CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR 2013
MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNERS, FINALISTS & SEMI-FINALISTS!
1. Go here to see the list of winners, finalists & semi-finalists
2. Go here to see the list of the films selected for screening*
3. Go here to read the descriptions of the selected films*
*** MORE INFO, SCHEDULES & DETAILS ON ALL
2013 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL EVENTS
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR
2013 MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INFO & TICKET SALES:
• Indie & Foreign Film Screenings • Workshops •
• Networking Parties • Awards Ceremony & Reception •
• Celebrities • Q&A’s with the filmmakers •
• Opening Night Party • Mermaid’s Market •
• Master classes • Private Consultations With the Pros •
~~~ September 26-29, 2013 ~~~
PLEASE VISIT OUR OFFICIAL MOONDANCE WEBSITE & BLOG,
with all the latest bells & whistles,
and the latest info about the film festival, films,
advance ticket sales & much more!
We look forward to seeing you at the 14th annual
Moondance International Film Festival!
Moondancers come from all over the USA & the world! They are the talented and winning filmmakers, writers, composers, workshop & panel presenters, celebrities, producers, agents, distributors, audiences, and attendees at this world-renowned annual film festival event. The best way to get to know them is to attend the film festival, September 26-29, 2013, and you may enter into the history of cinema, perhaps learn about a different culture, and make a great connection with talented new friends and colleagues!
ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
We’re going to make a big splash!
HAPPY MOONDANCERS WRITE US:
“I am so deeply overjoyed you like my film and want to show it. (I hope to fill the house!) My director, Matt Birman (my life-long best friend since we were teens) is also planning to attend the festival. We have so many wonderful stories that happened during the making of this movie. A lot of honest-to-goodness miracles! It has been a magical experience from start to the present. We were blessed with a cast and crew, and even strangers, who, for their own personal reasons, hopped onboard to help make this movie. Everyone involved seemed to have found that ‘little something’ in them that made the making of this movie not only special, but, for some, even life-changing.
There is no question in my mind this film touches the hearts of all those who see it. ’a fish story’ has grown to become much bigger than the simple short screenplay it was back in 2008 when you honored me with the Gaia award. I am profoundly proud of this film, not only because I believe it is a good film and it is about something, but because it was made with integrity, honor and with a moral compass. I thank you and your wonderful Moondance for inspiring me to take that Leap of Faith”. Gratefully yours, ~ Sam Roberts
“THANK YOU IMMENSELY for selecting Lady Elect as a screenplay Finalist!!! What a miracle that Nikita Lynnette Nichols and I are so incredibly grateful for. Wow!!! This means so much to us and we just wanted to say Thank you. We’re so excited!!! ~ Zelie Dember-Slack
“You made my whole year. I saw the website last night, and I almost cried –literally, almost broke down into happy tears. There are no words for how amazing it feels to have my work recognized this way, and it is particularly meaningful because, of all of the festivals I entered, (Moondance) was the one I wanted most. In grad school, I specialized in theatre/film for social change and awareness, so what you all do –I am just such an admirer. Please know that you have made this one writer very, very happy.” ~ Amber Karlins
“Honored and delighted to be a Moondance semi-finalist. Thank you for leading such a wonderful festival, thank you for all the inspiration, thank you for all the motivation. With this wind at my back, I now sail forward…” ~ Maja Vidrac, Croatia
“What an incredible honour to receive this message today. Thank you so much for considering and choosing The Firebird to be a part of Moondance. Congratulations to you too, for all your hard work and for providing a platform for independent film makers to share their stories.” ~ Tia Spanos Tsonis, Melbourne Australia
“I’m shocked and thrilled to actually see that 4 Bhanríon/4 Queens is a winner of the short narrative!! Wow thank you I’m thrilled and deeply moved!!! I would love to attend…I will look into flights from Ireland.” ~ Vittoria Colonna
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:
“We have reached the time in the life of this planet, and humanity’s demands upon it, when we are beyond having to put back what we have taken out. We must put back more than we take out.” ~ THOMAS MC GUANE
Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?
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- It’s possible that there may be some very minor changes in the list of films selected for screening, as the films are programmed into the screening schedule. Please see the final list closer to the event dates, and in the print program at the festival.
Watch the Doin’ It In The Park trailer:
Feature documentary, directed by Kevin Couliau & Bobbito Garcia (USA). Pick-up basketball is the truest essence of the sport. There is no governing body, no schedules, no coaches nor referees; only unwritten rules that change from park to park. People from all walks of life voluntarily step onto the asphalt, wholeheartedly, for the love of the game. Over decades, this passion has manifested a rich culture, with its own unique language, attitude, behavior, and style. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. The film explores the definition, history, culture, social impact and global influence of New York City’s outdoor summer basketball scene, the worldwide ‘Mecca’ of the sport. ~75 minutes
Having a better life is a result of making better choices.
The decisions we make define one of two ways of being: Living by short-term solutions, or doing whatever work is necessary to earn a more lasting sense of fulfillment.
In the gift of free will – our ability to choose – lies both our greatest challenge, and our salvation. Visualize your perfect self and work backward. By envisioning the destination, you will locate the best steps to take you there.”
~ YEHUDA BERG
The real test of one’s success is not how well one survives, but how effectively one meets the challenges and responsibilities of one’s life.”
Life comes before art, as the material always comes before the work. The mountains are full of marble, before the world blooms with statues.”
~ PHILLIPS BROOKS
How can you have charisma? Be more concerned with making others feel good about themselves than you are about making them feel good about you.”
~ DAN REILAND
You will always remain as small as your compelling desires, or as great as your dominant aspirations.”
~ JAMES ALLEN
Across the USA, millions of bees are dying, threatening our food supply. Scientists blame one group of pesticides some of which have just been banned in Europe. A new bill could save America’s bees, but big Agriculture and the pesticide industry are lobbying hard against it. America’s bees are facing a chemical Armageddon — just last week, 50,000 bees died in a single car park in Oregon after being exposed to pesticides, and last winter over 50% of all California’s bees died! The evidence is so compelling that the entire European Union has begun banning them, and the Save America’s Pollinators Act could impose a ban on these deadly poisons in the US.
Bees don’t just make honey, they are vital to life on earth, every year pollinating 95 types of fruits such as avocados, almonds, apples, and that’s just the A’s. Without immediate action to save bees, many of our favorite fruits, vegetables, and nuts could vanish forever. And without bees pollinating plants that feed farm animals and forage for wildlife, those animals would starve & die, too.
We only have days to make sure Congress acts to stop the Chemical Armageddon – sign the emergency petition now! Sign the petition below and tell everyone — when we reach 250,000 signers, we’ll take Avaaz’s giant inflatable bee to Capitol Hill to tell Congress to save our bees:
Thank you for taking action to save the bees!