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"Pooling" selected to Athens International Digital Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been selected to the Athens International Digital Film Festival in Athens, Greece for April. This is the 8th film festival acceptance for the hybrid dance/animation/visual effects film starring internationally-renowned breakdancer Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Written/produced and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., "Pooling" was shot and edited in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The an...

Early Deadline tomorrow March 15th

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Hey Film Makers, Writers and Directors, So tomorrow is the Early Deadline for our Forty and Over Film Festival and just wanted to give a shoutout to everyone to get their films in before the fee goes up. We are so excited to see the amazing films coming in so far and can't wait to see what else is out there!   www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com    Good luck everyone!! Frank Festival Director ...

"Pooling" to play Dansmuseet with Screendance Film Festival!

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"Pooling", a breakdance/animation/visual effects short from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. will play Dansmuseet, the only museum dedicated to dance and movement, with the Screendance Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. The festival runs from April 23-30, 2019, and then, selected titles go on tour to other venues into 2020. "Pooling" was conceived by director/producer Dawn Westlake. It features the dance and choreography of Markitus (Marc Carrizo Vilarroig) of Brodas Bros. The...

Loving all the entries!

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Hey Film Makers, As our Early Deadline approaches on March 15th just wanted to say how happy we are with all the entries we are receiving thus far!  Such great storytelling and fantastic work on the screen!  Keep 'em coming and take advantage of the Early Bird discount of $35 dollars...   Frank Festival Director  www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com  https://filmfreeway.com/FortyandOverFilmFestival ...

Submit your film to the International Thai Film Festival 2019!

Submit your short film, feature film or music video to the International Thai Film Festival 2019! Submit your production via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/thaifilmfest Submit your production via FestHome: https://festhome.com/f/3906 Submit your production via Withoutabox: https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=17485 ITFF Website: https://www.thaif

Get Tickets to NYC Short Documentary and Short Comedy Festivals!

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On March 24th, 2019 we have two exciting festivals for you!    Check out the NYC Short Documentary Film Festival and the NYC Short Comedy Film Festival!  The NYC Short Doc Fest will take place first from 12 - 4 pm. For info on featured films and ticket prices visit our website.  The NYC Short Comedy Fest is next from 4 - 8pm. Visit the website for film details and tickets!  Both take place at the Producers Club! We hope to see you there.  ...

Storytellers over 40

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Hey filmmakers So recently I had a conversation with a long time cinematographer who asked me what specific types of films we wanted for our Forty and Over Film Festival... and since we are open to all genres I would suggest the following wish list....  If your film Preaches, then we'd love for it to Inspire.  If yours Documents, then we'd love for it to Educate. And if your film is Fictional, then we hope it Entertains.  Our festival is looking for the best quality films...

POOLING to compete for Trofeo La Lanterna!

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"Pooling", a breakdance/animation/visual effects film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. is the ONLY American film competing for the Trofeo La Lanterna in Genoa, Italy. It will play there with Cineclub FotoVideo Genova on April 4th, 2019. Filmed and edited on location in Castellnou and Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, the animation for "Pooling" was done in Los Angeles by Dismas & GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. An original score was prep...

Submissions closed - GET YOUR PASSES!

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Submissions are closed for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest - Now it's time to get your passes!   You're not gonna want to miss this year's sure-to-be awesome line up of indies! We've already begun the selection process, and are excited to bring you a powerful range of stories. From heart-wrenching dramas to inspiring docs to visually stunning music videos - there's going to be something for every film lover! https://filmfreeway.com/NYCIndieFF/tickets ...

"From On High" wins PRIX DES LYCEENS at Festival Le Temps Presse!

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"From On High" has won the PRIX DES LYCEENS at the 2019 Festival Le Temps Presse held at the Cinema Publicis on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, January 29-February 1, 2019. The President of the Jury was Juliette Binoche. Other jurors were actresses Virginie Ledoyen and Melanie Thierry, astronaut Patrick Baudry, director Safy Nebbou, chef Thierry Marx, and explorer Jean-Michel Costeau. This is the 12th prize and 14th nomination for "From On High". The film is about a Syri...

Footage Farm - Panel and Documentary Prizes!

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Special Announcement! For the 2019 festival, we are so excited to work with Footage Farm Ltd on both an excellent archive panel as well as prizes for our Feature Documentary and Short Documentary winners! FOOTAGE FARM was created in 2001 with the simple goal of offering documentary producers and film-makers easy access to public domain material without the often high costs of license fees. The prizes for our documentary winners are as follows: -The winner of the best documentary fe...

10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival - Discounted All Day Passes!

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ATTENTION NYC Indie Film Fest supporters - We hope you're just as excited as us for the upcoming 10th Annual Festival! Ten years is a big deal, and we're gonna celebrate accordingly! Wanna get your passes asap? Luckily for you, they're discounted! Head on over to FilmFreeway and purchase your passes. For any questions email us at info@nycindieff.com    https://filmfreeway.com/NYCIndieFF/tickets     ...

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Jan 31st!

