Thanks a million to all those talented Moondancers and audiences
who made a big splash at Moondance 2013, in Mystic, Connecticut!
Special, heartfelt personal thanks & big hugs go out to Daniel DiBella, Old Saybrook, CT, Moondance film screenings coordinator; Kelly Brenner, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Moondance webster; Joseph & Sandra Consentino, Ridgefield, CT, Moondance mentors and advisors; Jim & Leslie Steffman, Portland, CT, friends of Moondance in many, many ways; Mike Stryker, Waterford, CT, advisor; Sam Roberts, Westchester County, NY, long-time friend of Moondance; Susan Harvey, Boulder, CO, advisor; Scott Brenner, Boulder CO, legal advisor; Wendy Fox Van Breems, and Howard Taylor, Stonington, CT, awards coordinators & assistants; Evan & Robert, Old Mystic, innkeepers at the House of 1833 B&B; and Bill Dougherty, Mystic, CT, owner-manager of the Olde Mistick Village Art Cinemas.
And congratulations to all our 2013 Moondance winners, finalists & semi-finalists!
Get your submissions ready for our 2014 world-class event
at the one, the only:
Moondance International Film Festival,
unique event location to be announced!
The 2014 call-for-entries opens with a splash on December 1, 2013.
PLEASE VISIT OUR OFFICIAL MOONDANCE WEBSITE,
2013 MOONDANCE WINNERS, FINALISTS & SEMI-FINALISTS:
MOONDANCE SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS, DONORS & FRIENDS OF MOONDANCE 2000-2013:
MOONDANCERS WRITE US!
“So happy to have the opportunity to take your seminar and spend some time with you afterwards! I’m certain having the unwavering support of Wendy and Howard (at the awards ceremony) helped a great deal. I know we just met, but I find your strength and resilience an inspiration, just like your film festival. ~ Jeana Grady, 2013 Moondance winner for “Meet Pete”, stageplay
“You did a fabulous job selecting films!” ~ Lisa Lelas, freelance writer for The Day newspaper & Grace magazine, New London, CT
“Jeffrey and I want you to know how much we appreciated being part of your outstanding festival. I understand that your move from Boulder to New England was fraught with challenges but you exhibited tremendous “grace under pressure” throughout. I was terribly sorry to learn about the flooding you had to deal with before arriving in Mystic. Such stress. Even though the turnout for the awards ceremony was small, you and your wonderful team of volunteers made us feel very special, indeed. My only regret is that I did not have the opportunity to get to know you better, Elizabeth. You are an extraordinary human being and I’m so grateful that our paths have crossed.” ~ Lynda Lemberg, co-author of “Grace”, 2013 Moondance winning feature screenplay
“Thank you for having me at the Moondance festival in Mystic. The best part of the festival was seeing you again and meeting the other film makers who came from all across the country to attend. I’ve met some great people and reconnected with others from last year.” ~ Mark Lysgaard, 2013 Moondance finalist for “The Last Strawman”, feature screenplay
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:
If of thy worldly goods thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store
Two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
~ Saadi, medieval Persian poet
One of the many beautiful verses in his book Gulistan (“The Rose Garden”)
“Analia” photo by Britt Newell, Paraguay
“The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t want to do.” ~ Donald Riggs
“Cornwall Morning Path” photo by Michael Weise“To have a reason to get up on the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle, a belief of some kind. A bumper-sticker, if you will.” ~ Judith Guest
“Truth exists; only falsehood has to be invented.” ~ Georges Braque
THIS IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE
MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
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