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16-Apr-2014 9:17pm PDT  

 

Moondance International Film Festival

15 Annual:

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

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December 31, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


June 30, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00


July 31, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00
Submission + Feedback 150.00 145.00


August 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 115.00 100.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Aug-2014



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Spirit of Moondance Award
This award category is for women writers, filmmakers & composers. Men may be co-writers or co-filmmakers, but the entry must be submitted by a woman.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Moondance Seahorse Award
This award category is for men writers, filmmakers & composers. Women may be co-writers or co-filmmakers, but the entry must be submitted by a man.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Moondance Sandcastle Award
This award is for male and female writing, filmmaking & film score composer teams where both men and women or a man and woman work as a team on the project.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Moondance Columbine Award
Films and writings may be by either a man or a woman or a male/female tam, or an 18 & under, or 75 & over entrant. The work must reflect non-violent conflict resolution, alternatives to violence, or show why violent resolution to conflict is counter-productive. The submitted material may not contain gratuitous violence. ALL entries will be considered eligible for the Columbine Award category
This prize is shared with other categories.


Moondance Dolphin Award
This award is for young people 18 years of age or younger, at time of submission, male or female. Moondance accepts submissions for this award in the genres of short narrative, short documentary or animation video film, as well as short screenplays, short stories or short stageplays.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.


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, and contributes to the betterment of humankind.
This prize is shared with other categories.


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.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Moondance Neptune Award
Award is for entrants 75 years of age or older
This prize is shared with other categories.


Moondance Atlantis Award
This award is for any winning project, in any category, from outside the US.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.


Moondance Starfish Award
This award is for any winning project, in any category, in the comedy genre.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.


MOONDANCE COLORADO OCEAN AWARD:
• MOONDANCE COLORADO OCEAN AWARD: This is an award for projects created by Colorado writers, filmmakers & composers.
This prize is shared with other categories.


MOONDANCE ABYSS AWARD
This award was created in 2009 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.
This prize is shared with other categories.


1st Place
• 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.
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES


90-120/140 pages, cover-stock front & back, title page with all contact info, include logline & synopsis on the next page behind title page, US entries should bind the script with 2 solid-brass brads or fasteners. Those fake brass fasteners and short brads allow the script o fall apart after 5 or 10 pages! You don't want to aggravating the reader/judge...

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE SCREENPLAYS: Do not send your script to the Moondance address. Please contact Moondance at: director@moondancefilmfestival.com, if you wish to submit a screenplay in a language other than English. We have readers for Spanish, German, Dutch and Africaans. We will give you an address to send your screenplay to the appropriate reader. Remember to type MOONDANCE FOREIGN SCRIPT in the subject line of your email!

SHORT STORIES @ WAB: HOW-TO

Just submit the short stories as a script, and add a note about it, if you want. The entry fee is the same for stories and scripts, anyway. If you're going to submit 3 short stories, which we do recommend, be sure to put all 3 on the same page at WAB, title it whatever you want (3 SHORT STORIES, or whatever!) and that way you'll get a single tracking number for the submission, and only pay 1 entry fee. Also, if you get a window from WAB saying your submission doesn't match Moondance categories, just ignore it and move on to the next page.

MUSIC COMPOSERS SUBMITTING VIA WAB: HOW-TO:

Due to the limited options (film or script) offered by WAB when you begin the process of submitting your entry, just submit your music entry as a script or film to Moondance, and add a note about it, if you want. The entry fee is the same for music and scripts, anyway. Also, if you get a window from WAB saying your submission doesn't match Moondance categories, just ignore it and move on to the next page.