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Hot Pursuit, Review: Cool comic caper

Hot Pursuit, Review: Cool comic caper A go-by-the-book cop from San Antonio, Rose Cooper (Reese Witherspoon), who has a reputation for inefficiency and low intelligence, is assigned by Captain Emmett (John Carroll Lynch) to escort a murderous drug baron, Vicente Cortez (Joaquín Cosio)’s lieutenant, Felipe Riva (Vincent Caresca), and his wife Daniella (Sofia Vergara) to a court in Texas, where they are to testify against him. As soon as she arrives at the house, with her police co...

"Games People Play" selected to the 2015 Azores Fringe Festival!

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"Games People Play" has just been selected to the 2015 Azores Fringe Fest in Madalena do Pico, Acores, Portugal. The film stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Dawn Westlake, and was shot in the style of a Sergio Leone western by Jon Carr on Canon's C500. The original score was provided by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs, an Alvarez-featured guitarist. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/gamespeopleplay/index.htm...

The Uranium Film Festival's "Yellow Oscars" 2011 to 2014

Since 2011 the International Uranium Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro awards its "Yellow Oscar" to the best nuclear films of the festival. Now April 25, 2015, the festival will honour the winners of the 5th International UraniumFilm Festival in Quebec-City. Here is the list (pdf) with all awarded films until 2014. www.uraniumfilmfestival.org ...

11th Annual New York Television Festival: Submit an original comedy TV pilot; land a deal with Comedy Central!

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NYTVF's  11th Annual Independent Pilot Competition is now accepting original TV, web and digital series pilots, 4-60 minutes in ALL genres.   The NYTVF is like no other Festival in the world: offering indie creators year-round opportunities to submit, providing unprecedented access to TV buyers and decision-makers, and awarding GUARANTEED deals from top networks including Comedy Central,  A&E, and much more!   Someone is guaranteed to walk away with these deals.....

"Games People Play" selected to 2015 Tripoli Film Fest!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the 2015 Tripoli Film Fest in Tripoli, Lebanon for April 30-May 7, 2015. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr, who also edited and did VFX. The film stars David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson, along with Westlake. The original score was provided by Alvarez-featured guitarist Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on "Games People Play" and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestlake.co...

New York International Short Film Festival | Call for Entries

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The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City. NY Shorts Fest offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City. NY Shorts Fest premiered Ricky Gervais ‘Derek” in 2012, which became a popular British television show written, directed and starring Ricky Gerva...

"Games People Play" to play Germany...again!

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"Games People Play" was selected out of over 1500 entries to play in the Independent Days '15 Film Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany for April 22-26, 2015. This is the third screening in Germany for the film. "Games People Play" was helmed and written by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Productions banner. It was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr through the generosity of Canon USA, Inc. "Games People Play" has an original score by Gregory Johnson...

"Games People Play" to play India...again!

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"Games People Play" will play India... again! This time in Kannur at the Plumeria Film Fest from Feb. 2-4, 2015. This is the 13th selection for "Games People Play", on 5 continents. For more info about the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

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"Games People Play" a Roma (Overlook 2014--CinemAvvenire Film Festival)

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"The Martini Effect" & "Games People Play" will be presented at the CinemAvvenire Overlook 2014 Festival in Rome, Italy on Dec. 19th & 20th, 2014. "The Martini Effect" is on 19 Dec 2014 at 3pm at Roma Meeting Center, Sala San Giorgio, Largo Dello Scautismo 1. "Games People Play" is 20 Dec 2014 at 5:15pm at Roma Meeting Center, Sala San Giorgio, Largo Dello Scautismo 1. Entrance to both projections is free! For more info: http://www.cinemavvenir...

"The Martini Effect" a Roma (Overlook 2014--CinemAvvenire Film Fest) SCHEDULE

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"The Martini Effect" & "Games People Play" will be presented at the CinemAvvenire Overlook 2014 Festival in Rome, Italy on Dec. 19th & 20th, 2014. "The Martini Effect" is on 19 Dec 2014 at 3pm at Roma Meeting Center, Sala San Giorgio, Largo Dello Scautismo 1. "Games People Play" is 20 Dec 2014 at 5:15pm at Roma Meeting Center, Sala San Giorgio, Largo Dello Scautismo 1. Entrance to both projections is free! For more info: http://www.cinemavvenir...

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

 
 
 
LICHTER Filmfest offers an eclectic mix of films with a focus on the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region but also on international films and video art. The 1th Edition of the Festival in 2015 revolves around the topic of CHAOS, in all its forms. The festival reaches out to the city and the region with several exhibitions, installations and performances.

Sections: Feature-length Competition (Fiction, Documentaries), Short Film Competition, VR Competition, International Video Art Competition, Out of Competition, International Films, Retrospective, Special Screenings

Terms of Entry: Feature- and Short Film Competition: only films connected to the Rhine-Main-Region, completed in 2016 or later
International Program: Focus Topic "Chaos" (2018)
Audience Award: all films without a German distributor (in and out of competition)

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental, Short Films

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Format: 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline: 01 December 2017

Attendance Figures: 12,000

Awards: Best Feature
Best Short
Audience Award
VR Storytelling
Lichter International Art Award

"Games People Play" scores 9th festival on 5th continent!

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"Games People Play" was just selected to its ninth festival, the Barossa Film Festival in Barossa, Australia. This is the Pacific/Australia premiere for the latest film by Ron de Cana Productions' Dawn Westlake. The film was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr and scored by Acoustic Labs' Gregory Johnson. David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson star in the film, along with Westlake herself. To learn more about "Games People Play" and to see a trailer, please visit: http://da...

