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Happy New Year from Moondance!

~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~

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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!

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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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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

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Last Chance for the Moondance Early-bird Entry Fee!

~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~

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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!

 

 

 

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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!

CLICK:


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

 

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~ MOONDANCE 2019 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES, REDUX!

by Michael Conti

~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~

https://moondancefilmfestival.com

Please note: The festival’s website server error on December 1st has been fixed, all page links are good, and we are looking forward to your submissions for 2019!

Come join us in celebrating the upcoming

20thAnniversary season

of the Moondance International Film Festival!

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE:

You can take advantage of our exclusive Early-bird discounted entry fee here!

OR:


Moondance International Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!

FILMS • WRITTEN WORKS • ORIGINAL MUSIC

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.

WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2018 FILMS HERE!

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~ 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! 

Click here!

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!

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

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~ 2018 Moondance Winners Announcements!

MOONDANCE IS THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS!

* CONGRATULATIONS *

to all the 2018 Moondance winners, finalists & semi-finalists!

HERE ARE THE MOONDANCE 2018 LISTINGS

~~~ Stay tuned for more info, coming soon! ~~~

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 between international audiences. 

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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, 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, Kuwait, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Russia, Serbia/Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tasmania, Turkey, UAR, Ukraine, the UK, the US, Venezuela, Wales, and more! Please do join us!

* Thanks a million to all the talented people from around the world who submitted their best work to the 2018 Moondance International Film Festival!

Subscribe now to the Moondance news-blog!
 Our very popular news-blog has festival info, announcements, updates, news, & insider articles.

PLEASE WATCH ALL OUR 2017 WINNING FILMS HERE!

Thank you for watching our winning films & supporting the Moondance!

THREE THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

“The first to apologize is the bravest; the first to forgive is the strongest; the first to forget is the happiest.” ~ Source Unknown

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“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it, and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes, as if it has nothing else in the universe to do.”~ Galileo

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“Forget your perfect offering; there’s a crack in everything…that’s how the light gets in!” ~ Leonard Cohen

 

  • Remember to refresh the Moondance Home Page when visiting!

 

 

 

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~ Big Hugs & a Thank You from the Moondance!

Moondance: The Film Festival Without Borders!

Thanks a million for all your super-talented submissions to the 2018 Moondance competition! 

Winners, finalists & semi-finalists will be announced soon, here & on the festival website…so stay tuned!

Winning & selected 2018 films will be screened in September!

PLEASE WATCH ALL OUR 2017 WINNING FILMS HERE!

Thank you for watching our winning films & supporting the Moondance!

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

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“If what Proust says it true, that ‘happiness is the absence of fever’, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed of a fever for knowledge, experience, beauty and creation.” ~ Anais Nin

 

Andrew Wyeth 

“It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give true happiness.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

 

“There are only two days of the year in which nothing can be done. One is called yesterday, and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, to believe, to do and to live.” ~ The Dalai Lama

 

 

 

 

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~ LAST CHANCE to Win the 2018 Moondance!

~ DON’T MISS THE BOAT THIS TIME! ~

2018 MOONDANCE FINAL

CALL-FOR-ENTRIES!

Submissions closing date: July 31st

FEATURE, SHORT, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION & DRONE FILMS, FEATURE & SHORT SCREENPLAYS, MUSIC VIDEOS, FILM SCORES & ORIGINAL MUSIC, STAGE PLAYS, SHORT STORIES, TV PILOTS, AND MORE!

WEBSITE: www.moondancefilmfestival.com

We look forward to previewing your submissions!

  • THE WINNING SUBMISSIONS IN ALL CATEGORIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST
  • THE WINNING & SELECTED 2018 FILMS WILL BE SCREENED IN SEPTEMBER

PLEASE WATCH ALL OUR 2017 WINNING FILMS HERE!

Thank you for watching our winning films & supporting the Moondance!

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

“It is easier to go down a hill rather than up, but the best view is from the top.” ~ Arnold Bennett

 

“Now and then, it’s good to pause in your pursuit of happiness, and just be happy!” ~ Guillaume Apollinaire

REMEMBER:

2018 Submissions closing date: July 31st

 

 

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