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Festival #26 is also Canadian premiere for "A.L.I.C.E."!

"A.L.I.C.E." will have its Canadian premiere at the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada on November 5th, 2011. This is the 26th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.". The film is represented by Fred Joubaud of Ouat Media. For more info, please contact To see a trailer, please visit the official "A.L.I.C.E." site: ...

"A.L.I.C.E." receives 23rd festival acceptance!

"A.L.I.C.E." received its 23rd festival acceptance. It will play the 14th annual Zimbabwe Int'l Film Festival in Harare from Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2011. "A.L.I.C.E." is represented for int'l broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud of Ouat Media. ( For more info on the film, please visit: ...

"A.L.I.C.E." plays London!

"A.L.I.C.E." was accepted to its 22nd film festival, the Portobello Film Festival in London, UK,  for September 5th, 2011. Admission is free! The film is represented by Fred Joubaud of Ouat Media. For more info, please visit: (click on the film can labeled "A.L.I.C.E.") ...

Happy 21st...festival to "A.L.I.C.E."!

"A.L.I.C.E." has turned 21! FeSanCor Festival Chileno Internacional del Cortometraje is the film's 21st festival acceptance. "A.L.I.C.E." will play between October 19-25, 2011 in Santiago, Chile. The film is represented for international broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud of Ouat Media. For more info, please contact  For more info on "A.L.I.C.E." and to see its trailer, please visit:

"A.L.I.C.E." in Marbella/Festival #20!

"A.L.I.C.E." has been short-listed from 800 submissions representing 52 countries for the "Shorts Cinema" program at the Marbella Int'l Film Festival in Marbella, Spain running October 14-16, 2011. This is the 20th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.". During the same dates, "A.L.I.C.E." will be participating in the Beijing Int'l Movie Fest in China. Later in the month, the film moves to the Gold Lion Film Festival in Manzini, Swaziland. ...

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

"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  For more in...


Director: Robertie Nahoum Valee .
Afer ten years apart,Peter meets Maria, his ex-girlfriend, by chance

Call for Script/Film Entries: The 6th Annual SURGE Film Festival 2012. Early Bird Deadline for Entries, July 14, 2011

Call for Script/Film Entries: The 6th Annual SURGE Film Festival Dear friends in this group and beyond, The Sixth Annual S.U.R.G.E. Film Festival is accepting entries. We accept Multimedia, Film and Script Entries. We offer wonderful Early Bird discounts until July 14th on all entry Fees. We accept entries through Withoutabox (click here) or through our website (click here). After that we accept entries until November 2011 for the 2012 festiva...

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

"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 For complete information on the film:  ...

"A.L.I.C.E." Celebrated for Its Frugality in Production

On June 6, 2011, Alex Radcliffe, writer for the BigStarTV Blog, singled out "A.L.I.C.E." as an example of masterful frugality in indie-filmmaking: For more info on the film, please visit:  ...

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

"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: World sales of "A.L.I.C.E." are handled by Ouat Media of Toronto. Please contact Fred Joubaud:  ...

The "Covariance" website is now live!

The "Covariance" site is now live. Go directly here: Or, for the full effect, go to and click on the COVARIANCE can. ...

The Sad Cafe

Director: Bennie Woodell.
Jack is a gun for hire who wants more out of life but is afraid of what may happen due to what happened in the past. Rose works at a cafe run by her father who feels left behind in the world and wants to find her one and only. Everyday Jack comes into her coffee shop. Everyday she has his tea waiting for him. Everyday they never say a word to each other until one day thanks to Jack's partner Steve, he decides he can't go on living this way. He surprises her and the two begin a budding romance that will lead Jack to the decision of a lifetime given to him by his boss, that will not only alter his future but Rose's as well.

"Covariance" trailer is now live!

The trailer for "Covariance", a new short film from Ron de Cana Prods., Inc., is now live: "Covariance" (2011/USA/13:30) features David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Original music is by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs ( Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi; 2nd Unit/DIT/Editing by Brandon Bondehagen; Sound by Fred Stuben; Set Decor/Rigging by Teresa Pilar Huarte. For more information, please visit...

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Director: Rob Heydon.
A Transformational Love Story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Ecstasy debuted as the No. 1 Bestselling book all over the world, and was translated into twenty languages. The feature-length film Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story (entitled The Undefeated) taken from this narrative collection.

Two award nominations for "A.L.I.C.E." at the Art Deco Fest in Sao Paulo

"A.L.I.C.E." has been nominated for TWO awards at the Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil: BEST DIGITAL FILM (Dawn Westlake) and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Francesco Uboldi). The film screens there on May 20th, 2011. "A.L.I.C.E." is currently screening in Cannes, presented by Ouat Media. For more information, please contact  For more info on the film, please visit:

Festival #12 for "A.L.I.C.E."

It's a big week for "A.L.I.C.E."! While we're playing at Cannes in the Short Film Corner, presented by Ouat Media, and in Laos at the Vientianale, AND in the Stortford Film Festival in the UK...We also heard about our 12th fest! It's the First Commonwealth Film Fest in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA for June 17th! Please check out their site to see our listing: (scroll down) "A.L.I.C.E." is available for broadcast intern...


Director: Mohamed Ramadan.
Souad (Solafa Ghanem) is a young nurse who falls in a one-sided love relationship with a comatose patient, Yoseif (Hassan El Kredly). She checks up on him regularly throughout the day. We watch how she deals with Yosief's case - will Yosief be able to communicate with her?

"A.L.I.C.E." now goes 'up to eleven'!

"A.L.I.C.E." just received word of its 11th festival invitation: Cinema da Mare Touring Film Festival! Cinema da Mare will screen "A.L.I.C.E." in its Main Competition section in 10 cities in Italy from July 1-August 21.! "A.L.I.C.E." is available for broadcast sales and will be presented in the Cannes Short Film Corner 2011 by Ouat Media. For more information, please contact   ...

10th Festival Invite for "A.L.I.C.E."

"A.L.I.C.E." will be screened in the Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 20th. Director/producer Dawn Westlake learned about Art Deco through a post they made on the film's page. So, thank you/merci to Bruno Chatelin and all the folks behind-the-scenes here at Fest21 and !!! "A.L.I.C.E." is available for broadcast sales and will be presented in the Cannes Short Film Corner 2011 by Ouat Media. For more information, please cont...

"A.L.I.C.E." in the Corner at Cannes!

"A.L.I.C.E." will be presented by Ouat Media in the Short Film Corner at Cannes from May 11-22, 2011. The film has now been accepted to 8 festivals on 6 continents. For more information, please visit: For sales inquiries, please contact Fred Joubaud, ...

"A.L.I.C.E." signs with Ouat Media and

"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins) has been acquired for internatoinal broadcast distribution by Ouat Media of Toronto. Ouat also represents the two 2010 Oscar Award winning shorts "God of Love" (live-action) and "The Lost Thing" (animation). "A.L.I.C.E." is the 7th film by Dawn Westlake that Ouat has acquired. "A.L.I.C.E." is also soon available on as a VOD to their membership. Please visit for more...

Piecing Me Back Together (MATATAKI)

Director: Itsumichi Isomura.
Izumi lost her beloved boy friend Junichi by a traffic accident. She was also in the scene of the accident but cannot remember what happened because of shock. Day by day, Izumi is immersed in pain and sadness. To reclaim her memories, Izumi goes to a mental institution. There, Izumi meets the lawyer Makiko to help her make an inquiry into the accident. However, the deeper they dig up, the more mercilessly cruel facts they find …


Director: mark norfolk.
Set in London, Burt, an elderly man discovers that his beloved wife of twenty five years is dying and begins to question whether his culture has been surpressed during his long marriage. He lapses into a psychological conflict with his own sub-conscience as he wrestles with the concept of whether black people have been cursed as quoted in the bible. As his mind descends into madness we soon discover what might make an ordinary man do the extraordinary.


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