MOONDANCE NEWS & CHINESE NEW YEAR WISHES!


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Wishing you a very happy, healthy, and productive Chinese Lunar New Year of the Horse! I hope it’s good for me, too, as the horse (water horse) is my Chinese Zodiac sign… ~ My Very Best Regards, Elizabeth

In Chinese astrology, Horse year is considered a fortunate year that brings good luck and good things. Magical Horse has supernatural powers, is heroic, strong, and can even fly! Horse year is about freedom, returning to nature, and enjoying life and life’s adventures…you may feel more buoyant and able to tackle things that you have been putting on the back burner.

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 S C R O L L  O N  D O W N  T O  R E A D  A B O U T : 

  • 2014 SUBMISSION INFO
  • INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 2014 MOONDANCE
  • A MOONDANCER’S SUCCESS STORY
  • MOONDANCERS WRITE US!
  • BAD & GOOD NEWS FROM HOLLYWOOD
    • PETE SEEGER: IN MEMORIAM
    • RECOMMENDED THAI MUSIC VIDEO
    • SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
    • CONTACT US!

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M O O N D A N C E  2 0 1 4  S U B M I S S I O N S  I N F O :

COMPETITION CATEGORIES: films, (shorts & features, documentaries, narrative, animation), music videos, screenplays, film scores & original music, stageplays, short stories, TV pilots, radio plays, and more!

EASY WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY:

(in order of preference)


1. MIFF ENTRY FORM

http://moondancefilmfestival.com/moondance-entry-form

2. WITHOUTABOX SUBMISSION SERVICE

http://www.withoutabox.com/login/1240

FINAL POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR REGULAR SUBMISSIONS:

JUNE 30, 2014

…but don’t wait until the last minute! Send in your submission now!

 Plan to join us at the original, the  one and only, Moondance International Film Festival, in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, September 26, 27, 28, 2014!

  • Top-quality Indie film screenings from around the world
  • Professional workshops & seminars
  • Productive networking parties & events
  • Gala awards ceremony
  • Meet with Hollywood celebrities in attendance

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Foothills of Boulder, Colorado

FOR MORE INFO, VISIT THE WEBSITE: www.moondancefilmfestival.com

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A  M O O N D A N C E R ’ S   S U C C E S S   S T O R Y :

“The Diver”, winning animation film by Damon Mohl

“The Diver”, winning animation film by Damon Mohl

Moondance’s multi-award-winning animation filmmaker and artist, and Colorado resident, Damon Mohl, opens an art gallery show of his work. READ MORE:

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M O O N D A N C E R S   W R IT E   U S :

“…you placed my script, “Quantum Leap”, in the Semi-Finalist category in 2010. I sincerely thank you for that because it gave me encouragement to develop it into a much better story…It has gone through endless re-writes and the consensus among all the reviews is that it is an astonishing original story with excellent marketing potential.” ~ Nick Szegedi

I looked up Moondance and I am so pleased to learn about your festival! …and I have added Moondance to my “watch-list” on withoutabox.com.” ~ Erika Street

Wishing you great success with the Moondance Festival!” ~ Nicole Dreiske, Executive Director, International Children’s Media Center

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B A D  “N E W S”  F R O M   H O L L Y W O O D :

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Hollywood’s hidden sexism: How casting notices keep beauty standards alive. Wonder why TV wives are always hotter than their husbands? Hint: It starts before the show is even cast… this discrepancy is lodged deep within the writing and casting processes…READ MORE Article By Victoria Frings, Salon Writer

G O O D  N E W S  F R O M  H O L L Y W O O D :

Harvey Weinstein Has Change of Heart On Violent Content In Films: “The Change Starts Here”, Says He Will Change His Choices In Regard To Violence: Video “You have to look in the mirror, too. I have to choose movies that aren’t violent or as violent as they used to be.” said Weinstein. From www.deadline.com

 * Check out the Moondance statement on non-violence in film

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Folk singer Pete Seeger, who established the music as an expression of community, conscience and social justice during a career that spanned eight decades, has died. He was 94. He viewed the sharing of folk songs as a democratic act. To participate in singing songs together – which Seeger encouraged in the group sing-alongs that were an inevitable feature of his concerts – was to participate in the inner workings of the country itself. ~ Christopher Morris, Variety, January 27, 2014 “(He) seemed to always have fun with that great smile, even while singing his protests. He paved the way for Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, and truly was a one-of-a-kind troubadour for the whole world.” ~ John Vizzusi “Ever since he chose his path, he has stayed on it, and walked the walk he talked, and he inspired generations to raise our voices in song, to always think of others, to respect ourselves and all who cross our paths.” ~ David Amram, The New York Times 

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S O M E  T H I N G S  T O  T H I N K  A B O U T :

Windmills at Mykonos, Greece

Windmills at Mykonos, Greece

“You can be right, or you can be happy. ~ Gerald G. Jampolsky

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 BIRD STRETCHED ON WATER

“To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge, with both hands, up to the elbows, into life.” ~ Jean Anouilh

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Ajanta Caves http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajanta_caves

Ajanta Caves http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajanta_caves

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Gautama Buddha

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“Kindness and love is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear.” – Mark Twain

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“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer

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SERENE MUSIC VIDEO RECOMMENDED:

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The Thai Buddhist Forest Tradition, Thudong: Forest Monks and Hermits of Thailand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCJi3u_KmQQ

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HOLLYWOOD IN THE ROCKIES @ MOONDANCE 2014! A MOONDANCE SPECIAL TRIBUTE & NEWS
HOLLYWOOD IN THE ROCKIES @ MOONDANCE 2014!
A MOONDANCE SPECIAL TRIBUTE & NEWS