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Both "From On High" & "Pooling" accepted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Film Festival!

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Both "From On High" (2017) and "Pooling" (2018) have been accepted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Film Festival in Surat, Gujarat, India for October 31, 2020. Written/helmed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "From On High" and "Pooling" were shot and edited and visual effects were done by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. "From On High" was scored by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Poolin...

TIAF - Tbilisi International Animation Festival

TIAF- Tbilisi International Animation Festival is an international event, promoting Animation Art and Industry Development Culture through Caucasus region and Internationally. TIAF is an educational and entertaining International event, dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, animation, video game, and related popular Art Forms, primarily through the presentation of events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of animation art and culture.
The festival includes parallel activities: professional and family workshops, animation and game jams, film and music, school programs, the presence of leading figures from the world of Animation, conferences and other interesting events associated with audiovisual culture for children and young people.

Nomination and Award from Halicarnassus Film Festival in Turkey for Ron de Cana Productions!

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"Pooling" (2018) has won a Special Jury Prize for Most Creative and "terroir" (2019) was nominated Best Documentary at the Halicarnassus Film Festival in Bodrum, Turkey this week. Both films were helmed/written/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle and shot/edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Pol also did the considerable visual effects in both pieces. An original score for "Pooling" was composed by Joan Armand Forero ...

"Pooling" to play on Filmin with Choreoscope in September!

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"Pooling" will be presented on the Filmin Channel out of Spain with the Choreoscope Film Festival of Dance in Barcelona from September 14-28, 2020. The breakdance film conceived and directed by Dawn Westlake, starring Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros, and with an original score by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz, was shot and edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Pol also did the considerable visual effects work. The animated open and close of "Poolin...

Moinho Cine Fest

Moinho Cine Fest – International Film Festival of Micro and Nano Film of Matosinhos considers that the length of the nano film is until to 01:00 (mm:ss) and the micro film is until to 05:00 (mm:ss).

It's a film festival organized by ANARTEM - Associação Cultural and directed by André Almeida Rodrigues, a Portuguese filmmaker.
The 3rd edition of the festival will take place in April 2021 in Custóias, Leça do Balio and Guifões parish, Matosinhos, Portugal.
In the 2nd edition, the Moinho Cine Fest received 2142 submissions from 103 countries and selected 100 films from 47 countries and the films will be screen on a date to be announced.

GOALS
• Be a showcase of the panorama of world film production in 2019 and 2020, promoting itself as a meeting point for “all world cinema”.
• Want a similar number of films from Portugal (host country), Europe, Asia and Oceania, Africa and Americas (North, Central and South).
• Want a similar total length of animation, documentary, fiction, experimental films, music videos and fashion films.

Line Up Cintamani Films - Marche Du Film Online 2020

Dear colleagues and friends, Cannes Digital Market is around the corner and we are happy to present our current line up. Soledad Cáceres and Rod Sáez Chávez will be happy to host meetings at Cintamani Films digital stand from June 22nd to 26th. Please answer this email to suggest a suitable day and time. We have a plenty of awarded features, documentaries and short films. Culture, Drama, LGTB+, Animations, Etnography, Genre, Politics and actuality. Also we ha...

PLUS AND MINUS CREATION is an Official Selection of the McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbSsDOGiRE8 I hope all is well for you.  My latest animation film, PLUS AND MINUS CREATION was recently made an Official Selection for the McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival. This film is a GREATLY condensed history of our universe from before the Big Bang to the end of our sun;s life. It can be viewed at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbSsDOGiRE8  Thank you  Jim Hawk   ...

Tokyo CINEMASTERS Film Festival Call for Entries

Welcome to Tokyo CINEMASTERS International Film Festival. 
We are hosting our 1st Annual Festival in OCT 1st 2020 at Tokyo Cine Center.

Through discovering films and directing talent from across the globe, our film festival was founded with the mission of developing the next generation of cinema. 
Japan loves all cinema, regardless of country, language, or race. 
The culture of watching films with subtitles is well established here, with releases from a multitude of nations each year. 

However, the majority of those releases are limited to commercial movies. The reality is that there are a wealth of fantastic overseas directors and films lying dormant that we’re never exposed to. The lack of “international” film festivals in Japan has also been an issue.

Based in Tokyo, a place where new and diverse booms are born, this festival brings together films and people active on a global stage. 
A festival where you can see cinematic work that cross boundaries of race and language.

aS iT'S: Call for exhibitors and attendees

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Hey :) We're working to debut a makeshift space/store and membership-based digital platform to allow creatives to present work the way they want. One month from our launch, on September (if the current situation gets better, that is), the company will be hosting full day touring events related to film, music and fashion for the public, our members, and industry members.  We're building up our own roster alongside a list of exhibitors and attendees for the event. We license work o...

