MOONDANCE 2017 WINNING FILMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO
WATCH ONLINE: HERE
- See the listing of Moondance 2017 winners, finalists and semi-finalists, in all competition categories HERE.
- See the list of official selected films for 2017 HERE
- You can find downloadable Moondance 2017 laurels HERE to add, if eligible, to your website, social media, promotions, and media releases.
- If you are a 2017 winner, finalist or semi-finalist, you are eligible to apply for an official Moondance certificate HERE:
- And here’s the link to meet our 2017 international Moondance Team.
The Moondance International Film Festival, featuring its distinctive cinematic visions and bold film selections, has distinguished itself around the world as much more than an annual film festival! The Moondance is a unique community, a supportive, productive, and creative year-round collaboration between independent filmmakers and movie audiences, between writers, composers and the world of top-quality filmed entertainment. The Moondance film screenings are all online, viewable via the Moondance website links. Moondance 2017 is the first major film festival to accomplish this. This is truly today’s preferred, state-of-the-art & most important global film viewing & promotional advantage!
A FILMMAKERS TOOLBOX:
“MAKING A GREAT PROMOTIONAL TRAILER”
By Elizabeth English
Do you want to have a really good 2-3-minute trailer to send to producers, studios, film festival competitions, for your website & in social media ? Haven’t quite finished post on your film yet, but want to promote it now?
Great trailers are in a special class of their own; little polished gems that showcase your film, and make people want to see more! But film trailers can be more difficult to make really well than the entire film, itself. It can be more time-consuming, judicious editing must be a main concern, you have to tell the main story, theme & concept quickly, harder scene decisions need to be made, and you need to sell your film in less than three minutes.
Can you tell the main story, introduce the lead characters, show the main conflict, and give the viewer a visual, memorable impression in under three minutes? And, remember, you need to hook the viewer in the first few seconds! You probably don’t even have a full 3 minutes to do the job, unless the first 30-60 seconds are fantastic. READ MORE HERE!
INTRODUCING OUR 2017 ONLINE FILM SCREENINGS COORDINATOR:
Michael M. Conti is a Boulder, Colorado-based filmmaker. He once challenged himself to make a short film once a month for a year, and then found other filmmakers equally crazy to join him. He ran The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival Boulder for nine years as executive director. Besides teaching as an adjunct professor in digital video editing and videography, Michael also provides video services for corporate, government and spiritual clients around the country. His current filming passion has made him into an internationally-known filmmaker with the release of his inspirational documentary, The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard. The film premiered in Germany, and screened at Harvard Divinity School, Emory University, & other important venues. This film is part of a series with “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir”, now in post-production for release in April 2018. On a side note, in 2003, Michael worked as Co-director & Cinematographer with Director & producer Elizabeth English, making LOSING JULIA, based upon her short screenplay, and which premiered at the 2004 Moondance.
A MOONDANCER WRITES US:
“Thank you again for the honor of being in your festival. We’re excited to watch all of the film submissions!” ~ Owen Weber, co-director: “JimMortal”, 2017 winning filmed TV pilot & available to watch online.
A MOONDANCE REMINDER:
The annual Moondance International Film Festival, now in its 18th successful season, and known worldwide as “The Film Festival Without Borders”, is screening all of our 2017 winning films online right now on your computer or mobile devices! Get out that bowl of popcorn and you can view them all on Vimeo, via the Moondance website: http://moondancefilmfestival.com/2017-watch-winning-films/ Please subscribe now to our popular news-blog for updates, info, news, insider tips & inspiration: www.moondancefilmfestival.com/blog, and get ready for the upcoming 2018 call-for-entries! Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may come and alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne