M O O N D A N C E 2 0 1 1
WINNERS, FINALISTS & SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!
2011 Moondance winners, finalists & semi-finalists!
And thanks a million to all those many filmmakers, writers & composers
who submitted such fine entries to the competition!
The Moondance International Film Festival, also known as “The American Cannes”, and one of the world’s most important international film festivals, is open to the public, filmmakers, writers, composers, producers, distributors, and actors, for 3 fabulous days and nights! We feature film premieres, indie features and shorts, documentaries, animation, local, experimental, multi-media, music videos, foreign & art films, screened each evening at the historic Old Main Theater and inside the dome of the Fiske Planetarium, both on the lovely University of Colorado campus. We also offer professional writing and filmmaking workshops, private consultations with the pros, pitch panels, celebrity Q & A sessions, networking cocktail parties, and a gala awards ceremony & reception. September 16, 17, 18, 2011, in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, USA! WEBSITE: www.moondancefilmfestival.com
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2011 SELECTED MOONDANCE FILMS DESCRIPTIONS (coming soon!)
2011 WORKSHOPS DESCRIPTIONS (coming soon!)
* Note to selected filmmakers:
You will shortly receive an email from
Mark, our 2011 Screenings Coordinator
with more info and instructions.
Please look for it, read it, and respond!
CALLING ALL MEDIA REPS, AGENTS, ACTORS,
FILM DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, & DISTRIBUTORS!
Plan to attend the world-famous Moondance 2011, to network with the best of US and international filmmakers, writers and composers, and to see all the top films screened, in two fabulous venues, and for 3 great days and nights, in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, September 16-18, 2011.
MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We always welcome dedicated volunteers to help make the film festival happen! Let us know if you’d like to be a:
- VOLUNTEERS COORDINATOR
- ASSISTANT TO THE SCREENINGS COORDINATOR
- ASSISTANT TO THE EVENTS COORDINATOR
- GENERAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER, AS NEEDED
- EMCEE AT THE FILM SCREENINGS
- EMCEE AT THE Q & A SESSIONS WITH FILMMAKERS
- EMCEE AT THE WORKSHOPS
- SIGNAGE COORDINATOR
- ASSISTANT TO THE TICKET SELLERS
- TICKET-TAKER AT THE VENUE DOORS
- HOSPITALITY LIAISON
- AWARDS CEREMONY VOLUNTEER
- OR…MAKE A SUGGESTION!
Volunteers can earn free film screening or workshop tickets!
Moondance takes place on September 16, 17 & 18, 2011
On the University of Colorado (CU) campus, Boulder, CO
Please check out the festival events schedule online!
Contact Elizabeth at: firstname.lastname@example.org
With VOLUNTEER in the subject line, today!
CALLING ALL SPONSORS, DONORS & FRIENDS OF MOONDANCE!
Special promotional opportunities available for Partners, Donors, Sponsors & Friends of Moondance! Moondance International Film Festival is proud to acknowledge the cooperation and generous financial sponsors, whose enthusiastic partnerships make this popular film festival possible. Each of the sponsorship levels in which a corporation or individual participates will include their name and/or logo promoted through the end of the year following the current festival. Moondance International Film Festival provides its sponsoring partners with a full spectrum of marketing visibility. Since your company’s sponsorship is promoted for a full year, your marketing dollar receives maximum return and exposure. We love local Boulder sponsors, too!
Some suggested important elements of the event you may wish to sponsor or co-sponsor:
• 2011 FESTIVAL PRINT PROGRAM: $2500
• 2011 AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION: $2000
• 2011 NETWORKING PARTY (FRIDAY AND/OR SATURDAY): $1500 EACH
• 2011 MOONDANCE STAR AWARDS: $1000
• 2011 SPECIAL INVITED FEATURE FILM SCREENING, “THE TREE”: $1000
• 2011 AD IN THE PRINT PROGRAM: $100, $250, $500 (depending on size & placement)
• 2011 FILMS BY & FOR KIDS PROGRAMS: $500
• 2011 “GREEN” ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS PROGRAMS: $500
• A DONATION TOWARD THE FESTIVAL’S 2011 EVENTS & PROGRAM
LIST OF SPONSORS, DONORS & FRIENDS OF MOONDANCE: http://www.moondancefilmfestival.com/04_sponsors.list.html
Charlie says, “Thanks a million! Arf! Arf!”
MOONDANCERS WRITE US:
“Moondance seems truly wonderful…given the life-affirming feeling emanating from the festival (and from you!). Jennifer and I are glad to have made your acquaintance and look forward to crossing paths with you soon.” ~ Dana Packard, director/producer
“I hope to join you at this powerful gathering of creative people in the film industry this year, either as a workshop facilitator and/or participant.” ~ Candace Kearns Read, story analyst, screenwriter and screenwriting instructor
“Moondance is very special to me because of its goal to strengthen ties between International audiences and the mission to inspire, encourage, etc., overall gives a very positive vibe. We look forward for your support in bringing this South Asian anti war-narrative film to broader attention to promote world-peace and love, and against war & violence.” ~ Ashique Mostafa, Film Producer, Bangladesh
“I was so pleased to receive that beautiful MOONDANCE news blog you sent out the other day. My painting looked beautiful and was in such good company. The sayings and the artwork, photos, and illustrations were very inspiring. Thank you so very much for making me a part of it.” ~ Lorna Kanter, artist, writer
“I follow religiously the doings of Moondance and am happy to see you’re still in there, making waves.” ~ Fran Handman, Moondance writing winner
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The Universal Film & Festival Organisation was founded to support and implement
an ethical code of conduct for film festivals throughout the world.
First Place: The Possible Futures Award
2011 WINNER: SUPERHERO By Nitin Das (India)
Can a 7 year old girl from the Himalayas save our planet?
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, based in Boulder, Colorado, is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide. Founded on outdoor ethics whereby a sense of stewardship is gained through understanding and connecting with the natural world; believes that practicing the Leave No Trace principles is the most relevant and effective long-term solution to maintaining the beauty, health of, and access to natural lands. http://www.lnt.org/
YouTube video by Tesophotography
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:
Peace be with you
A paz seja com você
Мир с вами
La pace è con voi
Η ειρηνη ειναι με σασ
Frieden ist mit ihnen
La paz esté con usted
La paix soit avec vous
평화는 당신과 있다
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center • “Blue Marble” Image by Reto Stöckli
“Use what talents you possess; the forest would be very silent if no birds sang except for those that sang the best.” ~ Henry Van Dyke, professor of English literature at Princeton and an American lecturer at the University of Paris
Photo by N. Anastasiadis
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
“It all boils down to scratching your name in the bark of a tree…’I was here’”. ~ Mel Brooks
“Reality is a mirror. Smile into a mirror and the image smiles back. Curse into the mirror – the image curses back. It’s your own actions that rebound into your life, as reflections bouncing back from the cosmic mirror.” ~ Yehuda Berg kabbalah.com
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put some foundations under them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through trying to save.” Will Rogers, American humorist
“Instead of always looking outside yourself to see what the world can give you, look inside yourself to see what is there.” ~ Source Unknown
YOUR ASSIGNMENT FOR TODAY:
The Three C’s: Actively connect to an inner energy of Confidence, Certainty and Courage that will empower you to meet any challenges. Every time you push through your self-imposed barriers (laziness, doubt, insecurity, anger, fear, apathy, & etc.) you will gain power. This is a truly wonderful gift, and a great opportunity!