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NatureTrack & Golden Cage Films Doc "The Accessible Outdoors"

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NatureTrack’s Documentary “The Accessible Outdoors” Chosen for SLO Film Festival Program April 26 – May 1, 2022   “We’re thrilled beyond belief to have our film screen so close to the home base of NatureTrack in Los Olivos,” enthused the Golden Cage filmmaking team Mitchka Saberi and Francisco Lopez along with Sue Eisaguirre who founded NatureTrack. Sue was the protagonist to getting the film rolling.  The Accessible Outdoors (TAO) got the...

2021 Edition of Nature Track Film Festival Rolls Out 10/17 - 31 Virtually

POP-UP PROGRAM – NatureTrack Film Festival   Enjoy Day in the Country Activities with a Dose of Fabulous Nature Films:  diverse Menu of Subjects in 30 New Films, LIVE on Saturday October 16 from 9am to 11pm Thirty new films will get the opening splash at the Fourth Annual NatureTrack Film Festival(NTFF) on Saturday, October 16.  Coinciding with Day in the Country in Los Olivos, this will be a Pop-Up film festival with films screened at St. Mark&rs...

Third Annual NatureTrack Film Festival - New Virtual Option for Rescheduled 2020 Fest

Third Annual NatureTrack Film Festival  Unspools in Living Rooms  October 9 - 18   New Virtual Option for Rescheduled 2020 Festival   Los Olivos, Calif. (July 30, 2020)— Dozens of documentaries and short films from 21 countries, in both live and animated form, will be screened virtually at the third annual NatureTrack Film Festival(NTFF). From exhilarating and adrenaline inducing, to wonderous and spectacular, from heart-breaking to hope-filled, discover ...

"terroir" to have US Premiere at Austin Music Video Festival!

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"terroir", the new feminist musical from Dawn Westlake and her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. has been selected to the Austin Music Video Festival in Texas for December 10-14, 2019. This will be the film's USA premiere. "terroir" was written as a poem by Westlake, and then orchestrated by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, who also coached her singing performance. The film was shot/edited and visual effects were done by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The piece was filmed o...

WHY call it the HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL ?

Did you know that in 2017, after marijuana was legalized in California, an artist/prankster climbed up to the sign, at night, in the rain and altered the world famous sign from Hollywood to Hollyweed, thus causing an international news story and creating a psychological disruption for the business as usual residents of Los Angeles. We aim to disrupt business as usual with the Hollyweed Film Festival. You know the drill, submit your film, pay the fee and never hear back from whatever festiva...

The Hollyweed Film Festival New Low $10US Entry Fee

The Hollyweed Film Festival is proud to announce a a limited time low entry fee off of $10 US for short and longform films All Genres including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Animation, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film Noir, Flash, Health, History, Horror, Human Rights, Independent, Kids, LGBTI, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music Video’s, Mystery, Nature, News...

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/

 

Corto e Fieno - Rural Film Festival

Corto & Fieno – Rural Film Festivalunderlines the importance of cinematic representations of rural life in contemporary cinema. The 10th edition of the Festival intends to go on working on these subjects through films dealing with the relationship between man and land. The idea is to draw attention to rural culture, both in Italy and in other parts of the world. “Frutteto” (Orchard) is the international short films contest through which the Festival aims to give space to film projects with a focus on the rural world.

15 days left to enter your film for CineVert&Bleu

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Enjoy entering your environmental and nature film for free at this brandnew Festival in Metz at the crossroads between France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. CinéVert&Bleu is aiming to fill in the place left vacant by the defunct Paris FIFE. Here is the link to register your film online until June 30, 2018: http://www.ictv.fr/inscription-festival/ ...

SCRAPPY selected to Festival Un Film Per La Pace!

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SCRAPPY has been selected to Festival Un Film Per La Pace in Gorizia, Italy for March 8th, 2018. Based on the Studs Terkel Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" was adapted for the screen and helmed by his daughter, Dawn Westlake. The film was shot on location in Pine Mountain, CA and Les Quingles near Barcelona, Spain in 2016 by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona who also edited. An original score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, the 2016 Peer Raben Mu...

