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"Pooling" to play Canaltown Moving Movie Festival!

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"Pooling", written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, has been accepted to Canaltown's Moving Movie Festival in Honesdale, PA, USA for June 22nd, 2019. The films selected will play in several different venues around town between 4p-10p. "Pooling" features the breakdancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot and edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An ori...

"Pooling" accepted to Independientes Film Fest in Arequipa, Peru!

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"Pooling" has been selected as one of just 50 finalists to be projected in Independientes: Festival de Cortometrajes at Casa Blanca Centro Cultural in Arequipa, Peru June 13-15, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros to an original score composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The film was shot, edited and visual effects were don...

"Pooling" to play 42nd Elche International Film Festival in Spain!

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"Pooling" has been selected to the 42nd annual Elche International Independent Film Festival in Elche (Alicante), Spain for July 19-26, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" is a hybrid breakdance, animation, visual effects film with an original score by Valencia-based Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The film was shot/edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, who also did visual effec...

"Pooling" to play Lincoln Center with Dance On Camera Film Festival!

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"Pooling", written/helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, will have its NYC premiere with Dance On Camera Film Festival in their 47th annual event at Lincoln Center on July 15th at 6pm. "Pooling" features the choreography and dancing of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of world-renowned Barcelona-based troupe Brodas Bros. He dances to a score composed at his direction by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The film was shot and edited by Pol Carrizo ...

"Pooling" selected to Xsection Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to Xsection Film Festival of science and dance in Watertown, MA, USA for June 30, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. The opening and closing animation was done by Dismas and GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. "Pooling" was f...

"Pooling" to play Palma!

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"Pooling" has been invited to screen with Festival de Videodanza de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for October 2019. Filmed and edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, "Pooling" was conceived and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle. "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Opening and closing animated sequences were done by Dismas & GrissyG Liza...

"Pooling" to play Venice with Videoconcorso Francesco Pasinetti!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to Videoconcorso Francesco Pasinetti in Venice, Italy for June 3, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" is a hybrid short combining animation, breakdance, special effects and drone cinematography. The film features dancing and choreography by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge ...

"Pooling" accepted to Cefalu!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the Cefalu Film Festival in Palermo, Italy for June 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" is a hybrid short combining animation, breakdance, special effects and drone cinematography. The film features dancing and choreography by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. ...

Pooling accepted to Shorts@Fringe in the Azores!

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"Pooling" has been accepted into the Around the World section of Shorts@Fringe at the Azores Fringe Festival for June 2019. It will be projected on June 11th in Pico, June 15th in Ponta Delgada and in Faial on June 25th. http://mirateca.com/fringe/shortsfringe/default.aspx Conceived and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced by her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" was filmed and edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Choreography and dance ...

Pooling to play Zeitimpuls in Vienna!

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"Pooling" will be projected at Klimt Villa in Vienna, Austria with Zeitimpuls Short Film Festival June 17-22, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced through her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the choreography and dance of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of the internationally-reknowned troupe Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed ...

"Pooling" accepted to FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance in North Carolina!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance in Cary, North Carolina, USA for May 19, 2019. The film may also tour with their FAD Collections series to K-12 schools in other cities of North Carolina, states in the US, and provinces in Canada. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features dancer/choreographer Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. The film was shot/edited and special effects done by Pol Carrizo...

"Pooling" to play Golden Sneakers Int'l Hip Hop Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 2019 Golden Sneakers International Hip Hop Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany for June 21-22, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. banner, "Pooling" features the breakdancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz composed an original score under Marc's supervision. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot and edited and did special ...

FROM ON HIGH selected to FIC ESMI!

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FROM ON HIGH has been selected to the Festival Internacional de Corto ESMI in Buenos Aires, Argentina, sponsored by the Alianza Francesa de Bella Vista. The film plays March 28-April 16, 2019. FROM ON HIGH is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It has been accepted to over 50 festivals and won 12 awards, in Italy (8), the US, the UK, France and Brazil. Written/helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, FROM ON HIGH was shot/...

FROM ON HIGH to play Macedonia with Asterfest!

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FROM ON HIGH has been selected to Asterfest in Strumica, Macedonia for July 26-28, 2019. FROM ON HIGH has now been accepted to 50 festivals and has won 12 awards, in Italy (8), Brazil, the UK, France and the USA. The film tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It was written/helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot and edited on location in the province of Catalunya, S...

"Pooling" to have European premiere in Spain with Incineracion!

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"Pooling" will have its European premiere in the country where it was shot and edited: Spain! The Incineracion Festival of Granada, Spain, running March 26-28, 2019, is an event held within the Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Realizadores, Film Fest Granada. "Pooling" is a concept developed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions for dancer/choreographer Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot and edited in Barcelona, Spain by Pol ...

"Pooling" to play Cuba!!

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"Pooling" is playing in a terrority new to Dawn Westlake & Ron de Cana Productions, Inc.! The hybrid breakdance/animation/visual effects film has been accepted into the 14th annual Festival Internacional de Videodanza in Havana, Cuba. This marks the first time work by Westlake will be shown in Cuba. "Pooling" was shot and edited in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The film features his brother, Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of the world-renowned bre...

