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"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" 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...

"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 & ...

"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" to play Golden Sneakers Int'l Hip Hop Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 2019 Golden Sneakers International Hip Hop Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany for June 21-22, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. banner, "Pooling" features the breakdancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz composed an original score under Marc's supervision. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot and edited and did special ...

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

LICHTER Film Festival Frankfurt International is the programmatic title of the Frankfurt Film Festival, a festival that places particular emphasis on cinematic elements that are otherwise neglected in everyday film and television. For one week in March, the moving image is at the center of the cultural scene in the Rhine-Main region. This film festival has its roots in the local film industry and presents its achievements on a grand scale. It features films from around the world as well and thus represents the growing internationalism of the region and the great diversity found in world cinema today.

LICHTER is a product of the local film scene and was founded in 2008 by a group of young film directors. It has since evolved from an event put on by a small group of committed people that worked in an improvised theater to a highlight of the regional cultural scene that attracts a diverse and expanding audience. Our goal is to build on this and host a unique film festival that brings the region’s creative energy and an interntional audience together.

LICHTER, along with showcasing an excellent and diverse program on the big screen, is a highlight for Frankfurt and the entire Rhine-Main region. Films are shown throughout the region and we take cinema to places it normally doesn’t thrive, like in other cultural institutions and especially in unusual and forgotten places that we then incorporate into our films. LICHTER takes cinema out of its comfort zone and showcases it in a big way.

Our event program also offers workshops and discussions on all aspects of film, our LICHTER Art Award video competition, and a central location to kick back and enjoy a drink or talk with fellow festivalgoers.

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.

LICHTER - Filmkultur e.V.
Leipziger Str. 9
60487 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
http://www.lichter-filmfest.de
email: info@lichter-filmfest.de

Festival Director
Gregor Maria Schubert

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/

 

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 ...

"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...

youth days @ exground filmfest 31: Turbulent and Challenging

22 Films from 15 Countries // New Jury Award // Renewed Commitment to Supporting Young Refugees From 17 to 22 November, in the scope of exground filmfest (16-25 November, 2018) the 15th edition of exground youth days will present an exciting programme featuring extraordinary productions from 15 countries. Fourteen short and eight feature-length films provide insight into the turbulent and often challenging everyday lives of children and adolescents. New this year is a youth jury award for b...

SCRAPPY wins the Zebrino at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival!

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"Scrappy" has won the Zebrino Prize of 500 Euros, donated by Filmwerkstatt Münster, at the 2018 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Germany last evening. Based on the Studs Terkel Award-winning poem of the same name by the director Dawn Westlake's father, Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" tells the story of a little girl's courage when confronted with an adult's momentary lapse in judgment. The story is based on a real-life anecdote from Donald's childhood. It was...

25th Oldenburg International Film Festival 2018: On the Red Carpet

By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER      20 countries and nearly 50 films will be shown this year at the landmark 25th anniversary of the Oldenburg International Film Festival, which began last night in the quaint and picturesque city of Oldenburg, in Northwest Germany. It runs from September 12-16 at various venues throughout the city. The festival first began as an alternative film festival with a focus on independent and out of the ordinary cinema from the United Sta...

Once Again, Review: Loneliness, Lunchbox and Love

Once Again, Review: Loneliness, Lunchbox and Love Films in which the actors speak softly, there are no item songs, no fights and no villains, no double entendre, no ghosts, no claptrap dialogues and no stars, are rare indeed. So, when such a movie arrives on the screens, it is time to applaud once again. Once Again, an Indo-German co-production, has many things going for it, and if only it had a more substantive narrative, it would rate among the best of the year. Having said that, I ask disc...

"Scrappy" accepted to Zebra Poetry Film Festival

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Out of more than 1,200 entries from 87 countries the program commission has selected "Scrappy" by Dawn Westlake to be part of the ZEBRINO competition of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster|Berlin. "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Award-winning poem of the same name by Dawn's father, Donald G. Westlake. It recounts the real-life anecdote from Westlake's life when as a 6-year-old he had to stand up to the gun culture in the USA in his small town of Elburn...

Experience World Premiere of Big Air VR with 5 time X Game Medalist winner Elliot Sloan, 3D and 360 from Taiwan, UK, US and Ger

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Experience World Premiere of Big Air VR with 5 time X Game Medalist winner Elliot Sloan, 3D and 360 from Taiwan, UK, US and Germany at 9th Annual New Media Film Festival New Media Film Festival a festival notable for “making the cutting edge accessible” by Huffington Post, this year’s programming ­features 110 new media films and content from 40 countries with 36 world-7 US and 24 LA Premieres is about to be live again. The 9th annual New Media Film Festival’s is a...

Bose Dead or Alive: Rajkummar Rao in thriller take on Indian freedom fighter

Bose Dead or Alive: Rajkummar Rao in thriller take on Indian freedom fighter If you were a patriot and freedom seeker in the British colonial India of the 1920s-1940s, you either believed in non-violent struggle, a movement led by ‘Mahatma’ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or the increasingly violent approach of ‘Netaji’ Subhas Chandra Bose. Mahatma means great soul and Netaji translates as leader. Both belonged to the Congress party, but when Bose called for armed struggle,...

