinetoscope International Screendance Festival!

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POOLING (2018/USA-Spain/4:05) has been invited to the Kinetoscope International Screendance Festival in Missoula, Montana, USA for January 2019. The film will play 4 times over two days. Written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake through her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, POOLING features Marc Carrizo Vilarroig ("Markitus"), a Barcelona-based breakdancer who works all over the world with the internationally-renowned troupe Brodas Bros. The film was shot, edited and visual effects ...

USA Broadcast Deal!

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  Tomorrow (November 30th) is our REGULAR DEADLINE! Why submit to the 10th Annual Festival? Well, this year ShortsTV is offering to look at any accepted Short film for a US broadcast deal!  (NOTE: Must be narrative Live Action or Animation only. Art/experimental, documentary, TV pilot, or web series is NOT included in this offer). Want to submit your film? Visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit   ...

FROM ON HIGH to have Asian Premiere with 16th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival!

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FROM ON HIGH will have its Asian premiere with 16th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival in Kolkata, India December 4-8, 2018. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film was shot and edited on location in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in 2017. An original score was composed by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. F...

CALL FOR ENTRIES Movies that Matter Festival 2019 - 22-30 March 2019 - The Hague, the Netherlands

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CALL FOR ENTRIES Movies that Matter Festival 2019 22 – 30 March 2019  ● The Hague, the Netherlands The Movies that Matter Festival is the annual film and debate festival on human rights and social justice in The Hague, the International city of Peace and Justice. It takes place each year in March and features a general film programme of over seventy feature films and documentaries, seminars and debates and a youth programme. The Movies that Matter Festival presents tw...

ShortsTV Distribution Deal - Super Short Film Winner!

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Happy Thanksgiving friends and fans of the NYC Independent Film Festival! We're here with another exciting announcement - A distribution deal with ShortsTv will also be offered to the winner of the “Best Super Short Film award! (Winner does not have to accept offer and in the result of a tie the distribution deal will be given to two winners) *Note for both short film and super short film distribution deal - The film must be TV appropriate in subject matter to qualify for the ...

POOLING invited to play Dunedin International Film Festival!

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POOLING, a brand new hybrid breakdance/animation/visual effects film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. has been accepted to the Dance Section of the 2019 Dunedin International Film Festival in Dunedin, Florida, USA for January. Choreographed and starring Marc Carrizo Vilarroig ("Markitus"), POOLING was shot in Castellnou, Spain in August by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Carrizo-Vilarroig also edited and did visual effects. Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz composed an original...

FROM ON HIGH wins 11th award!

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FROM ON HIGH won its 11th award last evening with a Best Foreign Film prize from the Festival de Cinema de Tres Passos in Brazil. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-old actors Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve Serra Coll. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot and edited on location in Barcelona, Spain. An original s...

POOLING invited to play in Providence Children's Film Festival

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"Pooling", a hybrid live-action/animation/visual effects breakdance film (whew!), has been invited to the 2019 Providence Children's Film Festival in Providence, Rhode Island for February 15-28. It will play in the Body in Motion section of the festival. Written/helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake through her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" was performed/choreographed by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros, an internationally-known breakdance troupe. "P...

POOLING to have World Premiere at Children's Film Festival Seattle

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POOLING, a brand new breakdance/animation/visual effects hybrid film will have its world premiere at the 2019 Children's Film Festival at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, WA, USA from January 24-February 3. The film features dancing and choreography by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig ("Markitus") of the internationally recognized troupe Brodas Bros. POOLING was shot on location in Castellnou, Catalunya, Spain with editing and visual effects by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona....

Nice International Film Festival

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Nice International Film Festival independent Film Market 2019 ...

Evolution! Mallorca Film Festival Turns 7 this week

    Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival opens this week with its 7th edition full of great new additions to the festival, including exclusive guests from the world of indie cinema, stronger educational platform and extended programme across larger venues.    We spoke to festival director Sandra Seeling-Lipski, who grew up in Mallorca and now lives between the island and Los Angeles, gathering year-round the best festival contacts and films from global events...

Nice International Film Festival

Nice International Film Festival 2019 11th to 18th May  is strategically placed a few days before the Cannes International Film Festival in the South of France, naturally filling our venue with a wealth of talent from around the world. This is to provide our attendees with the best experience possible to grow and develop their careers. Year after year we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival. Workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As, film screenings, networking events, industry professional panels and the chance to socialise with like-minded people will undoubtedly aid in future filmmaking ventures. This is perfect for either an individual seeking funding for an unproduced screenplay or a finished production seeking distribution - we are able to cater to all. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films that concludes with our spectacular awards ceremony gala dinner

NYFF56 Closing Night Premiere At Eternity’s Gate Red Carpet Arrivals

By Maria Esteves – October 18, 2018 The 56th New York Film Festival Closing Night North American Premiere of AT ETERNITY’S GATE, by Academy Award nominated director Julian Schnabel commenced Friday, October 12, 2018 at Alice Tully Hall, New York. Red carpet arrivals included director Schnabel, actors Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, Rupert Friend, screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, producer Jon Klik, writer Louise Kugelberg and actress Stella Schnabel. AT ETERNITY’S GATE in sele...

NYC 2 Paris - Paris Photos!

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Didn't make it to the Paris portion of our festival? Curious what went down?  Check out our gorgeous photos taken by photographer India Lange! You can view them on our Facebook or website. There's so many awesome shots of our brilliant filmmakers as well as our audience members having a great time!   To submit to the second annual festival visit: FilmFreeway ...

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