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"From On High" selected to Festival Internacional de Cine Politico en Buenos Aires!

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"From On High" has been selected to play out of competition in the 8th annual Festival Internacional de Cine Politico in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 17-23, 2018. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-olds Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve Serra Coll. "From On High" was shot on location in Barcelona, Collsuspina and La Sala de Sant Llogari in the Catalunya pr...

"From On High" selected to Cinema en Liberte!

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"From On High" has been selected as the sole representative of the United States in the 7th annual Cinema en Liberte Festival in Toulon, France. The film will be screened on June 17, 2018. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, "From On High" is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It was shot/edited in Catalunya by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Johnson was the 2016 Peer Raben ...

"From On High" selected to the International Sustainability Film Fest at UNC-Greensboro!

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Ron de Cana Productions' latest film "From On High" is one of just 14 international shorts selected to be screened on April 19th, 2018 at the UNCG International Sustainability Film Festival at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film deals with the story of a young Syrian refugee girl who finds a new life in Europe. It was shot and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig in the province of Catalunya in Spain with the support of Imatge Barce...

From On High selected to play opening night of Festival de Cortos La Fila!

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"From On High" will represent the USA on the opening night of the 22nd annual Festival de Cortos La Fila in Valladolid, Spain, April 16-20, 2018. The film is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-olds Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve Serra Coll. The film was helmed/written/produced by Dawn Westlake and shot/edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was written/recorded by 2016 Peer Raben...

"From On High" to have French premiere with Festival Retours du Monde!

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"From On High" will have its French premiere with Festival Retours du Monde in St. Jean-St. Nicolas, France May 23-26, 2018. The film, shot and edited in the Barcelona area of Catalunya by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, is about a young Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. An original score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "From On High" was written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Productions shingle out o...

European Shooting Stars: Eili Harboe

Eili Harboe - Norway - European Shooting Stars 2018    Interview / Editing: Martin I. Petrov      How are your first impressions from being part of a team of young actors here in Berlin?    I did not anticipate to be part of it but I am really proud, it is a wonderful opportunity for everyone, it’s an investment for the future.    You already happen to be part of a successful project, Joachim Trier’s Thelma. How was your expe...

FROM ON HIGH schedule confirmed at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle!

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FROM ON HIGH will have its USA premiere in Seattle in early 2018 at the prestigious Children's Film Fest at the Northwest Film Forum in the NO WALLS program. I love the description of our block of films: "This program makes it clear: youth all over the world long for the same things: to laugh, to live, to learn, to live in peace and to be respected for who they are. Many people, both powerful and weak, will try to build walls, but the dreams of the next generation cannot be denied."...

"From On High" to have Spanish premiere in Ciudad Real!

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Ron de Cana Productions' "From On High" has been selected to MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJE SOLIDARIO Y SENSIBIIZACION DE CIUDAD REAL-ESPAÑA running from November 20-30, 2017. The film was written and directed by Dawn Westlake. This will be the Spanish premiere of "From On High", which was shot and edited on location in Collsuspina, La Sala de Sant Llogari and Barcelona, Spain. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona was DP/Editor, and the film was scored...

FROM ON HIGH is Grand Prize Finalist in its World Premiere with Festival del Cinema Corto Corrente!

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FROM ON HIGH, written & directed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her shingle Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., is a Grand Prize finalist at its world premiere festival, Corto Corrente, in Fiumincino (Rome), Italy. FROM ON HIGH is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds new hope and a new life in Europe. It was shot and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig in Collsuspina, La Sala de Sant Llogari, and Barcelona, Spain. The film was scored by 2016 Peer Raben Music Award nominee GC Johnson of Acoustic ...

"From On High" selected to prestigious Children's Film Festival with Northwest Film Forum/Seattle

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"From On High", the latest film from Dawn Westlake's Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., has been selected to the 2018 Children's Film Forum sponsored by Boeing at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, WA, USA for January 25-February 10. The film is about a young Syrian refugee who finds a home and hope for the future in Europe. It was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Collsuspina, La Sala de Sant Llogari and Barcelona, Spain. The original score was compose...

From On High

Director: Dawn Westlake.

A Syrian refugee girl and a European boy combine religious forms to create a functioning secular peace.

The Four Seasons Film Festival

Holmlands is proud to launch the Four Seasons Film Festival in partnership with Green Owl Films; in a celebration of independent film, music, art and photography.

 

February 2018 will see our first ever film festival held at the historic Cadogan Hall in Central London, in a weekend that aims to showcase the full spectrum of human emotion in a series of groundbreaking and inspiring feature films that exemplify the moods of the annual seasons. 

 

Spring: films about new beginnings, hope, freedom

Summer: films about joy, celebration, empowerment

Autumn: films about change, transition, difference

Winter: films about real life, truth, factual 

 

Submission Deadline 31st August (Late Deadline 30th September)

The submission deadline is looming so act now and get a discounted submission fee.

Submit you films here through film freeway - https://t.co/56GYSJCqX4

 

Selected spring and summer submissions will be screened on Saturday 3rd February 2018, with selected autumn and winter submissions screened on Sunday 4th February 2018. 

 

Feature films will be complimented by the presentation of a selection of short films, with live music performances, art and photographic exhibitions held in the atrium over the whole weekend. 

