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Moondance International Film Festival

Moondance International Film Festival

Contact

970 9th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303-545-0202 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Elizabeth English, Founder & Executive Director, Artistic Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 17    
Have you entered?
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Objective

The objective of the Moondance International Film Festival is to inspire, motivate, promote and encourage the best writers & independent filmmakers, from every country in the world, and to inspire a greater understanding about the vital role of the arts in enhancing creativity, community spirit, and the preservation of our cultural heritage. Moondance also promotes & rewards work which depicts women & girls in a positive light, &/or has lead roles for women actors over 40. We strongly encourage films, TV movies & pilots & written works which show viable alternatives to gratuitous violence & that depict non-violent conflict resolution, which we actively promote within the international film community.

  • The Moondance International Film Festival is much more than an annual film festival! It is a unique community, a supportive, productive, and creative year-round collaboration between independent filmmakers and movie audiences, between writers, composers and the world of filmed entertainment.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/31/2017

Notification: AUGUST

Rules

Submission categories:
  • ANIMATION FILM
  • FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM
  • FEATURE FILM
  • FEATURE FILM FOR KIDS
  • FEATURE MUTI-MEDIA FILM
  • SHORT DRONE FILM
  • TRAILERS
  • FEATURE SCREENPLAY
  • FEATURE SCREENPLAY FOR KIDS
  • FILM SCORE
  • LIBRETTO
  • MUSIC VIDEO
  • MUSICAL FEATURE SCREENPLAY
  • MUSICAL SHORT SCREENPLAY
  • ORIGINAL TV MINI-SERIES (1 HR)
  • SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM
  • SHORT FILM
  • SHORT FILM BY KIDS 18 & UNDER
  • SHORT FILM FOR KIDS
  • SHORT MULTI-MEDIA FILM
  • SHORT SCREENPLAY
  • SHORT SCREENPLAY BY 18 & UNDER
  • SHORT SCREENPLAY FOR KIDS
  • SHORT STORY BY KIDS*
  • SHORT STORY FOR KIDS*
  • SHORT STORY*
  • STAGEPLAY
  • STAGEPLAY FOR KIDS
  • TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK (MOW)
  • TV EPISODIC (1/2 HOUR)
  • TV EPISODIC (1 HOUR)
  • TV FEATURE FILM
  • TV PILOT SCRIPT
  • RADIO PLAYS (drama & comedy)
  • RADIO DOCUMENTARIES
  • TREATMENTS
  • DRONE FILMS

* up to 3 stories for single fee

COMPETITION GUIDELINES: Please go to: http://moondancefilmfestival.com/moondance-2016-submission-guidelines/

Awards

SPIRIT OF MOONDANCE AWARD
This award category is for women writers, filmmakers and film score composers. Men may be co-writers or co-filmmakers, but the entry must be submitted by a woman.

MOONDANCE SEAHORSE AWARD
This award category is for men writers, filmmakers and film score composers. Women may be co-writers or co-filmmakers, but the entry must be submitted by a man.

MOONDANCE SANDCASTLE AWARD
This award is for male and female writing or filmmaking teams where both men and women or a man and woman work as a team on the project.

MOONDANCE SEASHELL AWARD
For men and women radio play writers. Comedy and drama, fiction and non-fiction, half-hour and hour long.

MOONDANCE COLUMBINE AWARD
Films and writings may be submitted by either a man, a woman, a male/female team or a young person 18 and under. The work must reflect non-violent conflict resolution, alternatives to violence, or show why violent resolution to conflict is counter-productive. The submitted material should not contain gratuitous violence.

MOONDANCE DOLPHIN AWARD
This award is for young people 18 years of age or younger, male or female. Moondance accepts submissions for this award in the genres of short narrative, documentary or animation video film, as well as short screenplays, short stories or short stageplays.

