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Happy New Year from Moondance!

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If you can dream it, you can create it! 

In this new year, resolve to seek beauty, truth, harmony…the promise of the future and the blessings of today. Live well, laugh often, love much, gain the respect & the love of children; fill your niche, accomplish your tasks; leave the world better than you found it. Appreciate Earth’s beauties & express it. Look for the best in others and give the best you have!

Come join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary season of the Moondance International Film Festival!

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Moondance now offers comprehensive, professional feedback by Hollywood readers for screenplays, teleplays, stage plays & treatments submitted to the 2019 competition. Select this unique option on the Moondance entry form!

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Please note: Films may be submitted by the film’s director, producer, a lead actor, editor, film score composer or distributor, with permission of the director or distributor.

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE! 

FILMS • WRITTEN WORKS • ORIGINAL MUSIC

WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2018 FILMS HERE!

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” ~ Edward Abbey

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“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

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CHANGE YOUR DIET TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE IN 2019

By Lisa Drayer, CNN

www.allotmentgarden.com

You may be aware that a plant-based diet can make you healthier by lowering your risk for obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. But research shows there’s another good reason to regularly eat meatless meals. By filling your plate with plant foods instead of animal foods, you can help save the planet.

The production of animal products generates the majority of food-related greenhouse-gas emissions. The feed-related impacts of animal products also contribute to freshwater use and pressures on cropland, as well as nitrogen and phosphorus application, which over time could lead to dead zones in oceans, low-oxygen areas where few organisms can survive.

For an example of how animal foods compare with plant-based foods in terms of environmental effects, consider that “beef is more than 100 times as emissions-intensive as legumes. This is because a cow needs, on average, 10 kilograms of feed, often from grains, to grow 1 kilogram of body weight, and that feed will have required water, land and fertilizer inputs to grow. In addition, cows emit the potent greenhouse gas methane during digestion, which makes cows and other ruminants such as sheep especially high-emitting.

Adopting more plant-based diets for ourselves could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the food system by more than half, according to the Nature study. A mainly plant-based diet could also reduce other environmental impacts, such as those from fertilizers, and save up to quarter use of both farmland and fresh water.

“Peaceable Kingdom”, Jenny Stein, director, 2009 doc film winner



Last Chance for the Moondance Early-bird Entry Fee!

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Come join us in celebrating the 20thAnniversary season of the Moondance International Film Festival! AND take advantage of our exclusive $25 Early-bird discounted entry fee right now & until December 31st!

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Moondance now offers comprehensive, professional feedback by Hollywood readers for screenplays, teleplays, stage plays & treatments submitted to the 2019 competition. Select this unique option on the Moondance entry form!

OR CLICK:

https://filmfreeway.com/MoondanceInternationalFilmFestival

Films submitted at the Moondance entry form, or at FilmFreeway may be submitted by the film’s director, producer, a lead actor, editor, film score composer or distributor, with permission of the director or distributor.

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!https://moondancefilmfestival.com/submissions/submission-categories/

FILMS • WRITTEN WORKS • ORIGINAL MUSIC

WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2018 FILMS HERE!

A MOONDANCER WRITES US:

“I am looking forward to submitting to the Moondance Film Festival. I’m also looking forward to viewing the winning and selected films  from the previous years. The festival looks amazing! Best Wishes!” ~ Amy Giaquinto, filmmaker

MOONDANCE WISHES YOU A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY TIME, AND A HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE, TOO, FROM BEAUTIFUL BOULDER, COLORADO!

 

 

 



MOONDANCE 2019 EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT!

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Come join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary season of the Moondance International Film Festival!

AND take advantage of our exclusive Early-bird discounted entry fee until December 31st!

CLICK:


OR CLICK:

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

FILMS • WRITTEN WORKS • ORIGINAL MUSIC

WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2018 FILMS HERE!

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:

  “I’ve always had a very strong connection with my own gut instincts, and if I ever lose that, I’ll stop making movies.” ~ Steven Spielberg

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 When people know I wrote ‘Thelma and Louise,’ they don’t want to mess with me.” ~ Callie Khouri

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“The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

 



~ MOONDANCE 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES, REDUX!

