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"Through the Pane" to play Porto7 Film Fest!

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"Through the Pane" will represent the USA in the documentary section of the Porto7 Film Festival in Porto, Portugal, June 8-12, 2016. The festival will be held at Forte de S. João Baptista da Foz – Teatro da Vilarinha. ADMISSION IS FREE! Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the personal memoir chapter of her father, Donald G. Westlake, winner of the Studs Terkel Humanities Award in 1999. The short film was made on location in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. ...

CREATE FILM FESTIVAL

When communities are caught in the depths of conflict and oppression, and survival becomes part of everyday life, why do people continue to create? When arms and air raids, ceasefires and aid fail to bring an end to such situations, what can art offer and what can it change?

CREATE Film Festival seeks to examine and explore the issue of creativity in sites of conflict; to offer a unique opportunity to see not only the different ways in which creativity can fuel change, but the truly exceptional talent that exists in some of the world’s most challenging contexts, where people have to think creatively about everything in order to survive.

Creativity as resistance; as understanding; as peace building; as voice; as messenger; as an alternative. Film In Place of War.

The 2016 Moondance Film Festival wants YOU!

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE 2016 MOONDANCE AND A WARM WELCOME! Lights, Camera, Action! The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US & International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 17th annual season, planned to take place in September 2016, our fabulous & memorable festival event location venue to be announced shortly. Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festiva...

12th Jecheon International Music and Film Festival

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (제천국제음악영화제, JIMFF) strives to be both a celebration of film set in Jecheon City and music for all generations and musical tastes. Jecheon is located in Chungcheongbuk province in central Korea.

"Games People Play" to rep the USA in Kosovo at FerFilm Fest!

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Out of 400 submissions, "Games People Play", a noir comedy written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, will represent the USA in Ferizaj, Kosovo in the FerFilm Fest September 2-6, 2015. The film was shot on the CanonC500 by Jon Carr who also did the editing and vfx. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake herself and features an original score by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestla...

addis nocturne

Director: MAXIMOFF Catherine.
Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, XXIst century. In the light of neon or tropical heavens, Addis Nocturne is an ode for a musical treasure with contagious tones which few people know. Addis, its urban poetry, its night birds, its artists, is to be discovered through the sounds of its music. Live or recorded, the music hits of the discography collection Les Ethiopiques are in their natural setting. From its tiny bar up to the stage of a big festival, the powerful voice of the azmari singer Eténesh Wassié abolishes the borders.

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Director: MAXIMOFF Catherine.

Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, XXIst century. In the light of neon or tropical heavens, Addis Nocturne is an ode for a musical treasure with contagious tones which few people know. Addis, its urban poetry, its night birds, its artists, is to be discovered through the sounds of its music. Live or recorded, the music hits of the discography collection Les Ethiopiques are in their natural setting. From its tiny bar up to the stage of a big festival, the powerful voice of the azmari singer Eténesh Wassié abolishes the borders.

 

Open Call for Submissionsfor the Third Annual Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

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The beat goes on Open Call for Submissions for the Third Annual Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF) DEADLINE: June 30, 2015 (TORONTO, June 8, 2015) – The Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF) is ready to get down and dirty for 2015. The festival is currently accepting submissions for the 2015 edition. Filmmakers are invited to submit their films and music videos at www.reelindiefilmfest.com/apply. Taking place in Toronto, October 13 -18, 2015 as part of Indie Week, one of Canada’s...

Ester Brym's New Documentary 1 Day With Chinaski Premieres In USA

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Director/editor Ester Brym shot her latest project in collaboration with the very popular band Chinaski. She co-directed 1 DAY WITH CHINASKI (Netoč Nás, Natoč Sebe) with musician Ondra Skoch. This is Brym's first International production and first short film after two successfull Award winning features (Butterflies & Autumn of Route 66). 1 Day With Chinaski premiered in Europe at the end of 2014 and will have its USA Premiere at this year's Action on Film International Fes...

Games People Play to be projected at Awards Nights/Twickenham Alive Film Fest 2015!

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"Games People Play", the 2014 comedy film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., will be projected at Awards Night on June 12th, 2015 at the Twickenham Alive Film Festival in Twickenham, UK as the Best International Comedy. http://www.twickenhamfilmfestival.com/index.html Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars reknowned former Second City artistic director David Razowsky (from "Late Night with David Letterman" with Albert Brooks, etc.) and newcomer Mark Jacobson, along with W...

NAFiR ~ 'Musical Impressions of a New age Dervish'

Director: Roy Dipankar.