BOTH "The Martini Effect" & "Games People Play" at Siliguri Int'l Film Fest in India!

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Both "The Martini Effect" (2013) and "Games People Play" (2014) from Ron de Cana Productions were presented at the 5th annual Siliguri International Film and Documentary Festival in Siliguri, West Bengal, India from November 15-17th, 2014. The films were written and helmed by Dawn Westlake. Music for both was composed by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Canon USA, Inc. provided the C300 for the realization of "The Martini Effect". DP was Brandon Bondehagen. The C5...

PetDance Film Festival Call for Submissions

Whether you've been making films for years or have just gotten started, we invite you to submit your animal-themed films of 10 minutes or less that have been created in the last two years and fall into one of these four categories: Educational (Documentary) Funny (Comedy) Dramatic (Drama) Youth Produced (exacty that:17 years old and younger)   Three films in each category will be chosen as winners by a panel of animal- and film-loving judges. &...

PetDance Film Festival

PetDance is a one-day short film festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, dedicated to all things animal.

Submission deadlines:

   Early bird ($25/submission): Nov. 30
   Regular ($35/submission): Dec. 31.

Accepting online submissions at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PetDanceFilmFestival

With categories ranging from educational to dramatic, these animal-centric films will touch on the different ways our lives intersect with animals and the joys they bring to our lives.  All species invited!

Coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival in neighboring Park City, the first annual PetDance will take place January 24, 2015. Prizes will be awarded to the top three films in each category: Educational, Dramatic, Funny, and Youth-Produced.  

Proceeds for the festival go to the world-renown Best Friends Animal Society to help companion animals find forever homes.

The Adventures of Barty and the Pirate

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I have a new short out! It's been touring the festivals and is online. I've also made a game with the same materials. You can see both here at my company site: Giant Monster http://giantmonsteranimation.com/br/index.html. The short has been viewed online more than 85 thousand times and the game has been downloaded 10 thousand times. It's being viewed and played mostly in China, Russia and Brazil. I'm planning to flesh out the project with an episodic web series and more...

Games People Play wins 3rd Place at the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival!

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Ron de Cana Productions' "Games People Play" won bronze at the Riverside Saginaw Film Fest in Michigan, USA on Sat. November 8, 2014. First place was taken by Oscar nominee "Luminaris" with 2nd place captured by festival darling "Electric Indigo". "Games People Play" was helmed by writer/director Dawn Westlake. Jon Carr shot the film on the CanonC500 and edited on Adobe Premiere. "Games..." was scored by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. The...

Indie Boots Film Festival

Indie Boots features independent film and theatre with different perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what's funny, and how the world works. We hope Indie Boots events prompt both laughter and dialogue, entertaining audiences and inspiring discussion.

Superman Celebration Fan Film Festival

The Superman Celebration Fan Film Festival is a film festival and contest dedicated to showcasing fan-made films about superheroes, supervillains, and comic-book-related content. Sponsored and hosted by Superman Celebration, the world's largest festival dedicated to Superman, and the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, the Superman Celebration Fan Film Festival screens films from around the world and celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of filmmakers as they bring to life their favorite characters from comics books, films, television, literature, and other media. 

The festival is open to short, family-friendly fan films of 18 minutes or less. A top prize of $300 each is awarded to the Best Dramatic Fan Film, the Best Comedic Fan Film, and The Best "Super Grab Bag" Fan Film. 

Introduced for the 2015 Festival, the "Super Grab Bag" category is a challenge for filmmakers to create a fan film with three off-the-wall required elements. This year's required elements are a mop, an avocado, and a dentist. 

Films will be screened during Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, June 11th-14th, 2015. Prizes will be awarded during a special ceremony. Date, time, and location will be announced on the Superman Celebration website at www.supermancelebration.net

The deadline for entry is May 8th, 2015 at 5:00 pm CST. Entry rules and forms can be found at http://fanfilmfestival.supermancelebration.net

Superman Celebration attracts around 40,000 fans from around the world every year. It is sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce and the City of Metropolis, Illinois and is held annually during the second weekend in June.  The festival features celebrity appearances, comics artists and writers, musical acts, a costume contest, and a wide array of programming for superhero fans of all ages. 

"Games People Play" competes with "Electric Indigo" and Oscar-nominated "Luminaris" in US festival

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"Games People Play" is a finalist for the grand cash prize in the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival in Saginaw, Michigan, USA running November 6-9, 2014. Amongst the nine finalists with "Games People Play" are the multi-lauded international hits "Electric Indigo" from Jean-Julien Collette and the Oscar-nominated "Luminaris" from Juan Pablo Zaramella. This is the US premiere for "Games People Play" which has been previously selected for festivals i...

"Games People Play" to have South American premiere at FENACO Peru

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Breaking news from Peru! Ron de Cana Productions' "Games People Play" will also play the FENACO International Film Festival in Cusco, Peru November 12-15, 2014. Earlier, it had been announced that Ron de Cana's "The Martini Effect" would be presented in this year's international competition. With two films vying for prizes, director/producer/writer Dawn Westlake will be in attendance at the festival. "Games People Play" was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon...

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   ...

"Games People Play" selected to the Braunschweig International Film Festival!

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"Games People Play" has been selected to the Braunschweig International Film Festival in Germany for November 11-16, 2014. The film's composer, Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs, is in the running for the festival's coveted LEO Award. Greg is an Alvarez featured guitarist. "Games People Play" was written and directed by Dawn Westlake and shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr, who also edited and did visual effects. The film stars David Razowsky and Mark Jacobson, along wi...

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