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Cortos Verdes interviews Dawn Westlake

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Dawn Westlake was recently interviewed by Cortos Verdes Internacional, an online cinema magazine out of Mexico. To read the full interview (in Spanish) click here: http://cortosverdes.blogspot.mx/2014/11/dawn-westlake-directora-productora.html   ...

Clips from "The Martini Effect" Make Official Cluj Shorts Teaser!

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Clips from "The Martini Effect", a film by Dawn Westlake, starring Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky and Susan Messing, made the Official Teaser for the 2014 Cluj Shorts International Film Fest: http://youtu.be/KBUfwbWnI3k (Dawn Westlake as WOMAN is at the :26 mark; Emanuele Secci & Dawn Westlake as MAN & WOMAN are kissing at the 1:28 mark.) Out of 605 entries, 52 films made the official competition. "The Martini Effect" is one of them. It unspools on Fri...

"The Martini Effect" trailer in competition at Krakow!

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My trailer for "The Martini Effect" was invited into the competition at Krakow...Would love to get a vote or two from you all here in the filmfestivals community: http://trailers.krakowfilmfestival.pl/en/menu/trailers/-/trailers/0/the%20martini%20effect "The Martini Effect" stars Emanuele Secci, known in Italy for his fastweb spot with George Clooney, and in the US for his fine ensemble work in the 2012 Sundance Producer's Award winner, "Nobody Walks", scripted...

This Film Must Not Be Watched

Director: Ali Kalantari.

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This Film is About a Woman who has been betrayed by her own husband and she is now planning a revenge with a camcorder. This film carries a message for today’s Man-Dominating Societies

 

Ron de Cana Film Portal

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Ron de Cana Productions and filmmaker Dawn Westlake are pleased to announce the launch of http://dawnwestlake.com/ a new film portal for the distribution of Ron de Cana films by download and DVD compilation. Touch down and click around, won't you? http://dawnwestlake.com/ ...

The Martini Effect to have World Premiere in Atlanta!

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"The Martini Effect" will have its World Premiere at the Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, USA October 18-20, 2013. The film stars Emanuele Secci, known in Italy for his fastweb spot with George Clooney, and in the US for his ensemble work in the 2012 Sundance Producer's Award-winning film, "Nobody Walks", penned by Lena Dunham. "The Martini Effect" was shot on land on the Canon C300 by cinematographer Brandon Bondehagen with underwater cinem...

ÉCU’S PARTNER RO-IFF FILM FESTIVAL

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This Romanian Festival, founded in 2005 by the “Artis Foundation” film production, it is the only international film festival that, from the very beginning, looked towards the Black Sea region’s film industry, doing something different. The festival has grown every year and became noticed abroad due to the quality of the submitted movies as well as the events included in the official program. Since 2007 each edition is held under the High Patronage of the Romanian President. Ro-IFF i...

the Seven Tapes

Director: yair qedar.
"The Seven Tapes" is a cinematic journey into the world of Yona Wallach, a legendary poet, who's radical life and poetry ended in an early age, leaving behind a myth and a trail of admirers. More than 25 years after her death, seven recorded tapes from her last interview are discovered. In these tapes, Wallach confesses on her life journey: her attraction to madness, her experiments with drugs, her relationship with god and about the dangers of writing. The film weaves her testimony with interviews, with rare archival footage from the sixties to the eighties, with her poems and with animation that revives Wallach's thoughts, images and visions. THE SEVEN TAPES is a troubling encounter with an exceptional artist, whose riddle remains unsolved to this day.

"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...

WHAT HAVE WE DONE

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Ashley West Leonard's WHAT HAVE WE DONE is now available in hard and digital copy. The collectible magazine features the 2011 fine art photographs of one of Los Angeles' most prolific photographers, along with commentary on them by the city's leading independent filmmakers, writers, painters and poets. Ron de Cana director/producer Dawn Westlake is featured in "photoplay" in the chapters SummerGirl and Unstuck. To order hard or digital copies, please visit: http://bit.ly/weCmDq ...

Silences

Director: Javier Sanz.
the worst of a quarrel is the silence that comes then. A silence floods everything.

Threads

Director: Peter Hastie.
A woman's descent into spirit. Experimental film derived from video footage of an art installation by Kate E Deeming. While most of the techniques in evidence - dissolves, fades, double exposures etc - were in use within a few years of the birth of cinema, they are presented here in a context which highlights their potential within the digital era, serving the needs of an ever-expanding visual language. Threads was edited within a single editing program. No additional plug-ins were used. Music: Scope J by Scott Walker (vocals by Ute Lemper). International festival screening rights secured.

Vanishing

Director: Bartosz Kruhlik.
Housing estate. 35-year-old Iwona takes care of the house during her husband’s absence. She tries to make up with her son Michal and at night spends her time all alone. One day, Michal doesn’t come back home for the night. None of his friends now where he is. The husband doesn’t answer the phone.

Son of the Stars

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Director: Michelle Chen Miao.
Young mother ZhengZheng with her autistic son travels long way from North, looking for her missing husband. She finds no clue of her husband in DongGuan with tens of thousands of factories. Instead, she finds herself a job in a factory while leaving her son to the attention of a community home. Soon she gets promoted, moves into a high-rise apartment building and has a boyfriend. Everything seems going well until she tries to put her autistic son into the picture. She tries hard and finally she tries to get rid of the trouble-making boy. But life becomes much worse to her with the growing anxiety…

The Amusing life of Billy Moore-"Billy goes out"

Director: Alap Mohile .
Billy Moore is now a jolly old man. 'Billy goes out' Billy is in a hurry to go out. He gets a wrong call on his cell phone which irritates him. His door is a voice command door. He asks the door to open to which the door says 'voice not recognized'. This further infuriates Billy. There follows then a fight between Billy & the door. Billy gets exhausted and collapses on the floor. His pretty wife comes kisses the door lovingly and the door ......opens! Billy while going out curses the door at which, the door shuts on Billy's face throwing Billy out!

Curage

Director: Radu Barbulescu.

The Black Gaze

Director: Karlos Alastruey.
An exploration of different feelings of a young woman: joy, fear, envy, perplexity, ecstasy, hate; a map of a human heart.

How Much Love

Director: Kineret Hay-Gillor.
Carmel was once a promising athlete. Today, due to progressive muscular dystrophy he runs a small shop with sports equipment. His wife, Sara, helps him with everyday chores. The film’s author - Kineret Hay-Gillor – portraying the struggles of her parents with the father’s illness, draws a poignant picture, touching the topic of human devotion and love.

International Women's Film Festival Kin

International Women`s Film Festival «KIN» (kin means “a woman” in Armenian). The festival’s goal is to promote women`s creativity, establish a network between women filmmakers from different parts of the world.

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