2020 Epic ACG Fest Now is Calling for Entries~!

As one of the most exciting international ACG events based in California, 2020 Epic ACG Fest (EACG) is just around the corner!  EACG is an international event that included animation, comic art, gaming and cosplay in one place. To promote the Geek culture in a Hollywood style, EACG screened animation films from worldwide; host panels for the audience with the international artists face to face; with professionals from the industry to direct different workshops and unforgettable ...

Australia Independnet Film Festival

Australia Independent Film Festival (AIFF) Brisbane Australia.

Known as “the festival where stars shine,” the Australia Independent Film Festival is on track to become Australia's premiere short film festival. AIFF is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.

“Put this festival in your top 10 list to submit. You’ll be glad you did.” Jhett Tolentino - Grammy & Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer.

Whether you're a student filmmaker, a first-time filmmaker or a seasoned professional your entry will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism it deserves. We encourage participation and actively promote through social media channels, news outlets and our contact database.

"We wish this great festival all the success", 2020 Oscar nominated Mosul 980 and winner of AIFF19 Best International Short Film.

At AIFF we believe it is our core values which help set us apart from many other festivals. We are totally committed to being an ethical festival and make the following promise to all entrants. It is our filmmakers guarantee and what we believe is an industry first.

1. We will be transparent, honest and provide regular festival updates.

2. All entries will be played in their entirety and judged as per the listed judging and selection process. We do not promote favoritism.

3. At AIFF20 every very finalist film 'will' screen in a real theater in attendance by paying public. We screen all finalist films and not just films from attending filmmakers. Finalist = Official Selection.

4. The awards ceremony is and will always be free to attend.

5. If a film wins but a filmmaker is not in attendance their trophy will be delivered at no charge.

AIFF SELECTION PROCESS:

Being an independent festival we encourage all genres and a greater emphasis in the judging process is the overall appeal verses technical perfection and or money spent. Each entry is judged internally using standardized criteria before the top scoring films are judged by an external jury of industry professionals.

REWARDING FILMMAKERS

SEMI-FINALISTS. The top twenty percent (submission dependent) of each category will be named as semi-finalists and will be awarded a semi-finalist laurel and a digital print quality certificate at festival close.

Please note: Semi-finalist films will not be screened at the festival.

FINALISTS will be selected from the semi-finalist group and will be awarded a finalist laurel, official selection laurel and a digital certificate. Numbers will be dependent on category entries and programming requirements.

WINNER'S of each category will be awarded a special winner's laurel, an original print quality digital certificate and a high quality crystal trophy. Other prizes will be added once confirmed.

AIFF NETWORKING @ausindefest

We believe a festival is not a festival without the opportunity for filmmakers to network and socialize between fellow creative's.

Before and after screening sessions festival goers will be encouraged to network and socialize at the theater.

Attending finalist filmmakers will be invited to participate in a special group Q and A session. We want to give you a voice within the festival and beyond.

For those that like to socialize and network into the early hours. Each night a nominated venue will be selected and announced during the screening sessions. There is a reason locals like to call Brisbane – BRISVEGAS.

THE CITY and THE VENUE:

Brisbane, located an hour's drive from the World famous beaches of the Gold Coast is a vibrant, art loving new world city that can be considered the Gateway to Australia. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is rich with culture and renowned for its hospitality and safety. AIFF20 will take place at the Elizabeth Theater in the heat of Brisbane city.

The Team at AIFF feel the Elizabeth Theater is without a doubt one of the best screening venues in Australia.

Need to know more? We welcome all questions.

Main Award Categories

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST QUEENSLAND SHORT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST ANIMATION ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST EXPERIMENTAL - Including music videos. ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

Special Award Categories

PEOPLE'S CHOICE ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST STUDENT FILM ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

JURY AWARD ( Crystal trophy $225 value + postage.)

The trophy is an approximate value. If an award winner foes not attend the trophy will be delivered at no cost to the winner.)

Additional prizes will be announced via social media.

"terroir" & "Pooling" win awards on last day of 2019!

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"terroir" and "Pooling", the two latest musical films by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, have won awards on the final day of 2019. "terroir" is the story of how unfortunately the mother-child relationship can cloud our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. It won the BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival held at the National Film Archive of India in Pune. "Pooling...

Submissions now open for seventh Edition of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2020

  FESTIVAL DATES for the next edition: March 18-22, 2020 - Cinema Village, 22 E 12th Street, New York, NY 10003 Submissions for the 2020 Edition re-open May 22 - 2019 PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION, THE RULES, and THE TERMS thoroughly before completing your submission. SRFF does NOT waive entry fees. In some exceptional cases discount codes are offered. SRFF believes waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees sh...

