February 13 - 15, 2009 

        LAX Hilton, Los Angeles

              5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California


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The Conscious Life Film Festival grew out of a series of sidebar film screenings at the expo, and is now emerging as a new film festival in its own right.


The films that are included in the festival are humanitarian in vision, and focus on the possibilities of transformation. Approximately 25 films will be selected for screening.


This year's film festival runs from February 13 — 15, 2009. On February 15th award certificates will be given out to award winners at a reception, following a panel on transformational film.


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More and more filmmakers are drawn to the  “genre” of Transformational Film because the world is in crisis and there needs to be a shift in consciousness to help put an end to war, eliminate hunger, and to stop the destruction of our planet's precious environment. Some filmmakers in this festival have devoted their energies to courageously pointing out injustices, some are focused on magically and creatively dreaming in a new world, others are doing both. We applaud all the filmmakers, who have submitted films, for their efforts to understand and elevate the lives of sentient beings on this planet. Conscious Creators are a catalytic force because they use the power of imagination to call forth a new age that reflects a quantum leap in evolutionary development and a new paradigm for life. We celebrate the work of all the filmmakers whose films are screened at this festival, because they are at the forefront of creating a new world. You are amazing!

Celeste Allegrea Adams







Thank you to all the filmmakers who have submitted so many wonderful films for the February 2009 Conscious Life Film Festival. We are currently reviewing the films and will be making final decisions once all the films are screened, so please be patient. The films that are selected will screen over three days of this Los Angeles based Expo. We will show shorts, feature films, and documentaries that are transformational in nature. We are including spiritual/metaphysical films, films on health and healing, political and environmental films. You will be notified by the end of November or December as to whether your film will be included in the festival. Again, thank you for your submission and for all the wonderful work you are doing to bring on the Shift.

Information about future festival deadlines will be posted in 2009.



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Approximately 25 films will be selected for screening. These are a few of the outstanding films that have been chosen to screen, in an early selection process. The rest of the films will be determined after selection screenings are completed in early November. We might also want to included some of the selected films in the San Francisco Wisdom Festival that takes place in the Fall of 2009.

FUTURE BY DESIGN: William Gazecki, Director. Imagine a world free from hunger and war — where our collective focus is education and environmental sustainability. Visually and intellectually engaging, Future by Design is an exploration of one man’s vision of a future worthy of our children, our grandchildren, and beyond.

TUNING IN: David Thomas, Director. “You always have been, and always will be, in control of your life as a piece of God in this Universe” is the central theme in this unprecedented film bursting with powerful, uplifting and awareness-awakening insights. For the first time, six prominent channelers and their spirit counterparts are interviewed in this film: Lee Carroll/Kryon, Geoffrey Hoppe/Tobias, Shawn Randall/Torah, John Cali/Chief Joseph, Darryl Anka/Bashar, Wendy Kennedy/Pleiadian Collective.

BLOODLINE: Bruce Burgess Director, Rene Barnett Producer. Bloodline is a three year investigation into the so-called Bloodline conspiracy, that Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene, had children, and fled to France where they are secretly buried today — facts that would totally refute the whole foundation of accepted Christianity. Bruce will speak about Bloodline.

2012 SCIENCE OR SUPERSTITION: December 21, 2012: the end date of the sophisticated Long Count Calendar created by the ancient Maya in central america. In this film the leading researchers, writers and scientists in the field tell us exactly what this date means to them, why it's important, and what we should expect. Featured in the film are Graham Hancock, John Major Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck, Alberto Villoldo, Anthony Aveni, Robert Bauval, Jim mars, Walter Cruttenden, Lawrence E. Joseph, Douglas Rushkoff, John Anthony West and Benito Vegas Duran.

THE REFLECTING POOL: Jarek Kupsc, Director. An investigation of the 9/11 events by a Russian-American journalist and a father of a 9/11 victim implicates the US government in the attacks. The Reflecting Pool is an intense, sobering investigation into the most controversial tragedy of our time. Drawn from established sources and based on verifiable facts, The Reflecting Pool is a thought-provoking study of a search for truth and the profound consequences of not looking for it any further than the nightly news.





AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP • Saturday • Feb 14, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Dreaming in a New World: An Experiment in Creating the Transformational Story

This workshop, facilitated by Celeste Allegrea Adams, will begin by offering writing games for all those who want to explore and expand their creative potential. These games will be followed by a journey into a deep state, some may enter into a trance state, so that we can spontaneously create a new dream for the future by sharing our visions. The team of channelers from "Tuning In," which will screen prior to this workshop, will all be invited to participate. Those who feel inspired to channel are invited to do so, others can use their imagination to offer a vision of life beyond an apocalyptic future, beyond 2012 -- to visions of a Golden Age.

This workshop is interactive and participatory and focuses on freeing the imagination so that we can awaken the dreamer within and communally create a story of an enlighted future. Channellers, Dreamers, Futurists, Artists and those who want to expand their imagination are invited to participate.





