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"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...

"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...

"Scrappy" to rep the USA at Porto7 Film Festival!

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"Scrappy" will have its Portuguese premiere and rep the USA in the Porto7 Film Festival in Porto, Portugal June 14-18, 2017. Porto is a special place for producer/director Dawn Westlake who made her very first film, "Mini Driver Project", in Porto in 2000. "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by the director's father, Donald G. Westlake. It recounts an anecdote from his childhood when he had to stand up to the gun culture in the ...

"Scrappy" to play Forte Sangallo in Tracce Filmografiche Film Festival!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to play the Tracce Filmografiche Film Festival held at Forte Sangallo in Nettuno (Rome), Italy from June 21-25, 2017. http://www.traccecinematografichefilmfest.it/traccecinematografichefilmfest/Home.html Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It was shot in Pine Mountain, CA and Masia Les Quingles in Catalunya by Imatge Barcelona's Pol Carrizo Vilarroig. "Scra...

"Scrappy" selected to Coffi - CortOglobo Film Festival in Italy!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to play the Coffi - CortOglobo Film Festival at the Castello Doria in Angri, Italy May 25-27, 2017. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It recounts a time during his childhood in small-town America when he had to stand up to the gun culture. The film was shot on Canon's C300 by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona who also edited and color graded. GC Johnson...

"Scrappy" to represent the USA in the Premio Carpine d'Argento!

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"Scrappy" has been nominated for the Premio Carpine d'Argento for films on social issues in Visciano, Italy for June 30-July 2, 2017. Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" takes on the gun culture in the US. It's the only American film in the international competition. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The film stars Nefertina Lizarraga, Dismas, GrissyG, B...

Scrappy to play 21st Festival La Fila de Cortometrajes in Valladolid!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to play the 21st Festival La Fila de Cortometrajes, taking place May 8-11, 2017, in Valladolid, Spain. Festival director Isabel Blanco wrote that the film was chosen because of its "high educational value in turbulent times". Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" was adapted for the screen and helmed by his daughter, Dawn Westlake. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig shot the film on location in Pine ...

SCRAPPY to have Spanish premiere in Burgos!

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Ron de Cana Productions' latest film, "Scrappy", helmed by Dawn Westlake, will have its Spanish premiere in the Certamen de Cine Corto de Salas de los Infantes in the Grand Casino of Burgos, Spain from December 26-29, 2016. The film is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot on the Canon C300 and edited/color graded. Music was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. The film stars animators Dis...

Scrappy to rep the USA in the Vittoria Peace Film Fest!

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"Scrappy" will represent the USA in the Vittoria Peace Film Festival in Vittoria, Italy, from December 12 to 15, 2016. Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" recounts a real-life incident from Dr. Westlake's childhood when he stood up to the gun culture in the US. The film was helmed by Dawn Westlake and shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona on a C300 provided by Canon USA, Inc. Carrizo-Vilarroig also edited a...

"Scrappy" to have World Premiere in the UK!

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"Scrappy", a new film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., will have its world premiere on November 10th, 2016 at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge, England with Reel Women UK. The night of films will focus on USA election issues. "Scrappy" was selected by Reel Women UK because of its treatment of the issue of gun violence in the United States. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on a real-life incident from her father, Donald G. Westlake's chi...

Dutch Mountain film Festival is open for Film entry

  DUTCH MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL IS CALLING FOR FILM ENTRY     Submit your mountainfilm: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DMFF Festival website: http://dmff.eu ENTRY DEADLINE: December 12th, 2016   AWARDS  Awards in the Dutch MountainFilm Festival competition 2017:  • Crossborder DMFF Award (Grand Prix) €1,500 is the major prize (‘Grand Prix’ award) handed out at the Dutch MountainFilm Fe...

SCRAPPY : a new film from Ron de Cana Productions!

SCRAPPY is the 18th short film from Ron de Cana Productions. The 4-minute short was born on September 11, 2016. Based on a poem by Donald G. Westlake about a real-life event in his childhood, SCRAPPY was developed for the screen and directed by his daughter, Dawn Westlake. Canon USA, Inc. provided a CanonC300 and CanonXC10 for the shoot. Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot, edited and did color grading and VFX. The film was shot on location in Pine Mountain, CA, USA and Calders, Cat...

Scrappy

Director: Dawn Westlake.

Based on the poem by Donald G. Westlake, SCRAPPY tells the story of a child’s courage in challenging an adult’s momentary lapse in judgment.

Mountain and Adventure Film Festival

Following the success of our 2016 festival, we've expanded the the number of festival categories for 2017 and will award $18,000 in cash prizes, awards, festival revenue sharing with finalists, and distribution opportunities. 

We encourage you to submit all your great films, both current and past. Great mountain and adventure films don't go out of style. Film Festival Flix is the intersection between filmmakers and film lovers, working to build the most complete Mountain & Adventure film library, so audiences can find and purchase every film they've heard about in the past 50+ years.

The information and elements you provide below will be used to build your film page on the festival website and your individual film page on the Film Festival Flix On-Demand site following the festival, (should you opt in and be approved for sale on the FFF Platform). The more information and elements you provide, the better the experience for users who will be voting, rating, reviewing, and potentially purchasing your film.

