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36 short films compete for the 2019 Iris Prize

         19 countries represented in Cardiff final including for the first time Peru, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia   The £30,000 prize continues to be funded by The Michael Bishop Foundation Organisers of the Iris Prize have today (16/08/2019) announced details of the 36 short films competing for the Iris Prize at the 2019 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. The winning director will be presented with £30,000 to make their next sho...

THE FIRST PRIZE

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THE FIRST PRIZE SAVE THE DATE! 21, 22, 23 June: the first competitive (and entertaining!) appointment of The Village Doc Festival 2019. In Rugbiolandia (Cusago Sport Center, on the outskirts of Milan) there will be a full weekend of projections and meeting and – finally – awards for the movie in competition. Prize for the winner: €500,00!   To be part of the International Documentary Film Competition, please complete the entry form on or before May 31st and fo...

ShortsTV Distribution Deal - Short Film Winner!

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We are excited to announce that we have a new prize for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film festival! A distribution deal with ShortsTv will be offered to the winner of the “Best Short Film” Award!    Important to note: winner does not have to accept offer and in the result of a tie the distribution deal will be given to two winners.    Interested in submitting your short? Please visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

FROM ON HIGH on the Isle of Corsica with Festival du Film de Lama!

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FROM ON HIGH was selected to the Festival du Film de Lama on the Isle of Corsica for July 28-August 3, 2018. Directed and written by Dawn Westlake, the film is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-olds Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve Serra Coll. Shot on location in Barcelona, Collsuspina and La Sala de Sant Llogari, Catalunya, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, FROM ON HIGH just won a Best Cinematograp...

FROM ON HIGH wins the SOLIDARITY PRIZE at Festival Pasinetti in Venice!

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"From On High" was awarded the PREMIO SOLIDARIETA', Vetrina del Volontariato (Solidarity Prize) at the 15th annual Festival Pasinetti in Venice, Italy on June 2nd, 2018. The film deals with a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. Filmed on location in Catalunya by Imatge Barcelona's Pol Carrizo Vilarroig, the piece marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-olds Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve Serra Coll. GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, a 2016 Peer Raben Music Aw...

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 ...

Scouting filming locations? Peerspace is here to help!

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For all your filmmaking needs, Peerspace is here to help! Peerspace is an online resource to book locations for film shoots, castings, wrap parties, screenings, and so much more! Get 10% off your first booking today here! http://bit.ly/2jlze8x ...

"Scrappy" in the running for the People's Choice Award at RATMA Film Fest in the UK!

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"Scrappy", a 4-minute film by Dawn Westlake, based on the poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake, is up for the People's Choice Award in the RATMA Film Fest. The film is playing online (for FREE!) until November 19th. The winner will be announced on November 20th. The global public can watch and vote for "Scrappy" in the drama category here: http://ratmaff.weebly.com/drama.html The poem "Scrappy" is included in Donald G. Westlake's Studs Terkel Humanitie...

"Scrappy" to represent the USA in the Premio Carpine d'Argento!

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"Scrappy" has been nominated for the Premio Carpine d'Argento for films on social issues in Visciano, Italy for June 30-July 2, 2017. Based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, "Scrappy" takes on the gun culture in the US. It's the only American film in the international competition. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The film stars Nefertina Lizarraga, Dismas, GrissyG, B...

Through the Pane wins BEST SHORT DOC award in Athens!

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"Through the Pane" won the Best Short Documentary Award at the Athens International Digital Film Fest in Greece on February 8, 2017. This is the 5th award for the film out of 8 nominations. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on her father's memoir chapter about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were very happily married for 62 years. "Through the Pane" was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. It was scored by GC Johnson of Acousti...

Cash prizes and feedback – Last chance to submit your film to Leeds Young Film Festival 2017!

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Win £500 worth of cash prizes and receive feedback on every film officially submitted to Leeds Young Film Festival this year! The final deadline for submissions is 27 January 2017. Leeds Young Film Festival features a programme of the best new and unseen international cinema for young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. Now in its 18th year, the festival welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind...

TODAY is the Regular Deadline for Submissions to the 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!

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Today is the regular deadline for submissions! Submit your film today for your chance to win awesome prizes like Sony Catalyst Production Suite, iActing Studios yearly subscriptions, and $1,000 Cash! Submit through our official website or on the following sites: FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, Film Festival Life, Festhome, and Click For Festivals!   SUBMIT HERE: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

Through the Pane wins SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at Fesancor Festival in Chile!

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"Through the Pane" won the Special Jury Award for International Documentary at the 24th annual Fesancor Film Festival in Santiago, Chile. This is the fourth award for the film out of 6 international nominations. http://fesancor.cl/premiacion-2016/ The jury's comments: Spanish: "El corto se destaca por su lenguaje poético y delicadeza expresiva que nos transportar a las reflexiones y sentimentos de sus personajes." English: "The film is notable for its ...

