COME TO THE MOONDANCE 2012 IN NYC!


Don’t miss the many advantages of being in the true heart of the historic Tribeca neighborhood on the world-famous island Manhattan, for a fabulous, unforgettable weekend at the 2012 Moondance!

We are honored to have received a warm welcome and endorsement from NYC  Mayor Bloomberg’s office.  With an exciting presentation of 9 features and over 40 short films, the 2012 Moondance programs international films from Norway, United Kingdom, South Africa, Zambia, Venezuela, Austria, Romania, Marshall Islands, Turkey, Spain and more, as well as from the US. Our program presents the brightest in new talent and international voices, featuring great workshops and thought-provoking panel discussions.“ ~ Chyna Layne, 2012 Moondance Film Festival producer

SEPTEMBER 13, 14, 15, 16, 2012

~ TRIBECA CINEMAS ~

54 Varick Street

NEW YORK CITY

Come join us!

  • AWARD-WINNING INDIE FILM SCREENINGS
  • NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTIES
  • WORKSHOPS & PANELS
  • GALA AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION
  • AFTER-PARTIES

MOONDANCE FESTIVAL EVENTS & INFO LINKS:

2012 MOONDANCE WEBSITE HOME PAGE

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL PROGRAM

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL FILM SCHEDULE

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL FILM BLURBS

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS & PANELS

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL NETWORKING PARTIES

2012 MOONDANCE TICKETING INFO

2012 MOONDANCE TRAVEL INFO

2012 MOONDANCE LODGIING INFO

2012 WINNERS, FINALISTS & SEMI-FINALISTS

2012 MOONDANCE LAUREL WREATHS

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

• DO YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT THE 2012 MOONDANCE?

CONTACT KAREN WOODALL: wsa.management.asst@gmail.com

(With: MOONDANCE VOLUNTEER in the subject line)

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GALA MOONDANCE AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION!

“Let’s Make a Splash!”

BRUNCH CRUISE IN NEW YORK HARBOR!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

SHIP BOARDING: 11:30AM, SAILING: NOON, DOCKING: 2:PM

Don’t miss the boat! Come join all the other 2012 Moondance winners & guests on this unique, specially-chartered 2-hour private buffet Brunch Cruise, and smooth sailing around the fabulous island of Manhattan, on the luxury yacht, “Duchess”! Enjoy a great view of the Manhattan skyline, a delicious gourmet buffet, a complimentary mimosa, and cash bar, while Moondance awards are announced and presented to the winners! Just imagine what a unique photo opportunity this will be for you!

• Ticket availability is limited to 100, so reserve now!

Tickets are $100 each, and can only be purchased in advance at: www.acteva.com/go/miff

And…welcome aboard!


The cruise sails down the Hudson, around the tip of Manhattan, up the East River, under the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge and far enough north for passengers to catch a glimpse of the pristine architecture of the United Nations. The ship turns around and sails for the Statue of Liberty. Then the ship heads back up the Hudson to its Pier 81 dock. Other wellknown landmarks visible along the cruise include the World Financial Center and the beautiful, artdeco spires of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.

INFO: http://www.worldyacht.com/site/home.aspx

MAP, LOCATION & PARKING: http://www.worldyacht.com/about_us/directions_parking.aspx

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2012 MOONDANCE SPECIAL WORKSHOP & PITCH PANEL

THE AVALON HOTEL

16 East 32nd Street, New York NY 10016

Excalibur Conference Room

http://www.avalonhotelnyc.com/

Friday, September 14, 1-3:PM


FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

WRITING THOSE ALL-IMPORTANT TITLES AND LOGLINES!

A Vital Workshop for Screenwriters and Filmmakers

Presenter: Elizabeth English

“You’ve got 5 minutes; pitch me what you’ve got.” That’s what the entertainment industry movers & shakers will tell you. But to get that meeting or even a positive reply from a producer, agent or distributor to your query letter, you must first have an interesting & exciting title and logline to catch their attention! Ms. English has developed a unique method for finding that great, eye-catching title and a sizzling short logline to go with it. You’ll leave this interactive workshop knowing how to “dress” your script or film for success. ~ $100 each. Seating is limited to 25, so reserve your place in advance, now! www.acteva.com/go/miff

Ms. English is the founder, executive director & artistic director for the Moondance International Film Festival. She’s also a filmmaker, with 3 short films screened at various film festivals, one of which won awards across the US & Europe, and was screened during the Cannes film festival. Ms. English is a professional screenwriter, with 35 feature screenplays, 3 TV pilots, and 2 stageplays. Check out her screenplay & film evaluation, consulting & editing service at www.mermaid7seas.com

Friday, September 14, 3-5:PM

NOW PITCH YOUR FILM OR SCRIPT TO

THE REAL HOLLYWOOD PROS!

