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Festival #35 for "A.L.I.C.E.!

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"A.L.I.C.E." has been accepted into its 35th festival. The film will play the Visionaria Film Festival in Siena, Italy in the international competition from April 14-21, 2012. http://www.visionaria.eu/eng/concorso.php "A.L.I.C.E." is represented by Ouat Media of Toronto. For more info on broadcast sales, please contact Fred Joubaud at fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com    ...

"Over A Cheever" Available at Filmbaby

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"Over A Cheever", a dvd compilation of four films made between 2008-2011 inspired by the life and work of celebrated American writer John Cheever, is now available for purchase at filmbaby: http://www.filmbaby.com/films/6009 The films included in the 53-min. compilation have played in over 70 international festivals and won awards in the U.S. and Canada. The titles are: "Project Ion" (2008/11 mins.) "The Catalyst" (2009/13.5 mins.) "A...

"Over A Cheever" compilation DVD released by Ron de Cana Productions

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New from Ron de Cana Productions is "Over a Cheever", a compilation DVD featuring four short films made between 2008-2011, inspired by the life and work of celebrated American author John Cheever. The 53-min. collection features the films "Project Ion" (2008), "The Catalyst" (2009), "A.L.I.C.E." (2010) and "Covariance" (2011). The DVD will be available for purchase within the next month at: http://www.filmbaby.com View the trai...

Nominated for 2 INNY Awards!

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Great news! David Razowsky (co-star in my films "Dottie", "Project Ion", "The Catalyst", "A.L.I.C.E." and "Covariance") was nominated for 2 INNY Awards today! http://bit.ly/zh4Vc1 Perfect timing since we play in "Covariance" tonight in NYC at the Love Actually Film Fest in the ShowBiz Store & Cafe, 19 W. 21st St.  For tickets to Love Actually, please visit: http://scenepr.com/events/lovefest2012/ For more info...

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 ...

"A.L.I.C.E." shares bill with Oscar-winner "God of Love"!

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"A.L.I.C.E." played with Luke Matheny's Oscar-winning "God of Love" in the Deboshir Pure Dreams Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia in November 2011. http://www.deboshirfilm.ru/index.php?id=294 Both films are repped by Ouat Media of Toronto. For more information, please contact Fred Joubaud at fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com  ...

Best Int'l Short Film award for "A.L.I.C.E." arrives from Silver Wave FF in Canada!

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Best Int'l Film Award for "A.L.I.C.E." SWFF2011: Dawn Westlake in Los Angeles with the trophy for "A.L.I.C.E." ...

Say my name! Say my name! (It's simplest to pronounce.)

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Very fun awards ceremony and "acceptance speech by blackberry" (as interpreted by Dan Thebeau) at the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada where "A.L.I.C.E." won Best International Short Film on November 5th, 2011 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C01XRoLur-Q&feature=share "A.L.I.C.E." is represented by Fred Joubaud at Ouat Media. Please contact him at fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com ...

"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...

Festival #32 for "A.L.I.C.E."!

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"A.L.I.C.E." was accepted into the Euroshorts Film Festival in Gdansk, Poland for November 21-27, 2011. This is the 32nd film festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.". "A.L.I.C.E." recently was awarded Best International Short at the 2011 Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada. The film is repped for international sales by Fred Joubaud of Ouat Media. Please contact fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com for more info. ...

"Covariance" Accepted to Fest #4!

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"Covariance" was accepted into the F_AQ Festival del Cinema dell'Aquila in L'Aquila, Italy for November 23-26, 2011. This is the fourth festival acceptance for "Covariance" on three continents. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

"A.L.I.C.E." wins Best International Short at the 2011 Silver Wave Film Festival!

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"A.L.I.C.E." won the Best Int'l Short award at the 2011 Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada on November 5th. The film stars Joey D'Auria, Dawn Westlake, Aketza Lopez and David Razowsky. DP was Francesco Uboldi. Editing/DIT/2nd Unit by Brandon Bondehagen. Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs provided the original score.  For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/alice/index.html "A.L.I.C.E." is re...

"Covariance" Gains 3rd Festival on 3rd Continent!

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"Covariance" has been accepted to its third festival on three continents. The film will play at the Valpolicella Film Festival in San Pietro in Cariano, Italy from December 1-3, 2011. "Covariance" is the only US film in competition. Since its release, "Covariance" has also been invited to fests in Australia and Africa. For more information on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index...

G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition – The Results

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We are delighted to announce that the winner of the second annual G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011, and a prize of €5,000 and a G-SPEED Q drive, is Amateur Film Entry, 'We Miss You' by student filmmakers Steffen Wilhelm (Producer), Sebastian Bandel (Producer), and Hanna Maria Heidrich (Director). The judges favourite, their short film embodies the creative spirit of the competition, focusing on the relationship between humans and nature by asking: What if nature misses us or do...

Oscar winner Mark Berger chats to ÉCU in Georgia

Mark Berger, winner of four Academy Awards for best sound with Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Right Stuff and Amadeus chats to ÉCU in Georgia. Mark holds the record for the most Oscar nominations that resulted in wins! //   Mark Berger, le gagnant de 4 Academy Awards pour le meilleure son des films Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Right Stuff et Amadeus parle à ÉCU en Georgie. Mark dé ...

Call for entries: Hint Fiction Film contest/festival

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The Hint Fiction Film Contest is a worldwide film contest based off the collection of short stories published by the name of "Hint Fiction". Filmmakers receive a 25-word or less story from the book with dialogue or action and they make a 60-second film of how they interpret or visualize it. The top films from each of the stories will advance on to the finals. A celebrity panel will help judge it and the finalists will screen at the Vail Film Festival in Vail Colorado ( www.vailfilmfe...

27m2

"27m2" is the winner of ÉCU's 2011 "Film of the Festival" award. World Premiere - Robert Marron is the receptionist of the Eldorado Hotel, lost in his language theory. He want to become a translator for couples, convinced that everyone is a language and that he has the faculty to understand everyone. This film is an essay on lack of communication for people who think they need to be understood.

Stanley Pickle, Best Student Film at ÉCU 2011

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  Multiple award winning Stanley Pickle stole the show on the opening night at the ECU. A student production, Vicky Mather impresses with her precocious ability to blend funny, touching and disturbing elements into a highly accomplished 11 minute piece. UPDATE 2011: Stanley Pickle WINS Best Student Film at the 2011 ECU Film Festival! The film centres upon the bizarre, colourful and mechanical world of Stanley Pickle and his family, almost suggesti...

TCFF Daily Post - The Clearwater Film Festival Announces Wavecrest Award Winners

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WAVECRESTS AWARDED AT INAUGURAL CLEARWATER FILM FESTIVALNew Trophy Presented To 6 Filmmakers and 4 ActorsSpain leads Australia, Canada, UK and USA The Wavecrest Award was unveiled at the inaugural Clearwater Film Festival.  Created to honor the actor / writer / director, what the festival dubs a “triple threat filmmaker”.  Wavecrests were awarded in thirteen categories.  In form to follow the Academy Awards they followed format presenting the Best Supporting to Railed Up and Wrecked  (C...

Grand Island - Love in Decay

Grand Island running, performing their song Love in Decay.

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