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"Covariance" in Ted Hope's VIEWSTER! Sign in and vote!

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I don't like popularity contests, but who doesn't love a good horse race? I made a film about one, called "Covariance", which has been chosen for legendary indie producer Ted Hope's* online VIEWSTER Film Fest. You just go to this link: http://www.viewster.com/festival-details/1251-17110-000 , register, hit us with 5 stars from the big orange VOTE button, and then, you can view the film as much as you want for free for two weeks. Pretty neat!   ...

"Covariance" to rep the US at the Baghdad Int'l Film Fest

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"Covariance" by Dawn Westlake will represent the US in the 5th annual Baghdad International Film Festival in Iraq from October 6-10, 2013. The film was made with three 5Ds through the generosity of Canon USA, Inc. Shot by Francesco Uboldi and edited by Brandon Bondehagen, the film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Music is by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. This is the film's Middle East premiere and the 33rd festival acceptance for "Covariance". It has been nomin...

Fest #33 for Covariance is San Gio in Verona!

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"Covariance" will play the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy July 23-27, 2013. This is the 33rd festival acceptance for the 2011 short film made with the generous support in the camera department from Canon USA, Inc. Directed by Dawn Westlake and starring David Razowsky, the film has been nominated for awards in Brazil, Rwanda, South Africa and Canada. For more information: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

Festival 25 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" received its 25th festival acceptance today from the 38th annual Filmets: Badalona International Film Fest in Spain (near Barcelona) for November 16-25, 2012. This is a special festival for filmmaker Dawn Westlake as she was an exchange student in Barcelona in 1980, and she considers Catalunya to be a second home. For more information on "Covariance", please consult http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

24th Festival for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" received its 24th festival acceptance from the 63rd annual Mostra Internazionale di Film in Montecatini, Italy for October 25-27, 2012. The film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography was by Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music was provided by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. The film has so far received three nominations for Best Film at festivals in South Africa, Brazil and Rwanda, and a nomination of Best Act...

23rd Acceptance for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" will play the Portobello Film Festival in London, England on Sat., Sept. 8th, 2012. This is the 23rd festival acceptance for the film. Portobello Film Festival is held at Westbourne Studios in London, and admission is free to all people over 18 years of age. For more info, please consult http://www.portobellofilmfestival.com For more info on the film, and to see a trailer: http://www.dawnwestlake.com  ...

Another Nomination for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" was nominated Best Short Film at the 2012 Rwanda International Film Festival in Kigali last week.  http://www.hillywood.org/ This is the third such nomination for the film. It received Best Film nods at the Cape Winelands Film Fest in Capetown, South Africa in March, and Best Digital Film and Best Actress nominations at the Art Deco Film Fest in Sao Paulo, Brazil this month. For more info on the film, please visit http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

Two Nominations for "Covariance" in Brazil!

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"Covariance" has been nominated for two awards by the jury of the 2012 Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 13.5-minute film which explores the fantasies of two gambling addicts has garnered nods as Best Digital Capture Film and Best Actress for Dawn Westlake. http://www.festivalartdeco.blogspot.com/p/indicacoesnominations.html Westlake was named a Canon Platinum Filmmaker in 2002. She made "Covariance" with generous support in the camera d...

Festival #22 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" (2011/USA/13.5 mins.) received its 22nd film festival acceptance from Sao Paulo, Brazil for the Art Deco Film Festival, July 2-21, 2012. The film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi. 2nd Unit/DIT/Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. The film was generously supported in the camera department by Canon USA, Inc. and was shot on three Canon 5D Mark IIs. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com...

Eregli Uluslar Kisa Film Festival to screen 2 Ron de Cana films!

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Eregli Uluslar Kisa Film Festival in Konya, Turkey will screen both "Covariance" (2011) and "A.L.I.C.E."(2010) in their festival, 13-15 July 2012. Both films were made with the generous support in the camera department from Canon USA, Inc. and were shot entirely on location on the Canon 5D Mark II. For more information about the films and to see trailers, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com    ...

Festival #20 Takes Producer 'Back to One'

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"Covariance" will screen in the main competition of Porto7 International Short Film Festival of Oporto, Portugal from June 13-17, 2012. http://www.porto7.com/selected-short-films-for-competition/ This is the 20th festival acceptance for the film. Ron de Cana Productions began its short film production career in Porto (and environs) in 2000 with "Mini Driver Project". For more information of Ron de Cana's films, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com  ...

