**We have paused our current submissions season of "where to from here," for our new podcast and online program. ** Because we offer free submissions, we are receiving quite a few submissions that do not fall within our eligibility requirements. We are also receiving so many we can't keep up.

Moonplay is an artist-run project supporting women, nonbinary, and trans filmmakers and moving image artists, first and foremost. We screen, promote, and celebrate auteur-driven experimental, documentary, and innovative narrative works.

Due to COVID-19, we are transitioning and hosting "where to from here," a podcast program/online festival with conversations with featured artists and filmmakers. Each participating artist is featured on our website, adding to our roster of supported artists.

We will continue this programming and eventually hold screening events 1- 4 times a year at Dreamland Arts, a 40-seat theater located in St. Paul, Minnesota, when we are able, hopefully in 2022. All submissions will be on file and for consideration for future screenings.

Check out Season One of "where to from here": https://www.moonplaycinema.org/where-to-from-here.html
Season Two is currently in production and will release late Fall 2021
Current submissions are in consideration for Season Three which will be released in Spring 2022.

Moonplay is organized and curated by artist and filmmaker, Jes Reyes, the founder of the Altered Esthetics Film Festival. She directed the festival as an official ARTshare program at The Southern Theater for 4 seasons (2014-2017). She has been developing Moonplay Cinema for the last two years, so she is excited to get it off the ground and running.

Moonplay has a Featured Artist program to honor and recognize promising films made by innovative and creative filmmakers.

Exhibiting artists and filmmakers become part of our community and roster.

We promote your involvement and aim to stay connected through an ongoing partnership and an artist registry on our website.

+We support women, nonbinary, and trans artists, first and foremost
+It is highly encouraged to provide a cover letter and an artist statement with your submission(s).
+Film should be no longer than 30 minutes.
+You can submit more than one film.
+Films submitted must be in digital format.
+Submissions need to offer the legal ability to download your work.
+Vimeo is a highly recommended site to submit with.
+Imagery or details of your imagery (along with sound) may be used to promote the Moonplay events.
+If selected and if a film is not in English, films must have subtitles embedded in the file
+If we are able to hold in-person screenings, artists selected are invited to attend their screening night with two complimentary passes. RSVP is required to hold your spots.

Feel free to email if you have any questions about the submission process by sending a message to moonplaycinema@gmail.com.