Entry Procedures


The 2014 competition submission period has ended.

Thanks a million for all the wonderful submissions received from talented artists 

from around the world!

Winners, finalists & semi-finalists will be announced in August 

in the news-blog & on the website

The 2015 Moondance competition will open on December 1, 2014

Starting December 1, 2014, send us your best films, scripts, stories, music and more!

1. Read the Submission Guidelines here→

2. You may submit your entry form online here →

Or you may Download in PDF format the following forms:

Entry Form in PDF

Release Form in PDF

OR

submit and pay for your entry through Withoutabox.com.

3. Include a Logline of the Written or Filmed submission.

A logline is a short, approximately 25-word (in one or two sentences), description of the script, story or film.

4. Gather Submission Materials

Either a copy of the Screenplay, Play, Teleplay, etc. (Industry Standard Format), or a copy of the Short or Feature Film, (NTSC DVD, BLU-RAY or PAL).

Do not send film stills, promotional material or media release with your submission. If your film is selected for screening, we will request the stills at that time.

5. Include the Entry Fee

If you are not paying your entry fee via PayPal:

For US submissions: we accept:

  • Bank checks
  • US postal money orders
  • American Express

For foreign submissions:  we accept:

  • International postal money order in US$
  • International bank cheque in US$
  • American Express cheque in US$

Please write the title of your submission on the check.

DEADLINES

EARLY-BIRD POSTMARK DEADLINE: DEC.1-JAN.31 FEE: $50
REGULAR POSTMARK DEADLINE: JAN.1-JULY15FEE: $75 EXTENDED!!!
LATE POSTMARK DEADLINE: JULY16-JULY31 FEE: $100

ALL FEES MUST BE IN US $ DOLLARS
* up to 3 short stories for single fee

6. Check Format Requirements

REQUIRED SUBMISSION FORMATS

  • FILMS: DVD in NTSC or PAL region 0 or 1
  • WRITTEN WORKS: ON PAPER, BOUND, STAPLED OR WITH FASTENERS
  • MUSIC: CD OR DVD in NTSC or PAL region 0 or 1
  • DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS OF FILMS, WRITTEN WORKS & ORIGINAL MUSIC ARE WELCOMED & ACCEPTED! IF A FILM IS SELECTED FOR SCREENING AT THE FILM FESTIVAL, A DVD OR BLU-RAY (IN NTSC OR PAL FORMAT) WILL BE REQUESTED & REQUIRED.

Short Film: Up To 30 Minutes

Short Script: Up To 30 Pages

Short Story: Up To 7550 Words

Feature Film: 31-120 Minutes

Feature Script: 90-130 Pages

Stageplay: 1, 2 or 3-act

7. Writers, please read the “Writers Read This” submission tips.

8. Filmmakers, please read the “Filmmakers Read This” submission tips.

9. Mail completed submission packet to:

Moondance Film Festival
970 9th Street
Boulder, CO. 80302 USA

Note: All submissions must be postmarked on or before the submission deadline.
POSTMARK DEADLINE: June 30, 2014