A PITCH-PANEL FOR FILMMAKERS & SCREENWRITERS

Presenters: (TBA)

Use what you’ve just learned in the First Impressions workshop to effectively pitch your project to the real Hollywood pros!  Come join other talented screenwriters & filmmakers to pitch your very best project to the professional Hollywood panelists who can make things happen for you, at this interactive pitch-panel. Quickly learn what to pitch, how to pitch effectively, and then…it’s your turn to pitch~ $100 each. Seating is limited to 25, so reserve your place in advance, now!  www.acteva.com/go/miff

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EXTREME NETWORKING PARTIES

Don’t miss these unique opportunities for extreme networking with US & international filmmakers, writers, composers, production companies, distributors, talent agents, celebrities, casting agents & Moondancers!

MOONDANCE EARLY-BIRD NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY

THURSDAY 4:00:PM – 6:00:PM


DEAN’S RESTAURANT

349 Greenwich Street

(between Harrison and Jay Sts)

New York, NY  10013

http://www.deansnyc.com

Dean’s thin crust, brick oven NY pizza is heaven, served in a stylish restaurant at reasonable prices. Every pizza contains homemade mozzarella and a choice of a dozen fresh toppings. Dean’s also offers a full Italian menu, salads, a complete wine list, desserts, and much more. Don’t forget to check out Dean’s famous thin crust, square “Grandma’s style” pizza…Magnifico! ADMISSION: On Your Own

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WELCOME TO THE MOONDANCE NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY

FRIDAY 4:00PM – 6:00PM

DAVID BURKE GARDEN


23 Grand Street

New York, NY  10013

In Soho, & located at The James Hotel New York

http://www.davidburkekitchen.com

Renowned Chef, David Burke’s, of David Burke Kitchen, brings his creative, inventive culinary style to downtown New York. Always the culinary showman, Burke’s imaginative reinterpretations of classic American cuisine are combined with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients at his newest restaurant, which was most recently named one of Forbes 2011 All-Star Eateries with an award of three stars. ADMISSION: On Your Own

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MOONDANCE AND THE CITY NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY

SATURDAY 4:00PM – 6:00PM


COSMOPOLITAN CAFÉ






“A Serene Oasis in the Heart of Tribeca”
125 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

(212) 766 3787

The European-style Cosmopolitan Café’s unique menu reflects an elegant, old-world ambience, with items like pan au chocolat, espresso from the bar’s antique Fiorenzato machine, and an unusual assortment of focaccia sandwiches, olives, and prosciutto.  The reconstruction of the space is meticulous, with antique artifacts, including owner Béro’s own great-grandfather’s icebox, and an original billboard from the historic Cosmopolitan Hotel. The food is top-notch, and the service is a throwback to a grand era where people really cared about hospitality. ADMISSION: On Your Own

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MOONDANCE IS SEEKING CORPORATE & INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS FOR THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

IN NEW YORK CITY:

“Thanks a million!”

As a sponsor, supporter or donor, you are supporting one of the best and most-respected major film festivals in the world! You or your company may advertise in the print program, have flyers placed on the free literature tables during the festival event, and/or hang a banner at the venue. Please consider sponsoring a film program, the gala awards ceremony & reception, or any other element of the festival of interest to you.

CONTACT ELIZABETH ENGLISH: moondancefestival@gmail.com

Help us make a big splash!! Click here for more info: http://moondancefilmfestival.com/04_sponsors.info.html

See the other sponsors, donors and friends of Moondance who have supported the film festival over the years:

http://moondancefilmfestival.com/04_sponsors.list.html

Thanks a million for your generous support!

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AFTER-PARTIES:

OPENING NIGHT AFTER-PARTY

THURSDAY 8:00PM – 12:00AM

~~ RDV ~~

409 West 13th Street

(between 9th Ave & Washington St)

New York, NY  10014

http://www.facebook.com/pages/RdV/164005810281519

Area:  Meatpacking District

RDV (short for rendezvous), a hidden subterranean playground tucked away downstairs, below the French restaurant, Bagatelle, RDV is filled with gleaming wood floors, upscale ambience, unique decor, comfortable seating, great crowds, very loud hip-hop & rap music, and drinks are cool, but can be expensive. NO HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY

ADMISSION: $20 IN ADVANCE / $25 AT THE DOOR

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CLOSING NIGHT AFTER-PARTY:  BREEZES

SUNDAY 4-9:PM

MORRIS JUMEL MANSION

65 Jumel Terrace

New York, NY 10032

http://www.morrisjumel.org/

Area:  Harlem

Join us for the Closing Night Event!  A beautiful evening of music, food and great friends, this year’s closing night party will take place at the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion – the headquarters of George Washington during the American Revolution in 1776.  Exclusive catering provided by A Taste of Seafood. Special performance headlined by MBK Entertainment’s Anthony Hall http://www.purevolume.com/AnthonyHallAcoustic!  With guest performance by Neo-soul sensation, Greg Banks! ADMISION: $25 IN ADVANCE / $30 AT THE DOOR

Directions via NYC subway:  Take the C train to 163rd Street. of Sylvan Terrace. Exit the stairs at the south-east end of the station. Walk past the C-Town grocery store and proceed up stone stairwell on the left (east) side of St. Nicolas Avenue. Museum entrance is directly ahead of you at the end. NO HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY.