Nima Lavafpour is a travelling musician from Iran, who has had a deep intimate relationship with India. And ever since a child, he has been visiting and re-visiting India to discover his spiritual quest. And on one such visit, he gets to re-discover a memoir.

Taking us back in time (2007) when his band Nafir was a blend of traditional Persian and modern world fusion sounds of the tanboor, khamanche, daf or dafli, with a dash of nu-jazz guitar and steel flute intertwined with howling dervish chants & contemporary vocal styles.

This film is a musical exploration of memoirs of travels, sanguine performances, candid moments and exchange of philosophies reminding us of an age-long spiritual and cultural bond between India and Iran. For those who are following open lines of Sufism outside and beyond any pre-conceived doctrine of law or institutions.

It took 8 years for the filmmaker to shape, form and mould documented evidence into a story that unwraps and explores the Kadiri dervish form of Sufi music (Persia) and an age-long cultural & spiritual Indo-Iranian bond. This film is also a kind of a unique proposition towards building an international exchange of music and expertise between the two great nations of India and Iran, who've left a huge cultural impact on the world...

GoPro footage featured in Drive Sessions 7!

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GoPro footage shot by Ron de Cana Productions' Dawn Westlake in Arizona and Utah in January 2015 was featured in Drive Sessions 7, the latest release on Acoustic Labs' Music for Film channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wRf7jIDHLw Westlake traveled to the Grand Canyon by rail from Williams, AZ on January 21st and then drove in the Navajo Tribal Park of Monument Valley, UT later in the month to get the footage, using the GoPro Hero3 and Hero3+ on a car mount. For more of Drive Sess...

Rastafari/Reggae Film and Music Festival

  Come join us at the international reggae concert, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, from 1pm-11pm. This event will be held at 35 Carl Hall Road in Downsview Park (main intersection Keele & Sheppard) Children under 12 are free - Buying tickets before the event is $7 - At the gate is $10. Activities such as music, dance, drumming, arts/craft market place, ital food demonstration, film and video screening, children/youth acivities, dub poetry workshops, writers' corner and live conc...

Rastafari/Reggae Film and Music Festival

  Come join us at the international reggae concert, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, from 1pm-11pm. This event will be held at 35 Carl Hall Road in Downsview Park (main intersection Keele & Sheppard) Children under 12 are free - Buying tickets before the event is $7 - At the gate is $10. Activities such as music, dance, drumming, arts/craft market place, ital food demonstration, film and video screening, children/youth acivities, dub poetry workshops, writers' corner and live conc...

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival

A diverse array of the latest music films that deal with music regardless of genre are introduced in ‘World Music Film Today’. The jury, which consists of 5 members from Korea and abroad, will select 2 films from those in competition to award the Grand Prize and the Jury Special Prize. The Grand Prize winner receives 10 million Korean won and the Jury Special Prize winner receives 5 million won.

World Music Film Today
The official competition at JIMFF for the feature-length film (More than 60mins) 
Music themed films (drama, documentary, animation and experimental films) 

The International Jury is obliged to award the following prizes at ‘World Music Film Today’ 
- Grand Prize : KRW 10,000,000 (appx. 8,800 USD) 
- Special Jury Prize : KRW 5,000,000 (appx. 4,400 USD)


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AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN 2015

The IMZ is hosting AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN once again (10-13 Feb 2015), the international trade fair for performing arts films. In cooperation with Berlinale Talents and the European Film Market we are offering an extensive programme for over 400 international branch experts: http://www.avantpremiere.at/index.php?id=3&start=on   OPEN HOUSE   Celebrating the official open...

Interviewed in Italian after Amarcort Film Festival!

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After the 2014 Amarcort Film Festival where Dawn Westlake's "Over A Cheever" series of four films inspired by the life and works of John Cheever were screened in an honorary session at Cineteca di Rimini on December 6th, Dawn was interviewed by Italian journalist Enrico Zoi, a guest of the festival from his native Florence. The interview was published online on January 5, 2015: http://www.esserciweb.it/cinema/dawn-westlake-vivo-sogno-cinema/ (Photo credit: Fabio Ceccarelli) For mo...

Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

A key music world calendar event, Indie Week is embracing sight and sound with a companion program – the Reel Indie Film Festival.

The second edition of the festival takes place October 14th – 19th, 2014 in Toronto, a filmmaker’s mecca and media launchpad for some of the industry’s brightest young talent. This year the festival grows to include 2 more features, shorts and music videos.

RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, from the teenage dream of following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, to using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs. Films that make us think, that move us, and that capture the essence of a band or song.