MOONDANCE CALYPSO AWARD
This award is to encourage a spirit of enterprise in saving the environment, habitats and wildlife by creative individuals from around the world. The award is presented to the person who expands knowledge of our world, seeks to improve our quality of all life on the planet.

MOONDANCE GAIA AWARD
This award is to encourage and inspire contemplative, meditative, spiritual and inspirational films and scripts. The award is presented to the person who seeks to elucidate and improve the spiritual quality of all life on the planet, and contributes to the betterment of the world spirit.

MOONDANCE ATLANTIS AWARD
This award is for writers and filmmakers who have submitted projects from a foreign country outside the US.

MOONDANCE STARFISH AWARD
This is an award for comedy projects submitted by writers and filmmakers.

MOONDANCE NEPTUNE AWARD
This unique award is presented to a male or female writer or filmmaker, over the age of 75, who has created either a single work of the highest quality or a body of quality work, and who continues to strive for excellence in his or her career in the entertainment industry, and who inspires and encourages others by his or her example.

THE MOONDANCE ABYSS AWARD
This new Moondance award was created for very well-made and meaningful thriller, horror or supernatural films, written works & film scores. An abyss, usually in the ocean, is a chasm that is so deep and vast that its extent is not readily visible, without further exploration. The winning works in this awards category also have a deeper, and often hidden, message, lesson, moral, or important idea that bears further thought.

MOONDANCE MERMAID’S PEARL AWARD
The award is presented to honor and recognize women in the film industry who have contributed most to insuring that women’s work is recognized and appreciated for its worth, who help women achieve success in film, writing & music, and who have themselves contributed a vital body of work, and who continue to contribute to this vital effort. The pearl in the award is a symbol of women’s efforts to make something meaningful and valuable from our struggles to overcome that “grain of sand” women often encounter, when trying to express themselves and succeed within the international film and entertainment industry. The resulting lovely pearl is a reminder of what beautiful things women can accomplish.

MOONDANCE SEVEN SEAS AWARD
A new award category has been created: the MOONDANCE SEVEN SEAS AWARD. This is an award for a winning project created by writers, filmmakers & composers, who enlighten others, help change perceptions about another culture and/or place, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and awareness, through the art of film, writing or music, and, thus, encourage a better understanding of the world’s people.

Moondance International Film Festival

Contact

970 9th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303-545-0202 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Elizabeth English, Founder & Executive Director, Artistic Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 17    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Contact

970 9th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303-545-0202 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Elizabeth English, Founder & Executive Director, Artistic Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 17    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Moondance Announces Screenplay Winners

Moondance has announced their screenplay winners for 2011. Additional writing competition winners (stage plays, radio plays, etc.) are posted on the Moondance website.

FEATURE SCREENPLAY WINNERS

Another Theatre of War Mark Schwiesow Colorado, USA OCEAN
As If I Am Not There Juanita Wilson Ireland COLUMBINE
Black Warrior of Pyramid Lake Echo & Myrton Running Wolf, Jasheika James & Crystal English US SANDCASTLE
Fortune Smiles Noelle Foster US GAIA
Halfway Home David J. Schroeder US GAIA
Spirit of the Everglades Michael F. Bavota US CALYPSO
Star on the Run Eilis Mernagh Ireland ATLANTIS
The Almighty Dempsey Tillman US ABYSS
The Art of Horsemanship Debi Lehman US SPIRIT
The Knifethrower Roi J. Tamkin US SEAHORSE
The Perfect Cut Pamela Stovall US SPIRIT


FEATURE SCREENPLAY FINALISTS

Dance Without Music Muri Mc Cage USA
Deborah Samson John Walker Bellingham USA
El Patillazo (The Watermelon Man) Daniel Gonzalez Silva Colombia
Midnight (Mesmerized) Callie Lane & Lorrie Sheehy UK
Mozart's Sister Rita Charbonnier Italy
Penalties, Pints & Pirouettes Neil Troost New Zealand
Playland Park Byron Bellamy USA
Potter and Tess, The Dogs of Dunworthy Hollow Gloria Garvin & Paul Bailey USA
Saving Sergei Barry Leach UK
Shadowboxing the Mob Lou Buttino USA
The Wedding Bet Vicki Bartholomew US
Wild Horse Woman Beverley Smith-Dawson USA


