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COME MAKE A SPLASH AT THE 2014 MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL!

 

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WELCOME TO THE 2014

MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

September 26, 27, 28

Beautiful Boulder, Colorado USA

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  • INDIE FILM SCREENINGS! (Features, shorts, documentaries, animation, trailers & music videos)
  • PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES!
  • PRODUCTIVE FREE NETWORKING PARTIES & EVENTS!
  • PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS WITH THE PROS!
  • CELEBRITY MASTER CLASS ON ACTING FOR FILM & TV
  • MINGLE WITH CELEBRITY ATTENDEES!
  • SPECIAL VIP CELEBRITY FILM, Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR + PRIVATE RECEPTION
  • PHOTO-OPS!
  • GALA AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION!

& much more!

RED #3 BIG DAYS!

ORDER YOUR FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS NOW!

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FILM SCREENING SCHEDULE! 

FILM DESCRIPTIONS!

WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES!

PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS WITH THE PROS:

FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS SCHEDULE!

TRAVEL INFO

LODGING INFO

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MOONDANCE PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS WITH THE PROS:

If you’d like to have the very unique opportunity to meet privately, one-on-one, for a very productive consultation with the professional workshop & master class presenters attending Moondance 2014, you may sign up for an appointment at the festival registration table, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 10:AM-6:PM. Private consultations tickets are $50 for ½ hour, and $100 for a full hour, and seriously worth every penny!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: TITLES & LOGLINES: ELIZABETH ENGLISH • Tell your story in 25 words or less, what the industry looks for in a title and logline! How to get your script or film idea considered by agents, producers, directors, distributors & actors.

MAKING A GOOD SCREENPLAY GREAT: DR. LINDA SEGER Specific methods for the working and reworking of your concept & story that will help you craft tighter, stronger, and more sellable scripts.

CREATING UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS: DR. LINDA SEGER How to create strong, multi-dimensional characters, making him or her both believable & memorable., to creatively use the makeup of all of the characters in your story & make them more recognizable.

WRITING SUBTEXT: WHAT LIES BENEATH: DR. LINDA SEGER • Explores all the underlying meanings that lie beneath the words, images, and actions in film, which are also applicable to any kind of fiction writing. How to discover & write the vital element in any successful story: subtext.

SELL YOUR SCRIPT! HOLLYWOOD INSIDER TIPS: TRAI CARTWRIGHTmake your screenplay viable for the entertainment industry marketplace & the secret criteria that will make you and your script exciting & sellable to producers.

FILMMAKING 101: FROM CONCEPT TO SCREEN: JOSEPH & SANDRA CONSENTINO See your vision & concept as a popular movie, the translation of a film’s concept & script to the big screen, from the perspective of the writer, director, cinematographer, editor, producer, and actors.

AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION: JOSEPH & SANDRA CONSENTINOHow to choose a subject that is of interest to a wide-ranging audience, and to you. Understand the current context of documentary filmmaking by examining the genre, its different forms and the market for your films.

AWARD-WINNING EDITING FOR FILM & POST-PRODUCTION: SANDRA & JOSEPH CONSENTINOCreate provocative montages; bring out emotional truth in the subject matter; guide the telling and pace of a story; give emphasis & a vital subconscious emotional connection to the viewer.

CREATING & SELECTING POWERFUL FILM SCORES: JOHN WILLIAM DORYK • How the relationship of the film director/producer & film composer must work together to create a unified emotional tapestry that moves the audience through the story & to what the director has intended for the film.

CREATIVE WRITING FOR AUDIO PLAYS! WRITING SCRIPTS FOR TODAY’S RADIO: SABLE JAK Insider tips on getting a better-than-average opportunity for getting your fiction or non-fiction work quickly produced as an audio program, as you wrote it, not as someone else envisions & rewrites it.

SCENE TECTONICS: JEFFREY MICHAEL BAYSHarness the power of ‘scene tectonics,’ a new storytelling craft focuses on dramatic collisions from one scene to the next, & perspective on the emotional landscape of narrative structure.

GETTING YOUR SCRIPT MADE INTO AN AWARD-WINNING FILM: SAM ROBERTS • You absolutely can make it happen!  Find out how it all really works, with perseverance, from this successful screenwriter & indie filmmaker. 

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MOONDANCE MEDIA RELEASE!

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Moondance is very pleased to announce that Boulder musician Lynn Patrick is scheduled to perform at the 15th annual Moondance International Film Festival’s special 9:PM celebrity reception for Emmy award-winning actor, Giancarlo Esposito, immediately after the 7:PM  screening of his directorial debut film, “Gospel Hill”,  Saturday, September 27th, at the Hotel Boulderado. Her unique style of guitar music is regularly played on the The History Channel, A&E, the Weather Channel, Music Choice, Sirius XM, Pandora, NPR and many other stations around the USA, and Sony TV plays her songs on their “Young and Restless” daytime television program. She plays a unique variety of folk, jazz, bluegrass, & new-age music. With her creative mix of intricate acoustic guitar music, Lynn Patrick composes the unofficial soundtrack to life in Boulder!

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Noted Boulder-area composer & musician, Michael DeLalla, of Falling Mountain Music, will entertain guests & play his original compositions and arrangements on acoustic guitar at the Moondance International Film Festival’s gala awards ceremony & reception, Sunday, September 28th, 4-6:PM, at the Hotel Boulderado. In a performing and recording career of more than two decades, Michael DeLalla has brought to the forefront of acoustic music his traditional influences from around the world, steeped with his classical training and seasoned with his jazz, Celtic and folk stylings.

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MOONDANCE FILMS OF SPECIAL INTEREST:

FILM DESCRIPTIONS!

FILM SCREENING SCHEDULE!

 MOONDANCE FILMS OF SPECIAL INTEREST FOR WOMEN:

  • AFTER THE FLOOD, ONLY LOVE REMAINS
  • ARENA
  • BACK TO THE 80′S!
  • BEYOND THE WALLS
  • CARRY ON
  • EARTH, HELL, HEAVEN (Erde, Hölle, Himmel)
  • EMERGENCE
  • HORSE FOR SALE
  • MESIACIKY (MONTHLIES)
  • OMUL
  • PRIMA (Part III)
  • REEL HERSTORY: THE REAL STORY OF REEL WOMEN
  • SCALES OF LUCK, FORTUNE, AND LONGEVITY
  • THE DEBT
  • THE REFUGEES OF SHANGRI-LA
  • THE WIND FISHERMAN
  • THE UMBRELLA FACTORY
  • UNVEILED
  • WE ARE OUTSIDE PLAYING IN THE GARDEN
  • WELL, NOW YOU’RE HERE, THERE’S NO WAY BACK
  • WHAT IF
  • YOUR PLACE? (Zu Dir?)

MOONDANCE FILMS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INTEREST:

  • AGAVE IS LIFE
  • CHANGE THE EARTH
  • LOOK UP!
  • OUR COMMON ROOTS
  • THE DUST MACHINE
  • THE INCIDENT AT TOWER 37
  • THE WIND FISHERMAN

MOONDANCE FILMS OF SOCIAL ISSUES & PEACE INTEREST:

  • A FISH STORY
  • BAGHDAD DIARY
  • BEYOND THE WALLS
  • CARRY ON
  • EARTH, HELL, HEAVEN (Erde, Hölle, Himmel)
  • FROM THE SKY
  • HIGH HOPES
  • OMUL
  • POWER PATHS
  • RUNNING DEER
  • SCALES OF LUCK, FORTUNE, AND LONGEVITY
  • THE DEBT
  • THE REFUGEES OF SHANGRI-LA
  • THE RIGHT TO SHELTER
  • UNDER THE SAME SUN
  • UNVEILED
  • WALKING IN TWO WORLDS
  • WHAT IF

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HAPPY MOONDANCERS WRITE US!

  • I’m surprised and elated to be a finalist in the screenplay category at Moondance!  Hoping to travel to Boulder to take part in all your festival has to offer–great workshops and films, networking chances, and meeting lots of like-minded creatives together in one spot.  Thank you for being one of the most professionally-run festivals around.” ~ Jeana Grady, USA
  • I’m really happy to hear this good news and would like to thank you for all your concern. I really want to attend the event. By the way, you mentioned that you came to China last year. I would like to help you for your festival’s promotion in China later on. Currently, I’m a full time director under a contract in Beijing. I know industry professionals, film school colleagues and students, just tell me what kind of help you need. By the way, sharing my good news with you: since my short film CARRY ON won the top prize in Palm Springs, & now it’s eligible for submitting to the Academy for Oscar consideration!” ~ Li Yatao, China
  • Our director Yilmaz Erdogan is beyond honoured to have been chosen for the award. Unfortunately he has to be in Australia for the dubbing of “Water Diviner” and thus won’t be able to attend the screening and festival. He has asked me to express on his behalf that he’s very happy for the honour and that if his schedule opens up, by any chance, he will be able to attend the festival at the last minute. Rahman Altın, the film score composer of “The Butterfly’s Dream” will be there, however, on Yilmaz Erdogan’s and actor Mert Firat’s behalf.” ~ Dilaria Omur, Turkey
  • “We are so excited to be a part of your festival, thank you so much for all that you do! We are working hard (my co-director and I) to be there in person. We have devoted our last six years to this mission-infused piece and want to be able to celebrate it at Moondance, a festival that is so much in line with our own film’s cause (The Refugees of Shangri-la). We are looking at your program and…how cool it is.” ~ Doria Bramante & Markus Weinfurter, USA 
  • “We are so touched, honored and thrilled to attend the film festival, and have our film, When I Was Young, I Said I Would Be Happy, screened at Moondance. Here’s to keeping hearts open and healed in our world. See you on the 26th!” ~ Lori Leyden

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ON CREATIVE WRITING:

Ernest Heminngway writing in Cuba

Ernest Hemingway writing in Africa

People learn and absorb ideas and concepts through life experiences, narration, and through stories, not only through lessons in school or theoretical speeches or essays. Tales about characters, relatable, recognizable characters, who must confront life and overcome obstacles, setting off on a journey, having exploits and revelations, that provoke emotional reactions, are what are memorable and relatable to your reader or audience.

 Great stories deal with the basic concepts of human nature; love and hate, desire and satisfaction, war and peace, and the resolution of these conflicting events and emotions.

 For enlightenment on these values in great fiction writing, read stories and books by the Brothers Grimm, Aesop’s Fables, the Bible, the Ramayana, Celtic & Icelandic legends, the Iliad and the Odyssey, Rumi, Gurdjieff, the ancient Greek plays, and Shakespeare’s stage plays!

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 SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

MAN ON MOUNTAINTOP-Stephan McGhee

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all successful achievements.” ~ W. Clement Stone

 CATS & PIGEON

 “The most difficult thing to do is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” ~ Amelia Earhart 

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2014 FESTIVAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

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2014 MOONDANCE SELECTED FILMS ANNOUNCED!

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THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

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Congratulations to all our talented filmmakers!

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MOONDANCE 2014 FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT LINKS!

 

Desperately seeking the 2014 list of finalists? Just click this link:

http://moondancefilmfestival.com/festival-info/2014-moondance-finalists/

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If you’re a finalist for 2014, you can find & download the finalist laurels here:

http://moondancefilmfestival.com/festival-info/download-moondance-finalist-laurels/

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We sincerely apologize  for the glitch with the finalist & laurels links in the most recent news-blog,

but we think some blog gremlins must have been playing around in the background!

We offered them free film tickets & buttered popcorn, and all’s well now!

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Technology is great – when it works, right?

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September 26-28, 2014  • Boulder, Colorado USA

 



WRITING FOR RADIO & THE ART OF STORYTELLING!

