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"Games People Play" selected to Film Noir Festival in France!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the Film Noir Festival in Vincennes (Paris), France for November 27-30, 2014. The dark comedy was written and directed by Dawn Westlake and shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr. An original 'spaghetti western'-style score was composed by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play" stars former Second City-LA artistic director David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson (featured in the viral video hit "First Hand Job", a...

Israel Horovitz Gets with "My Old Lady"

With 70 stage plays under his belt, Israel Horovitz is no stranger to the human condition. His debut effort in writing and directing a film, My Old Lady, shows that his dramatic flair isn't limited to theater. Adapted from his 2002 play of the same name, this three-character chamber piece unfolds in Paris, where many of Horovitz's plays have been produced and where he frequently cultivates his garden. The paradise around which My Old Lady's action is centered is at once found ...

ADIFF Paris opens with FREEDOM SUMMER today!

  Join Stanley Nelson in Paris, France for FIFDA - PARIS 2014! TODAY!   OPENING NIGHT FREEDOM SUMMER Tickets here     VISIT www.FIFDA.org  for program, trailers and tickets&nb...

Film in the cards at Durban's DIFF 2014

My psychic was right... I visited the psychic expo before my first film of the day and the tarot reader told me I'm very relaxed and happy. She was spot on. How can I not be? I'm in Durban at the country's top film event with a smorgasbord of art and independent films just waiting to be seen.  The 3 films on my menu are superb, albeit for very different reasons. The variety at DIFF this year is outstanding with films for all tastes. I kicked ...

Cosmopolitan Man: An Interview with Director Whit Stillman

Whit Stillman likes Paris. And the feeling seems to be mutual. After all, why not? The American director relocated to the city in 1998 and lived there for twelve years. And this coming week will mark a triumphant return for Stillman, as the Champs-Élysées Film Festival, which runs from June 11-17, pays tribute to his work with screenings of Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco and Damsels in Distress, ahead of the theatrical re-release of Metropolitan, which will open in French c...

REVISTA CLIQUISH in Sao Paulo profiles Dawn Westlake!

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Roberto Christo of REVISTA CLIQUISH interviewed LA-based filmmaker Dawn Westlake from his office in Sao Paulo last week. http://www.revistacliquish.com/2014/05/an-interview-with-dawn-westlake.html (If you'd prefer to read it in Portuguese, click here: http://www.revistacliquish.com/2014/05/entrevista-com-dawn-westlake.html)     ...

The ECU 2014 awards

Award Winners – ÉCU 2014 By admin The European Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces its 24 award-winners for 2014. After screening, 85 films from 32 countries over the past 3 days it all comes down to one moment: the Award Ceremony. Films competed across 15 categories and were judged according to their quality, creativity, and independent spirit in both form and content. Judged by...

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Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.

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cellophane, St Jacques Street, Paris, July 2012

Holden

Director: Roque Madrid & Juan Arcones.

Holden is a young photographer who suffers from short-term memory loss. He travels to Paris to make a photo shoot with a famous French Actor, doing the promotion of his latest feature film, to whom he feels attraction from the first moment. They spend the night walking through the streets of the city, knowing it's probably the only night they will have together.

 

The Myth Of Saleh Sharif

"The Myth of Saleh Sharif" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category Non-European Dramatic Short. The Myth of Saleh Sharif portrays the quest of a man set out to avenge his family, murdered at the hands of the Shahid Brothers. Since then, Saleh - the sole survivor of the raid, has vowed for revenge. For years he tracks down the Brothers and for years he fails... as we follow what are know as the Last Days of Sale ...

The Myth Of Saleh Sharif

"The Myth of Saleh Sharif" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category Non-European Dramatic Short. The Myth of Saleh Sharif portrays the quest of a man set out to avenge his family, murdered at the hands of the Shahid Brothers. Since then, Saleh - the sole survivor of the raid, has vowed for revenge. For years he tracks down the Brothers and for years he fails... as we follow what are know as the Last Days of Sa ...

The Last Page - Submission to ÉCU 2013

"The Last Page" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category Student Film. Macha, a little girl, asks her mother to read her the story of 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier'. As the last page was missing, Macha enters the world of dreams to imagine the end.

