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"terroir" selected to Cinefantasy International Fantastic Film Fest in Brazil!

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"terroir" has been selected to the 10th Cinefantasy International Fantastic Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil for September 8-20, 2020. Written, helmed and sung by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" is about the mother-child relationship and how it can unfortunately sometimes affect our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. The film recently won the Audience Award at the UNCG Sustainability Film Fes...

Film review: Todos os mortos /All The Dead Ones

(Mawusi Tulani, Agyei Augusto, © Hélène Louvart/Dezenove Som e Imagens) Written by Victor Santana  In the act of telling a story, the process of narrative can influence and change how one relates and deals with the happenings in time. A great narrative has the power to overcome the circumstances of time and bridge the gap of space between the moment when someone is listening or telling a story and the timeless realm where a story is taking place.   ...

Impressions on Todos os Mortos (All The Dead Ones) at Berlinale

(Thaia Perez, Agyei Augusto, Mawusi Tulani, © Hélène Louvart/Dezenove Som e Imagens) By Lindsay R. Bellinger   Two Brazilians living in Berlin praised Competition film Todos os mortos (All The Dead Ones/All die Toten), a Brazilian-French co-production, at Berlinale 2020. Dimas Souza, living here for the past 17 years, and classically trained guitarist Victor Santana shared their impressions of Marco Dutra and Caetano Gotardo's film after its final scre...

VIDEO : Alice Júnior - Q&A in Berlinale's Generation 14plus & Teddy Award interview

(Surya Amitrano, Thaís Schier, Anne Celestino Mota, © Renato Ogata & Gil Baroni) By Lindsay R. Bellinger Brazilian filmmaker Gil Baroni and some of his film team participated in a lively q&a after the screening of their comedy Alice Júnior, which runs in Berlinale's Generation 14plus. The audience was shy at first but pepped up after a bit and opened up an open and supportive dialogue with Baroni, his team and lead actress blogger Anne Celestino Mota. A number of...

Guns of Banaras, Review: Where are the bullets?

Guns of Banaras, Review: Where are the bullets? When Nathalia Kaur, who was born Nathalia Pinheiro Felipe Martins, in Brazil, appears in the credit titles as the lead actress in probably her first Hindi heroine assignment, and Karann Nathh, son of producer and star-secretary ‘Rikku’ Rakeshnath, 37, who had worked in Yeh Dil Aashiqana, Ssshhh... and Tera Kya Hoga Johnny, makes a come-back after 12 years, your curiosity is aroused. It is further fuelled by the belief that this must ...

Brazil’s 92nd Oscar Bid INVISIBLE LIFE Bows on Dec. 20

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Although the Best International Film category is crowded this year, that shouldn't prevent you from seeing Brazil's entry into the Academy Awards competition. Read on... RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's Official Submission for International Feature Film for the 92nd Academy Awards® is INVISIBLE LIFE. The film is written and directed by Karim Aïnouz, and stars Carol Duarte, Julia Stockler and Fernanda Montenegro.   ...

SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO RIO's URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL 2020

The 10th International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro is now accepting submissions. Works in all genres, forms, and lengths are considered. Deadline: January 1st, 2020. The festival will take place from May 21 to May 31, 2020, in Rio de Janeiro, Modern Art Museum Cinematheque (MAM) and from October 15th to 18th in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg. The International Uranium Film Festival is dedicated to all fiction and nonfiction films about nuclear power and the ...

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...

FROM ON HIGH wins 11th award!

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FROM ON HIGH won its 11th award last evening with a Best Foreign Film prize from the Festival de Cinema de Tres Passos in Brazil. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-old actors Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve Serra Coll. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot and edited on location in Barcelona, Spain. An original s...

FROM ON HIGH to play Chile & Brazil this fall!

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"From On High" has been accepted to the 26th annual Fesancor Film Festival in Santiago, Chile for October 22-29, 2018 and to Festival de Cine de Tres Passos in Tres Passos, Brazil for November 6-10, 2018. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, "From On High" tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film has been accepted to 40 festivals and other venues since it was made in Barcelona, Spain in September 2017. It's won 8 awards in the U...

MIFF 2018, XIII: IDPA's Open Forum No. 1

MIFF 2018, XIII: IDPA's Open Forum No. 1   ...

SUCCESS IN GOIÁS - FICA 2017 & URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL

For the first time the International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro was invited to be part of Latin America's most important environmental film & video festival - the FICA 2017 in the historical Goiás City, the ancient Capital of Goiás State in Central Brazil. Between June 20 and June 25 FICA 2017 screened more than a hundred films with an audience of about 3,400 people - 21 Percent more than 2016. One of the great winners of the FICA 2017 was &quo...

Remembering the worst radioactive accidents in cinema

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INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL - THE ATOMIC AGE CINEMA FEST IN BERLIN - OCTOBER 11 - 15, 2017   Victims of radioactive contamination are the main theme of the International Uranium Film Festival 2017. „We want to remember especially Brazils worst but forgotten radioactive accident that happened exactly 30 years ago in September 1987“, says Uranium Film Festival director Norbert G. Suchanek. Two young scavengers found a radiation therapy devi...

Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, IV: BRICS by bricks

Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, IV: BRICS by bricks A film festival, with a competition section, was held in September, in New Delhi, preceding the Brazil, India China, Russia and South Africa (BRICS) summit, to which Goa played host last month. 20 films (4 each from member countries) were screened. Awards were given in five categories: (i) Best Film- Thithi (India); (ii) Best Actor Male- Thabo Rametsi (South Africa); (iii) Best Actor Female- Yulia Pereslid (Russia); (iv) Best Director- H...

Rising Star Filmmaker Lorena Lourenco

  Lorena Lourenco, whose film Pedagogy showed last year in Cannes at the Short Film Conrner, grew up in Rio de Janeiro and moved to Los Angeles to attend USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Today she works as a Directing Consultant for Thank You For Your Service, produced by Steven Spielberg, written and directed by Jason Hall (American Sniper) and edited by Oscar nominee Jay Cassidy (Into the Wild, Silver Linings Playbook). Lorena is destined for a bright fut...

Meet Atomic Filmmakers in Berlin

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The International Uranium Film Festival will be for the 5th time in Berlin. From September 28 to October 2nd, the festival will screen 22 nuclear movies and documentaries with the presence of more than 10 filmmakers from 8 countries. All films will be screened in English, German or with German or English subtitles. Venue: The cinema of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin East. Program: MITTWOCH 28.9.2016, 19.00 Uhr THE IDEALIST - Geheimakte Grönland (Idealisten...

SFF 2016: Kleber Mendonça Filho on Aquarius

Brazilian Director Kleber Mendonça Filho directs his second feature film Aquarius after successfully entering the film festival circuit in 2012 with his debut Neighbouring Sounds. Starring Sonia Braga as a 65 year old retired music critic who, although remaining the last resident of the Aquarius complex in Recife, decides to give a battle and keep her property which unexpectedly takes on a journey back in time. Old memories and her life adventures are brought up to the surface of her co...

URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL RIO AWARD WINNERS 2016

Films from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Switzerland winning the Yellow Einstein Award of the 6th International Uranium Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro’s 6th International Uranium Film Festival awarded  films from 8 countries: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Six films received the Yellow Einstein Award and 4 films the festival’s Special Recognition. In total the festival screened in the ci...

"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...

5 YEARS FUKUSHIMA - NUCLEAR FILMS WANTED

Five years Fukushima, 30 years Chernobyl, 37 years Three Mile Island. In 2016 the International Uranium Film Festival will be held in Los Angeles in March, in Rio de Janeiro in May and in Berlin in September.   The festival is interested in any film about nuclear energy, nuclear accidents and use and risks of radioactivity in general. From the Three Mile Island nuclear accident to Chernobyl, from the radioactive accident in Goiânia (Brazil) to Fukushima. The deadline f...

Call for entry: URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL 2016

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December 03, 2015 / Press Release   2016 URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES - THE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE MARCH 24 TO 28 IN LOS ANGELES, MAY 20 TO 28 IN RIO DE JANEIRO AND IN SEPTEMBER IN BERLIN   Rio de Janeiro (December 03, 2015) — The International Uranium Film Festival announced the last call for entries for the 2016 festival screenings.  The Regular Deadline is December 31, 2015 and the Final Deadline is January 31, 2016. The annual fe...

Californian Premiere

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URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO LOS ANGELES IN 2016   The International Uranium Film Festival team is excited to be coming to Los Angeles in March 2016 with a selection of powerful documentaries and movies about nuclear accidents. From Three Mile Island to Chernobyl and Fukushima: The in the world unique atomic age film festival will mark in 2016 the 5th anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster, the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster as well as the 38th annive...

Uranium Film Festival Berlin ended with glamour and stars from the German cinema

Berlin/Rio de Janeiro, October 03, 2015: The International Uranium Film Festival Berlin ended with glamour and stars from the German cinema. Film director Marcus Schwenzel received in Berlin the Uranium Film Festival’s Yellow Oscar 2015 for his movie "Seven Years of Winter". Together on the stage were Casting Director Uwe Bünker from Berlin and famous German actor Roman Knizhka who is one of the leading actors of Marcus Schwenzel´s Chernobyl movie.  ...

"The Second Mother"

Anna Muyleart's drama "The Second Mother" delivers the latest closeup of class and work relations in Brazil. See it this Labor Day or whenever. Here's why it shouldn't be missed:  http://www.thalo.com/articles/view/1062/the_second_mother_maid_in_brazil ...

Brazilian Yellow Oscars To 4 European Films

  Rio de Janeiro, 15/05/2015 - The Brazilian born International Uranium Film Festival is a global festival dedicated to films about all aspects of nuclear power: from uranium mining to nuclear power plants, atomic bombs and atomic waste, from Hiroshima to Fukushima. The Jury of the 5th International Uranium Film Festival has now selected five films that receive the Festival's Yellow Oscar Awards 2015 and that will be honoured in Rio de Janeiro and Be...
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