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Punto y Raya Festival

PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL seeks to recapture the spirit of Cinéma Pure and Absolute Film formulated by the European avant-garde in the 1920s, consolidating this unique artform laying at the intersection between Fine Arts and Media.

Consolidated since 2007 as the world event for Abstract Art in Motion, the festival invites artists to explore audiovisual arts in their purest state: Form, Colour, Motion and Sound. No representation!

The event takes place every two years in a different country, co-produced and hosted by major art centres and museums across Europe, including Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid), CCCB Centre for Contemporary Culture (Barcelona), HARPA Concert Hall (Reykjavík), ZKM (Karlsruhe), CeTA Audiovisual Technology Center (Wroclaw), and Austrian FilmMuseum (Vienna), amongst others.

The programme features:

- International Short Film Competition
- National Panoramas
- Guest Screenings & Retrospectives
- PyRformances (live audiovisual performances)
- Academy Programme (Masterclasses, Round Tables, Workshops...)
- Junior Programme (for family audiences)
- Installations

All info at

www.puntoyrayafestival.com

 

"terroir" accepted to Filmets 2020!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the prestigious Filmets Film Festival in Badalona, a suburb of Barcelona, Spain for October 16-25, 2020. Written/helmed and sung by Dawn Westlake, "terroir" was shot in Wheaton & Peru, IL, USA, Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain and Font Romeu, France by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed and Westlake's voice coached by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "terroir" marks the professional acting debut ...

"terroir" to play the UNCG Sustainability Film Festival!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the UNCG Sustainability Film Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina for March 26th, 2020. Written/helmed and sung by Dawn Westlake, "terroir" is a musical doc exploring how the mother-child relationship may cloud our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. An original score was composed and mixed by award-winning composer GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "terroir" was shot, edited and its considerable visual e...

Report from the TEDDY Awards 2020 at Volksbühne

(Annie Heger, Eidin Jalali, Edson Cordeiro, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Faraz Shariat, TEDDY winners © Lindsay R. Bellinger)   by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER  German singer/actress/moderator Annie Heger as host of the TEDDY Awards was an inspired choice! On the evening of February 28, 2020 she brought the right amount of energy to the Volksbühne, maybe even more than some members of the audience. I was a little surprised that the older male German couple...

We are open for submissions

  We are open for submissions via FilmFreeway until the 31th of May. Send us your project now ...

Jury Team: DYTIATKO Festival is an absolute miracle

The jury members of the XI DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival and honored guests during the closing ceremony expressed their impressions of the festival.   Miomir Rajcevic, director, screenwriter, president of the Media Education Center, Serbian Coordinator of the UNESCO-EU project “Building trust in media in South-Eastern Europe and Turkey”, Coordinator of the EU All Digital: “It is a great pleasure for me to be here and see how young p...

Save Kino Moviemento: Germany's Oldest Cinema

by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Kino Moviemento, Germany's oldest still-running cinema, needs your help to keep their doors open. They are an independently-run cinema that first began screening films in 1907 as Topps Kino and over the course of the past 113 years has been a safe haven for Berliner film culture. The Moviemento team continues to showcase numerous film festivals and unique cinematic experiences each and every year. The 4th annual Weihnachtsfilmfestival was the latest film fe...

"terroir" to play the National Film Archive of India with Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival for December 28, 2019. The festival venue is the National Film Archive of India, located in the city of Pune. Written, helmed, produced and protagonized by Dawn Westlake, "terroir" was shot on location in Wheaton & Peru, Illinois, USA, Font Romeu, France and Vilafranca del Penedes, Catalunya, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Pol also did the editing and considerable visua...

"terroir" accepted to Intimate Lens Film Festival in Italy!

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"terroir" has just been accepted to its 8th festival since being released on September 9, 2019. It will play the IntimaLente/IntimateLens Film Festival in Caserta, Italy on December 20, 2019. Written/helmed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" is a musical poem about how the mother-child relationship sometimes clouds our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. The film was shot on location in Wheaton &am...

"terroir to play Athens, Greece with 8th International Video Poetry Festival!

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"terroir" has just been accepted to the 8th International Video Poetry Film Festival in Athens, Greece for December 13-14, 2019. This is the 7th selection for this brand new musical, feminist film helmed/written/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle. "terroir" was filmed on location in Wheaton & Peru, IL, USA, Font Romeu, France and Vilafranca del Penedes, Catalunya, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Pol also did the editing...

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 ...

"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...

"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 ...