NYC Indie Film Festival Announces New Award for 2017!

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NYC Indie Film Festival is partnering again with SONY to award Catalyst Production Suite digital software to 12 award winners in the 2017 edition of the Festival! Submit today for your chance to win! Full details are found on the official website: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

HOLLYWOOD BECKONS FOR AWARD WINNING YOUNG MANCHESTER FILMMAKER

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Harriet Edwards, a second-year student of filmmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University has won a dream opportunity to work with a Hollywood production company. Harriet was selected out of students from across the North of England who entered films into a pilot competition mounted by the Insight Film Festival. She has been awarded an expenses-paid trip to Hollywood including a six-week internship with Loyola Productions Inc., an award-winning company based in the heart of the movie industry ...

Awards of the 15th edition

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FEATURE FILM COMPETITION Grand Prix for the Best Original Score HROSS i OSS (Of Horses and Men) Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson,  Music by David Thor Jonsson Reward valued at 2000€ Best Direction PETER FRANZEN for Tumman Veden Päällä (Above Dark Waters) Best Script L'ARBITRO Script & Direction by Paolo Zucca & Barbara Alberti Best Actress  IOANA FLORA in A Long Story Best Actor OZ ZEHAVI in Paradise Cruise Best Film&...

90to5 Editing Awards - 2013

Hey there editors of the world, How about editing a feature down to a short film? It's a fun but challenging exercise! No entry fee and you might win a bit of cash, too. Deadline's extended to October 31st 2013. The 90to5 Editing Challenge is back: http://challenge.90to5.org Looking forward to your edit! Til ...

CINERAMA.BC - 3rd International Film Festival in Balneário Camboriú - CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Applications are open for the 3rd International Film Festival in Balneário Camboriú – CINERAMA.BC 2013.To submitt a film at the 2013 edition it’s necessary to download the regulations and the film submission form on the links located at the right sidebar. Requested material should be sent by January 31, 2013. OFFICIAL SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE WEBSITE. The curators seek to show different forms of sensitivity in fiction and documentary films by well-kn...

CINERAMA.BC - 3rd International Film Festival in Balneário Camboriú - CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Applications are open for the 3rd International Film Festival in Balneário Camboriú – CINERAMA.BC 2013.To submitt a film at the 2013 edition it’s necessary to download the regulations and the film submission form on the links located at the right sidebar. Requested material should be sent by January 31, 2013. OFFICIAL SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE WEBSITE. The curators seek to show different forms of sensitivity in fiction and documentary films by well-known ...

Best Int'l Short Film award for "A.L.I.C.E." arrives from Silver Wave FF in Canada!

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Best Int'l Film Award for "A.L.I.C.E." SWFF2011: Dawn Westlake in Los Angeles with the trophy for "A.L.I.C.E." ...

"A.L.I.C.E." to have Hollywood premiere on Hollywood Boulevard!

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"A.L.I.C.E." will have its Hollywood premiere (after playing in 30 film fests on 6 continents) on November 20th, 2011 at 6pm at DIM MAK Studios (formerly Cinespace) on Hollywood Blvd. Admission is free.  "A.L.I.C.E." was shot in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, CA with the generous support of Canon USA, Inc. because director Dawn Westlake is a Canon Platinum Filmmaker. The film stars Los Angeles-based actors Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez, Dawn Westlake and David Razows...

NYTVF's BING 'DECISIONS' PROJECT- Submit a 3 min TV pilot for the chance to win $25,000.

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BING 'DECISIONS' PROJECT The New York Television Festival is teaming up with Microsoft’s innovative decision engine Bing and branded entertainment visionary Ben Silverman’s Electus to develop a new show created by a member of the NYTVF community.  The theme of the competition is "Decisions." How you showcase that theme is up to you, but it must be central to the story or format of the show. The show can be scripted or nonscripted, with any format or tone.  ...

Latest on the Light Up Earth competition

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Great opportunity for passionate and creative people to enter a valuable competition. Valuable in more ways than one! Jane Campion (director of The Piano and Bright Star) commented about the film competition: It is A VERY GENEROUS PRIZE FOR SHORT FILMMAKERS and really a challenge to make good propaganda and stay honest. ...

242 Short Film Festival, 4th edition. Rome, December 3 - 5, Casa del Cinema - Villa Borghese

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The "242 Short Film Festival, 4th Edition" is well under way, now. As the submission deadline is appproaching here at 242movietv.com we're amazed by the amount of incredible short films we've been receiving from all over the world! There's so much talent out there we've been overwhelmed by your submissions. We remind you that in order to be accepted in the pre-selection process you need to register 242movietv.com and submit all required paperwork and your film by September ...

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