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Please note: The festival’s website server error on December 1st has been fixed, all page links are good, and we are looking forward to your submissions for 2019!

Come join us in celebrating the upcoming

20thAnniversary season

of the Moondance International Film Festival!

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE:

You can take advantage of our exclusive Early-bird discounted entry fee here!

OR:


Moondance International Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

FILMS • WRITTEN WORKS • ORIGINAL MUSIC

SPECIAL REMINDER: The 2019 Moondance will not have a theatrical venue this season. All winning & selected films will be screened only via our private viewing room site.

WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2018 FILMS HERE!



~ MOONDANCE 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

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Come join us in celebrating the upcoming 20th Anniversary season

of the Moondance International Film Festival!

CHECK OUT THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE! 

Click here!

Moondance offers writers a professional screenplay, teleplay or stage play feedback option!

Moondance International Film Festival gladly accepts submissions via FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 film festival submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.

 

Please visit the MOONDANCE WEBSITE to watch the winning & selected 2018 & 2017 indie films from around the world, for free.

SPECIAL REMINDER: The 2019 Moondance will not have a theatrical venue this season. All winning & selected films will be screened only via our private viewing room site. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT:

“Amelia” by S.K. V.

“Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.” ~ Aretha Franklin

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~ MOONDANCE: Are YOU Getting Ready For Our Upcoming Season?

 

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Come join us in celebrating the upcoming 20th anniversary season

of the Moondance International Film Festival!

Get ready with your best films, written works and music

for submitting to the 2019 competition opening December 1st.

CHECK OUT THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

https://moondancefilmfestival.com/submissions/submission-categories/

CHECK OUT THE MOONDANCE E-ZINE HERE!

Festival founder presenting a screenwriting workshop

Read the entertainment industry articles on filmmaking, screenwriting, composing & arranging film scores, titles & loglines, how to get an agent, and much, much more, all written by professionals in the movie biz, exclusively for Moondancers!

 

Please visit the MOONDANCE WEBSITEto watch the winning & selected 2018 & 2017 indie films from around the world, for free. 

WATCH WINNING FILMS HERE

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2017 WINNING & SELECTED FILMS:

You can now   & comment on each film after you view them!

SOME GOOD THINGS TO THINK ABOUT TODAY!

“The debt we owe to the play of our imagination is incalculable.” ~ Carl Jung

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“Like a balloon tied to your wrist, your special dreams are always with you, always within your reach.” ~ Kathy Tirrell

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”~ Anaïs Nin

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“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do!” ~ Anonymous

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~ MOONDANCE NOVEMBER NEWS!

Moondance is the Film Festival Without Borders!

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

Come join us in celebrating the upcoming 20thanniversary season

of the Moondance International Film Festival!

Get ready with your best films, written works and music

for submitting to the 2019 competition

opening December 1st.

CHECK OUT THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

https://moondancefilmfestival.com/submissions/submission-categories/

SEE ALL OF THE CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE FILM FESTIVAL’S GOALS HERE:

https://moondancefilmfestival.com/moondance-successes/

MOONDANCERS COME FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

Moondancers are part of an amazing worldwide community; a unique collaboration of multi-talented writers, film score composers and filmmakers. The Moondance mission is to entertain, inform, inspire, encourage and educate. We honor those artists who, through their creative work, actively increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, and strengthen ties within the international community. At Moondance, artists can come together with other writers, composers, film directors and producers to create new opportunities, develop tools for success and forge new alliances within the international film and entertainment industry.

Come join us!

MOONDANCE RECOMMENDS:

The Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. We help people protect pollinators to ensure healthy ecosystems and food security. http://pollinator.org/roadsides

  • Pollinators are essential to our daily life. Imagine a cup without coffee, a garden without flowers, or a plate without food. With the decline of pollinators, our food and clean air is on the line. More than 200,000 species of pollinators are critical to the growth of our food supply, including all the plants we eat, fruits & meat products, dairy products & so on. Even the sugar we consume in almost everything depends on pollinators. Without them, we would go hungry & there would be no trees or plants to clean the air we breathe. More than 1,000 of all pollinators are vertebrates such as birds, bats, and small mammals. Most (more than 200,000 species) are beneficial insects such as flies, beetles, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths and, of course: bees.
  • We are working to protect pollinators and their habitat with projects all over the North America and globally. Click HERE to see what local and regional initiatives are active near you.

SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER TODAY:

Photo: Dominique Browning

 “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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“Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.” ~ Source Unknown

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Buffalo in Winter, photo by Ben Forbes for the WWF

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” ~ Chief Crowfoot

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Seek beauty, truth, harmony…the promise of the future and the blessings of today. Live well, laugh often, love much, gain the respect & the love of children; fill your niche, accomplish your tasks; leave the world better than you found it. Appreciate Earth’s beauties & express it. Look for the best in others and give the best you have.

Please visit the MOONDANCE WEBSITE to watch the winning & selected 2018 & 2017 indie films from around the world, for free!

WATCH WINNING FILMS HERE

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You can now & comment on each film after you view them!

 

 



~ MOONDANCE: The Film Festival Without Borders!

In our continuing success of promoting top-quality original filmmaking, writing and music composition by talented artists from around the world, the Moondance International Film Festival is very pleased to announce that our annual festival competitions have brought in great submissions, in all genres and categories, from Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Dubai, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Russia, Serbia/Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tasmania, Turkey, UAR, Ukraine, the UK, the US, Venezuela, Wales, and more!

Please visit the Moondance website to watch the winning & selected 2018 & 2017 indie films from around the world, for free, and to order an award star, award certificate or download a laurel, if eligible!

WATCH WINNING FILMS HERE

~ 2018 ~

You can now  & comment on each film after you view them!

WATCH WINNING 2017 FILMS HERE!

ORDER AWARD STAR HERE (2018 winners only)

Deadline for ordering award star is October 31st

ORDER AWARD CERTIFICATE HERE

(2018 winners, finalists & semi-finalists eligible)

Deadline for ordering award certificate is October 31st Note on her certificate from one Moondancer:

“Thank you so much! I love the Moondance graphic art. It’s the best of all the festivals I’ve seen! So honored to be part of the lineup this year. Wishing you all the best and hope to meet you one day,” ~ Marianne Hettinger

* For those who have already placed an order, it will be on the way soon! Wait for it!

DOWNLOAD LAURELS HERE

(2018 winners, finalists & semi-finalists eligible)

LEARN ABOUT OUR MISSION HERE

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

Zenos Frudakis- “Freedom”

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope….not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” ~ Bradley Whitford

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“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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“If you can dream it, you can create it! The best source of health, wealth, happiness, serenity, love and peace is to be found between one’s own ears!” Source obscure

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“The first step to get what you want is to get rid of what you don’t.” ~ Paulo Coelho

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

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~ What’s up at the Moondance?

MOONDANCE IS THE

FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS!

Please visit the Moondance website to watch the winning & selected 2018 & 2017 indie films for free, and to order an award star, award certificate or download a laurel, if eligible!

WATCH WINNING 2018 & 2017 FILMS HERE

You can now  & comment on each film after you view them!

>>> Recent daily messages from vimeo:

“Hi, Moondance Film Festival!”

In the past 24 hours, your videos received 256 plays.

In the past 24 hours, your videos received 245 plays.

In the past 24 hours, your videos received 740 plays.

ORDER AWARD STAR HERE

(2018 winners only)

Deadline for ordering award star is October 31st

ORDER AWARD CERTIFICATE HERE

(2018 winners, finalists & semi-finalists eligible)

Deadline for ordering award certificate is October 31st

  • For those who have already ordered, it will be on the way soon! Wait for it!

DOWNLOAD LAURELS HERE

(2018 winners, finalists & semi-finalists eligible)

LEARN ABOUT OUR UNIQUE  MISSION HERE

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” ~ Simone de Beauvior

 

“Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and then notice what happens!” ~ Wayne Dyer

 

Photo by Erin Schaff, for the New York Times

“BELIEVE THE SURVIVORS!”

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~ Visit the Film Festival Without Borders!

MOONDANCE IS THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS!

Please visit the Moondance website to watch the winning & selected 2018 & 2017 indie films for free, & to order an award star, award certificate or download a laurel.

