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Moondance International Film Festival

Moondance International Film Festival

Contact

Boulder, CO 80302
303-818-5771 (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 (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 18    
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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. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/30/2019

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Notification: September

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

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

Boulder, CO 80302
303-818-5771 (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 (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 18    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Moondance International Film Festival

Contact

Boulder, CO 80302
303-818-5771 (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 (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 18    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Moondance Announces 2002 Semi-Finalists

Selected from the first & second round quarter-finalists:

FEATURE SCREENPLAY/2002 SEMI-FINALISTS

ARLENE WENT TO WOODSTOCK, Joanne Groshardt
BLUE NORTHER, Ellen Sussman & Leigh-Anne Kranz
BROWN WIDOW, Beverly Neufeld
CAPTIVE, Sharon Gillespie
CAROLINA STORYTELLER, THE, Marcia Chandler Rhea
CROSSOVER, Leo Max Lorada & Elsa Chabrol
EGG ROCK, Rob Joynt
FINAL AUDITION, Carrieann Lee
FIVE FULL MOONS, Mary Joy Mc Machen
FIVE LITTLE FINGERS, Lori Shenher
FORGET ABOUT LOVE, Ida Picker & Anne Newgarden
HER HUSBAND'S WIFE, Carolyn Pizzuti
JESSICA'S HUSBAND, Karin Diann Williams
JESS'S TREATY, Marty Cuny
JOURNEY TO LEWARO, Justin Swingle
KAMILA, Scott Aguilar & Kwei Jones-Quartey
LAST KINGS OF BALI, THE, Jeff R. Manker
LEGACY, Cathlynn R. Dodson
LUCILLE, Judith Brigolin & Barbara Newton
ON THE FENCE, Lois Ferrari
ONCE UPON A TIME, Barbara Clearbridge
PHUMZILE'S BEADS, Marian Shinn
PRUDENCE, Joanne Groshardt
RELATIVE DANGER, Judith Brigolin
RUSSIANBRIDE.COM, Sheri Keasler
SARAH, Timna Ranon
SECRET STORY, A, John W. Bellingham
SOUR-ROOT, Lonnee Hamilton
THIS SWEET EARTH, Michele Aldin
WILD HEART, Regina Rain Richardson
WONDER CHILD, THE, Tony Zaccaro


FEATURE SCREENPLAY FOR KIDS/2002 SEMI-FINALISTS

LITTLE PONY OF SHACKLEFORD BANKS, THE, Jacqueline Guzda
UNLEASH MY HEART, Amy Lyndon


FEATURE SCREENPLAY BY YOUNG WRITER UNDER 18/2002 SEMI-FINALIST

LEAVING SYDNEY, Robin Litt


SHORT SCREENPLAY/2002 SEMI-FINALISTS

ADVENTURES OF ROMAN/THE TYPING POOL, Anny Slater
CALLING MARY, Caroline M. Dunlap & Pauline A. Curtis
DIET OF WORMS, Eva Saks
ESCAPE, THE, Louise Von Wrangell
GRASSY FIELD, THE, Michiro Naito
I JUST FLEW IN FROM COPENHAGEN, Joan Ranquet
VILLAIN OF THE PIECE, Diane E. Halliwell
WHERE I CAME FROM, THE SEA IS WARM & BLUE, Bonnie Maffei
WHERE'S MY GRATUITY?, Sonia Louise Armstrong
YELLOW BIRD, Carol Brown


TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK/2002 SEMI-FINALISTS

ALL DOLLED UP, Valerie Scott
FOREVER FREE, Paula Butterfield
GETTING ALONG, Ernest Leong
GRAYSNAKE, Jennifer Yager
SHADOW WALKER, THE, Liz Lehmann


TV PILOT/2002 SEMI-FINALISTS

AARDMORE ARMS, Lloyd Gordon
DAVIS SQUARE/THE LIST, Anita Weiner
HAWK - THE VISION QUEST, Darlene Mulligan
QUEST, THE, Anne T. Tupler


TV EPISODIC/2002 SEMI-FINALISTS

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES (Sex and the City), Anne T. Tupler
COGITO, ERGO SUM (Star Trek), Lois Ferrari
IT'S NOT A BOYCOTT (King of the Hill), Bill Tolany
NEXT CHAPTER (Boston Public), Jennifer Mui
STROKES OF LUCK (The Nanny), Lois Ferrari
WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? (Gilmore Girls), Amy Pascale
YELLOW HOUSE (Negative Space), Lou Mason


Updated: 12/16/2001
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Moondance International Film Festival

Contact

Boulder, CO 80302
303-818-5771 (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 (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 18    
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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