MOONDANCE AND THE CITY!


SEPTEMBER 13, 14, 15, 16, 2012

~ TRIBECA CINEMAS ~

54 Varick Street

NEW YORK CITY

Come join us!

  • AWARD-WINNING INDIE FILM SCREENINGS

GO CHECK OUT THE GREAT PHOTOS FROM OUR FILMS HERE: http://moondancefilmfestival.com/02_festival.synopses.html

  • GALA AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION
  • NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTIES
  • WORKSHOPS & PANELS
  • AFTER-PARTIES

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

www.acteva.com/go/miff

2012 MOONDANCE TRAVEL INFO

2012 MOONDANCE LODGIING INFO

2012 WINNERS, FINALISTS & SEMI-FINALISTS

2012 MOONDANCE LAUREL WREATHS

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

HDO 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 16TH

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!

Everyone is welcome, not just winners!

• Only 50 tickets left, so reserve now!

Tickets are $100 each, $50 for kids 12 & under, and can be purchased in advance at: www.acteva.com/go/miff

Join the crew…& 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. ~ $50 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

A REAL HOLLYWOOD PRO!

A PITCH-PANEL FOR FILMMAKERS & SCREENWRITERS

Presenter: Mitchell Stuart

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~ $50 each. Seating is limited to 25, so reserve your place in advance, now!  www.acteva.com/go/miff

Mitchell Stuart, Emmy-winning film and television producer who has sold screenplays and television series around the world, is a long-time film producer, director & writer, with credits for directing & producing a series about music concerts at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, called The Road to MSG, starring Jay-Z; Chicago; Earth, Wind & Fire; & Motley Crue. He has produced TV commercials & Stripped Raw & Reel Internet programs for stars, such as Kanye West, Shakira Ludacris, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Carson Daly, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Ryan Seacrest, LL Cool J, Kenny Rogers, Jewel, The Fray, & Ashanti, among others. His latest short documentary film, “Natsanat”, co-directed by Cheryl Halpern, about women warriors in Ethiopia, has won the Moondance & screens at the 2012 film festival. His upcoming documentary film is titled “Shelter Island”.

MOONDANCERS WRITE US:

“I wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity to take part in The Moondance International Film Festival this year. I sincerely appreciate your patience, flexibility, and your sense of what I was trying to accomplish with my television pilot. After the Moondance results, I had some faith that I was going in the right direction. I have a manager submitting it now to producers…crossing fingers…but the Moondance award definitely helps the cause.” ~ Wendy Brache, 2012 Moondance winner for “Tweeters” TV pilot script










“We’re very excited to have our first screening in Susan’s city and where the idea for Mission of Mermaids all began. After two years of work and dedication to this project and the cause behind it, we’ve come full circle. We hope you can attend the NYC screening at the Moondance International Film Festival. M.O.M. has its NYC premiere at this lovely festival, perfect for our topic. Aside from having a Mermaid as their logo, their mission is right in tune with our own.” ~ Susan Rockefeller, director

Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, New York, NY

When: Friday, September 14, 6 pm

• Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

And keep up to date with our activities on the Mission of Mermaids website.

WORDLESS THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

www.Moondancefilmfestival.com

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