~~~ Happy Summer Solstice to all Moondancers! ~~~
You can make a big splash at Moondance 2015. Submit your entry now!
CALL-FOR-ENTRIES EXTENDED FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Thanks a million to all those talented filmmakers, writers & composers who have already submitted their entries for 2015!
Please note: Films may be submitted to Moondance by the director, producers, cinematographer, DP, film score composer, writer, editor or a lead actor(, with permission from the producer/director, as needed!
See our submission categories HERE!
Feature, short, documentary, & animation films, music videos, screenplays, stageplays, radio plays, short stories, treatments, kids scripts & films, TV pilots, and more!
Read our submission guidelines HERE!
Official Entry Form HERE!
Moondance now also accepts scripts for judging in these languages:
FRENCH, SPANISH, GERMAN, DUTCH & AFRICAANS.
Moondance International Film Festival dates:
September 7th & 8th,, 2015
Boulder, Colorado USA
Check out the website for more info:
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24 production companies joined InkTip in the past month alone, to look for new scripts to produce!
List your scripts now to take full advantage of producers looking to option scripts and discover new writers. As you may know, we launched a new pricing structure to make it easier for writers to list multiple scripts. The more scripts you list on InkTip, the more visible you become to our growing network of producers and reps. Log in here to list your scripts now and make them visible to the 24 production companies that just joined InkTip – as well as the dozens of producers who already hired multiple writers and optioned over 70 scripts so far this year – not to mention the many more producers who will option scripts very soon. New producers sign up and use InkTip every week, to find the scripts and writers they are looking for!
“FRAGMENTED: THE HIDDEN HEROES OF BORNEO”
ABOUT THE FILM:
“Fragmented: the Hidden Heroes of Borneo”, from UK directors Stephanie Sammann and Ellie Mackay, explores the unusual conservation efforts by researchers in Northern Malaysian Borneo, where palm oil deforestation threatens one of the most treasured & wild parts of the planet. The forested depths of Borneo are home to some of the world’s most unique animals & plants, and at the current rate of deforestation, they are on the brink of being lost forever.
Within the ecological disaster unfolding around them, our unlikely protagonists work to protect some of the world’s most peculiar creatures against the impending destruction. From incredibly rare frogs, to impossibly strange insects, the scientists’ dedication to their subjects can be both baffling and moving. Their conservation methods are far from conventional, and the complicated relationship between the SAFE Project and the local palm oil corporations shows that the conservation story that we have all heard may not be all that it seems. More than just a nature documentary, Fragmented tells the story of the very human aspect behind one of the wildest places on earth. www.fragmentedfilm.com
The story of conservation in Borneo is an essential one to tell.
How YOU can help:
MOONDANCERS WRITE US:
“Labor Day weekend would certainly be a marvelous night for a moon dance in Boulder Colorado!”
~ Brian Connors, director, “Good Men”, short film, starring Ed Asner & Mark Rydell
“Karen Pearlman and I so appreciated your support of the first work of our Physical TV Company A Dancer Drops Out Of The Sky in the early days of Moondance. Many thanks and congratulations on what you have achieved over all these years with this festival.”
~ Richard James Allen
“So Moondance goes on its wonderful way. What a fine gateway you’ve created. I have decided you are an archetype…not sure which…but one of the good guys. Truly great work. Marguerite and I just smile when we think of you!”
~ Gino Matteo, playwright, 2014 winner, “Nellie” libretto
“I would love to offer my help for the Moondance Festival. Please let me know when you are ready to sign up volunteers. I will forever remember how wonderful an experience I had helping in the past.”
~ Lee Nicholson
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Monday, September 7th
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Please RSVP at the above invitation link, or just show up & join us!
Everyone within the International Film, TV and Theater industry can benefit from being a Stage32 member & networking with other members. The Stage 32 community is strictly for people working in or with a desire to work in film, television or theater. It’s a place to gather, to discuss and develop projects, to join actor with director, director with producer, producer with cast and crew, maybe even find financial support for filmmaking, promote your project, and connect screenwriters with agents, producers and directors. Here, you can grow your contact list and build a pertinent network in a rapid fashion. The more you participate, the greater the results. As the saying goes, it’s not only what you know, it’s also who you know. So, don’t wait for things to happen, make them happen. With over 400,000 members from every country on the planet, Stage 32 is the vital social network and educational hub for the film, television and theater community, and is uniquely populated with the most creative people on Earth. Join Stage 32 today and start building your world-wide entertainment industry network.
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:
SHOULD OR MUST?
“The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion”
By Elle Luna
“Does what goes on inside show on the outside?,” young Vincent van Gogh despaired in a moving letter to his brother while floundering to find his purpose. “Someone has a great fire in his soul and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it, and passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney.” A century later, Joseph Campbell stoked that hearth of the soul with his foundational treatise on finding your bliss. And yet every day, countless hearths and hearts grow ashen in cubicles around the world as we succumb to the all-too-human tendency toward choosing what we should be doing in order to make a living over what we must do in order to feel alive.
Sometimes, Shoulds are small, seemingly innocuous, and easily accommodated. “You should listen to that song,” for example. At other times, Shoulds are highly influential systems of thought that pressure and, at their most destructive, coerce us to live our lives differently.
Must is when we stop conforming to other people’s ideals and start connecting to our own – and this allows us to cultivate our full potential as individuals. To choose Must is to say yes to hard work and constant effort, to say yes to a journey without a road map or guarantees, and in so doing, to say yes to what Joseph Campbell called “the experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Choosing Must is the greatest thing we can do with our lives. (excerpted from www.BrainPickings.org)
LAST CHANCE! SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY TODAY!
DON’T BE A SNAIL!
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QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
No trees or natural habitats were harmed in the creation of this news-blog!
When we choose Should, we’re choosing to live our life for someone or something other than ourselves. The journey to Should can be smooth, the rewards can seem clear, and the options are often plentiful.