CONSCIOUS FILM FESTIVAL at the Conscious life Expo
Non-Stop Film Screenings, Film Panel, Awards Ceremony, Film Reception
February 8 – 10, 2008 o All taking place in the Bel Air Suite o LAX Hilton
Film Festival Pass Required
Celeste Allegrea Adams o Conscious Film Festival Director

The Conscious Life Film Festival runs from February 8 – 10, 2008, in the Bel Air Suite . Twenty films have been selected for this festival. These films are metaphysical, spiritual, and socially conscious in orientation. They offer a mystical appreciation for the universe, contemplate the latest themes in new science and physics, and communicate profound messages from indigenous peoples and visionary thinkers.

The Film Festival Panel, "The Future of Conscious Filmmaking." takes place on 2/10/08 – Sunday, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.
Award Ceremony and Artist Reception immediately follows the Film Panel on Sunday, 4:30 – 6:00 PM. (Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres)

Film Festival Pass: A $15.00 Film Pass will allow you complete access to all the films over the entire weekend, plus Sunday’s Film Panel on "The Future of Conscious Filmmaking," the Awards Ceremony and Artist Reception.

Films run non-stop all weekend in the Bel Air Suite o LAX Hilton
Hours: Friday, 3PM – 8PM; Saturday 10AM – 8PM; Sunday 10AM – 7PM

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Friday 3:00 PM
"The Great Year," Executive Producer, Walter Cruttendom. 46 minutes
Ancient Cultures around the world believed that history moved in vast cycle of time – Plato called it the Great Year. Narrated by James Earl Jones this film explores the archaeological and astronomical evidence of the cycle - and finds it may be real
**SILVER AWARD WINNER ** in the category of Visionary Film to Walter Cruttendom

Friday 4:00 PM- Four Shorts
"Closer Than Ever" – Starring Scott Cervine. 15 min. With humor and self reflection, glimpse into the deepest emotions that often result in our outer issues.
"Out of Proportion" – Starring Scott Cervine. 12 min. This hysterical film reminds us to face our emotions or risk unusual behavior!
"Hall of Past Lives," Directed by Michael Engel. 7 min. By visiting the Hall of Past lives, a racist discovers that in a previous life he was the object of his prejudice.
"Beyond Babylon," Directed by Christie Davis & Dennis Davis. 7 min. Weaves past and present to reveal the true cost of war. Moves from anti-war protests in Hollywood to Arlington West’s memorial.
**INDIGO AWARD WINNER ** in the category of Spiritual Humorist to Scott Cervine

Friday 5:00 PM
"Shamans of the Amazon," Directed by Dean Jeffreys. 60 min. This film explores the world of ayahuasca, a plant-based hallucinogen. The shamans use ayahuasca in Ecuador for ritualistic purposes and to find guidance in dealing with the encroachment of oil companies who threaten their traditions and destroy their land. It includes protests to legalize ayahuasca in the Netherlands and footage of Terrence McKenna, recorded before his death. Beautiful visuals. (out of competition).

Friday, 6:00 PM
Shorts from the Elevate Film Festival, 50 min. These music videos, dramatic and documentary shorts were all made in 48 hours. They offer an exploration of the future after 2012; the consciousness of aging; and an exploration of living off the grid. There are several wonderful music videos and a very amusing take-off on "The Secret," entitled "The Rub of Attraction," with Scott Cervine.
**HUMANITARIAN AWARD** to Mikki Willis, Founder of the Elevate Film Festival.

Friday 7:00 PM
"From Here to Andromeda," Producer/Director David Sereda. 60 minutes. (This is the first of four parts). "From Here to Andromeda" features compelling interviews and analysis of extraordinary and never before seen UFO footage. The areas of space propulsion theory, sustainability, crop circles and spirituality are also explored.

Films run non-stop all weekend in the Bel Air Suite o LAX Hilton
Hours: Friday, 3PM – 8PM; Saturday 10AM – 8PM; Sunday 10AM – 7PM

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Saturday, 10AM
"Bushmen of the Kahlahari," Directed by Paula Ely. 55 min. Vanishing Cultures: Bushmen of the Kalahari" visits the troubled San community whose once thriving culture is now facing extinction. This one-hour documentary takes a never-before-seen look at the fascinating history, the brutal struggles, and the seemingly impossible challenges of the Bushmen of the Kalahari. Narrated by Michael York.

Saturday 11:00 AM
"To Touch the Soul," Produced by Teresa Hagen. 70 min. Professor of art education Carlos Silveira and 27 of his California State University, Long Beach students discover the meaning of kindness, selflessness and love while teaching art to Cambodian children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Winner of the Accolade Competition Best of Show Award, and Best Documentary at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, Des Moines, Iowa.

