Welcome to the First Hermetic International Film Festival!
- with Live Screening in beautiful Venice, Italy -

We want to celebrate the visions: cinematography and Hermetica are both terrific imaginatively visionary cultures.

The 3rd edition of the First Hermetic International Film Festival is now accepting your Feature film / Short movie / Documentary / Animation film / Experimental film / Music Video / Web project in the field of: Hermeticism / Alchemy / Esotericism / Cabala / Gnosticism / Magic / Occultism and occult philosophies / Rosicrucianism / Witchcraft / New Age / Theosophy / Anthroposophy / Freemasonry / Metaphysics / Spiritism / Mystery / Supernatural / Astrology / Science and Healing / Cults / Divination and any other occulture.

Contemporary esotericism is intimately, and increasingly, connected with popular culture and new media: for this reason, we want to support such a visual fascination, the storylines revolving around neglected knowledge and the frantic search for the divine upon hidden paths of spirituality.

We are looking forward to seeing your film. Submit your work today!

Best regards,
the FHIFF team

AWARDS: Official selected films will be screened at the film festival in front of an international audience and can participate in the contest among the following IMDb listed categories:

Best Picture - Mercure Award
Best Feature Film - Caduceus Award
Best Short Film - Sulphur Award
Best Feature Documentary - Paracelsus Award
Best Documentary (Short) - Pelican Award
Best Foreign Documentary - Rosenkreuz Award
Best Animation Film - Apuleio Award
Best Web Serie - Black Lion Award
Best Experimental Film - Vitriol Award
Best Music Video - Kenneth Award
Best Director - Agrippa Award
Best Editing - Ficino Award
Best Cinematography - Fludd Award
Best Music - Atalanta Award
Best Storytelling - Cagliostro Award
Best Topic - Jodorowsky Award
Best Research - Eco Award
Best Sound Design - Theremin Award
Best Performance - Sabbath Award
Best Protagonist - Wormwood Star Award
Best Production Design - Ritual Room Award

1) By submitting your film to the festival you confirm that you own the full rights of your film and have the permission to submit it.

2) Submissions are only accepted via FilmFreeway. Entry fees are not refundable. Please do not send any DVDs. Online Screener is necessary.

3) Films that show extreme violence, hurt current or foreign laws, containing pornographic or disgusting content are not accepted.

4) We accept films in any language from all countries over the world. Non-English spoken films must be subtitled in English, except Italian spoken ones, that do not need any necessarily.

5) After submitting your film you will receive notifications about the judging status.

6) The decision of the jury is final.

7) If you do not want us to promote your film on our website and other channels in order to keep your premiere status please let us know.

8) By submitting your film you agree that we can use the submitted trailer, photos and description of your film on our website. We will never show or screen your film without your permission.

9) Award Winners can use our laurel for their marketing and promotion but are not allowed to sell or use the laurel for films that have not been part of the festival.

10) The jury has the right to nominate your submitted film for a different category as the one for it had been submitted.

11) By submitting your project you agree to this Rules & Terms and our Privacy Policy: www.hermeticfilmfestival.com/privacy

Overall Rating
  • Emile Smith

    Great festival run by great people! I was honored to have my film awarded with best short film. Massive thanks to those who found my film worthy of the award.

    March 2019
  • Michelantony Dunston

    I found the staff at FHIFF to be incredibly attentive, communicative, and professional (they even list the festival on IMDB which is great when you get a screening!) Iā€™m not exactly sure what the problem was with the previous reviewer who said there was no communication, because that certainly was not the case with me. Sara. Chris, and the FHIFF staff were completely respectful, kind, and communicated every step of the way. If you have a created an esoteric film, you cannot find a more appreciative and warm audience. I encourage you to submit as we were SO glad that we did! Grazie Mille, First Hermetic International!

    March 2019
  • John Harrigan

    Such a wonderful festival. I'm so proud to have been selected. I cannot praise Sara and Chris enough for creating a fabulous festival, that champions films that communicate numinous truths. If you have the chance please do submit and attend this special film festival. You won't be disappointed.

    March 2019
  • Claudio Ellovitch

    The concept of this festival alone is worth 5 stars and so is the team behind it. Great people coming together to celebrate films inspired by the occult arts and sciences... you can't really ask for much more than that.

    March 2019
  • Jonah Steeman

    A wonderfull unique festival that truly celebrates film as an artform. The location is perfect and the hosts are very kind and professional.

    March 2019