Corto e Fieno - Rural Film Festival

Corto & Fieno – Rural Film Festival underlines the importance of cinematic representations of rural life in contemporary cinema. The 9th edition of the Festival intends to go on working on these subjects through films dealing with the relationship between man and land. The idea is to draw attention to rural culture, both in Italy and in other parts of the world. “Frutteto” (Orchard) is the international short films contest through which the Festival aims to give space to film projects with a focus on the rural world.

The subject of the film must follow the general theme of the Festival regarding the life and work of the land, the relationship between nature and man from a rural point of view. All genres welcome.

The Festival will be held in Omegna and Miasino, Lake Orta (Italy), on 21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2018, according to a schedule that will be announced a few weeks before the start of the event.

All submitted works must be a maximum length of 30 minutes. Videos both edited and unedited will be accepted, provided that they were completed after 1st January 2016.


For all info please go to the Festival's official website www.cortoefieno.it
The complete call for entries can be found here >>> http://www.cortoefieno.it/en_US/home/il_festival/come_partecipare

Contact info: info@cortoefieno.it

You can also follow us on FB www.facebook.com/cortoefieno/ and Instagram www.instagram.com/ruralfilmfestival/

2017 Innsbruck Nature Film Festival - Program

  Out of over 500 submissions, 46 films have made it onto the shortlist of the 2017 INFF and will be presented on the big screen from 10th to 13th October. These contributions show perspectives on nature and environment from film makers from all over the world. Their design, intensity and poetry could not be more different. You can find all information about the films and their screening times here: [details]   2017 INFF - Workshops  This year...

"Scrappy" nominated to FeSanCor in Chile!

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"Scrappy" is one of the international films nominated for an award in the 25th annual Festival Chileno de Cortometrajes (FeSanCor) in Santiago, Chile, September 25-October 2, 2017. Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" tells the story of a child's courage in standing up to an adult who's having a momentary lapse in judgment. The poem was adapted to the screen by director/producer/writer Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana P...

Scrappy to have South American premiere in Argentina!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to Invicines Film Festival in Cordoba, Argentina for September 6th, 2017. This is the South American premiere for "Scrappy". The film was helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle. It is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot the film on a C300 provided by Canon USA, Inc. He also edited and did VFX. The film...

Scrappy at the Parco Archeologico di Kaukana!

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"Scrappy" represented the USA in the "best of" screening from the 2016 Vittoria Peace Film Festival at the Parco archeologico di Kaukana, Italy on 7/31/2017. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake. It recounts Westlake's real-life anecdote of standing up to the gun culture in the USA at the age of 6. The film was shot on a C300 provided by Canon USA, Inc. by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of I...

"Scrappy" to play San Gio Film Fest in Verona!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy for July 23-27, 2017. Produced by Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. and helmed by its founder, Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on a Studs Terkel Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake. It recounts the real-life childhood experience of Dr. Westlake when he had to stand up to the gun culture in the USA to save his dog's life. The film was scored by 2016 Peer Raben Music Award nominee GC Johnson of Ac...

"Scrappy" nominated for the Golden Urartu in Armenia!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to the Golden Urartu Festival in Ararat, Armenia for September 15th, 2017. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It recounts a real-life anecdote from his childhood when he had to stand up to the gun culture in the USA. "Scrappy" was filmed on location in Pine Mountain, CA, USA and at Masia Les Quingles in the mountains just to the north of Barcelona, Spain. ...

"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...

"Through the Pane" to rep the USA at the Rome Observatory with Catone Film Fest!

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Dawn Westlake's "Through the Pane" will represent the USA in the documentary section of the Catone Film Festival held at L'Osservatorio di Roma in Rome, Italy July 14-15, 2017. Based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake,"Through the Pane" is about his acceptance of Dawn's mother's death in 2012. Dawn's parents were happily married for 62 years. The film was shot in 2015 in Dawn's childhood home in a suburb of Chicago, IL, USA. Cinemat...

"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 ...

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