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GETTING TO AMANTEA!

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    For those people who want to be part of the unique experience of giving back the cinema to the people and join our activities in this charming and beautiful town, we have created many ways to support the festival. Unfortunately we are not yet able to offer lodging to our participants.   HOTELS-> Mediterraneo Palace Hotel via Stromboli, 79 87032 Amantea (CS)   CAMPING-> The Garden Park Caterina The park is loca...

24th Festival for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" received its 24th festival acceptance from the 63rd annual Mostra Internazionale di Film in Montecatini, Italy for October 25-27, 2012. The film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography was by Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music was provided by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. The film has so far received three nominations for Best Film at festivals in South Africa, Brazil and Rwanda, and a nomination of Best Act...

Eight Italian films to hit Hong Kong theatre this September

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        Set to spark a fervent interest in contemporary Italian cinema among Hong Kong moviegoers, “Cine Italiano! – Italian Film Week in Hong Kong”, a one-week showcase of eight finely selected Italian films, will run from 21 to 26 September 2012 at The Grand Cinema. Curated by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and Zetema Progetto Cultura, and presented by City of Rome, Rai Cinema, CineCittà Luce, the Consulate Gene...

Ischia Film & Music Global Fest Presentation in Cannes

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    2012 ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL TO LAUNCH JULY 8th WITH THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF ROB REINER'S THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE'Reiner To Receive Ischia Lifetime Achievement AwardFest Lineup Includes The Italian Premiere of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman'And a 15-Minute World Premiere of  ‘Lovelace' Footage10th Edition of The Fest To Run From July 8th through the 15thCANNES, May 19, 2012 - The Ischia International Arts Academy along with American Express, BNL-Group, BNP ...

CinemAvvenire Official Selection

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Here we are in the Official Selection list for CinemAvvenire in Rome...and seemingly, we're the only American film accepted: http://www.cinemavvenire.it/attivita/3-cinemavvenire-video-festival-la-selezione-ufficiale For more info on "Covariance", and to see a trailer: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

"Covariance" receives 5 fest invitations in one week!

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"Covariance" received invitations to 5 more festivals this week! The film will screen for at least 3,000 people at the Bushfire Film Festival in Malkerns, Swaziland at the end of May. From June 1-17, it screens with CinemAvvenire in Rome, Italy.  It continues a tour of Italy with Cinema da Mare Film Fest from July to September. At the end of September, the film has its Greek premiere at the Patras International Film Festival in Patras City. The final invita...

Fest #12 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" starring David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake has been accepted to the prestigious Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte in Bergamo, Italy for July 14-21, 2012. This is the 12th film festival acceptance for "Covariance". It was shot in Southern California in 2011 with 3 Canon 5D cameras, provided by Canon USA, Inc. For more information on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index....

La Mer de la Tranquilité / The Sea of Tranquility

English In the first half of the 20th century, La Louvière was a prosperous mining town in Belgium. Today, more than three decades after the closing of the last mine, this same place is generally known as a grim town famous for its high unemployment rates. Still, to those who are willing to look beyond the statistics, this town reveals its beauty. In particular, this documentary shows a multicultural and convivial ...

"A.L.I.C.E." nominated for Lumier Noire Award in Italy!

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Every Monday, I google myself. It's amazing to me how many fests never let you know you made it "in". Today, I found another one. In June of last year (2011), we played the Notturno Festival in Caserta (suburb of Naples, Italy): http://www.notturnofestival.it/?p=526 I'm now trying to figure out if we won anything. ;-) (We were a finalist for their Lumier Noire Award.) 36 fests and counting...;-) Dawn ...

Festival #35 for "A.L.I.C.E.!

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"A.L.I.C.E." has been accepted into its 35th festival. The film will play the Visionaria Film Festival in Siena, Italy in the international competition from April 14-21, 2012. http://www.visionaria.eu/eng/concorso.php "A.L.I.C.E." is represented by Ouat Media of Toronto. For more info on broadcast sales, please contact Fred Joubaud at fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com    ...

Independent Cinema in Italy

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Check out this insight into independent cinema in Italy and its importance from the perspective of one of our Italian interns. Découvrez cette idée dans le cinéma indépendant d'Italie et son importance dans la perspective de l'un de nos stagiaires italiens. www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/2012/03/ecu-2012-independent-cinema/ ...

