If you’ve already submitted an entry, thanks a million!
MOONDANCERS WRITE US:
•“Writing is such a lonely business with so formidable a gauntlet of critics and criticisms to run through, unless a writer believes in his or her work like I believe in mine, and a little luck, success can sometimes be unimaginable. I won the Seahorse Award in 2003 for Best Film Score from my short film, Seasons. I’ve had a soft spot for the Moondance International Film Festival ever since.” ~ Gus Nicholson
•“The excitement of Moondance is my hope to connect with a broader creative community and to find possibilities for collaboration. I look forward to being part of the Moondance mission.” ~Saudamini Siegrist
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“You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can accomplish, except for the limitations of your own mind.” ~ Darwin P. Kingsley
Moondance celebrates the stories shared from talented LGBTQ+ filmmakers, writers & music composers. The film festival & competition is a platform for anyone to share their stories with the world. The international LGBTQ+ community is vast, and whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or not, you can have a unique opportunity to represent the community at large when you share your story! For those of you sharing your own stories of being LGBTQ+, thank you, and thank you, too, for being supportive, being open, and seeking to expand your perspective.
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INTRODUCING TWO NEW MOONDANCE TEAM MEMBERS:
WRITTEN WORKS READER & FEEDBACK WRITER
After studying screenwriting at the University of Washington, Nick Zielinski began his entertainment career as an intern at The Late Show with David Letterman. Since then, he’s worked as a script reader and contest judge for several companies, including Epicenter Literary Management, Red Ampersand, The Blue Cat Screenplay Competition, and others. Nick, is originally from Seattle, and responds positively to stories about rain.
Six-time Spirit of Moondance Award winner in Audio Drama, Sable Jak has been writing, producing and occasionally acting in Audio Drama for a long time. She spent 12 years with the Jim French Productions, Inc. company in Seattle, WA and was considered a staff writer for the last 8 years there before the company closed due to Mr. French’s poor health. She finished her tenure there with a double-length “closed door” mystery and a 5-part serial for the company’s flagship series “Harry Nile.” In addition to audio dramas she wrote “Writing the Fantasy Film” for Michael Wiese Productions, Inc. and had a monthly column with Scr(i)pt magazines (many articles that can still be found on the web.)
* March is women’s history month! What better way to celebrate than to submit your best work (film, written works or original music) to the Moondance, and make some history, too? The 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES is happening now! Submission categories include: feature and short screenplays, stage plays, short stories, libretti, treatments, animation films, feature and short narrative and documentary films, drone films, radio plays, and more! The Moondance, featuring its distinct cinematic vision, has distinguished itself around the world as a unique community, a supportive, productive, and creative collaboration between filmmakers, writers and movie audiences, and the world of top-quality written & filmed entertainment.
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A NEW MOONDANCER WRITES US:
“Elizabeth, thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. Providing objective feedback on the works of playwrights such as myself is a wonderful service and I thank you a million times over. Needless to say, I am highly motivated…!” ~ Elixeo Flores
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties and obstacles vanish.” ~ John Quincy Adams
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
TWO NEW MONDANCERS WRITE US:
“By the way, practically everyone I know talks very highly about you. The work you have done through Moondance is quite inspirational…you are a pioneer, Elizabeth. God bless you and your family and your work.” ~ Richard Vizor, New Zealand filmmaker
“I think your policy regarding maintaining artistic and creative control of your festival is fantastic and admirable.” ~ Aaron Golden, West Hollywood