Moondance May 2011 Spring News


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2011 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

~ ~ ~ ~   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2011   ~ ~ ~ ~

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:

  • FEATURE FILMS
  • SHORT FILMS
  • DOCUMENTARY FILMS
  • ANIMATION FILMS
  • MUSIC VIDEOS
  • FEATURE SCREENPLAYS
  • SHORT SCREENPLAYS
  • TV PILOT SCRIPTS
  • FILMED TV PILOTS
  • TV EPISODICS
  • SHORT STORIES
  • LIBRETTI
  • ORIGINAL MUSIC & FILM SCORES
  • STAGEPLAYS
  • RADIO PLAYS
  • & more!

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY TO MOONDANCE TODAY!

Check out the Moondance website for official entry form & more info!
http://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

Or use our online submission service:
http://www.withoutabox.com/login/1240

Or go to our other submission service site:
http://www.acteva.com/go/moondance2011

~ ~ ~ ~   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2011   ~ ~ ~ ~

MOVIEBYTES.COM
Lists Moondance as “one of the top ten
film festival competitions worth the entry fee!”

MOONDANCE SCRIPT CRITIQUES:

Cynthia Butler, Moondance’s very popular reader will write a one-page critique and assessment of your submitted screenplay, stageplay, teleplay or up to 3 short stories. Check off the box for critiques on the Moondance entry form or at Withoutabox.com. The fee is a nominal $55 for each critique requested

CHECK OUT MOONDANCE AT WIKIPEDIA:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moondance_International_Film_Festival

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*** Special note to Moondance’s 2011 competition entrants
Moondance communicates with all competition entrants via e-mail. To receive regular e-newsletters with updates and more information about your submission status and about the film festival, we strongly recommend that you stay connected! If you change your e-mail address, please let us know right away.

Thanks for your continued interest in the Moondance!

$ REQUESTING MOONDANCE SUPPORT $

Dear Friends of Moondance International Film Festival:
Please seriously consider helping support Moondance’s on-going efforts to promote, inspire and encourage the world’s independent filmmakers, writers and composers, with a financial donation to start off the new year right! Your contribution makes it possible for us to enlighten, inspire, enrich, educate, and entertain through film, writing & music. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated.

A donation of $1000 or more, to help fund our 2011 film festival, will put your name, or your company’s name, in the Moondance credits as a co-producer: on our website, in the newsletters, and in the festival print program!

SPONSORSHIP INFO:
http://moondancefilmfestival.com/04_sponsors.info.html

SPONSORS, DONORS & FRIENDS OF MOONDANCE:
http://moondancefilmfestival.com/04_sponsors.list.html

MOONDANCE SUCCESSES & CELEBRITIES:
http://moondancefilmfestival.com/05_other.successes.html


MOONDANCE RECOMMENDS:

WATCH THIS lovely “FREE HUGS” video from Italy!
Have a smile, virtual hugs to all!
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hN8CKwdosjE

MOONDANCE NEWS:

UNDER OUR SKIN, a fascinating 2009 Moondance winning documentary film on Lyme disease, will be seen on TV, and will be shown on select PBS stations across the country. Thanks to viewer calls and emails, more and more PBS affiliates are picking up the show. Broadcasts will continue throughout the summer and beyond. Check the current schedule of broadcasts; if you don’t see your local PBS station listed, feel free to contact them, urging that they program the film! UNDER OUR SKIN is also available nationwide as Video On Demand, in community screenings everywhere, and on DVD.

 WEBSITE: http://www.underourskin.com/

WATCH THE TRAILER: http://www.underourskin.com/emvideo/modal/3021/853/510/field_video/youtube/z5u73ME4sVU

HILLARY CLINTON ENDORSES ARTISTS & WRITERS:

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton highlighted the importance of the arts and artists in her remarks at Georgetown University on the Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century.  During a question Q & A session, Secretary of State Clinton was asked about the importance of the arts and artists in helping to promote human rights.  In her reply, Clinton stated:

“I think that artists both individually and through their works can illustrate better than any speech I can give or any government policy we can promulgate that the spirit that lives within each of us, the right to think and dream and expand our boundaries, is not confined, no matter how hard they try, by any regime anywhere in the world. There is no way that you can deprive people from feeling those stirrings inside their soul.  And artists can give voice to that. They can give shape and movement to it. And it is so important, in places where people feel forgotten, marginalized and hopeless, to have that glimmer that there is a better future, that there is a better way that they just have to hold onto.”


TOXIC PLASTICS:

Not only are many plastics made with toxic chemicals, but we’re trashing the planet with plastic. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade. Most of it isn’t recycled. Tons of it ends up in the oceans, where it does great harm to wildlife–and returns to our bodies when we eat their flesh. Beth Terry, the creator of the blog Fake Plastic Fish, did an excellent video about cutting plastic consumption. To find out what you can do to let Congress know that you don’t want toxic chemicals in your stuff, visit the I Am Not a Guinea Pig Campaign, watch their video, and learn about how to support desperately-needed reform of the chemicals industry. (excerpted from the Slow Love blog, by Dominique Browning,  March 10, 2011)

Whale Eye Photo: The New York Times

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:

“Human dignity for others begins with loving and accepting yourself.  You can’t treat people with tolerance if you don’t respect your own person. Be kind to YOU today, in your thoughts, and in the ways you treat your body & soul. Consider it an act of global peace.” ~ Yehuda Berg, Kabbala Centre International

Don Quixote & Sancho Panza, by Pablo Picasso

“Remember that everything in our life is not only supposed to happen but is indeed happening for our betterment. Remember that our personal peace is up to us – and not determined by someone outside of us. Our feelings are generated not by our situations but by what we believe about them.” ~ Lynne Forrest

“When it is darkest you can see the most stars.” ~ Ancient Persian proverb

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Gandhi

“Spring – a time for planting new seeds and trusting they’ll grow, but a time to nurture and love ourself, have patience and trust that sometimes growth doesn’t always look like the seeds we’ve planted, and sometimes we just need to rest and rejuvenate.” ~ Alex Marcoux www.AlexMarcoux.com

Daffodils Photo by Dominique Browning

“I had nothing to do with any of the moments of beauty that caught my eye this morning. But here’s what I did right: I noticed them.” ~ Dominque Browning, Slow Love Life blog

Good friends are like stars.
You don’t always see them,
but you know they are there.

WORD FOR THE DAY:

logodaedalist defined in a 1727 dictionary as “an inventer or forger of new words, and strange terms” A logodaedalist may be said to be a weaver of words into a rich and varied verbal tapestry. An ancient Greek artificer, Daedalus, has also lent his name to “daedal”, which can refer to an inventive or skilful person, but which can also mean the diverse or fruitful earth. There’s also “logodaedaly”, the skill of putting across a speech or a fluent employment of verbal legerdemain, much as is accomplished by lawyers, politicians, poets, and, of course, by lyricists, screenwriters & playwrights.


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