A Moondance Thank-you & Big Dolphin-Hug!


The final entry deadline has now passed, and many thanks for all the very fine submissions by talented filmmakers, writers and composers we’ve received, for the 2017 Moondance competition!

We are almost finished with previewing all 2017 submissions, and announcements will be made soon! ~ The Moondance Team

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

The 2018 Moondance call-for-entries will open earlier than usual: September 1, 2017, so if you missed submitting a project for 2017, get ready for the 2018 call-for-entries!

INSIDER TIPS:

RADIO PLAYS ARE MIND-MOVIES!

By Elizabeth English

LEARN HOW TO ADAPT YOUR STORIES TO THIS POPULAR MEDIUM!

Radio is sometimes known as the writer’s favorite medium; as Malcolm Bradbury once said, it is “a world made with words shaped into being, without a physical presence.” With radio, you have to use your imagination – something you don’t need when watching TV or movies. We can be whomever we want to be, travel wherever we want to go; all in “our mind’s eye”, thanks to radio programs. The stories and scenarios are often planted forever in our memories and in our own personal “theatre of the mind”.

Radio drama has long been a fertile training ground for writers and is a genre in which screenwriters, playwrights and television writers feel at home. It has given voice to generations of writers. Moondance is dedicated to ensuring that audio drama remains an integral and dynamic part of our international broadcasting and cultural heritage. READ MORE HERE

THE MOONDANCE E-ZINE IS HERE!

Don’t miss reading all the great filmmaking & writing articles written by pros exclusively for Moondancers.

MOONDANCE SUPPORTS & RECOMMENDS:

~ ELEPHANTS WITHOUT BORDERS ~

Elephants Without Borders is a charitable organization dedicated to conserving wildlife and natural resources; through innovative research, education, and information sharing with all people, we strive to encourage mankind to live in harmony with wildlife and the natural world. EWB is based in Kazungula, Botswana’s border town where the boundaries of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet along the Zambezi River.

The African elephant is an ambassador for conservation, providing motivation for raising awareness, stimulating action, encouraging funding for conservation efforts, and generating opportunities to reconsider the boundaries between conservation and rural development. EWB’s vision is to open borders for Africa’s wildlife through research and education, and to help ensure a prosperous and compatible future between people and wildlife.

Elephants Without Borders relies on the generosity of donors, foundations and grants. Maximizing donor funds is our greatest concern and we guarantee our donors that their generous gifts go directly to their intended projects aimed at conserving elephants, wildlife and natural resources. Each donation is vital to EWB’s mission, thus we are extremely grateful for your support! SUPPORT

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” ~ Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education, and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy.

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“Freedom” by Zenos Frudakis

“Instead of looking at the past, I put myself 10 or 20 years ahead, and try to look at what I need to do to get there then.” ~ Diana Ross

WATCH THIS “DOLPHIN BLISS” VIDEO!

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TOP: Wild Atlantic dolphins photo by Atmo, Bimini, http://www.WildQuest.com

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