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Moondance International Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

Moondance is dedicated to promoting the boldest and most innovative work, and films that challenge the boundaries of filmmaking. The annual film festival celebrates, encourages, inspires, and supports original independent films, written works and music, not just during our film festival but throughout the year. Moondance always screens only the very best in independent cinema from the US and around the world. Our super-productive workshops, pitch-panels, networking events and gala awards ceremony and reception are very popular and well-attended.

Awards

  • Spirit of moondance award: or women writers filmmakers & composers
  • Moondance seahorse award: for men writers, filmmakers & composers.
  • Moondance sandcastle award (male & female film director, writing or composing team)
  • Moondance columbine award: 18 and under
  • Moondance dolphin award: for young people 18 years of age or younger, male or female. 
  • Moondance calypso award. The award is presented annually to the person who expands knowledge of our world, seeks to improve our quality of all life on the planet, inspires others, and actively contributes to the betterment of humankind and the natural world.
  • Moondance gaia award: 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: for writers, filmmakers & composers who have submitted projects from a country outside the US, and offers international recognition for talented artists from around the world.
  • Moondance starfish award: for comedy projects submitted by writers and filmmakers.
  • Moondance colorado ocean award: for Colorado-based filmmakers, writers & composers.
  • Moondance seagull award: This award is to honor and celebrate the art of drone cinematography in short films, and offers international recognition for talented & innovative drone filmmakers from around the world.
  • The moondance abyss award: for very well-made and meaningful thriller, horror or supernatural films, written works & film scores. 
  • Moondance neptune award: to a male or female writer, filmmaker or composer, 75 or 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.
  • Seven seas 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.
  • 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. 
  • Moondance cinema pioneer award: This award is in special recognition of a living pioneer in early cinema
  • Moondance angel award:  to the exceptional person who has made a very important contribution to the continuing success of the Moondance International Film Festival.
  • Moondance chambered nautilus award: This very special award is gratefully presented to the Moondance patron, sponsor or donor who provides the most vital and generous financial support to the annual film festival, which increases awareness of the Moondance mission and goals, and greatly benefits the event’s filmmakers, writers and music composers, its festival participants, attendees and audiences, as well as the local community and the global entertainment industry.
  • Moondance legacy award: 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, and who have themselves contributed a vital body of work, and who and continue to contribute to this vital effort.
  • Moondance better world award: to the exceptional person who has made a very important contribution toward promoting, inspiring, encouraging, supporting, and educating the world community about vital humanitarian or environmental issues.

Rules

  • Feature, short, documentary and animation films may be submitted by the screenwriter, director, producer, production company, distributor, animator, editor, lead actor(s), film score composer and/or cinematographer/DP.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

United States
Boulder

Official website

moondancefilmfestival.com

Contacts

Address: 

Boulder, CO 80302
United States

Phone: 303-818-5771

Email:
director@moondancefilmfestival.com 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 01, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 31, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    July 31, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    August 15, 2018
  • Notifications
    September 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    15 September — 31 December 2018
Categories & Fees

Short Film: Up To 30 Minutes. ANIMATION DOCUMENTARY FILM BY KIDS 18 & UNDER FILM FOR KIDS MULTI-MEDIA NARRATIVE FILM DRONE FILMS

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $50

FEATURE SCREENPLAY FEATURE SCREENPLAY FOR KIDS LIBRETTO MUSICAL FEATURE SCREENPLAY MUSICAL SHORT SCREENPLAY SHORT SCREENPLAY SHORT SCREENPLAY BY 18 & UNDER SHORT SCREENPLAY FOR KIDS SHORT STORY BY KIDS (up to 3 short stories for single fee) SHORT STORY FOR KIDS (up to 3 short stories for single fee) SHORT STORY* STAGEPLAY STAGEPLAY OR MUSICAL FOR KIDS TREATMENT (can be up to a maximum of 10 pages, double-spaced)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $50

Feature Film: 31-120 Minutes. ANIMATION DOCUMENTARY NARRATIVE FILM FOR KIDS MUTI-MEDIA MUSIC

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $50
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