Note: All information must be filled out in one sitting. You will not be able to save and return at a later date. To add, update, or change information after submission, e-mail Benjamin Oberman

General Submission: June 1st - August 31, 2016 
Late Submission: September 1st, 2016+ 
(acceptance at the Festival's sole discretion)

Official Line Up Announced: December 1st, 2016
Official Festival Viewing Dates: February 16th - March 19th, 2017

Yaelle Kayam's "Mountain": Grave Matters at New Directors/New Films

The setting of Yaelle Kayam’s Mountain is Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. This is where, according to Jewish and Christian scriptures, the Messiah will arrive on the Day of Judgment and resurrect the dead. This is also the unlikely spot where our heroine (Shani Klein) and her Yeshiva teacher husband, Reuven (Avshallom Pollack), are raising four young children in the Orthodox Jewish tradition. Tzvia – if that’s indeed her name – is herself a dense mass loom...

Dutch Mountain Film Festival

Dutch Mountain Film Festival (DMFF) is an independent festival with a diverse programme revolving around the theme of mountains. The festival is intended for film fanatics, mountaineers and lovers of the outdoors. It also caters for those who like arthouse film or extreme sports. The fourth edition will be held in Heerlen, the Netherlands on 8 February 2014. In addition to new and well-known mountain films, the festival will also have a varied programme of side events featuring mountain (related) activities, lectures, exhibitions and music.
Following a trial in 2007, the festival proper started in Heerlen in 2011. The third edition in 2013 was attended by almost one thousand visitors from all over the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.


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"Found Objects" to play FESANCOR in Santiago, Chile!

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"Found Objects", written and directed by Dawn Westlake, will play the Festival Internacional Chileno de Cortometrajes (FESANCOR) in Santiago, Chile October 17-24, 2013. The festival received 2,026 submissions from 41 countries. "Found Objects" was one of only 4 films accepted from the USA. The film stars British actress Jo-Anne Krupa, 5x Emmy Award-winner Joey D'Auria, and Emanuele Secci, known for his ensemble work in the 2012 Sundance Producer's Award-winner "N...

"Found Objects" to have US premiere!

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"Found Objects" is set to have its US premiere at the Johnstown Film Festival in Johnstown, PA on September 6th, 2013. The film stars 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, Emanuele Secci from George Clooney's popular Italian fastweb.it spot, and British actress Jo-Anne Krupa. It was shot on the Canon C300 by Brandon Bondehagen. For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com For more info on the festival: http://www.jaha.org/FilmFestival/Friday2013.html ...

"Found Objects" to play Athens, Greece!

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"Found Objects" will have its Greek premiere in the Athens International Digital Film Festival, September 7-17th, 2013. The film will be projected in the L.A. (Life n' Art) Theater. "Found Objects" deals with art and fame and how life in art requires some balancing... The film was generously supported in the camera department by Canon USA, Inc. The C300 was provided for the July 2012 production. Cinematography is by Brandon Bondehagen. For more info on the festival: htt...

JABAL: WINGS OF ICE

Director: Filippo Arlotta .

Two inseparable friends with a passion for adventure trips to esoteric places organize an expedition to Mount Etna to debunk the legend of the Cirneco albino, a rare animal, with extraordinary powers, who lives in the snowy peaks of the largest active volcano. Once up there, something mysterious happens that will change forever their fate to the point of forcing a police captain to reconstruct what happened afther the disapperance of  the two explorers on the mountain, and before discovering the truth about who they really are. Friendship, love and passion are the tracks that lead the investigator on the journey of secrets that may lead him on a trail to conspiracy and murder.


 

CONVOCATORIA A REALIZADORES USHUAIA SHH...2013

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  Se encuentra abierta la convocatoria para participar de la 7ª Edición del Festival Internacional de Cine de Montaña más austral de América, un evento cultural que reúne proyecciones cinematográficas, encuentros deportivos, muestras artísticas y presentaciones musicales. Hasta el 30 de mayo se podrán inscribir las películas interesadas en participar de la próxima edici&o...

GETTING TO AMANTEA!

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    For those people who want to be part of the unique experience of giving back the cinema to the people and join our activities in this charming and beautiful town, we have created many ways to support the festival. Unfortunately we are not yet able to offer lodging to our participants.   HOTELS-> Mediterraneo Palace Hotel via Stromboli, 79 87032 Amantea (CS)   CAMPING-> The Garden Park Caterina The park is loca...

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2012: Call for Entry

CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2012

7 – 11 December 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal

 

The 10th edition of annual and competitive Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) will be organised by Himal Association from 7 – 11 December 2012. By screening some of the most recent and exciting films about mountain people, sports, environment, cultures and societies from various corners of the world KIMFF seeks to celebrate the complexity and diversity of mountain life.

 

We are, at the moment, soliciting entries for the festival, and we hope you can participate by sending relevant films you may have directed or produced in the last two years. We look forward to your involvement in KIMFF 2012.

 

The entry form and information brochure are available for download  at www.kimff.org

 

Please visit us at www.kimff.org for more detail.

 

The submission deadline for the entries is 15 September 2012.

 

Interested filmmakers are requested to mark the following timeline:

1 January 2010:                      Films made after this date are eligible

15 September 2012:                Late date for submission of entry

1 November 2012:                  Final selection of entries

15 November 2012:                Last date for submission of final print

7 – 11 December 2012:          Holding of KIMFF 2012

 

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Ramyata Limbu

Festival Director

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Himal Association

Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 166

Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur

Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Tel.: 977-1-4440635

Email: kimff@himalassociation.org

www.kimff.org

 

La Mer de la Tranquilité / The Sea of Tranquility

English In the first half of the 20th century, La Louvière was a prosperous mining town in Belgium. Today, more than three decades after the closing of the last mine, this same place is generally known as a grim town famous for its high unemployment rates. Still, to those who are willing to look beyond the statistics, this town reveals its beauty. In particular, this documentary shows a multicultural and convivial ...
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