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What’s Happening Now? Moondance 2019 Call-For-Entries!

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~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~

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 ••••CELEBRATING OUR 20TH FABULOUS SEASON!•••••

 MOONDANCE 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES HAPPENING NOW!

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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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Films for Moondance 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

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR 2019 MOONDANCE WINNERS: 

Moondance film and screenplay winners will receive a free InkTip Script Listing so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Screenplay winners will also have their logline featured in InkTip MagazineInkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.  Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.com!

THE MOONDANCE MISSION & RAISON D’ETRE:

  • Our objective for this competition and film festival is to promote and encourage screenwriters and independent filmmakers, and the very best work in film & film scripts, stage plays, TV scripts, musical film scores, librettos, radio plays & short stories. Moondance provides a professional forum in which those creative, talented & dedicated artists can have the opportunity for their work to be viewed and accepted by the powers that be, within the international film & entertainment community.
  • Our work on reaching out toward filmmakers, writers, film score composers and audiences everywhere in the world is primary and ongoing. Writers and filmmakers from all six continents, and from a wide diversity of ethnic and linguistic groups are an integral part of our mission and goals. We seek to inspire and invigorate this creative potential to perceive, conceptualize, and produce their works for the benefit of the world society. We are dedicated to preserving their accumulated accomplishments and visions as expressed through the art of film, music and writings.
  • Moondance promises to raise awareness of the invaluable contributions of creative talents to the entertainment community. Equity in the film industry does not mean stifling some voices so that others may be heard; it does not demand the compromising of personal standards to achieve success. Equity creates new standards which accommodate and nurture differences. Equity fosters the individual voice, investing talented people with confidence in their own authority. Equity unleashes the creative potential. We see the equal treatment of all, and the equal respect for all responses they explore, as essential to their and our ultimate goals.
  • Independent filmmakers, writers and composers are vocal and active participants in the social forces that shape our culture. They portray people as three-dimensional, complex human beings and thus defy the demeaning and pervasive stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media.
  • We are also dedicated to promoting visibility for women in Hollywood and their impact on the film industry, and we see this as a means to disrupt and correct the misogynous, fantastical, passive, destructive and denigrating visual representation of females that has, historically, been rendered by men in media and has for so long and so plentifully pervaded our visual culture.
  • Moondance promotes, encourages, educates and rewards non-violent conflict resolution in the arts & film. Our much-coveted Columbine Awards are given to the filmmakers, writers and composers (of any age) who best depict alternatives to violence as a method of dealing with conflicts, whether personal, local, national or international, and/or show why violence as a solution to conflict is ultimately counter-productive and inhumane.
  • Moondance is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and preservation, and we award the Calypso Award to those filmmakers, writers and composers who create meaningful, educational and entertaining works toward this goal, and inspire others to do likewise.
  • Our mission is to entertain, to inform, to inspire, to encourage and to educate. We believe that films and scripts can contribute to a healthier society and that films and scripts should encourage the active involvement of audiences to connect and act collectively to address social challenges.
  • Winning and finalist films, scripts and music are innovative, distinctive, compelling and engaging, relevant to varied audiences and encourage participation. We are eager to continue to be one of the most important film festivals in the world by being innovative, risk-taking, and open to new thinking, new concepts, new talent, and new ways of telling stories.

The long-term vision of the Moondance International Film Festival is to preserve and revitalize our intangible heritage, cultivate creative diversity, develop an intercultural dialogue, and stimulate this creative resource. Our mission is to present a vibrant and growing collection of films and writings, which is an ideal means for communication across perceived boundaries of race, culture, age and gender. These works document the complexity and depth of men’s & women’s experiences that will become widely accessible within the world film industry and to the public, and will encourage and inspire others to write and to make films.

WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2017 & 2018 FILMS HERE!

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ M. Beattie

And, for those of you who celebrate love,

Happy Valentine’s Day!



MOONDANCE 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~

https://moondancefilmfestival.com

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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!

WINNING & SELECTED FILMS 2017:



Happy New Year from Moondance!

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https://moondancefilmfestival.com

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!

CLICK:

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:

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!

~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~

https://moondancefilmfestival.com

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!

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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 NOW OPEN!

~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~

Come join us in celebrating the upcoming 20th Anniversary season

of the Moondance International Film Festival!

CHECK OUT THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE! 

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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

Remember to refresh the Moondance Home Page, when visiting!

 

 

 



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

 

~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~

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

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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!

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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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