Saturday, 12:30 PM
"Arlington West," Directed by Peter Dudar & Sally Marr. 74 min. Every Sunday, the Veterans For Peace erect temporary cemeteries on the beaches of southern California to show the human cost of war never seen in the media. This ocean of over 3,860 crosses elicits 105 heartfelt and riveting interviews with active military traveling to and from war zones, grieving military families, friends and visitors, all set to the music of Chopin and Verdi.
**SILVER AWARD WINNER** in the category of Socially Conscious Films to Peter Dudar & Sally Marr

Saturday, 2:00 PM
"Signs Out of Time: The Story of Archaeologist Marija Gimbutas," Directed by Donna Read & Starhawk. 58 min. The dramatic story of renowned archaeologist Dr. Marija Gimbutas has never been more timely. Her work on the Neolithic cultures of Old Europe (6500-3500 BCE), reveals evidence of peaceful, woman-honoring, Goddess-worshiping and egalitarian civilizations that existed for thousands of years without war.

Saturday, 3:00 PM
"Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master’s Recipe for Living a Life that Matters," Directed by Christof Wolf. 44 min. Bernard Glassman teaches a distillation of Zen wisdom that can be used as a guide for business, social ventures, peacemaking or just life. The documentary demonstrates the uniqueness and human impact of Glassman’s work and life. Not only a Zen teacher, he works as a peacemaker in the field of interfaith dialog throughout the world. He has helped change a whole neighborhood in Yonkers (New York). The film shows how one can live a life that matters.

Saturday, 4:00 PM
"Raw for Life," Mark Perlmutter, Scott Mader, Kathy Close. Showing 3 segments totaling 50 minutes. A DVD for health enthusiasts to optimize health. Medical experts, celebrities, and raw chefs include: Woody Harrelson, Tony Robbins, Morgan Spurlock (creator of "Super Size Me"), Rev. Michael Beckwith, Gabriel Cousens MD, David Wolfe and others.

Saturday, 5:00 PM
"Not in God’s Name," Directed by Paula Fouce. 79 minutes. Sneak Preview of a work in progress. Trapped in religious riots in Delhi, filmmaker Paula Fouce follows the Dalai Lama on a journey to understand religious intolerance. NOT IN GOD’S NAME shows how the world is ravaged by extreme divisions between religions. Featuring Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Dr. Karan Singh, Ph. D., Georg Feuerstein, Ph. D., and leaders of many faiths. Followed by Q & A with Director.
**GOLD AWARD WINNER** in the category of Socially Conscious Films to Paula Fouce

Films run non-stop all weekend in the Bel Air Suite o LAX Hilton
Hours: Friday, 3PM – 8PM; Saturday 10AM – 8PM; Sunday 10AM – 7PM

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Sunday, 10:00 AM
"In Search of the Future," Produced by Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow. 90 min. A bold synthesis of information, uniting ancient prophecy and indigenous wisdom with cutting-edge science, "In Search of the Future" is a new feature-length speculative documentary in the nature-of-the-universe genre.

Sunday, 11:30AM
"Lost and Found in Mexico," Directed by Caren Cross. 53 min. A quirky and compelling look inside the hearts and minds of expatriots who abandon the American dream for more authentic lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
**GOLD AWARD WINNER** in the category of Inspirational Films to Caren Cross

Sunday, 12:30 PM
"You Can Heal Your Life" ** Just Released!! **This entertaining and inspirational movie hosted by best-selling author Louise L. Hay and directed by Emmy award winner Michael Goorjian gives penetrating insights into her fascinating life story; and also provides clarity on how her views on self-esteem, abundance, and the metaphysical causes behind physical ailments were developed. A number of luminaries in the fields of self-help and health and spirituality and new thought?including Doreen Virtue, Gregg Braden, Wayne W. Dyer, Gay Hendricks, Esther and Jerry Hicks, Leon Nacson, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Candace B. Pert, Cheryl Richardson, Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, and many others share their personal stories about Louise?s impact on their lives. (not in competition)

Sunday, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Film Panel on "The Future of Conscious Filmmaking." Are we at the beginning of a new movement in filmmaking, or will this genre die out due to low-budget financing and limited popularity. This panel will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this genre and will consider ways in which it can survive and continue to grow. Moderator: Celeste Allegrea Adams. Panelists: Leila Conners Petersen, Drew Heriot, Pamela Jaye Smith, David Wilcox, Mikki Willis. (See complete description of panel and panelists on the previous page)

Sunday, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Reception and Award Ceremony for Conscious Film Festival Award Winners. Come meet the Filmmakers, talk to the Panelists and celebrate the work of the Conscious Film Festival Award Winners. The Film Festival Reception is open to all Film Festival Pass Holders, Filmmakers whose films are in the festival, and Conscious Life Expo Speakers with speaker badges. It will have healthy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Celeste Allegrea Adams o Conscious Film Festival Director


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