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Missed our Late Deadline? No worries! Submit your film by January 31st to meet our (final) Extended Deadline! https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival! Submit today!

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  The first annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival was such a hit! There was laughter, drinks, and plenty of amazing films! We know it's just gonna get better with age. Want to be a part of this growing tradition? Submit your film today on FilmFreeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/NewYork2ParisInternationalFilmFestival ...

21 short films selected for Competition programme of Kustendorf 2019

All Inclusive, Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Switzerland All These Creatures, Charles Williams, Australia Autumn Waltz, Ognjen Petković, Serbia, USA Being More Like Bagsy, Mikkel Storm Glomstein, Norway Costacurta, Saša Karanović, Republic of Srpska Elizabeth, Wojciech Klimala, Poland Five Minutes to Sea, Natalia Mirzoyan, Russia Hasta Siempre, Comandante, Faisal Attrache, Spain/Cuba/Syria How to Swim, Noa Gusakov, Israel I’ve Got Something For You Too, Iwo Kondefer, Polan...

Moonlight People

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          Two completely traditional couples of lovers on a warm summer night make a kind of coming-out in front of each other, telling about their hidden impulses from a previous life.            The impetus to making the film was the book of the same name by the Russian religious philosopher Vasily Rozanov, who died 100 years ago. His treatise was devoted to the study of sexuality and its denial in Christianity.     ...

2019 BlueCat Screenplay Competition and Short Film Festival

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    Happy New Year! We wanted to let you know that the final opportunity to enter the 2019 BlueCat Screenplay Competition is January 20th, 2019 at Midnight PST.   www.bluecatscreenplay.com   Every writer who enters receives written analysis as a part of their entry fee.   The Late Deadline for the Short Film Festival is February 3rd:   https://filmfreeway.com/BlueCatShortfilmfestival   The BlueCat Screenplay Competition and Short Film Festival Fo...

What to look forward to in 2019: Panels and Parties!

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  The 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest will be the best yet! We're looking forward to celebrating original filmmakers through an exciting week of panels and parties! Curious what kind of panels we have to offer? Check out our Women in Film Panel from 2018 featuring four incredible panelists - Danielle Earle, Lauren Atkins, Naomi McDougall Jones, and Joanna Pickering. Make sure to keep up with us on social to find out more info on 2019's panels and other festival news! https...

Marguerite short-listed at Oscars!

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We are so excited to announce that one of the short films featured in our 2018 festival, "Marguerite" directed by Marianne Farley, has been short-listed for an Academy Award! Congrats to the filmmakers! We are honored to have featured your film in our festival!     Want to submit? Visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

"Scrappy" wins another Zebrino during Berlin leg of Zebra Fest!

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"Scrappy", based on the poem by Donald G. Westlake, has won another Zebrino Award at the Berlin leg of the Zebra Poetry Film Festival on December 7, 2018. "Scrappy" also won the Zebrino at the Munster-based Zebra Poetry Film Festival back on September 30, 2018. "Scrappy" was helmed and produced by Donald Westlake's daughter, Dawn, who also adapted the original poem for the screen. The film was shot on location in Pine Mountain, California, USA by Pol Carrizo Vil...

ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival Info!

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  ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is a weekend-long event showcasing some of the best indie films from all over the globe followed by an opportunity to get to know some of the directors better at a Q & A session and even at their amazing after parties!  Come join them in discovering, projecting, and promoting some of the World's best filmmakers.  For more information visit www.ecufilmfestival.com ...

POOLING accepted to fifth festival...Kinetoscope International Screendance Festival!

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POOLING (2018/USA-Spain/4:05) has been invited to the Kinetoscope International Screendance Festival in Missoula, Montana, USA for January 2019. The film will play 4 times over two days. Written, helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake through her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, POOLING features Marc Carrizo Vilarroig ("Markitus"), a Barcelona-based breakdancer who works all over the world with the internationally-renowned troupe Brodas Bros. The film was shot, edited and visual effects ...

REGULAR DEADLINE TODAY!!!

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Today is the Regular Deadline to submit to our 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!!! Visit the link below and submit your film! Share this with your filmmaking friends! https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit       ...

USA Broadcast Deal!

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  Tomorrow (November 30th) is our REGULAR DEADLINE! Why submit to the 10th Annual Festival? Well, this year ShortsTV is offering to look at any accepted Short film for a US broadcast deal!  (NOTE: Must be narrative Live Action or Animation only. Art/experimental, documentary, TV pilot, or web series is NOT included in this offer). Want to submit your film? Visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit   ...

FROM ON HIGH accepted to 50th festival!

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FROM ON HIGH has just been accepted to its 50th festival! It will play the Portobello Film Festival at The Muse, 269 Portobello Road in London, UK on December 8th at 6pm. Admission is free. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced by her Ron de Cana shingle, FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film has won 11 awards, in the USA, the UK, Spain, Brazil, and 7 awards in Italy, including Best Cinematography for Pol Carrizo Vilarroig o...
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