"Games People Play" selected to the Braunschweig International Film Festival!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the Braunschweig International Film Festival in Germany for November 11-16, 2014. The film's composer, Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs, is in the running for the festival's coveted LEO Award. Greg is an Alvarez featured guitarist. "Games People Play" was written and directed by Dawn Westlake and shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr, who also edited and did visual effects. The film stars David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson, along wi...

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: NO LAND'S SONG - audience award for best documentary

Every year FFM offers a few interesting feature documentaries, and once again, the most precious one was made by an Iranian author living abroad - Ayat Najafi’s No Land’s Song (German-French co-production). Arguably winning the audience award for best documentary, Najafi succeeded in his first feature to overcome all difficulties that a documentary filmmaker can encounter – telling a story in a compelling way engaging the audience as if it was a fiction movie, yet showing the f...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Silver Sound Showdown Music + Video Festival 6

    READY? RUMBLE!   Submissions are now open for the 6th Annual Silver Sound Showdown Music + Video Festival. Submit your awesome music video or band to www.silversoundshowdown.com Showdown is actually two simultaneous events: it is a music video festival AND a battle of the bands. We will showcase 21 of the best music videos and 5 of the best bands anywhere, ever.     PRIZES   The director of the winning music video is paired up with the winning ...

“Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory”

    Starts on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York City, and on 80 screens throughout the United States. Producer, Regina Scully, refers to “Alive Inside” as “the little film that could.” The film demonstrates how music connects, heals, and restores lives. “Alive Inside” starts out with the founder of Music and Memory, Dan Cohen, interviewing a 90 year old woman sitting in a wheelchair explaining how...

Phoenix FearCON VI

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The Phoenix FearCON VI
November 1st and 2nd 2014
at the Fear Farm
99th Avenue and McDowell
Phoenix Arizona
Contact: Chris McLennan Festival Director
602-399-9500
director@phoenixfearcon.com
 


FearCON is Arizona's largest independent horror event - feeding the fear since 2006
Taking place in November, it's a mashup of a independent horror film festival, mixed in with sideline entertainment, celebrity guests signing autographs and taking pics with fans, panel discussions with film makers, film distribution companies,flashmobs, Department of Zombie Defense military exercises, Caskets and Hearses on display, workshops with Special FX artists, Zombie choreographers, Zombie Runway Fashion shows, live musical entertainers, freak show artists, vendors of every kind of horror themed item on the planet.

The Phoenix FearCON has announced that FearCON is partnering with two of the largest Haunted Attractions in Arizona: The Fear Farm and 13th Floor Haunted House
What this means is that on the last weekend in October - Starting on October 31st through November 2nd 2014, the grounds where Fear Farm is located (99th Avenue & McDowell), will be home to the largest haunted event/festival/convention/film festival ever.

 This year we have two new events premiering:
The Ms FearCON Beauty Pageant - sponsored by Beautiful Monstrosity Magazine
The Monster Soccer Championships - sponsored by Advision Media

FearCON originally started out in 2006 as the Phoenix Fear Film Festival, showcasing local and international independent horror films from a small art gallery. We have since grown to a large theater and have been a vanguard event, dedicated to strengthening the general understanding of the Horror genre film culture by providing audiences independent, cutting‐edge, original films - and authentic representations of Horror.

Through time the festival has evolved to include a wider variety of horror genres for audiences to enjoy, all of which portray a different aspect of terror along with an atmosphere dedicated to the horror movie fan, including special musical presentations, special effects demonstrations, panel discussions, Q&A with cast and crew, fashion shows and more. To reflect these changes and highlight the festival’s evolution, the name of the festival has been changed to “Phoenix FearCON”

The 2014 Phoenix FearCON VI Film Festival will provide a significant opportunity for audiences to come and see what independent Horror is all about from different perspectives and reflect.
Cinema is a bridge that connects us all. The committee members and volunteers have a passion and energy dedicated to this event. Although the festival is still young, it is supported by its members with
unlimited potential. We hope to continue this event, not only for 2014, but for the coming years as well.

We hope to uncover new talent in the Horror film industry through this festival, and to develop and grow together.

"The Martini Effect" to have African premiere in Hillywood!

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"The Martini Effect" will have its African premiere in the Rwanda Film Fest in Kigali July 12-18, 2014. The festival's theme this year is Reflection. Special kudos to the film's DP/Editor Brandon Bondehagen who effectively pulled off 'reflective' shots in the piece involving mirrors, glass and water. "The Martini Effect" was shot on the C300 provided by Canon USA, Inc. To see the complete list of RFF selected films: http://rwandafilmfestival.net/RFF_2014_offi...

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