"Pooling" to play FerFilm Festival in Kosovo!

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"Pooling", a breakdance/animation/visual effects hybrid film by Dawn Westlake, was accepted to the FerFilm Festival in Ferizaj, Kosovo for April 2-6, 2019. "Pooling" features the dancing/choreography of Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. An original score was composed for the film by Joan Armand Forero of Praxis. While the film was shot/edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, the opening and closing animation was done by Gris...

Central States IndieFanFilmFest

CSIFFF 2019 will be held May. 28 - 31, 2019 with 3 full days of LIVE SCREENINGS at the plush and smoke-free Jumer's Casino in Rock Island, IL. Their fantastic viewing rooms and discounted room rates make for a great intimate festival experience. Quad Cities International Airport is minutes away, or visit CHICAGO on the weekend - Chicago's O'Hare and Midway International Airports are within a few hours drive!

CSIFFF celebrates the diversity of Americans and all human beings, so in addition to our general call for submissions, we are issuing a call for films with innovative, progressive and balanced stories from and concerning women, the LGBTQ community, seniors, and those of Latin, African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American descent.

CSIFFF's RED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONY on Friday is an evening long event and a night to remember - with a four-course meal, table wines, film clips, photo ops, and awards throughout. You won't want to miss it!

CSIFFF is an International Film Festival that also celebrates the creative talent and diversity of the American Central States. We are dedicated to REAL INDIE FILMMAKERS - not the big studio spinoffs calling themselves as such. Central States Indie FanFilmFest is held in Rock Island, Illinois, which along with Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline make up the Quad Cities along the Mighty Mississippi River in America's heartland.

Although FILMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM AROUND THE WORLD, additional categories are open for submissions from the following Central States: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.. 

We are very excited to meet you and to review your creative gem. We understand how precious each film is to its creators and will work with you and the growing Central States Film Community to cultivate your craft in the coming months and years. OUR PROMISE - to diligently endeavor to empower INDEPENDENT filmmakers and celebrate film CREATIVITY and DIVERSITY in the Central States and around the world!

"Pooling" selected to Athens International Digital Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been selected to the Athens International Digital Film Festival in Athens, Greece for April. This is the 8th film festival acceptance for the hybrid dance/animation/visual effects film starring internationally-renowned breakdancer Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Written/produced and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., "Pooling" was shot and edited in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The an...

"Pooling" to play Dansmuseet with Screendance Film Festival!

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"Pooling", a breakdance/animation/visual effects short from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. will play Dansmuseet, the only museum dedicated to dance and movement, with the Screendance Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. The festival runs from April 23-30, 2019, and then, selected titles go on tour to other venues into 2020. "Pooling" was conceived by director/producer Dawn Westlake. It features the dance and choreography of Markitus (Marc Carrizo Vilarroig) of Brodas Bros. The...

POOLING to compete for Trofeo La Lanterna!

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"Pooling", a breakdance/animation/visual effects film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. is the ONLY American film competing for the Trofeo La Lanterna in Genoa, Italy. It will play there with Cineclub FotoVideo Genova on April 4th, 2019. Filmed and edited on location in Castellnou and Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, the animation for "Pooling" was done in Los Angeles by Dismas & GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. An original score was prep...

"From On High" wins PRIX DES LYCEENS at Festival Le Temps Presse!

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"From On High" has won the PRIX DES LYCEENS at the 2019 Festival Le Temps Presse held at the Cinema Publicis on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, January 29-February 1, 2019. The President of the Jury was Juliette Binoche. Other jurors were actresses Virginie Ledoyen and Melanie Thierry, astronaut Patrick Baudry, director Safy Nebbou, chef Thierry Marx, and explorer Jean-Michel Costeau. This is the 12th prize and 14th nomination for "From On High". The film is about a Syri...

POOLING accepted to fifth festival...Kinetoscope International Screendance Festival!

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POOLING (2018/USA-Spain/4:05) has been invited to the Kinetoscope International Screendance Festival in Missoula, Montana, USA for January 2019. The film will play 4 times over two days. Written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake through her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, POOLING features Marc Carrizo Vilarroig ("Markitus"), a Barcelona-based breakdancer who works all over the world with the internationally-renowned troupe Brodas Bros. The film was shot, edited and visual effects ...

FROM ON HIGH accepted to 50th festival!

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FROM ON HIGH has just been accepted to its 50th festival! It will play the Portobello Film Festival at The Muse, 269 Portobello Road in London, UK on December 8th at 6pm. Admission is free. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced by her Ron de Cana shingle, FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film has won 11 awards, in the USA, the UK, Spain, Brazil, and 7 awards in Italy, including Best Cinematography for Pol Carrizo Vilarroig o...

FROM ON HIGH to have Asian Premiere with 16th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival!

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FROM ON HIGH will have its Asian premiere with 16th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival in Kolkata, India December 4-8, 2018. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced by her 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 was shot and edited on location in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in 2017. An original score was composed by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. F...
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