Imaginaria Film Festival CALL4ENTRY 2012

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  The 10th  Imaginaria Film Festival taking place from 22 to 26 of August 2012, announces the CALL FOR ENTRIES for new short films produced in 2011 or 2012; within the duration limit of 20 minutes (shorts) and 60 (documentary film).  Also, we wish to thank you all your previous participations. Please check the complete regulations before applying (entry form). You can submit your new films in th...

ÉCU’S PARTNER – VIEW FEST

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VIEW AWARD 2012 | International contest of animated shortsThe 2012 VIEW AWARD’s are ready to come out in full! Breaking free from its international tradition, the 2012 VIEW AWARD’s are opening up their doors to new themes, subjects, and a wider audience of contestants!The VIEW AWARD is promoted by VIEW Conference, the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, Medical Imaging, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.VIEW 2012, from 16th to 19th O...

Interview with the make up artist Manlio Rocchetti and the dubber Rodolofo Bianchi

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  http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/?p=10005 Accademia Nazionale del Cinema: the tricks of the trade of an Oscar Prize and a King of dubbers. Last month ÉCU on the road, made a stop in Bologna, at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema, for a double screening! The Accademia hosts five courses attended by students from over 60 Italian cities. The original mission, namely to educate and prepare students in order for them to be able to understand, confront and successfully overcome th...

"Covariance" Accepted to Fest #4!

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"Covariance" was accepted into the F_AQ Festival del Cinema dell'Aquila in L'Aquila, Italy for November 23-26, 2011. This is the fourth festival acceptance for "Covariance" on three continents. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

ÉCU in Italy

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ÉCU Film Festival in Italy. A short presentation and special screening at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema. On Saturday, October 22th, 2011 from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm at the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema in Bologna there will be a presentation and a short screening by the ÈCU - The European Independent Film Festival will be held. The academy was founded in Bologna in 1986 and its prestigious center is situated in the historical Palazzo Felicini. The courses (filmmaking and screenwriting, make...

"A.L.I.C.E." to play the Mestre Film Festival (Venice) in October!

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"A.L.I.C.E." will play the Mestre Film Festival just outside of Venice, Italy on October 14th, 2011. The film stars five-time Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez (formerly of MTV-Europe), Second City's David Razowsky, and the film's writer/director, Dawn Westlake. Cinematography was done by Milan-based DP Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music was provided by Gregory Johnson. Two of the film's tracks, "The Rose" and "Dark Star", c...

Skepto International and Roma Independent Film Festivals

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Skepto International Film Festival 2012: Submissions opened! We are pleased to announce that the Skepto International Film Festival has opened submissions for its third edition! Skepto International Film Festival has a competitive nature and it is open to short movies with no limits as to their subject, style or production budget. It admits documentary and short films of all kinds, including musical videoclips, videoart, experimental short movies, spots, fake trailers, new media...

Festival #19 for "A.L.I.C.E."

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"A.L.I.C.E." played in the 17th annual San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy on July 27th, 2011. The film has now played in 19 fests on 6 continents. Festival director Ugo Brusaporco told director Dawn Westlake, "Molto applaudito il tuo lavoro, e la concorrenza era davvero spietata!" "A.L.I.C.E." is represented for international broadcast sales by Ouat Media. Please contact Fred Joubaud for more info at fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com  For more in...

Another Italian screening for "A.L.I.C.E."!

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"A.L.I.C.E." will screen on July 12th at 9pm in the preliminary projections of the Milazzo Film Festival in Italy. The film is represented for international broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud at Ouat Media. For more info, please contact fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com For complete information on the film: http://www.dawnwestlake.com  ...

Cinema and Young People – ÉCU Film Festival Presentation in Italy

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Saturday, June 18th, 2011, the evening event “Reality Bites” was held at the Sentieri Selvaggi School in Rome, Italy. The event is held annually, and features live music and opportunities for producers and directors to share stories about their production experiences. The event also serves as a chance to close and celebrate a didactic year, meanwhile introducing future projects to come. Useful meetings are offered for students who are curious and wish to know more about the production of i...

"A.L.I.C.E." to have its Italian premiere in Rome!

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"A.L.I.C.E." will have its Italian premiere at CinemAvvenire Film Festival in Rome from June 24-July 2, 2011. This is the 17th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.". For more infomation on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/alice/index.html World sales of "A.L.I.C.E." are handled by Ouat Media of Toronto. Please contact Fred Joubaud: fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com  ...

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