Category Archives: Moondance Magazine


MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL MID-APRIL NEWS!

“Narcissus”, James Waterhouse
MOONDANCE SPRING 2015 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

REGULAR SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 30*

For your best chance to win, send in your entry early!

LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30*

These deadlines are postmark or received via email attachment, NOT the date submitted by!

~See our submission categories HERE!
~Read our submission guidelines HERE!
~Entry Form HERE!
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THE MOONDANCE INSIDER TIPS ON WRITING!

Mermaid figurehead by Jan Reichard
MOONDANCE 2015 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

REGULAR SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 30*
For your best chance to win, send in your entry early!
LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30*
 *These deadlines are postmark or received digitally, or via email attachment, NOT the date submitted by!
 See our submission categories HERE!
Read our submission guidelines HERE!
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MOONDANCE: MARCH CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

MOONDANCE 2015 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES! 

REGULAR SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 30*
For your best chance to win, send in your entry early!
LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30*

 See our submission categories HERE!
Read our submission guidelines HERE!
Entry Form HERE!
 Withoutabox for Moondance International Film Festival is now fully active for this season’s call for entries: www.withoutabox.com/login/1240
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Making a Great Promotional Film Trailer

By Elizabeth English

Do you want to have a really good 2-3-minute trailer to send to producers, studios, and/or film festival competitions, for your website & in social media ?
Haven't quite finished post on your film yet, but want to promote it now and/or solicit funding for your film?

Great trailers are in a special class […]



Writers: Write What You Know!

By Elizabeth English
“A good writer needs to know what it’s like, and “it” can be just about anything. We have far too many writers today who have never ridden a horse, or fired a gun, or sharpened a knife, or fought with their fists, or been shot at. And so on and so on.” […]



DON’T WALK! ACTION TIP FOR WRITERS

DON’T WALK! ACTION TIP FOR WRITERS:
By Elizabeth English

 

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 […]



CREATING WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILMS

INSIDER TIPS:
CREATING WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILMS
 By Joseph & Sandra Consentino & Elizabeth English
 

First, select an interesting subject for your documentary film! A subject that is of interest to a wide-ranging audience, and will be the kind of project many different types of film festivals will select for screening. A unique story, well-told is […]



The Making of a Hollywood Film

by Elizabeth English
OK, what is a screenplay? A screenplay is an instrument or blueprint by which words are transformed, by a collaborative effort, into images and sound in film.
What is the most important part of a screenplay? According to William Goldman, it’s the first fifteen minutes, and/or the first fifteen pages. Screenplays should […]



Screenwriting: Insider Info

Write, prepare, edit, rewrite, and polish your screenplay so it’s perfect, before you send it out to directors, producers, agents, managers, distributors, actors, film festivals &/or writing competitions, and for potential funding, as well as for others who may have requested your film or screenplay.

SCREENWRITERS NEED TO ADDRESS ALL OF THE 
FOLLOWING ELEMENTS:


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Radio Plays are Mind Movies

Radio is sometimes known as the writer's favorite medium; as Malcolm Bradbury once said, it is "a world made with words shaped into being, without a physical presence." With radio, you have to use your imagination - something you don't need when watching TV or movies. We can be whomever we want to be, travel wherever […]