ANNOUNCING THE 2017 SELECTIONS!
- We thoroughly enjoyed previewing all the films, reading all the written works, and listening to all the music submitted! Please go now to see the listing of the Moondance 2017 winners, finalists and semi-finalists, in all competition categories HERE. Thank you and sincerest congratulations to all our fine filmmakers, writers and composers!
- You can find downloadable Moondance 2017 laurels HERE to add, if eligible, to your website, social media, promotions, and media releases.
- The selected films to be screened online for 2017 are listed HERE.
- And special thanks to our 2017 script readers: Phil Pritchard & Alexandra Billings, and our film jury. Here’s the link to meet our international Moondance Team.
- Fine films, written works and music were submitted in 2017 to our truly international film festival without borders by talented artists from around the world, including: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, UK, United Arab Republic, and, of course, from the US!
Moondance supports the gallant humanitarian efforts of the local first responders, all the volunteers, the Red Cross, the Humane Society, and all the heroes, in the US and elsewhere in the world, who are giving their time & efforts to rescuing and providing for the many victims of the recent storms, earthquakes, mudslides and wildfires.
A MOONDANCER WRITES US:
- “Thank you so much for all the periodic updates and all the wonderful blog articles. I loved reading about how an 80 year-old screenwriter in Benghazi, Libya, gets up at 6:00 every morning to research and hone his craft. What an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing!!” ~ Melissa L. White
SCREENWRITERS: HOW TO GET AN AGENT
What Literary Agents Want (and don’t want) to See:
By Elizabeth English
Story: This is the first thing agents look at, when considering whether to read your script or not. Unique story, well-told.
Write killer titles, loglines and one-sheet synopses for the all the scripts you want to submit to agents.
Write up a one-sheet document with titles and loglines of all your completed screenplays. You may be asked to send these before sending in a screenplay.
In your initial contact, try to find out what genre of story that agent is looking for, at the moment. Agents generally know exactly what the buyers want to see, and will usually only request those genres. But needs change all the time, and at a moment’s notice, so let them know what you have, even if they’re not looking for that at the time of your call.
You probably will be asked to submit your logline, synopsis and script digitally, via an email attachment. Be sure to have your name & contact info on the cover page!
Format and structure: in submitting your work to an agent, you should be sure the script is in proper format and structure. There are many books and online articles on these vital subjects. Edit every word of the script with a fine-toothed comb, and correct all spelling, punctuation and syntax errors. READ MORE HERE
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:
WATCH THIS SHORT MUSIC VIDEO, TO BE INSPIRED!
“Stand by Me” Playing for Change
Isaac Littlejohn Eddy for The New Yorker magazine
“Passion is energy. Keep the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey