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"terroir" a finalist for Best Music Video at RATMA Film Festival!

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"terroir" is a finalist for Best Music Video in the 2020 RATMA Film Festival out of Keighley, UK. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the festival is running online October 10-24, 2020, and the public will determine the winners. To watch "terroir" and vote: https://www.ratmafilmfestival.com/music "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...

"Pooling" accepted to Independientes Film Fest in Arequipa, Peru!

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"Pooling" has been selected as one of just 50 finalists to be projected in Independientes: Festival de Cortometrajes at Casa Blanca Centro Cultural in Arequipa, Peru June 13-15, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros to an original score composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The film was shot, edited and visual effects were don...

FROM ON HIGH is Grand Prize Finalist in its World Premiere with Festival del Cinema Corto Corrente!

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FROM ON HIGH, written & directed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her shingle Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., is a Grand Prize finalist at its world premiere festival, Corto Corrente, in Fiumincino (Rome), Italy. FROM ON HIGH is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds new hope and a new life in Europe. It was shot and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig in Collsuspina, La Sala de Sant Llogari, and Barcelona, Spain. The film was scored by 2016 Peer Raben Music Award nominee GC Johnson of Acoustic ...

Scrappy is a finalist in Corti in Cortile!

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"Scrappy" is one of only 2 US films selected as finalists in the 9th edition of Corti in Cortile in Catania, Italy for September 22-24, 2017. Adapted for the screen by director Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake. It recounts a real-life anecdote from Donald's childhood in rural Elburn, Illinois during the 1930s when he had to stand up to the gun culture in the USA to save the life of his little dog. &...

"Scrappy" a finalist in the Ariano International Film Festival in Italy!

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"Scrappy" is a finalist in the Ariano International Film Festival with screenings July 29-August 5, 2017 in Ariano, Italy. This is the 11th festival acceptance for "Scrappy", a film produced by Ron de Cana Prods., Inc. in Los Angeles and helmed by the company's founder, Dawn Westlake. Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" is a real-life anecdote from Donald's childhood recounting the time he had...

Festival #19 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" will screen in the Video on the Beach section of the Kino Otok Isola Cinema Festival in Isola (and later Ljubljana), Slovenia from May 30-June 6, 2012. This is the 19th festival acceptance for the film, which has now played on 5 continents. For more information, and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

CinemAvvenire Official Selection

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Here we are in the Official Selection list for CinemAvvenire in Rome...and seemingly, we're the only American film accepted: http://www.cinemavvenire.it/attivita/3-cinemavvenire-video-festival-la-selezione-ufficiale For more info on "Covariance", and to see a trailer: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

"Covariance" receives 5 fest invitations in one week!

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"Covariance" received invitations to 5 more festivals this week! The film will screen for at least 3,000 people at the Bushfire Film Festival in Malkerns, Swaziland at the end of May. From June 1-17, it screens with CinemAvvenire in Rome, Italy.  It continues a tour of Italy with Cinema da Mare Film Fest from July to September. At the end of September, the film has its Greek premiere at the Patras International Film Festival in Patras City. The final invita...

Festival #13 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" was judged among the finalists by the jury of the Johnstown Film Festival in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA. It will be projected with the award-winning films and other finalists on Sat., June 9th at People's Natural Gas Park in downtown Johnstown. For more information: http://www.jaha.org/FilmFestival/Saturday2012.html "Covariance" stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. An o...

Fest #12 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" starring David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake has been accepted to the prestigious Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte in Bergamo, Italy for July 14-21, 2012. This is the 12th film festival acceptance for "Covariance". It was shot in Southern California in 2011 with 3 Canon 5D cameras, provided by Canon USA, Inc. For more information on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index....

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