ASH MORRIS : A BRITISH FILMMAKER TO WATCH

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2010 -  The world was introduced to the Crawleys and their personnel. “Downton Abbey” took viewers by storm. I’m bed-ridden. I’m fighting a letter that more often than not, carries a death sentence.  Years pass by, I travel extensively in-between treatement sessions, I co-produce a documentary, and I write a lot. I’m young but I feel a higher sense of urgency. I eventually conquered, the beast is down.  2017 -  R...

"Pooling" to screen in Iceland with Northern Wave Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the Northern Wave Film Festival in Snaefellsnes, Iceland for October 25-27, 2019. Writer/director/producer Dawn Westlake has made 20 films since 2000 which have played all over the world, but this is her first time to have work screen in Iceland. "Pooling" was choreographed/danced by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed ...

International Thai Film Festival 2019 - is coming! (14-15.Sept.2019)

International Thai Film Festival 2019 is coming! (14-15.09.2019) ITFF2019 will be hold on the 14th-15th of Septermber 2019 at the amazing Ultra Arena of SHOW DC Bangkok, Thailand. For more info, visit: https://www.thaifilmfestival.com Get Your Ticket to secure your entry and pick your seat today at: https://www.eventpop.me/e/6424-itff2019 To be up-to-date with ITFF, please like / follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thaifilmfest ITFF is an international film e...

International Thai FIlm Festival 2019 (14-15.Sept.2019)

International Thai Film Festival 2019 is coming! (14-15.09.2019) ITFF2019 will be hold on the 14th-15th of Septermber 2019 at the amazing Ultra Arena of SHOW DC Bangkok, Thailand. For more info, visit: https://www.thaifilmfestival.com Get Your Ticket to secure your entry and to pick your seat today at: https://www.eventpop.me/e/6424-itff2019 To be up-to-date with ITFF, please like / follow our Facebook

Next edition of the International Thai Film Festival 2019 will run 14-15.Sept.2019

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International Thai Film Festival 2019 is coming! (14-15.09.2019) ITFF2019 will be hold on the 14th-15th of Septermber 2019 at the amazing Ultra Arena of SHOW DC Bangkok, Thailand. For more info, visit: https://www.thaifilmfestival.com Get Your Ticket to secure your entry and pick your seat today at: https://www.eventpop.me/e/6424-itff2019 To be up-to-date with ITFF, please like / follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thaifilmfest ITFF is an international film eve...

"From On High" to screen in Tunisia, Morocco & Jordan with WOW International Film Festival

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"From On High" has been selected out of 3150 entries from 119 countries to tour Tunisia, Morocco & Jordan with WOW International Film Festival. Written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., "From On High" is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It was filmed and edited on location in Barcelona, Collsuspina and La Sala de Sant Llogari, Catalunya, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was ...

4th edition of the West Texas Film Festival is scheduled for November 21 - 23, 2019

The 2019 West Texas Film Festival is scheduled for November 21st through 23rd at the Rodgers Fine Arts Center on the Odessa College campus in Odessa, Texas. The following showcases are scheduled: Tales of Texas - November 21st Education Day - November 22nd Friday Night Lights screening - November 22nd @ 7 pm WorldView - November 23rd Awards Ceremony - November 23rd @ 6 pm The Education Day will include Brian David Cange, a Line Producer from New York City (Mildred Pearce, Mad Hott B...

"Pooling" selected to San Gio Festival in Verona!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 25th annual San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy for July 23-27, 2019. Written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The opening and closing animated sequ...

"Pooling" accepted to MoitaMostra !

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"Pooling" has been accepted to tour rural Portugal with MoitaMostra out of Moita, Portugal from July 29-Aug 3, 2019. Written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake, "Pooling" features dancer/choreographer Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. His older brother Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot, edited and did all visual effects. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The opening and closing animation was done in the Los Angeles area by Di...

The prestigious Pathé prize for film journalism will be awarded at this year’s 15th Zurich Film Festival

The prestigious prize for film journalism will be awarded at this year’s 15th Zurich Film Festival. It will be presented to a film journalist for an outstanding review of a cinema film. Funded by the cinema chain Pathé Schweiz and the distribution company Pathé Films, the Prix Pathé aims to promote excellence in film journalism, and has been honouring film critiques and film essays for this purpose since 2006. The award is endowed with a 10’000 Swiss fran...

"Pooling" accepted to Film Fest Weiterstadt!

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"Pooling" has been invited to screen at the 43rd annual Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt in Germany, running August 8-12, 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 fame. Marc also collaborated with Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz to create an original hip hop score. The animated opening and closing sequences were produced by Dismas &...
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