The Cart - Submission to ÉCU 2013

  "The Cart" is a submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category European Dramatic Short. A cart is rolling along the endless road with no-one on aboard, with no horse or engine, or even sails...just the wheels turning by themselves. There are different people it rolls by, there are different reactions it leaves behind.

Los Caballos Salvajes - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Jose Elias works carrying pines with his horse in a little mountain village deep in Spain. His profession is doomed to disappear. Name of Director: JORGE CAÑADA ESCORIHUELA Name of Editor: CARLOS BLAS PEÑA Name of Producer: MAYI GUTIÉRREZ COBO Name of Cinematographer: DIEGO CABEZAS  

Runner - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Runner is a short paranormal drama about a young man who kills a girl in a Hit and Run accident and foolishly attempts to carry on with his life as though nothing has happened. This proves to be impossible when he becomes haunted by a mysterious female presence. Soon his life spirals out of reality and into a surrealistic nightmare as he discovers that you cannot outrun a guilty conscience.  

OTOH: Switzerland - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Our tradition, our home is a documentary series exploring the traditions of folk music around the world. The first stop in this series is Switzerland where musical heritage is being preserved, cultivated and passed down from generation to generation. The 'natural' yodel is a unique form of singing with no words and often no notation, with only folklore to lend an idea of it's origin. Although it may have led to the ...

La Extension Del Cielo - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Six shipwrecked people swim up to a coast bordering a huge desert. Under a torturing sun, every one of them will remember what he or she was doing before beginning their trip. At the same time, four people of massive economic power gather to take decisions that will mean ruin for millions of human beings. Then, just for fun, they plot a plan to monitor the death of the shipwrecked.  

Gorko! - Submission to ÉCU 2013

One guy is dead scared of heights, but for the sake of his girlfriend, he decides to jump with a parachute, to prove his love. Before jumping, he asks her to marry him and jokingly says that if it is broken then he will let her marry his best friend. By coincidence, she married his friend...     <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/uzRV8_plgfM" frameborder="0" allowfullscr ...

Romance - Submission to ÉCU 2013

After his girlfriend dies from cancer John finds himself overweight and thrust back into a hopeless world. When a girl who claims to be Britney Spears hits on him, he can't believe his luck. She looks like a supermodel and parties like Hollywood. The only reason she doesn't dump him for someone more attractive is he keeps the party rolling... or at least that's the story he's sticking with.  

Gorko! - Submission to ÉCU 2013

One guy is dead scared of heights, but for the sake of his girlfriend, he decides to jump with a parachute, to prove his love. Before jumping, he asks her to marry him and jokingly says that if it is broken then he will let her marry his best friend. By coincidence, she married his friend...   <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/uzRV8_plgfM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen ...

Gorko! - Submission to ÉCU 2013

One guy is dead scared of heights, but for the sake of his girlfriend, he decides to jump with a parachute, to prove his love. Before jumping, he asks her to marry him and jokingly says that if it is broken then he will let her marry his best friend. By coincidence, she married his friend...  

Sammurai - Submission to ÉCU 2013

A Samurai with a stammer is outcast from Samurai school because of his speech and must go on a long journey to conquer his inner demons.  

Pineapple Head - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Louise discovers that life can be tough when she arrives at her new school. However the 9 year old uses her head and finds that help can be found when you learn to talk about your problems.    

A mile in our shoes - Submission ÉCU 2013

The average age of a young carer in the UK is 12. This is a poignant and moving tribute to those many young carers tending to parents or siblings or both. They manage the domestic needs of a household as well as the physical needs of those they are caring for. They sometimes care for more than one family member with ailments ranging from autism to muscular dystrophy. With a constant lack of understanding from the re ...

Vena Amoris - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Vena Amoris begins with a devious meeting between Aleksis, Harry, and four masked men with a white van. Harry hands Aleksis a box with an intimidating pair of pliers inside. Aleksis nods and smiles at Harry. The men in masks get in the van and the elders drive off. An unwitting James is on the phone. After an endearing conversation with his drop dead gorgeous fiancé, Milenka, James is immediately confronted with th ...

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