* Filmmakers, Writers & Composers: Moondance Wants YOU!
The 2017 Moondance International Film Festival is now offering free competition submissions for filmmakers, writers & music composers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, the seven countries whose immigrant and refugee artists and others have been illegally banned from entering the United States.
MOONDANCE 2017 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES:
Accepting submissions NOW through June 30, 2017
With this internationally well-respected film festival, now in our 18th successful season, we aim to provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, provide a forum for deliberation, and strengthen ties between a wide variety of local, regional, national and international audiences. Our mission is to present vibrant and memorable, accessible, relatable stories on film, which is an ideal means for communication across perceived boundaries of race, culture, place, and situation or circumstance, as well as age and gender.
PLEASE VISIT THESE PAGES ON THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO:
LINK TO SUBMISSION CATEGORIES LIST
Narrative feature, short, documentary, drone & animation films • Feature & short screenplays •Film scores • Short stories, stageplays & radio plays • short films & scripts for & by kids • TV pilots, episodics…and many more!
LINK TO AWARDS CATEGORIES LIST
LINK TO THE MOONDANCE MISSION STATEMENT
Moondance is also accepting submissions at:
No submissions via Withoutabox.com!
(WAB is not prepared for listing online film festival events.)
Moondance 2017 is very pleased to announce that the entire film festival this season will be online-only! All submissions to be entered online, and all winning & selected films will be screened online. Now your film will have the opportunity for an audience of many thousands of viewers to preview it, on a computer or any mobile device, for a long time to come, instead of maybe an audience of 50-100 or so, screened only once at a local film festival’s theatrical venue.
This is truly today’s preferred, state-of-the-art & most important global networking, promotional & networking advantage!
MOONDANCE RECOMMENDS THIS VANITY FAIR ARTICLE:
WHY HOLLYWOOD AS WE KNOW IT IS ALREADY OVER
BY NICK BILTON
Vanity Fair, January 29, 2017
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:
“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” ~ attributed to President Abraham Lincoln
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Good movies always make the most immediate and lasting impact on audiences; more so than novels, lectures, conferences, sermons, seminars, or articles in newspapers and magazines, etc. Therefore, an investment in this important and meaningful film festival that has a mission and message will make more of a difference in the world, change ingrained perceptions, and encourage and inspire people to take action, more than any other media or efforts.
Invest in the Moondance International Film Festival, become a festival co-producer,
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MOONDANCERS WRITE US:
“…kudos for running such a great festival. We checked out past selections, and were extremely impressed by some of the films you’d chosen….we really did enjoy your festival line-up.” ~ Robert Misovic, Pensare Films Media (Canada)
“I am grateful for your kindness, and thank you for your support of those affected by Trump’s executive orders. Wish you the best” ~ Kaveh Jahed, (Iran)
“Brava!! The nation needs more supportive liberty advocates and you have a front row seat on the top shelf. Thanks for sharing, and I’m certain I speak for multitudes of like-minded advocates of freedom-loving Americans, native and adoptive…” ~ William Maxwell (US)
“Congratulations on your festival and especially the principles underpinning it – and especially at this time of history … not just there in the States – but here in Australia where arts funding and public broadcasting is being eroded at this time when the voices of creativity must be heard.” ~ Peter Jones (OZ)
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