Call for Entries DOK.fest München 2018

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Call for Entries – 33rd DOK.fest München 2018   We kindly invite filmmakers, production companies and distribution labels to submit their current documentary films.   DOK.fest München is one of the largest festivals for documentary films in Europe. The international program includes three relevant competition sections and ten awards (2.500 to 10.000 Euros). In 2017, the festival celebrated a new record of over 43.000 visitors.   For the coming DOK.fest we acc...

19th cellu l'art Short Film Festival Jena

Every April, cellu l’art Short Film Festival presents international short films in Jena, Central Germany. This young and vibrant university city comes alive with screenings and events revolving around shorts from all genres: fiction, animation, documentary and experimental. Films from all over the world compete in the international competition while an annual country focus programme allows the viewers to get to know the (short film) culture of a specific country. In 2017, cellu l’art presented stories from Iran, delving into propaganda, underground cinema and official fiction films. The programme for the upcoming edition focuses on Scotland. Special interests can be satisfied in programmes for horror films, queer films and more.

cellu l’art started out as a project by media science students in 1999 and has since grown rapidly and dynamically, becoming more diverse and more international while still retaining a loveable, friendly ambience. Traditionally, the festival begins with an open air event with live music and short films. The award ceremony on Saturday has become the highlight of the festival week. The handing out of the awards by the professional jury and the youth jury is accompanied by the screening of the awarded films.

Volksbad (a former public bath house turned cultural venue) has been the main spot of the festival for a few years now and makes for a special atmosphere for cinematic adventures.

"Scrappy" to have German premiere!

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"Scrappy" will have its German premiere at the 41st Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt in Weiterstadt, Germany on August 11th, 2017. Based on a Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, the film is helmed by his daughter, Dawn Westlake. "Scrappy" recounts a real-life anecdote from Don Westlake's childhood in which he had to stand up to the gun culture of the USA. Filmed and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, "Scrappy" was sc...

1st QueerScope Debut Film Award by 13 German queer film festivals

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Presenting the 1st QueerScope Debut Film Award   The first QueerScope Debut Film Award will be given to the Swedish-American documentary "Kiki" on October 14th at Filmfest homochrom in Cologne. QueerScope, a co-operation of 13 German queer film festivals, will honour the achievements of director Sara Jordenö in her feature-length debut. Chi-Chi Mizrahi, one of the film's protagonists, will accept the award in person as proxy for Ms. Jordenö...

Peer Raben Music Award nomination for "Through the Pane"!

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GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs has been nominated for the Peer Raben Music Award from SoundTrack_Cologne in Koln, Germany for his score for "Through the Pane". The film will be presented at SoundTrack_Cologne on August 27, 2016. Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter of her father, Donald G. Westlake, about his acceptance of the death of her mother. Donald & Helen Gum Westlake were very happily married for 62 years. GC Johnson's tracks were ...

After the War - Half a Million Public Enemies.

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goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Films

From the 20 to 26 April the 16th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film provides an exciting insight into the Eastern genre cinema and shows as usual a wide range of the best current film productions of this area. In view of the current political climate in Europe, the goEast Film Festival hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut focuses once again on cultural cooperation and intensifies in this regard its efforts in the field of human-rights filmmaking. Through its p...

call for entry: 24. filmfestival contravision 2016

24TH CONTRAVISION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 DEADLINE FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS: December 21st, 2015 visions contra total television! your film: no limitation as to subject or genre. not longer than 30 minutes. all nominated films take part in the competition. the winners of the contravision awards are elected by the audience. submission: https://www.contravision.de no entry fee, online form and film upload instead. festival: march 2016 at cinema central in berlin To sta...

International Short Film Festival Landau - La.Meko

International Short Film Festival Landau – La.Meko

Since 2001 filmmakers from around the world are invited to send their works to the Short Film FestivalLa.Meko wich takes place yearly in the beautiful city of Landau in South/West Germany.

The La.Meko Festival wants to be a stage for all kinds of short movies and the team takes care that the programme is a delicate mix of entertainment and cultural challenge across all genres. The festival is also known for its enthusiastic audience and its outstanding moderation.

There are about six awards (250€-500€). Three of them – including the regional price – are chosen by a jury and the rest by the votes of the audience.

CommunicAsia2015 X: Archiware--Data protection, Made in Germany

CommunicAsia2015 X: Archiware--Data protection, Made in Germany At the Made in Germany block, I was greeted by Julia Ries, Marketing Manager, who was manning the Archiware GmbH stall. Attractive Julia is also a good communicator, and soon my interest was aroused in the company’s data management and data protection product, Archiware P5. Digital media files are the lifeblood of any company relying on them for revenue generation. Whether it’s new files or digital rushes that have j...
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