We frequently curate panels at film festivals across the nation, and we are directors of the two festivals listed below. Join us in toasting to grassroots films, and mark your calendar, because you’re invited!
4TH ANNUAL ESALEN INSPIRATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
FILMS THAT EMPOWER AND ENRICH THE HUMAN SPIRIT
MARCH 27 - APRIL 1, 2017 | ESALEN INSTITUTE | BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA
Cinema can enlighten, inspire, and uplift the human spirit. Examples of these transformative films include What the Bleep Do We Know?, The Celestine Prophecy, What Dreams May Come, Field of Dreams, and The Cove. Films like these can truly make a difference in how people live and express their creativity.
During the fourth annual Esalen Inspirational Film Festival, participants will enjoy a vibrant mix of films, panel discussions, and thought-provoking dialogue with filmmakers. Our intention for the week is to build an engaging and supportive community of film enthusiasts whose common goal is to enrich and uplift the human spirit. The festival is open to everyone, and will be of particular interest to artists, filmmakers, and those who have a passion for social justice, environmental issues, personal growth exploration, and spiritual themes.
Discussion topics include the following:
• The Exploration of Positive Psychology in Film
• The Landscape of Independent Films Dedicated to Transformation
• The Power of Entertainment to Create Social Change and Activism
• The Art of Mythology and Powerful Storytelling
Featured guests for the 2016 festival include Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Lucy Walker (WASTE LAND, CRASH REEL), Author and leading international script consultant, Dara Marks (INSIDE STORY), and other special guests.
NOTE: Due to the flexible nature of filmmaking and production schedules, the week’s schedule is subject to change.
THE PACIFICA GRADUATE ALUMNI FILM FESTIVAL
The Pacifica Film Festival will explore the powerful role of myth and depth psychology in film with special screenings and panels that explore a variety of topics such as: Myth & Film, Symbology & Film, Fairytales & Film, Dreams & Film, Ritual in Film. This highly curated film festival will feature a series of select film screenings and include panels and lively discussion. Two panels (one on Friday and one on Saturday) will feature a vibrant blend of speakers that will include scholars, filmmakers, authors and experts.