THREE Ron de Cana Films Selected to Ateneo Ferrolan in Spain for December!

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Three of Dawn Westlake's films made between 2017 and 2019 under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle have been chosen to play at this year's Ateneo Ferrolan, Muestra de Cortometrajes. "From On High", "Pooling" and her latest, "terroir", will be presented on December 11th, 2019 in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain. The three films have played on 6 continents and won a total of 15 awards. All were made with Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona behind the camera and ...

DC Indie Film Fest (DCIFF) Call for Animation Submissions: Reg Deadline November 29 at FilmFreeway

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For twenty years and counting, the DC Independent Film Festival has worked to help filmmakers and animators through exhibition, professional development and networking.  Sticking to a cutting edge profile, the festival programs with the aim of forwarding careers and has been successful in screening a number of Oscar-nominated animated shorts such as "Bear Story" and the glorious "Negative Space."  Director Max Porter, who has collaborated since 2007 with Ru Kuwahata...

"Pooling" to play the Canary Islands with San Rafael en Corto

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the San Rafael en Corto Film Festival on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain for November 2-8, 2019. Written/helmed/produced by Dawn Westlake and her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. The film was shot and edited and effects were done by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original musical score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The openi...

Dawn Westlake - POOLING - We Are Moving Stories

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Carmela Baranowska's interview with director/writer/producer Dawn Westlake on her hybrid dance film "Pooling" dropped yesterday. Check it out in the latest installment from WE ARE MOVING STORIES: https://www.wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-films/2019/1/17/pooling?fbclid=IwAR0OTa6x5uCbiXxRraJH7lOGcTpBYAZUiUlnE8ebyow-Xo8PVjaaqJqx-0M For more info on Westlake's other films: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

"Pooling" needs YOUR vote for the Audience Award in Guadalajara, Mexico!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to Donde Pongo El Ojo Pongo La Danza Film Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico for October 23-27! They also have an online component where we can win the Audience Award. Would you click on this link and pass it on to friends? You just have to give it a "like" (thumbs up icon) under the screen. It's just 4 mins. https://youtu.be/iTyaJjB7p4k   Thanks so much! Dawn Westlake Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. Los Angeles, CA USA &nb...

"Pooling" to compete for Audience Award at Athens Video Dance Project!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 10th Athens Video Dance Project for January 24-26, 2020 in Athens, Greece. It will compete there for the 500 Euro Audience Award. Conceived and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., "Pooling" was danced/choreographed by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Opening and closing animation was done in the Los Angeles-area by Dismas & GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation, but the live-action portion was shot and edited by Pol Ca...

"Pooling" Wins the Art Award at RATMA Film Festival in the UK!

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"Pooling" has won the Art Award at the RATMA Film Festival in Keighley, UK! This is the second award for "Pooling" and the 70th award overall for director/producer Dawn Westlake and her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. "Pooling" was filmed and edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz in conjunction with dancer/choreographer Marc Carrizo Vila...

"Pooling" accepted to Festival de Cinemistica in Granada!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the Festival de Cinemistica in Granada, Spain for November 5-30, 2019. It will play on November 16th. Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" was choreographed and danced by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of the internationally renowned break troupe, Brodas Bros. An original score was composed for Marc by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona was cinematograp...

"Pooling" accepted to 25th annual Cucalorus Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 25th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC, USA for November 13-17, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., the film was danced/choreographed by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot on location in Castellnou, Catalunya, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, who also edited and did visual effects. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The opening and closing ...

POOLING: one of 3 nominees for the Art Award at 2019 RATMA Film Festival

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"Pooling" has been nominated for the Art Award at the 2019 RATMA Film Festival in Keighley, UK. It will be screened October 12 for the public during the festival. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and choreographed/danced by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros, "Pooling" was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The opening and closing animation was done by Dismas & GrissyG Lizarraga...

POOLING: one of 5 nominees for Best Foreign Film at Festival de Cinema de Tres Passos!

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BREAKING in Brazil: POOLING is one of 5 films competing for Best Foreign Film at Festival de Cinema de Tres Passos in Brazil, November 7-9, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., "Pooling" was choreographed and performed by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Opening and closing animation was done by Dismas and GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot, edited and did visual effects. An o...

"Pooling" is one of the Top 16 finalists at Corto Nanni!

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"Pooling" is one of the Top 16 finalists selected to screen at Corto Nanni in Castello di Piombino, Italy, a festival that runs from October 11-13, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., "Pooling" was choreographed and performed by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Opening and closing animation was done by Dismas and GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot, edited and did vi...
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