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MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NEWS!

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For those of you who celebrate it,

Happy Thanksgiving!

Moondance is grateful to all Moondancers for your ongoing support,

your participation in the annual competitions & attendance at the film festivals!

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MOONDANCE 2015 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES

COMING SOON!

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MOONDANCE IN INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

 In 2014, Turkish films produced with Culture and Tourism Ministry incentives made Turkey’s name heard at leading international film festivals 

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The Culture and Tourism Ministry has doubled its incentives for Turkish cinema compared to last year, paying out nearly 27 million Turkish Liras to new film projects. In recent years, cinema has become a significant tool boosting Turkey’s recognition in the international arena. This led the ministry to double the incentives for the Turkish cinema sector in order to increase the quality and number of Turkish productions that frequently return from the world’s leading film festivals, such as Cannes, Berlin and Rotterdam with awards. At the 15th Moondance Film Festival, organized in the Colorado city of Boulder, another ministry-supported project, “Kelebeğin Rüyası” (The Butterfly’s Dream), swept the awards. Directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan, the film won a best (feature) film award. Also, its music by Rahman Altın won a best film score award, and actor Mert Fırat won a best actor award at the festival. READ MORE

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MOONDANCE RECOMMENDS:

www.wcs.org/‎

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Win an unforgettable, two-week trip for two to this bio-diverse country, COLUMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA, courtesy of LAN Airlines and Proexport, the tourism agency of Colombia. Prize Includes a wildlife habitat tour with a WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY scientist at Chingaza National Park, home to the Andean spectacled bear, jaguars, caimans, rare birds, frogs & butterflies, Andean condors – plus other cultural excursions, a Fuji digital camera, lodging, all meals and round-trip flights. WCS thanks LAN Airlines and Proexport for generously supporting our science, conservation action, and education programs in Colombia. Gracias!

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Blue Morpho Butterfly

ENTER HERE TO WIN: 

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SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

“Hungry Lion” by Henri Rousseau

“Hungry Lion” by Henri Rousseau

“Without culture, society is but a jungle. This is why an authentic creation is a gift to the future.” ~ Albert Camus
Cornwall Path, photo by Michael Wiese

Cornwall Path, photo by Michael Wiese

“Nothing is more rewarding than the effort one makes to matter – to count, to stand for something, to have it make a difference that one lives at all.” ~ Leo Rosten

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 “Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” ~ Madeline S. Bridges

 

The labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France

The labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are all in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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 QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

director@moondancefilmfestival.com

WEBSITE: NEWwww.moondancefilmfestival.com

NEWS-BLOG: www.moondancefilmfestival/com/blog

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MOONDANCE NOVEMBER BLOG & INSIDER TIP FOR WRITERS!

Colorado aspen trees, Photo by vitya_maly

Colorado aspen trees, Photo by vitya_maly

The shimmering leaves of the quaking aspen, the quintessential Colorado tree, turn to glowing shades of yellow and gold this time of year, here in the Rocky Mountains. The Native American myth told about the reason the leaves shake as they do in the wind is that the god Manito asked all trees to bow down before him, to show respect, but the aspen tree refused to do so, saying it was more beautiful than any of the other trees, and so Manito declared that whenever he blew through the forest on the slightest breeze, the aspen would forever quake in fear. […]



DON’T WALK! ACTION TIP FOR WRITERS

DON’T WALK! ACTION TIP FOR WRITERS:

By Elizabeth English

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Writers should try to avoid using the simple verb, “walk”, whenever possible! Why have your character just walk into a room or across the road? It tells the reader almost nothing about the character’s current mood, personality, intent, feelings, or how he or she presents him- or herself, or how anyone might react to the character. Here’s a chance to show the reader more about the character, and to set up a sense of who this person is, and what to expect! A super-confident person may saunter or swagger or stroll across a room; a person with a lack of purpose may amble, mosey, shuffle or shamble in; an angry person may march or clomp across the room; a person with ill-intent may sneak, stalk or stomp along the street, and so on. Use your options, and get out that Thesaurus to help characterize the actions and reactions in your story!

• Amble
• Clomp
• Hike
• Hobble
• Limp
• Lurch
• March
• Mosey
• Pace
• Parade
• Plod
• Prance
• Promenade
• Pussyfoot
• Ramble
• Sashay
• Saunter
• Schlep
• Scoot
• Shamble
• Shuffle
• Sidle
• Sneak
• Stagger
• Stalk
• Step
• Stomp
• Straggle
• Stroll
• Strut
• Stumble
• Swagger
• Tip-toe
• Traipse
• Tramp
• Travel
• Trek
• Tromp
• Trot
• Trudge
• Wander
• Wend


Join Giancarlo Esposito at the Moondance this Coming Weekend!

2014 MOONDANCE’S VERY SPECIAL GUEST

GIANCARLO ESPOSITO

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Read the exclusive interview & article with the “Breaking Bad” co-star on the front page of the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper’s Entertainment section: http://www.dailycamera.com/Entertainment/ci_26569088/Breaking-Bad-villain-headlines-Boulders-Moondance-International-Film-Festival

Giancarlo Esposito, multi-award-winning actor, has graciously offered to conduct 3 private, one-on-one consultations, one each day at Moondance, to actors who are very serious about pursuing their craft in film, television & stage, and who will have work prepared to review, critique and finesse so that he would have the ability to give you some valuable direction and insider tips. Half-hour consultations are $500, and full one-hour consultations are $1000, available only at the box office during the festival. Please see festival director, Elizabeth English, to review your credits for potential selection of those 3 lucky actors who will be selected for this very exclusive consultation opportunity! […]



2014 MOONDANCE SELECTED FILMS ANNOUNCED!

Mermaid figurehead by Jan Reichard

Mermaid figurehead by Jan Reichard

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

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Congratulations to all our talented filmmakers!

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2014 LIST OF SELECTED FILM TITLES! […]



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!

Columbine, Colorado state flower

Columbine, Colorado state flower

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!

Photo by Clark Little

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 SPECIAL OFFER: […]