WATCH WINNING FILMS HERE

ORDER AWARD STAR HERE (2018 winners only)

ORDER AWARD CERTIFICATE HERE

(2018 winners, finalists & semi-finalists eligible)

DOWNLOAD LAURELS HERE

(2018 winners, finalists & semi-finalists eligible)

LEARN ABOUT OUR MISSION HERE

A MESSAGE FROM MOONDANCE’S FOUNDER:

BELIEVE!

I read this article in the Huffington Post. You might be interested in reading it, too.

DR. CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD IS AN AMERICAN HERO

Read the article HERE

MORE HAPPY MOONDANCERS WRITE US!

“I was absolutely thrilled and over the moon (pun intended!) to hear that “The Paper Boat” was selected as a Semi-Finalist film at such a prestigious festival. Thank you so much for everything you do for upcoming filmmakers and the film industry.  You can’t imagine the emotion with which I received this news.” ~ Rachele Mare (Australia)

“I am so excited to have been chosen as a finalist! The film is my story as a teenager in 1959/60 which I wrote and produced.  Bringing this story to life was such a thrill. And now being included in your great festival as a finalist is amazing!! Thank everyone involved so much. You made an old guy in Vermont soooo happy. ~ Don Miller ,“If I Could Run” film

“As a writer, I am at a loss for adequate words  to express my gratitude.  ‘Wow!’ seems to come to mind most often. Please know I am honored and thank you.” ~ Alida Hilton, winning feature screenwriter

“Thanks so much, Elizabeth! I am honored and excited for the opportunity to share what I believe to be a meaningful story with others. “ ~ Wendy Britton Young, feature screenplay winner

“We are so happy that our film has been selected for this edition of your great festival.” ~ Majid Mohammad Doost

FILMFREEWAY 2018 REVIEWS & 5-STAR RATINGS:

“Thank you for putting together such a worthwhile film festival, and running it beyond and above the professional level that I have experienced in other festivals.” ~ Georgette Alfred    

“Thank you, Elizabeth and bless you for all your amazing and important work with this festival! So honored to be part of it!! I’m thrilled my narrative feature “Prince Harming” was selected as semi-finalist by this wonderful festival. When I had questions, Elizabeth English got back to me right away and was very helpful.. As a result of being chosen I’ve gotten some great industry connections already and can’t wait to see what’s next!” ~ Marianne Hettinger  

“Thank you so much for considering my film and my film went up to semifinalist. Truely amazing festival for independent film makers.” ~ AAA Productions UK

“My deepest heartfelt thank you to the Moondance Team. I am honored to be included in this great festival celebrating such stunning abilities in the art of expression.” ~ Renee Rubio   

“It was an honour to have The Paper Boat selected as a Semi Finalist for Film Score. Although my participation was only online, Elizabeth English was personable and the experience valuable.” ~ Rachel Wildmare

“Glad and proud to be part of it!” ~ Guido Giordano    

“Great festival, thank you for treating us so well!” ~ Russell Emanuel

“This is a wonderful festival I was proud to be part of it. Many thanks for everything!” ~ Michael Madden   

“Moondance honored me by choosing my movie. Communication was personal and extremely useful. All in all, I’m glad that I could participate in this special festival.” ~ Julia Deak   

“Thank you to the Moondance Festival for providing opportunities for women writers and filmmakers. We were honoured that our short film “Honestly Charlotte” achieved semi-finalist status!” ~ Stevie Jackson

“Founder/Director Elizabeth English is passionate, tireless and a great communicator!” ~ Jan Stanton     

“Very professional group of people with a great vision for filmmakers.” ~ James Carroll   

“Fine festival for screenwriters. Good and timely communication make this a recommended festival for screenwriters, both new and experienced.”~ Jim Norman   

”This is a wonderful festival I was proud to be part of it. Many thanks for everything.”~ Michael Madden    

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Moondance International Film Festival, and thanks a million for your kind reviews on Film Freeway. We look forward to your submissions for 2019, too!

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

“The purpose of life is not to just be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” ~ Leo Rosten, screenwriter

 

“Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create courage and wisdom. It is often because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.” ~ M. Scott PeckAmerican author & psychiatrist

Remember to refresh the Moondance Home Page, when visiting!