May the stars shine upon you;
may nature fill
your heart with beauty;
may hope forever be in your heart; and,
and above all
, may this new year be wonderful for you. The new year is the time to
reach toward new horizons & realize your dreams,
to rediscover the strengths & talents within you,
to rejoice in simple pleasures, and to gear up for new challenges.
Wishing you a truly fulfilling, prosperous, healthy, peaceful and happy 2014! ~ Elizabeth
Happy New Year, and may 2014 be your best year ever! Thank you for your continued support of Moondance, and may all your New Year’s wishes come true! […]
This year, producers and reps used InkTip to option, purchase, hire, and represent
more than 190 scripts and writers!
This has resulted in more than 35 movies going into production, in 2013 alone!
Over 200 feature films have been produced from InkTip scripts and writers.
Producers Register Here: http://inktip.com/ep_online_apply.php?cat=ep&scat=joining
Writers Register Here: http://inktip.com/wr1.php?cat=sa&scat=services
Check out some of the companies who are members of InkTip:
The Weinstein Company
20th Century Fox
(see more here)
• OUR 2014 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS! •
Get in on the discounted 2014 Early-Bird entry fee of only $50,
with your submission postmarked by December 31, 2013!
PLEASE VISIT OUR OFFICIAL MOONDANCE WEBSITE
FOR INFO, GUIDELINES, SUBMISSION CATEGORIES, AWARDS CATEGORIES,
AND THE 2014 ENTRY FORM
Greetings & a snowy view from the Moondance office, Boulder, Colorado!
• OUR 2014 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS! •
Get in on the discounted Early-Bird entry fee of only $50,
with your submission postmarked by December 31, 2013! […]
WE WANT YOUR FILMS, SCRIPTS & MUSIC
FOR THE ONE, THE ONLY OFFICIAL 2014
MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
~ Our 15th Annual Season ~
(Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations!)
• FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH / James P. Steffman
2013 MOONDANCE SCREENPLAY WINNERS & INKTIP.COM:
• GRACE / Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel
• THE GAME / Doug Nelson
• THE KIDS FROM NOWHERE / George Guthridge & Deborah Schildt
• THE OBLATE / Gar Hoover & Beth Hoover
• THE SINGING TREE / Marilyn Pesola & Peter Moss […]
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Remember who said “What we have here, is a failure to communicate”?
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If you are a 2013 Moondance winner, but were unable to attend the awards ceremony & reception, and wish to have your star award star & official certificate sent to you, please e-mail us a note with your name, mailing address, and the title of your winning project, and we will mail you the star & certificate, suitable for framing. There is no cost for the award & certificate, but postage & handling is only $10 for addresses in the USA or $20 for foreign addresses.
Deadline for awards orders: December 1, 2013
Please go to: http://www.acteva.com/go/miff to order your award & certificate now.
If you are an officially-listed winner, finalist, semi-finalist, a selected filmmaker, or your film was listed as an audience favorite, and you want to use the 2013 Moondance laurels for your promotions & publicity, please download whatever laurel(s) you need here:
“We have had a long relationship working together with the Moondance International Film Festival to assist films and filmmakers in giving their voices and stories a wide international audience and a broader life. You have chosen films that have made my job of promotion easier to talk about in the media, and it has always been my intention to put a light on subjects that can enrich and enlighten. This year you screened films about “Our Common Roots,” which shows us how to improve our health and well being from wild plants in nature; films with stories about families like “A Fish Story,” and “Dovid Meyer,” two uplifting films about faith and overcoming tragedy, “We Are Voices for a Future Without Genocide,” a feature-length music video, and “Paper,” a short narrative film which opens the question of “what would you do?” to survive abuse/poverty. Thank you for asking to again show films we have worked with through the years, such as “Little Dancer,” “Zen Noir,” and “Punk Love,” which were all award winners that went on from Moondance to have lives in theaters or to kick off a career. It is a joy to work with these talented filmmakers, and we are so grateful at Magic Lamp Releasing, and now Global Film Village, Inc. to be a part of your moving forward.”
~ Marla & Marc Halperin
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female characters for entertainment targeting children 11 and under.
MOONDANCE & WOMEN: Our work on reaching out toward women filmmakers, women writers and women composers everywhere in the world is primary and ongoing. Women writers and filmmakers from all six continents, and from a wide diversity of ethnic and linguistic groups are an integral part of our mission and goals. We seek to inspire and invigorate this creative potential of women to perceive, conceptualize, and produce their works for the benefit of the world society. We are dedicated to preserving their accumulated accomplishments and visions as expressed through the art of film, music and writings.
Moondance promises to raise awareness of the invaluable contributions of women to the entertainment community. Equity for women in the film industry does not mean stifling some voices so that others may be heard; it does not demand the compromising of personal standards to achieve success. Equity creates new standards, which accommodate and nurture differences. Equity fosters the individual voice, investing women with confidence in their own authority. Equity unleashes the creative potential. We see the equal treatment of all women and the equal respect for all responses they explore as essential to their and our ultimate goals.
Women filmmakers, composers and writers are vocal and active participants in the social forces that shape our culture. They portray women as three-dimensional, complex human beings and thus defy the demeaning and pervasive stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media. We are dedicated to promoting visibility for women in Hollywood and their impact on the film industry, and we see this as a means to disrupt and correct the misogynous, fantastical, passive, destructive and denigrating visual representation of females that has, historically, been rendered by men in media and has for so long and so plentifully pervaded our visual culture.
Watch Geena Davis do some archery tricks while to prove a point about strong women on screen: