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"Through the Pane" wins Best Documentary/Young Jury Award at A Corto di Donne!

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"Through the Pane" has won the Best Documentary/Young Jury Award at the A Corto di Donne Film Festival in Pozzuoli (Naples), Italy. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, about his acceptance of the death of her mother in 2012. The film was shot in Westlake's childhood home in Wheaton, Illinois, USA in September 2015. Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of ImatgeBarcelona was DP/Editor and did visual effects. A guitarviol ...

"Through the Pane" selected to Inventaunfilm!

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"Through the Pane" will play the Inventaunfilm Festival in Lenola, Italy August 9-13, 2016. Ten years ago, a previous film ("A Life of Death") helmer Dawn Westlake made with her father, Donald G. Westlake, won two awards at the 2006 Inventaunfilm: Third Place Film and Best Score for composer GC Johnson. "Through the Pane" was also scored by GC Johnson. Editing/Cinematography and VFX were provided by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. For more information o...

"Through the Pane" to tour Iraq with Samawa Cinema!

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"Through the Pane" will tour Iraq with Samawa Cinema July 18-22, 2016. Director Dawn Westlake is particularly honored by this opportunity to participate in one of Iraq's four film festivals because it is her belief that culture promotes empathy...which in turn curbs violence. "Through the Pane" is based on Donald G. Westlake's memoir about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were very happily married for 62 years. Cinematography/Editing/VFX were executed b...

"Through the Pane" selected to RATMA Film Fest in the UK!

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"Through the Pane" has been accepted to the documentary section of the 2016 RATMA Film Festival in Keighley, UK for July 16th, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, "Through the Pane" is based on the memoir chapter of the director's father about his acceptance of her mother's death. Cinematography and editing/visual effects were provided by Imatge Barcelona's Pol Carrizo Vilarroig. An original score was composed by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info ...

NYC Indie Film Festival Announces New Award for 2017!

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NYC Indie Film Festival is partnering again with SONY to award Catalyst Production Suite digital software to 12 award winners in the 2017 edition of the Festival! Submit today for your chance to win! Full details are found on the official website: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

"Through the Pane" to play A Corto di Donne in July!

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Out of 700 entries from 70 countries, "Through the Pane" will represent the USA and is one of only 6 documentaries in competition at A Corto di Donne Film Festival in Pozzuoli, Italy, July 14-17, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the personal memoir of her father, Donald G. Westlake. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona filmed and edited in Westlake's hometown of Wheaton, Illinois, USA. A score was provided by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. (G...

"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. ...

The 2016 NYC Independent Film Festival Awards Winners!

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Congratulations to all the winners at the 7th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival! Thank you to all the talented filmmakers who participated in the 2016 edition. A special thank you to SONY, iActing Studios, International Screenwriters' Association, Final Draft, and GetFilming.com for providing prizes to our award winners! See below for the full list of awarded categories and winners.   Best Director Joey Lawrence, People of the Delta  Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD val...

"Through the Pane" selected to Shorts@Fringe in the Azores!

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"Through the Pane" has been selected to Shorts@Fringe in the 2016 Azores Fringe Festival for June 1-30, 2016. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on a memoir chapter written by her father, Donald G. Westlake, about the acceptance of his wife's death four years ago. The film was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. "Through the Pane" was scored by Acoustic Labs' Gregory Johnson (whose music can be heard on the soundtrack for Tom Tykwer'...

"Through the Pane" has its South American premiere in Brazil!

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"Through the Pane" had its South American premiere at the Arraial Cine Fest in Porto Seguro, Brazil on February 29th, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, the film was shot and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The original score is by Alvarez-featured guitarist GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on Arraial Cine Fest: http://jornaldosol.com.br/index.php/cultura/1400-comeca-a-8-edicao-do-arrai...

"Through the Pane" to play Festimatge in Catalunya in April!

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"Through the Pane" has been accepted out of 630 entries to the 22nd annual Festimatge in Calella, Spain (near Barcelona). The festival takes place April 2-24, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, "Through the Pane" was shot and edited by Barcelona-native Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. For more info on the list of nominees for the Torrete Trophy visit: http://www.festimatge.org/curts_torretes_llist...

"Through the Pane" accepted to Asterfest in Macedonia!

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Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. is happy to announce the acceptance of "Through the Pane" to the 12th annual Asterfest in Strumica, Macedonia for May 27-31, 2016. The film is based on a personal memoir written by director Dawn Westlake's father. It was shot and edited in Wheaton, IL, USA by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. A score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on the festival: http://www.asterfest.mk/ For more info on "Through the Pane&qu...

Festival #40 for "Games People Play" is L'Aquila!