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IN THIS NEWS-BLOG:
  • EVENTS AT THE 15th ANNUAL MOONDANCE!
  • “BREAKING BAD” STAR TO APPEAR AT MOONDANCE!
  • CREATIVE WRITING FOR AUDIO DRAMA!
  • THE ART OF STORYTELLING!
  • MOONDANCERS WRITE US!
  • MOONDANCE RECOMMENDS!
  • SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT!

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EVENTS AT THE 2014 MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: […]



LAST CHANCE TO WIN THE 2014 MOONDANCE!

Let’s Make a Splash!

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Photo by Clark Little

MOONDANCE EXTENDED 2014 SUBMISSION DEADLINE!

DUE TO POPULAR REQUEST,

MOONDANCE HAS EXTENDED THE REGULAR SUBMISSION DEADLINE […]



MOONDANCE EXTENDS 2014 SUBMISSION DEADLINE!

MOONDANCE NEWS:

DUE TO VERY POPULAR REQUEST,

MOONDANCE HAS EXTENDED THE REGULAR SUBMISSION DEADLINE

TO JULY 15th!

Be sure to submit your project now, for a good chance to win the Moondance!

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COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

  • FILMS (SHORTS & FEATURES, DOCUMENTARIES, NARRATIVE, ANIMATION, MUSIC VIDEOS)
  • SCREENPLAYS
  • FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC
  • STAGEPLAYS
  • SHORT STORIES
  • TV PILOTS
  • RADIO PLAYS
  • REALITY TV SERIES CONCEPTS
  • and more!

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2014 MOONDANCE SUBMISSION DEADLINE JUNE 30th!

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LET’S MAKE A SPLASH!

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MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

FINAL SUBMISION POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR 2014: JUNE 30th

Send in your submission(s) now to have a chance to win the 2014 Moondance!

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MOONDANCE ~ ON WHY FILM FESTIVALS ROCK ON!… News & more…

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“In the old fairy tales, it is the strength of the wish that transforms life. The wish itself is the magic wand.” ~ Sena Jeter Nashlund, American author, “Ahab’s Wife”

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SCROLL ON DOWN TO READ ABOUT:

• WHY FILM FESTIVALS ROCK ON!

• INTRODUCING OUR 2014 MOONDANCE EVENTS COORDINATOR

• MOONDANCERS WRITE US

• MOONDANCE SUCCESSES

• SEEKING VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS

• PETITION TO SAVE OUR VANISHING FORESTS

• INFO ON COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS & DEADLINE

• THE MOONDANCE E-ZINE

• INSIDER TIPS AT THE MOONDANCE E-ZINE

• SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT

• EVENTS AT THE 2014 MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

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WHY FILM FESTIVALS ROCK ON! […]



MOONDANCE NEWS: On Creativity & Stanley Kubrick On the Meaning of Life

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MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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SCROLL ON DOWN TO READ ABOUT:

  • NEWS FOR ACTORS
  • STATEMENT ON NON-VIOLENCE
  • MOONDANCERS WRITE US
  • OSPREY VIDEO
  • ON CREATIVITY
  • STANLEY KUBRICK ON THE MEANING OF LIFE
  • ON NARRATIVE TRUTH IN WRITING & FILMMAKING
  • SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
  • TRIBUTE TO MAYA ANGELOU

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MOONDANCE NEWS FOR ACTORS & TIPS ON FILM MUSIC!

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Starting with the Moondance 2014 season, we have added 3 new categories for opportunities to win our coveted Moondance Star Award: 

Best Actor (male & female) in drama & comedy short narrative films!

Best Actor (male & female) in drama & comedy feature narrative films!

• Best Child Actor (male & female) in short films!

MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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SCROLL ON DOWN TO READ ABOUT:

  • MOONDANCE & OUR GLOBAL SUBMISSIONS
  • MOONDANCE SPECIAL OFFER: 2-FOR1 ENTRY FEE!
  • MOONDANCE COMPETITION CATEGORIES
  • EVENTS AT THE 2014 MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
  • MOONDANCERS WRITE US
  • ARTICLE: THE POWER OF MUSIC IN FILM!
  • SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
  • MOONDANCE SUPPORTS & RECOMMENDS

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