READ THIS: THE 2014 MOONDANCE WANTS YOU!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ COME JOIN US! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We sincerely hope you’ll consider submitting your film, script, story, and/or music project to the 2014 MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL competition, and plan to attend 3 days & nights of the gala film festival events, September 26, 27, 28, 2014, in beautiful Boulder, Colorado USA. / Colorado INFO.
OK, there’s no ocean here, but Boulder has lots of lovely wild & scenic hiking trails, mountain climbing, river rafting, wildflower meadows, dude ranches, biking & horseback trails, nearby historic gold-mining towns & steam-engine railroad trips, great nightlife, buffalo herds, fabulous dining, national parks, and not to mention fantastic trout fishing in mountain lakes and icy streams roaring down from our glaciers. Like mountain climbing? There are 50 “fourteeners” (14,000’ high mountain peaks) in the USA, and Colorado has 49 of them! Check out a virtual edition of the 2013 Official Colorado Virtual Guide here, & sign up for the e-newsletter, or download our Colorado iPad App here.
VIEW FROM BOULDER’S HISTORIC CHAUTAUQUA PARK
(just 2 blocks from the Moondance office & less than a mile from downtown!)
MOONDANCE COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
- FILMS (SHORTS & FEATURES, DOCUMENTARIES, NARRATIVE, ANIMATION, MUSIC VIDEOS)
- FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC
- SHORT STORIES
- FILM TRAILERS
- MUSIC VIDEOS
- KID’S FILMS
- TV PILOTS
- RADIO PLAYS
- and more!
MOONDANCE AWARDS CATEGORIES:
- SPIRIT OF MOONDANCE AWARD
- MOONDANCE SEAHORSE AWARD
- MOONDANCE COLUMBINE AWARD
- MOONDANCE DOLPHIN AWARD
- MOONDANCE SANDCASTLE AWARD
- MOONDANCE GAIA AWARD
- & more!
EVENTS AT THE 2014 MOONDANCE FILM FESTIVAL:
- INDIE FILM SCREENINGS! (Features, shorts, documentaries, animation, trailers & music videos)
- PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS!
- PITCH-PANELS FOR WRITERS, FILMMAKERS & COMPOSERS!
- PRODUCTIVE FREE NETORKING PARTIES & EVENTS!
- PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS WITH THE PROS!
- MINGLE WITH CELEBRITY ATTENDEES!
- GALA AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION!
- & more!
ALL FILM SCREENINGS, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS AT MOONDANCE ARE AFFORDABLE, WELCOMING, ECO-FRIENDLY GREEN, ACCESSABLE, USER-FRIENDLY, AND THERE IS NO GENERAL FESTIVAL FEE TO ATTEND! COME ENJOY OUR UNIQUE EVENTS, WHERE ALL ARE TREATED EQUALLY, AND EVERYONE IS A V.I.P.! Tickets will be on sale in August.
True to the spirit of the best of entertaining, important and meaningful films, professional workshops & seminars, pitch-panels, networking events, and so on, Moondance is supported and attended by those people who value the very best in top-quality films, as well as the Moondance mission, and share a passion for the power of great films, stories & music to entertain, enlighten, inspire, encourage, educate and challenge peoples’ perceptions. Moondance is working with the US & international entertainment industry, and with celebrity advocates, helping connect our audiences to vital global issues. Check out the Moondance Mission.
3 EASY WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY:
(in order of preference)
2. FILM FREEWAY SUBMISSION SERVICE
3. WITHOUTABOX SUBMISSION SERVICE
FINAL POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR REGULAR SUBMISSIONS:
JUNE 30, 2014
…but don’t wait until the last minute! Send in your submission now!
READ THESE INFORMATIVE MOONDANCE E-ZINE ARTICLES HERE!
- 21 Suggestions to Better Your Chances of Winning Screenplay Competitions
- 23 Ways to Get Your Screenplay Rejected
- Titles & Loglines: 25 Words Open the Door
- Character & Characterization In Screenplays
- The Field of Dreams: Conflict as Metaphor
- How to Get an Agent
A MOONDANCER WRITES US:
“I would like to thank Moondance for the sponsored Inktip.com subscription. As well, I’d like to share some news: MovieBytes.com has identified GRACE as one of the top ten winning scripts for 2103 in three different categories. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I discovered this!” http://www.moviebytes.com/ws/ ~ Lynda Lemberg, Moondance winner for GRACE, feature screenplay
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:
“A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water always shapes itself to the container that holds it.” ~ Ancient Chinese Proverb
“Nothing is so contagious as an example. We rarely do great good without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.” ~ La Rochfoucauld
“Do not be too quick to fabricate an injurious rumor, to falsely accuse, or lay unfair blame; speak always as though you were giving testimony before the judgment of your God.” ~ Anonymous
“Love really IS the answer! Nothing else, not controlling, nor bullying, nor cajoling, nor whining, nor blaming, nor any other means of self-protection or self-seeking, is as effective in attaining happiness as is the act of loving with an open-heart. Love is the key to a happy life – but you’ve got to give it in order to get it.” ~ Lynne Forrest (edited)
“Freedom is that brief instant between when someone tells you that you must do something and when you decide how you will respond.” ~ Jeffrey Borenstein
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~ Anonymous
A LIST OF UPCOMING GRANTS FOR FILMMAKERS
To give everyone more time to work on your films and scripts and a little less time researching how to fund them find relevant opportunities for your narrative films, documentaries, and screenplays, with deadlines for applying for these grants. READ MORE: http://www.filmcontact.com/africa/south-africa/list-upcoming-grants-filmmakers
Movie Nation: The Numbers Behind Our Obsession
While the movie industry might be complaining lately about a lack of DVD sales due to piracy, Americans still attend cinema more often than several other popular entertainment options, including sporting events. We look at the numbers behind our movie obsession, including the cost of making movies, the cost of attending. Take a look: http://www.superscholar.org/movies/
Ben Cahan, the original developer and co-founder of Final Draft®, the most widely-used screenwriting software on the planet, has created Talentville with the goal of building a global community where screenwriters the world over can interact, collaborate and ultimately get the attention of Hollywood insiders. We already have over 7500 members, 1600 screenplays, 6400 reviews and 150 Industry members looking for their next project. If you take your screenwriting seriously, become a Talentville Resident today, and let’s build a large and influential screenwriting community together. It’s all about connections, right? Well, let’s get connected! http://www.talentville.com
Resting in Stillness: Integrative Restoration – iRest Yoga Nidra
Amazon.com book listing (Audio CD)
Richard Miller, PhD, author
Yoga nidra or “yogi sleep” is a sleep-like state which yogis report to experience during their meditations. Yoga nidra, lucid sleeping is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. Lucid dreaming is the Western term used to denote a practice similar to yoga nidra. The distinguishing difference is the degree to which one remains cognizant of the actual physical environment as opposed to a dream environment. In lucid dreaming, one is only (or mainly) cognizant of the dream environment, and have little or no awareness of our actual environment.
The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga_nidra
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