At Conscious Good. we host a film festival every year based on one of our 5 content pillars. In 2016, it was the Humanitarian Film Festival. In 2017, it was the Mindscape Film Festival.
This year we are thrilled to announce - The SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL.
SPIRIT is the activating principle of conscious life, the vital essence animating the body and mediating between body and soul. Without SPIRIT, what is the point of having a body or a brain? SPIRIT completes us, gives us purpose and presence. SPIRIT is what connects us to other human beings, to other sentient beings, to nature and to other realms. We also know SPIRIT as a presence or attitude that pervades a thought, a feeling or an experience. That’s the Spirit!
Conscious Good’s Spirit Film Festival is a celebration of SPIRIT, spirituality, inspiration, relationships and consciousness.
Films may include Spirit related themes such as:
Spiritual Traditions, Universal Spirit, Afterlife, Heart – the power of, The Spirit of Other Sentient Beings - Mother Nature and Animals, Gratitude, Holiday Spirit, Generosity of Spirit, Relationships, Creativity… all as expressions of SPIRIT.
A Jury including filmmakers, celebrities, and spiritual leaders, will evaluate the films and award the following:
Jury 1st Place - $2,000
Jury 2nd Place - $1,000
Jury Special Mention
Audience Award - $2,000
Our esteemed jury includes:
Akira Chan -
Akira is a mixed-race filmmaker and the owner of Rare Media, a video company servicing causes, entrepreneurs, and creatives. Past projects include “The Bloom,” a docuseries on transformational culture, and “Black Star,” a film on art and addiction awarded Audience Best Short at the Illuminate Film Festival in 2018.
Justin Michael Williams -
Justin is the perfect mélange of music and motivation, celebrity with rooted wisdom, and a multi-platform marketing expert who is as inspiring as he is entertaining. Williams was thrust into the spotlight when his debut album, METAMORPHOSIS premiered at #18 on the iTunes Pop Charts.
Lisa Leeman -
Lisa believes that strong narrative and character-driven films can change the world, one story at a time. She has produced, directed, written & edited award-winning feature & short documentaries including Awake: The Life of Yogananda, One Lucky Elephant and Crazy Wisdom. Lisa also serves as a Professor of Cinematic Arts, at University of Southern California.
Pan Nalin -
Pan is an international filmmaker of Indian origin. He is best known for directing award-winning films like Samsara, Valley of Flowers and Ayurveda: Art of Being. His debut film, Samsara went on to win awards like "Grand Jury Prize – Special Mention" at AFI fest and "Most Popular Feature Film" at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2002.
Rachelle Rose -
A devoted yoga, meditation and pranayama practitioner since childhood. Raised by film director, writer and producer parents who created documentaries. Rachelle spent many years traveling and living amongst remote cultures before returning to Australia to run a successful multi-media business, Media Machine, with an emphasis on community building and providing work opportunities for young people.
Sister Jenna -
Sister Dr. Jenna is a spiritual leader, author, radio/TV personality, renowned speaker and founder of the Meditation Museum. Her mission is to decode critical current issues and offer a perspective of clarity, power, and insight. Her wisdom, peace, and compassion are expressed through the initiatives she spearheads for youth, women, governments, and communities.
Eligible formats include narrative, documentary or animation 3-20 minutes in length.
The Spirit Film Festival channel will launch on October 3rd at Consciousgood.com. The channel will feature approximately 30 films streaming on-demand with information about each filmmaker. All of these films will be eligible for the Audience Award.
From these 30 films, the Festival selection committee will select approximately twelve films to comprise the Spirit Film Festival Finalists Films to tour the globe via Conscious Good's Studio Series and compete for the Juried Awards.
The twelve films will screen in front of a Live Audience on December 5th at the Laemmle Monica. After the screening, the Juried Prizes will be awarded and there will be a reception for all to attend.
1. You hereby grant to The Conscious Good (TCG), who is the organizer of the Festival, permission to screen the film during the Festival and the Festival’s world tour, and other associated promotional events. For the avoidance of doubt the location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of TCG.
2. You have obtained signed releases in relations to copyright and all other rights now known from all cast, crew and any freelance contributors who were involved in the making of the film.
3. The film contains no material which is obscene, libelous or defamatory.
4. You have obtained the appropriate copyright clearances for all music used in the film, if
5. You will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to insurance of the film, transport costs of the film to and from the Festival and travel costs and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film.
6. You hereby indemnify TCG against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
7. You have read, understood and agree to be fully bound by the Rules and Regulations of the Festival.
8. You understand and agree that any failure to follow and adhere to the Rules and Regulations of the Festival will result in the disqualification of the film.
9. You hereby give TCG a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use your name,
photograph, logo and likeness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities relating to the Festival, and its promotional activities and events.
10. You understand that the Festival is not obliged to return the copy of the film that you submitted to the Festival and confirm that you have retained at least one other copy of the film.
11. You understand that TCG accepts no liability for the loss or non-receipt of the film.
12. You understand that there are no fees due to you for screening the film at the Festival or for any other matters arising from the submission of your film to the Festival and accept that TCG is under no obligation to pay you any sums.
13. You agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges of the Festival whose decision will be final. You further understand and agree that the judges are not obliged to give you any feedback regarding the film.
14. You confirm and warrant that you are the author of the film and the sole and exclusive owner of all rights now known in the film and have full and exclusive rights to submit the film to the Festival. You further warrant that there is no current dispute as to the ownership of the films and that no rights or permissions are required from any third parties before the film can be screened at the Festival.
15. You agree that any legal dispute between you and the organizers of the Festival will be heard in courts in Boulder County, State of Colorado and that the laws of Colorado shall govern all disputes.