Festival #19 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" will screen in the Video on the Beach section of the Kino Otok Isola Cinema Festival in Isola (and later Ljubljana), Slovenia from May 30-June 6, 2012. This is the 19th festival acceptance for the film, which has now played on 5 continents. For more information, and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

CinemAvvenire Official Selection

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Here we are in the Official Selection list for CinemAvvenire in Rome...and seemingly, we're the only American film accepted: http://www.cinemavvenire.it/attivita/3-cinemavvenire-video-festival-la-selezione-ufficiale For more info on "Covariance", and to see a trailer: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

"Covariance" receives 5 fest invitations in one week!

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"Covariance" received invitations to 5 more festivals this week! The film will screen for at least 3,000 people at the Bushfire Film Festival in Malkerns, Swaziland at the end of May. From June 1-17, it screens with CinemAvvenire in Rome, Italy.  It continues a tour of Italy with Cinema da Mare Film Fest from July to September. At the end of September, the film has its Greek premiere at the Patras International Film Festival in Patras City. The final invita...

Festival #13 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" was judged among the finalists by the jury of the Johnstown Film Festival in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA. It will be projected with the award-winning films and other finalists on Sat., June 9th at People's Natural Gas Park in downtown Johnstown. For more information: http://www.jaha.org/FilmFestival/Saturday2012.html "Covariance" stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. An o...

Fest #12 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" starring David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake has been accepted to the prestigious Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte in Bergamo, Italy for July 14-21, 2012. This is the 12th film festival acceptance for "Covariance". It was shot in Southern California in 2011 with 3 Canon 5D cameras, provided by Canon USA, Inc. For more information on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index....

Festival #11 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" will be presented in the Festival de Cine de Lanzarote from the 9th-16th of April in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. This is the 11th festival acceptance for "Covariance". For more info about the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

"Covariance" nominated Best Int'l Short Film at Cape Winelands Film Festival

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"Covariance" was nominated Best International Short Film at the Cape Winelands Film Festival Awards Gala held at Oude Libertas amphitheatre in Stellenbosch, South Africa on March 24, 2012. Out of the 59 short films presented between March 14-24, the five nominated were "41 Days" by Ahmed Aziz of Egypt, "Night Visit" by Piotr Chrzan of Poland, "Siggil" by Remi Mazet of France, "1937" by Svetozar Golovlev of Russia, and "Covariance&quo...

Two for One Ticket Deal to see "Covariance" in NYC

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SCENEPR is offering a special "two for one" ticket deal to their 5th Annual Love Actually Film Festival in NYC on 2/14, Valentine's Day. Featured in the line up of short films is Ron de Cana Productions' 2011 film, "Covariance". The show unspools promptly at 7:30pm. To take advantage of this special offer, please visit: http://startshop.scenepr.com/deals/luvfest-2 For more info on "Covariance", please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/ron...

Covariance to screen in NYC in January and February!

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SCENEPR in NYC will present "Covariance" in their Love Actually Film Festival on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2012) and will give it a sneak preview at the ShowBiz Cafe in NYC at 19 West 21st Street on January 26th. Click here for more info: http://scenepr.com/events/lovefest2012/ "Covariance" has now been invited to screen in 9 festivals on 5 continents. The film was made with the generous support in the camera dept. by Canon USA, Inc. For more info, please vis...

Covariance Gains Fest #7 in Germany!

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"Covariance" has been accepted into the 12th Annual Independent Days Film Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany for May 2012. This is the 7th festival acceptance for the film. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com   ...

George Pappy, Part II: Marketing and Distributing “Few Options”

The second part of my interview with George Pappy, on marketing and distributing his film "Few Options":  http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2012/01/george-pappy-part-ii-marketing-and.html

"Covariance" to play the Cape Winelands Film Festival!

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"Covariance" will play the 5th annual Cape Winelands Film Festival in Capetown, South Africa, March 14-24, 2012. This is the sixth festival acceptance for "Covariance" and its second play date in Africa. For more information on the film, including a trailer and behind-the-scenes video, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

"Covariance" Accepted to Fest #5!

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"Covariance" will play in the Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Cusco on November 19th, 2011 in Sala Banderas in the Palacio Municipal of Cusco. The film was written, produced and directed by Dawn Westlake. Westlake's 2010 film "A.L.I.C.E." was also accepted to the festival and will screen there on November 17th. For more info on "Covariance" and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index...

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