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Welcome to the Moondance - June 2016

Lights, Camera, Action! The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US & International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 17th annual season, planned to take place in September 2016, our fabulous & memorable festival event location venue to be announced shortly.

Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festivals, and features the very best of indie films, music & writing by talented artists from around the world, Plan now to participate in this unique competition and film festival! For the last 16 years, the annual Moondance International Film Festival has showcased many hundreds of top-quality award-winning indie films, and hosted filmmakers, writers, composers, actors, industry professionals and media, from around the world.

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ENTRY FORMS

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We have provided a way for you to submit via mail, our own online submission form above or through WAB or Film Freeway. If you prefer submission by mail please download form above and print out the form below and print out the 2016 MOONDANCE RELEASE FORM, clearly fill in the info required, and enclose a check or money order in US $ for the entry fee (regular: $50 to May 31st, extended: $75 to June 1st- 15th, late: $100 to June 16th – June 30th), plus your submission, and mail or courier it to: MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL – 970  9th STREET –BOULDER, CO 80302 USA

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Moondance now offers feedback & professional critiques on screenplays, stage plays, and TV pilots that are submitted for the 2016 competition, for only $50!  Select the FEEDBACK option on the FilmFreeway entry form, or the Moondance entry form. Meet our professional reader, Jasmine Sahu, at: Meet our Advisory Board link

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DON’T MISS THESE PLANNED EVENTS AT THE 2016 FILM FESTIVAL:

  • INDIE FILM SCREENINGS (documentaries, animation, music videos, foreign, feature & short films)
  • PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR FILMMAKERS, WRITERS & COMPOSERS
  • PRODUCTIVE NETORKING PARTIES & EVENTS DAILY
  • CELEBRITY APPEARANCE & PHOTO-OPS
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS WITH THE PROS
  • Q&As WITH THE FILM DIRECTORS
  • AFTER-PARTIES EACH EVENING
  • LINKEDIN & STAGE32 GET-TOGETHERS
  • GALA AWARDS CEREMONY & BANQUET RECEPTION!

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VIC SARIN

A passionate and diverse filmmaker, Vic Sarin’s career includes award winning feature films, documentaries and television movies.

We are proud to announce that the US premiere of Vic Sarin’s feature documentary film, The Boy from Geita, will be screened at Moondance, along with his feature narrative film, A Shine of Rainbows.

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THE ULTIMATE FILM FESTIVAL SUCCESS & SURVIVAL GUIDE!

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WANT TO HELP OUT DURING THE 2016 FILM FESTIVAL? 

See our list of volunteer opportunities & sign-up form HERE

                        Our dedicated volunteers help make this event so successful!

Volunteers can earn free tickets to films & workshops, based on volunteer hours

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Moondance 2016 will be held in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We look forward to meeting new friends & colleagues, as well as seeing old friends again, as we celebrate the 17th annual Moondance International Film Festival, on Sunday & Monday, September 4th & 5th. Our fabulous event venue & host hotel, where we’ll be screening our films, holding workshops, as well as the awards ceremony & gala reception, is the luxurious 4-star St. Julien Hotel & Spa, located right in the heart of Boulder’s historic downtown.

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St. Julien Hotel and Spa

4-star hotel

900 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302

720-406-9696

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 The St Julien Hotel & Spa is within walking distance of more than 200 shops and 80 restaurants, just steps from the historic Pearl Street Mall, the beautiful University of Colorado campus, miles of hiking and biking trails nearby, and the winding, tree-lined Boulder Creek path.

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~ SUNDAY & MONDAY • SEPTEMBER 4th & 5th • BOULDER, COLORADO USA! ~

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THE SECRET TO OUR INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS:

The secret to our international success and longevity can be directly attributed to upholding our founding principles, goals, values and mission. We continually strive to inspire talented filmmakers, writers, composers and audiences, locally and globally. Maintaining the Moondance reputation for top-quality indie films, professional workshops, and productive networking events, is always the first priority. Our valued sponsors, donors, supporters, friends of the Moondance, as well as our competition entrants and festival attendees, are an integral element of our long-term success.STARFISH

Subscribe now to the Moondance news-blog! Our very popular news-blog has festival event info, announcements, entertainment industry news, insider articles, recommendations, things to consider & more!

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