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MOONDANCERS WRITE US!

“Over the years, I have tried to break into a major festival. When I found out my short story had been named a semi-finalist at Moondance 2012, I had a slight hallelujuah moment. I’m pretty sure my entire apartment complex knows I’m a semi-finalist at Moondance. I am overjoyed that the story that gave me my first publishing breakthrough also won this accolade. I say won, because knowing someone was happy with my short story gives me great pride. Thank you, Moondance, for this honor.”- Amy McCorkle, “Another Way to Die”

“Just wanted to write you a quick note to say a massive thank you! Anny Slater, at the Good Dog Film Festival, told me you had recommended my film and asked me to send it in – and I did, and it won best drama short and $500! Thank you for awarding Fixing Jack with a win in the 2012 screenplay section! We’re thrilled. We love the script, and your support means a lot. It seems that I have great luck at your festival over the years – first Christian Savage, then Mahpa, now a semi-finalist for Girl Clock and a win for Fixing Jack! You do great things for starving artists everywhere. Lots of love and hugs from a warm and sunny Brisbane.” ~ Jennifer Ussi, Australia, award-winning screenwriter & filmmaker

“First of all, thank you for screening our film at your festival…it’s the first recognition, with a long journey ahead for those women…so let it be known that we started this journey with you. We are up to our necks in preparation for the symposium in Lima, Peru, which is featuring 28 framed large-format pieces, of women and children around the globe, and will be announcing that my team and I are in production of the feature documentary…a long-form of these women’s stories presented in “Black Inside – Three Womens’ Voicees”. The organizations there, from WHO to GIZ, UNDP etc. will be showing our film to the attendees, which will be quite interesting!” ~ Rodney Rascona, Director

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MOONDANCE RECOMMENDS:

“JOHNNY MONTANA”

Feature film by John Gavin

Johnny vs. the cops!

“JOHNNY MONTANA”: Feature film by John Gavin. Johnny is a Brooklyn guy in his mid-20s trying to grow beyond his provincial background. Frustrated, trapped, and living at home in blue-collar Brooklyn with his aging parents, Johnny wants to be a “somebody,” even acquiring the last name of his hero, Joe Montana. In his quest for self-discovery, he falls into a dark underworld that brings him everything he wants…or so he thought. Shot over 360 days in 60 New York locations, entirely “guerilla-style,” Johnny Montana captures New York’s vibrant grittiness, un-sanitized. From subway cars to penthouses, Times Square to Rockefeller Center, Manhattan isn’t just a backdrop – it’s a character in itself. Reviews
: “The new high watermark in no-budget feature filmmaking…”  Paul Rogers, LA Film Critic. “..Epitomizes the perfect indie flick…It gets  no better than Johnny Montana…”  Mike Skurko, Indiefest

Johnny’s blind date!

2006 Moondance Best Feature Film “Johnny Montana”  is launching its DVD/online distribution this fall.  For more info, please visit the movie’s Facebook Fan Page at http://on.fb.me/NjOfl5 and follow it on Twitter @MontanaMovie.  Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDCsLoOLfm0

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by Moondance filmmaker, Eric Bosse

The world we think we know shifts and turns otherworldly in the short stories and flash fictions that make up Eric Bosse’s Magnificent Mistakes. In smooth, subtle prose, Bosse moves through the lives of a menagerie of misfits, crackpots, and odd-ones-out. Lit through from start to finish with an oblique sense of the darker side of life, this imaginative collection of stories evokes tenderness, even as it refuses to forgive. Reviews: “Readers will find these nineteen stories beautifully strange and evocative. Inhabited by oddballs, lovers, ghosts, and runaways, the world Bosse creates is full of the unexpected, of chance encounters, and the vast and moving struggles of misfiring hearts. A stunning collection.” ~ Kathy Fish, author • “Eric Bosse has somehow learned all our secrets, and now he’s put them on display in Magnificent Mistakes. With this cheerfully mordant collection, he takes it all on—God, patricide, deviant sex, jugglers with nothing left to live for—and doesn’t flinch once throughout.” ~ Ron Currie, Jr., author. Eric Bosse’s short comedy film, “My Mother Received a Wound” will be screening at Moondance 2012! BUY THE BOOK, only $12.95!

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

"Amelia" Photo by SKV

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” ~ Anatole France

“Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: – ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” ~ Martin Luther King Jr., Speech at Civil Rights March on Washington, August 28, 1963

“You must have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ~ Rosalynn Carter

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love, and then find a way to offer it to others, in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“Peace is a verb. It’s alive and involves the choices we make every day.” ~ Colleen Kelly

“Sometimes, your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes, your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Anonymous

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