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Dawn Westlake's "Games People Play" received its 40th festival acceptance today with L'Aquila Film Fest in L'Aquila, Italy for December 8-18, 2015. Shot on the C500 by Jon Carr, the film was scored by Alvarez-featured guitarist GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs in the style of Ennio Morricone. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/gamespeop...

"Games People Play" selected to Athens International Digital Film Festival!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the 5th annual Athens International Digital Film Fest in Greece for December 17-23, 2015. This is the 39th festival acceptance for the 2014 comedy noir helmed and written by Dawn Westlake. The film was shot on the CanonC500 and edited with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects by Jon Carr. An Ennio Morricone-esque score was composed by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, he...

"Games People Play" accepted to Moab Film Festival in Utah!

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Dawn Westlake's "Games People Play" received its 38th film festival acceptance this week at the Moab International Film Festival in Moab, Utah, USA for November 20-23, 2015. According to a festival press release dated October 28th, 2015: "Highlights among the short film selections include Dawn Westlake's 'Games People Play',a darkly comic piece on the power of words that she says 'makes a plea for the return to sincerity...using irony.' Choosing from ...

Josh Mond on his debut feature James White

Josh Mond is a New York based director and producer. In 2003 he established Borderline Films with fellow filmmakers Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin which brought to light the film festival success Martha Marcy May Marlene, which Mond produced. James White is his debut feature film, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Christopher Abbott. The film portrays the relationship of Gail with her son James. Diagnosed with final stage cancer Gail is making an attempt to maintain a healthy rel...

ALTER-NATIVE Film Festival accepts "Games People Play"!

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Ron de Cana Productions' "Games People Play" has been accepted to the 23rd ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival in Targu Mures, Romania for November 4-8, 2015. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. This is Westlake's 7th film collaboration with David Razowsky. Their first collaboration, the animated short "Dottie: The Little Girl with the Big Voice", won the Broadcast Prize at the 2003 editio...

WINNERS OF 7TH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S TELEVISION FESTIVAL 'DYTIATKO'

The Best Live Action Film by Children's Studio 'The Battle',7'48'' Canada, 2014 Director: Peter Bundic, Joshua Costea If you can't beat the competition, join them.   The Best Documentary by Children's Studio 'I am dancing',5'37'' Ukraine, 2015 Children TV Studio "Our world" Director: Polina Kugeleva Film is a self portrait of the author's admiration of ballroom dancing. The film tells about the first steps, difficu...

"Games People Play" wins Best Foreign Short in South Africa!

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Ron de Cana Productions' "Games People Play" won the Best Foreign Short Film award at the 2015 Ugu Film Festival in Port Shepstone, South African on September 13th. The panel of judges were writer Andrew Worsdale, the Durban-based director of "Poison", Madoda Ncayiyana, the director of "Izulu Lami" and David Forbes, the distributor and founder of Shadow Films. This is the third award for "Games People Play". The film has previously won prizes at fests...

Out of 2500 entries, "Games People Play" is 1 of 2 US films at Fesancor!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the 23rd annual Festival Chileno Internacional de Cortometrajes de Santiago for October 19-26, 2015. The festival office received over 2500 entries. "Games People Play" was one of only two US films to be chosen for the international section. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. The film was scored by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Jon Carr filmed on Canon's C500. Car...

"Games People Play" accepted to another fest...in Italy!

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"Games People Play" will unspool in Rassegna di Cortometraggi SteNIK in Aprilia, Italy on August 24, 2015. Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake, the comedy film was shot on the CanonC500 by Jon Carr, who also edited and did visual effects. The Ennio Morricone-esque score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson, and Westlake herself. For more info on this screening: http://stenik.altervista.org/cinema/rassegna2015/ra...

"Games People Play" at the San Gio Film Fest in Verona 7/23-27/2015!

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"Games People Play" has been accepted to the film competition in the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy for July 23-27, 2015. This is the 22nd festival acceptance for the film written and directed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. in Los Angeles. "Games People Play" was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr. Carr also edited and provided visual effects. The film was scored by Alvarez-featured guitarist Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play...

"Games People Play" selected to the Ugu Film Fest in South Africa!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to screen in the Ugu Film Festival in Port Shepstone in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa on September 13th, 2015. The film was written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced by her firm, Ron de Cana Productions. Starring David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake herself, "Games People Play" features an original score by Alvarez-featured guitarist Gregory Johnson. "Games People Play" was shot on the Canon C500, thanks ...

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...

César Augusto Acevedo - Camera D'or Winner 2015 / Interview

By Martin I. Petrov   César Augusto Acevedo is a Colombian filmmaker. Land and Shade is his first feature film, presented at this year’s Semaine de la Critique. The story takes us to rural Colombia, where an old man returns to his family after many years of absence to find his son very ill and his wife in denial of leaving the land she so much loves. He is challenged to re-integrate into the family, while at the same time, the circumstances are indicative of a big change i...
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