FEATURE SCREENPLAY SEMI-FINALISTS

A Minute of Silence Harris Freedman Italy
Ancestral Jane Rosen USA
AS ONE Kevin Hager US
Cocoon Crash Kathleen Latlip USA
CTRL, ALT, DELETE Carlos Dorsey USA
Fifth Wheel Jeff Kingery Colorado, USA
Found Objects Johnnie Mazzocco US
Honky-Tonkn': The Life Story of Ernest Tubbs James J. Hester Colorado, USA
King Phillip, A.K.A. Metacomet Richard Guimond USA
Magnificent Girl Tatia Pilieva USA
Missing Marty Stephanie Meyer USA
My Last Breath Kim. M. Brantley USA
NightCrawler Josef Steiff USA
Roughnecks! Michael L. Edwards USA
Solomon The Accountant Edward Krauss USA
TED Leslie Flannery USA
The Air Over Parks Kay Poiro USA
The Can't-See Sea Monster Barbara Ashley USA
The Cemetary Plots Donahue Silvis USA
The Goddess Within Stavroula Kalogeras Greece
The Spiral Path Regina M. Sestak, Catherine U. Tuttle & Michael David Lies USA
To Be Free Susan Flakes USA
Under the Skyway Eric Cassel USA
FEATURE SCREENPLAYS FOR KIDS WINNERS

Bratnap! James Monack USA STARFISH
Memoirs of a Dog Barbara Mackey & Dawn Ireland USA SPIRIT
Pixer Knows Caroline Farrell Ireland ATLANTIS
Spot David Schell USA SEAHORSE


FEATURE SCREENPLAY FOR KIDS FINALIST

DreamWorld Brent Hartinger USA


FEATURE SCREENPLAYS FOR KIDS SEMI-FINALISTS

Hello In There Jan Rogers USA
The Earth Cantor Kim Brantley USA


SHORT SCREENPLAYS WINNER

S. Claus: The Morning After Robert S. Fogel USA STARFISH


SHORT SCREENPLAYS FINALIST

It's Tea Time Sandra Gabrych Colorado, USA


SHORT SCREENPLAYS SEMI-FINALISTS

Forget-Me-Not Christopher McKee Colorado, USA
Half Past Midnight Run Anna Marie Hernandez USA
Lana Lui David Schroeder USA
Play It Again, Again Gordon Phipps Australia


SHORT SCREENPLAY FOR KIDS SEMI-FINALIST

Walking On the Sand Alexander Haythen Greece

Updated: 08/23/2011
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Moondance International Film Festival

Contact

970 9th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303-545-0202 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Elizabeth English, Founder & Executive Director, Artistic Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 17    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Michael Edwards

An interview with screenwriter Michael Edwards regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/14/2012

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Pam Dulgar

An interview with screenwriter Pam Dulgar regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/17/2009

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter CarrieAnn Lee

An interview with screenwriter CarrieAnn Lee regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 11/26/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter David Kane

An interview with screenwriter David Kane regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/25/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Karen Buckton

An interview with screenwriter Karen Buckton regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/06/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Amy Quick Parrish

An interview with screenwriter Amy Quick Parrish regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 11/12/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter A. Chacko

An interview with screenwriter A. Chacko regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/20/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Colleen McQuaide

An interview with screenwriter Colleen McQuaide regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/10/2006

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter John Alarid

An interview with screenwriter John Alarid regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/21/2006

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter David Bertoni

An interview with screenwriter David Bertoni regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 06/19/2006

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Bonnie Maffei

An interview with screenwriter Bonnie Maffei regarding the Moondance Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/11/2005
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