 

Our aim is to provide a platform for film makers and artists to showcase their work in a unique and engaging festival that offers guests a first class cultural experience to all who attend.

 

Submissions for film makers, performers, artists and photographers are now open. Tickets will go on sale to the public from Monday 6th November.

 

https://www.fourseasonsfilmfestival.com

Film Festivals from Europe

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata alongwith Culture Monks , are delighted to present to the cinema lovers in Kolkata the Film Festivals from Europe, 2016. The festival will held from September 30 – October 2, 2016. The venue is the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata.

This festival will feature a selection of films & documentaries, in both long & short format, from film festival circuit around Europe, including, RIFF (Rome Independent Film Festival), Festival del film Locarno, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, & FIFA (Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons)

Please fill up this form to request for passes. http://goo.gl/forms/T6i1LjEKdUZzfst83

or get your free pass from Explara - http://bit.ly/2cgEnZl

The following eminent personalities from European film circuit, will be in Kolkata for the festival , to interact with the film lovers and speak about their experience in the various aspects of film making and distribution as also about the festival circuit. There will also be a live performance of a tabla recital & other live performances, art installations and exhibition.

From Locarno: Lionel Baier (Film Director)

From FIFA Mons: Mr. André Ceuterick, Executive Officer of the ‘Festival du Film d’Amour de Mons’ (aka FIFA).

From Rome RIFF: Simone Mariani (film director) and Sanjay Kansa Banik (tabla maestro)

The festival is been supported by Iris Home Fragrance, Friends FM & Sampark Publishing.

For more details please visit this link : http://bit.ly/2cKqpOg

European Film Forum creates buzz with public conference and showcases

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Financing films in the European Union is more of a complicated issue than ever.  The European Film Forum recognizes this and is hosting meetings in Cannes with professionals.  The goal is to exchange views and debate with professionals and stakeholders for inspiration.   The main public conference on Monday May 16th was a huge success and covered many topics under financing European works in the digital age.  Dimitri Rassam, a French film producer, spoke with the p...

Afterglow goes international!

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We are pleased to announce our newest member to the board of directors... Brian Kalafatian, Director of International Development! From Marseille, France, Brian is a law student at the University of Provence and is on the TEDxAix organizing team. He is an avid film enthusiast who was born wearing a suit and tie. As writer and event reporter for Conso-Mag.com, he's had many adventures covering events hosted by Red Bull, as well as the Eurockeennes de Belfort (one of the greatest m...

goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Films

From the 20 to 26 April the 16th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film provides an exciting insight into the Eastern genre cinema and shows as usual a wide range of the best current film productions of this area. In view of the current political climate in Europe, the goEast Film Festival hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut focuses once again on cultural cooperation and intensifies in this regard its efforts in the field of human-rights filmmaking. Through its p...

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...

NISI MASA: Call for filmmaking projects

Making short films in a submarine? Creating a floating screen that travels the Danube? Create scripts together and shoot them while biking across the Alps with an international team? Filmmaking on a science station? NISI MASA: European Network for Young Cinema launches a call for visionary, original and adventurous filmmaking projects. We invite resourceful, creative and imaginative project managers to develop and realize filmmaking projects in the framework of Europe&rsq...

Cinetopia film festival

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Cinetopia is a participatory film festival, screening films from all over the world. During one week in the beginning of september anyone can take part in the festival as a host and arrange a screening. The festival creates a network between independent cinemas as well as other public organizations, and private individuals with an interest in screening films. And filmmakers around the world. 

 

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted in Cannes 2012

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Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple.Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.   Directed by: Eric Darnell Tom McGrath Conrad Vernon   Writing credits: (screenplay) Eric Darnell Noah Baumbach     Starring the voices of: Ben Stiller (as Alex) Chris Rock...

TOOM TOOM TARA RARA " Life is Cool" by K D Babukishan

B NETWORK & Babukishan Productions Presents: TOOM TOOM TARA RARA " Life is Cool" by Babukishan A Mystical Reality Family Drama show with a twist....Babukishan brings a unique and modern story that circles between the spiritual realm and earth. A series that will enthral the viewer as each episode seeks to capture the audience with suspense, drama and humour while Babukishan's profound story sends ...

European Premieres at ÉCU 2012!

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ÉCU 2012 is hosting a huge number of films from all over the world and we are lucky enough to be the stage for several films making their European debut! So not only will cinemas full with ÉCU audience members be witnessing these talented works but it is just the beginning for these filmmakers and their films. The ÉCU European Independent Film Festival does not take this responsibility lightly and is hard at work making sure this festival is going to be the best one yet. With a range of a...

World Premieres at ÉCU 2012

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ÉCU 2012 is going to be showcasing 101 films from 33 countries all over the world and for NINE of the films this is going to be their WORLD premiere. It is a privilege for us to be able to showcase their films for the first time and see them vie for over twenty awards, including the prestigious “Best European Independent Film 2012” title! It is so exciting to see the incredible films in contention and a real honour to be able to congratulate a talented filmmaker with this awar...

Labirent TRAILER

"Labirent" is one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012. A massive explosion rips though a busy street in Istanbul, Turkey. 95 people are dead; 30 Americans and 5 British. The massacre sends shock waves from Turkey to London and Washington, DC. A new terrorist organization is behind the attack. The explosion is just the beginning. "Labirent" est un film de la séléction officielle ...

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