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~ Last Chance to Win the 2019 Moondance!

The Film Festival Without Borders!

https://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

Do it now…don’t wait another minute!

2019 MOONDANCE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31

2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, STAGE PLAYS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, AUDIO DRAMA, SHORT STORIES, TREATMENTS, TV PILOTS, and more!

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

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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

  • Please read & Subscribe to our popular Moondance news-blogfor info, updates, insider tips, articles, creative inspiration, & announcements:  moondancefilmfestival.com/blog




~ The Film Festival Without Borders wants you!

The Film Festival Without Borders!

https://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

Thanks for your continued interest in winning the Moondance!

2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, STAGE PLAYS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, SHORT STORIES, TV PILOTS, and more!

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

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2019 submissions deadline: August 31…don’t wait until the last minute!

And, while you’re at it, please read & subscribe to our popular Moondance news-blog for info, updates, insider tips, articles, creative inspiration, & announcements:

www.moondancefilmfestival.com/blog

“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

 



This is Not Moondance’s First Rodeo!

Moondance Founder, Knott’s Berry Farm, California, 1947

The Film Festival Without Borders!

https://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

~Thanks for your interest in winning the 2019 Moondance!~

If you’ve already submitted an entry, thanks a million!

2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, STAGE PLAYS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, SHORT STORIES, TREATMENTS, TV PILOTS, and more!

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

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Please read & Subscribe to our popular Moondance news-blog for info, updates, insider tips, articles, creative inspiration, & announcements:  moondancefilmfestival.com/blog

Moondance Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month!



~ June & the Moondance

The Film Festival Without Borders!

https://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

“Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.” ~ Pope Paul VI

2019 JUNE CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, STAGE PLAYS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, SHORT STORIES, TV PILOTS, TREATMENTS, and more!

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE! 

FILMS    WRITTEN WORKS    ORIGINAL MUSIC

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JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH!

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.



~ Moondance 50% Discount Extended for May!!

The Film Festival Without Borders!

https://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

Thanks for your continued interest in winning the Moondance!

Due to the fantastic response to our $25 April discount, we’ve extended it through May!

 

50% discount on entry fees during the month of May!

(Only via the official Moondance entry form)

 

* If you’ve already submitted an entry, please consider sending in another one for the half-price entry fee!

2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, STAGE PLAYS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, SHORT STORIES, TV PILOTS, and more! 

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE! 

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  • Please read & Subscribe to our popular Moondance news-blog for info, updates, insider tips, articles, creative inspiration, & announcements: moondancefilmfestival.com/blog


Get the Moondance 50% Discount for April Now!

The Film Festival Without Borders!

https://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

Thanks for your continued interest in the Moondance!

A 50% discount on entry fees

during the month of April!

(Only via the official Moondance entry form)

If you’ve already submitted your entry, please consider sending in

 another one for a half-price entry fee!

2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, STAGE PLAYS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, SHORT STORIES, TV PILOTS, and more!

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

FILMS   •   WRITTEN WORKS   •   ORIGINAL MUSIC

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  • Please read & Subscribe to our popular Moondance news-blogfor info, updates, insider tips, articles, creative inspiration, & announcements: www. moondancefilmfestival.com/blog

 



A Nice Moondance Gift for You! Open it Now!

The Film Festival Without Borders!

https://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

Thanks for your continued interest in the Moondance!

Think Outside The Box!

A 50% discount on entry fees

during the month of April!

(Only via the official Moondance entry form)

If you’ve already submitted your entry, please consider sending in another one for a half-price entry fee!

2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, STAGE PLAYS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, SHORT STORIES,  TV PILOTS, and more!

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

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(Regular entry fees at FIlm Freeway)

  • Please read & Subscribe to our popular Moondance news-blog for info, updates, insider tips, articles, creative inspiration, & announcements: wwwmoondancefilmfestival.com/blog



Moondance Film Festival’s Open Door

The Film Festival Without Borders!

Thanks for your interest in the 2019 Moondance!

“You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and have a brand new ending.” ~ James Sherman

https://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

 ~~~~ 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!  ~~~~

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, STAGE PLAYS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, SHORT STORIES, TV PILOTS, and more!

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

FILMS • WRITTEN WORKS • ORIGINAL MUSIC

MOONDANCE 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES IS HAPPENING NOW!

Please don’t wait for the last minute!

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WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2017 & 2018 FILMS HERE!

ALL FILMS ARE FREE TO WATCH!

  • Please read & Subscribe to our popular Moondance news-blogfor info, updates, insider tips, articles, creative inspiration, & announcements: www. moondancefilmfestival.com/blog

INTRODUCING TWO NEW MOONDANCE TEAM MEMBERS:

NICK ZIELINSKI

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.

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SABLE JAK

AUDIO/RADIO/PODCASTS SCRIPTS & PRODUCTIONS CONSULTANT

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.) 

Meet the rest of the Moondance Team here!

New Zealand Flag at Half-Mast, March 2019Photo: KIWIWISE

 

 

 



Moondance News & 2019 Call-for-Entries!

The Film Festival Without Borders!

Thanks for your interest in the 2019 Moondance!

* 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.

https://www.moondancefilmfestival.com

 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, STAGE PLAYS, TREATMENTS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, SHORT STORIES,  TV PILOTS, and more!

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

FILMS  •  WRITTEN WORKS  •  ORIGINAL MUSIC

MOONDANCE 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES IS HAPPENING NOW!

Don’t wait until the last minute!

CLICK:

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WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2017 & 2018 FILMS HERE!

It’s free to watch all of the films!

  • Please read & Subscribe to our popular Moondance news-blog for info, updates, insider tips, articles, creative inspiration, & announcements: www. moondancefilmfestival.com/blog

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



MOONDANCE INSIDER TIPS & CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~

https://moondancefilmfestival.com 

MOONDANCE 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES IS HAPPENING NOW!

But don’t wait until the last minute to enter!

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

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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!

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

FILMS • WRITTEN WORKS • ORIGINAL MUSIC

WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2017 & 2018 FILMS HERE!

Free, no tickets required!

INSIDER TIPS FOR DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS:

INSIDER TIPS FOR SCREENWRITERS:

INSIDER TIPS FOR MUSIC COMPOSERS:

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:

“The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because, when opportunity knocks, they are out in the back yard looking for four-leaf clovers.” ~ Walter P. Chrysler

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“Narcissus” John Waterhouse

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ~ Roy. T. Bennett

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Cabin, 1940. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott.

“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