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 5th 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

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  • Baburka Production

    Very happy to have been selected to this interesting and innovative festival, one of the first to accept our project. Keep up the good work!

    September 2021
  • An awesome Festival, serious and professional.
    I am honoured to be a Winner of the FHIFF.
    Grazie a tutti!

    September 2021
  • Chris Hind

    A great big thank you to Sara, Chris and all the crew for a wonderful festival full of wonder. After The Encounter was selected, I had a few technical questions which were answered quickly and professionally and were easy to understand. A great roster of films from around the world and many selected Directors have reached out to me to network on social media as a result. Can't wait until next years festival.

    August 2021
  • Excited to have my film as part of the festival. A very distinctive festival with an interesting array of films. Wishing the festival and its organizers success!

    July 2021
  • János Tárkányi

    It is a great honour for the whole team and me to enter this competition. I am delighted to see that this film has been appreciated by a very competent jury with extensive professional experience. Please allow me to thank each and every member for the time and patience invested in watching the film, as well as for appreciating the result of our work.

    July 2021