REPORT: 2012 MOONDANCE AND THE CITY!


I wish to sincerely thank all the festival attendees, many of whom traveled halfway around the world to be here, the volunteers and the Tribeca Cinemas staff, who helped make the 2012 Moondance such a grand success. Special thanks also to Joe Gilpin, Jr., graphic designer; Chris Anastasiadis, festival photographer; Karen Woodall, volunteers coordinator; Miles McAfee, screenings coordinator; Franz P. Lewis, special events coordinator; Tania Gomez, production coordinator; Samantha Walsh, public relations & marketing; Shayna Prophet, social media coordinator; a big hug for Big Joe, security, and my special personal festival assistant, Bermet Myrzaly. Thanks a million for being a vital part of the Moondance family!  ~~Elizabeth

www.Moondancefilmfestival.com

SEPTEMBER 13, 14, 15, 16, 2012

~ TRIBECA CINEMAS ~

NEW YORK CITY

  • AWARD-WINNING INDIE FILM SCREENINGS

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

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL FILM BLURBS

2012 WINNERS, FINALISTS & SEMI-FINALISTS

2012 MOONDANCE LAUREL WREATHS

2012 MOONDANCE FESTIVAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

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A SPECIAL NOTE TO 2012 MOONDANCE WINNERS

WHO COULD NOT ATTEND THE AWARDS CEREMONY:

If you would like to have your award star & official winner certificate mailed to you, please go to www.acteva.com/go/miff to pay the postage. $10 for US addresses & $20 for foreign addresses. Remember to include your mailing address & the title of your winning 2012 project.

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GALA MOONDANCE AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION!

“Moondancers Made a Big Splash!”

BRUNCH CRUISE IN NEW YORK HARBOR

The 2012 Moondance multi-talented winners & guests sailed out on this unique, privately-chartered 2-hour buffet brunch cruise, and all enjoyed smooth sailing around the fabulous island of Manhattan, on the luxury yacht, “Duchess”! We enjoyed a great view of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, a delicious gourmet buffet and mimosas, while Moondance awards were announced and presented to the winners! The winner from Alaska, and all 3 women fishing boat captains, even had a chance to drive the boat! The entire adventure was a unique networking and photo opportunity for all!

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Please send your best .jpeg photos from Moondance, for the online 2012 festival photo album, to: moondancefestival@gmail.com, with MOONDANCE PHOTOS in the subject line of your email.

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READ WHAT THE 2012 MOONDANCERS WRITE TO US:

“I had a great time at the 2012 Moondance International Film Festival. The panels and workshops that I attended were informative and interesting; I loved the international aspect of the festival. I watched high quality films about important issues and playful pleasures throughout the world. I met people from as far away as Australia and London. The boat ride brunch around Manhattan was a treat. There were plenty of opportunities for networking. Of course, the heart and soul of the festival was the director, Elizabeth English. She was tirelessly, and passionately, supportive of all of the writers, directors, composers and filmmakers who attended the festival. Elizabeth made a point of connecting with and encouraging each one of us. My consultation with her was very helpful. I will definitely attend Moondance again. Thanks for the lovely introduction you gave me when I received my award. Thank you for also being so generous with your time and input during our private consultation.” ~ Donna Lisa, winning writer, Wheels – The June Bug”

“It was really a pleasure having your festival at TriBeCa Cinemas. Once again, I want to express how much I enjoyed your programming. We host many festivals, and I was truly impressed by the quality of the films at MOONDANCE! ~ Ryan Littman, Tribeca Cinemas Events Manager

“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

I am very grateful to you, Elizabeth, for selecting “Little Dancer” for screening at the Moondance. United Nations people who were there are now on board with the film, and so much good can come from all of it.  I also see what a wonderful photographer Rodney Rascona is (“Black Inside” winning PSA) as you had mentioned, and he and Ben Pickup at the UNF can make a difference for women around the world, as well, by focusing on the topic of providing new, safer ways of cooking. Bless you Elizabeth for your courage and determination to make a difference in the world with Moondance.” ~~ Marc & Marla Halperin, www.magiclampreleasing.com

“Just wanted to thank you for your kind words at the awards ceremony & reception, regarding my short screenplay “The Chocolate Kandinsky”.  It was a privilege to be in a room filled with so many talented and open-hearted filmmakers.  I felt welcomed into the Moondance family, and the encouragement and new friendships I found are invaluable.  Thanks again for letting me be part of your wonderful festival.” ~ Suzanne Giffin

“It was a great pleasure meeting you in NYC for the Moondance Film Festival and getting a win in the Moondance. Vlad is climbing the walls with great excitement! The most valuable thing about this event was networking. Thank you again for my award. I am on to my next project right now, which is somewhat of a sequel to this. Perhaps it will be ready next year for the Moondance! Thanks again for everything. You did a wonderful job.” ~ Mark Lysgaard, winning screenwriter “Vlad the Inhaler”

“It was so wonderful meeting you this weekend at the Moondance International Film Festival.  I had such a great time working on the festival and am very grateful for the opportunity to meet so many impassioned individuals. The festival provided me with many networking opportunities, which were invaluable experiences.  Thank you again for the opportunity to be part of the Moondance International Film Festival, and I hope our paths cross again in the future!” ~ Samantha Walsh, Public Relations & Marketing

I want to thank you, personally, for the Columbine Award, and the greatest award, the opportunity to meet you. Here is the picture I took with my iPad; apparently, not a good-hair day.  But the picture captures two women who represent freedom. Thank you again, Elizabeth, for this great honor.  Sunday was a blast! ~ Tom Lidd, screenwriting winner for “Separate > Equal”










“We’re very excited to have our first screening in New York 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. the NYC screening at the Moondance International Film Festival. M.O.M. had 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

WORDLESS THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

THE 2013 MOONDANCE CALL-FOR-ENTRIES

WILL OPEN DECEMBER 1, 2012!

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