PANEL • Sunday • FEB 15th, 2009 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



This panel will explore the question of how we can keep our focus on creating a golden future, while not shutting our eyes to the challenges plaguing this country and the planet. There is often a split in perspectives between people who think that discussing or focusing on the negative (the wars that are being fought around the world, voting corruption in the US, health care fraud, environmental devastation, the AIDS crisis, etc.) helps to attract and perpetuate a dark situation, while others believe that world atrocities can only be alieviated by exposing abuse and corruption. How can the perspective of "Never Ignoring or Forgetting Injustices" (as forgetting the past means repeating the past), work hand-in-hand with "Being the Dream of a New Beginning." How can we create a bridge between the whistle-blowers and the Visualizers; between the Delphinian type Oracle or Sibyl, who sees visions of apocalyptic gloom, and those who want only to hear positive good news. Is one perspective right and the other wrong, or are both essential to helping us make a leap in our evolution? How would "popular" ;-) Quantum Physics or String Theory describe these alternate views on reality? Will the election of a new president, who stands for Hope and Change, influence the subject matter and perspectives of filmmakers, (both independent and studio)? Please join us for what promises to be a lively, energetic and provacative discussion.



Michelangelo's depiction of the Delphic Sibyl, sometimes identified with Cassandra.






Celeste Allegrea Adams: (Moderator / Writer "Keepers of the Dream"). Director of the emerging Conscious Life Film Festival, traveled the world, exploring ancient and modern myth for books and film. She is an American Film Institute alumna in screenwriting and worked as an Editor for Jacques Cousteau and many others, before becoming a Novelist, multi-award winning Screenwriter, Documentary Narration Writer and Story Consultant. Her short mood piece, "A Love Song from a Vanishing Honeybee" is screening in the festival." She is currently writing the novel / screenplay, “Startribe” and “Emissaries of Peace.” She also leads workshops in “Writing the Transformational Story: New Millennium Techniques for Creating Visionary Books and Films.”
William Arntz: "What the Bleep," and the soon to be released "GhettoPhysics." William Arntz - retired Physicist, Computer Scientist & Entrepreneur is now a Filmmaker. Having Produced and Directed What the BLEEP Do We Know!?, William has moved to the GeoPolitical/Social level and is currently working on the film: GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up!, scheduled for release this summer.
Joseph Culp
Joseph Culp: “Reflecting Pool,” (Actor/Producer). Challenges mainstream media’s perspective on 9/11 and why there is a coverup. Joseph co-produced and starred in "The Reflecting Pool", the first investigative drama to challenge the official version of 9/11. As an actor, his numerous film credits include leading roles in Alan J. Pakula’s “Dream Lover,” Monte Hellman’s “Iguana,” and Maria Novaro’s “El Jardin del Eden.” He appeared in Ron Howard's “Apollo 13” and Mario Van Peebles' “Badassss” and starred in the award-wining sci-fi comedy “Cyxork 7” and Hallmark's “Wild Hearts”. Joseph won critical acclaim for his performance as the starving writer in “Hunger,” which he produced with director Maria Giese and which featured his father, veteran actor Robert Culp. Joseph is the founder of the L.A.-based Walking Theatre Group.






  AWARD RECEPTION - Sunday, Feb 15th 4:00 - 6:00 PM

• HUMANITARIAN AWARD - Changing the World through Media: This award goes to a Filmmaker whose lif'e's work is devoted to shifting and uplifting humanity through filmmaking.

• GOLD AWARD: This award goes to the filmmaker whose film is best in show.

• SILVER AWARD: This award is for the second most outstanding film in the festival (up to three silver awards can be presented)

• INDIGO AWARD: This award is for an unusual film that excels in originality and experimentation.


2008 Panel.............Paula Fouce ........Mikki Willis

2008 Panel at the Conscious Life Film Festival: Left to Right: David Wilcox, author of “The Reincarnation of Edgar Casey?”; Pamela Jaye Smith, author of “The Power of the Dark Side”; Celeste Allegrea Adams, moderator, screenwriter & author “Keepers of the Dream”; Mikki Willis, Founder of the Elevate Film Festival and winner of the 2008 Conscious Life Film Humanitarian Award; Drew Heriot, Director of the best selling DVD, “The Secret.”

2008 Gold Award Winner (middle): Paula Fouce, Director, receiving Best in Show Award. "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.

2008 Humanitarian Award Winner for Changing the World through Media. (far right): Mikki Willis, Filmmaker and Founder of the Elevate Film Festival. The Elevate Film Festival recently took over the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, for their most recent festival. He has received this award for his enormous generosity and heart in advancing media that encourages a shift in consciousness.

2008 Additional Awards: Indigo Award, to Scott Cervine; Silver Award to Sally Marr and Peter Dudar; Silver Award to Caren Cross; Silver Award to Walter Cruttendon.






An Excerpt from


The Power of Imagination, Vision and Breaking out of the Box

An Interview with Celeste Allegrea Adams

NCB Magazine: Do we need to create a genre for conscious or transformational filmmaking?

Celeste: Whether or not transformational or conscious film needs to be categorized as a genre is up for debate. The advantage to this kind of categorization is that it helps to inspire more filmmakers to reflect on the deeper message of their film. The disadvantage is that the use of this term suggests that films in other genres aren’t as “conscious.” This is not necessarily the case at all. It is my hope that in the future we no longer need to use the word conscious or transformational. All films should be made in a conscious and awakened state of mind. In this day and age, when we are teetering on the brink of destruction, it is madness to spend millions of dollars on films that do not elevate the human condition, but contribute to further suffering.

Each new film that is brought forth has the opportunity to contribute to an evolutionary leap for humankind, or it can further contribute to the decline of our civilization. Our films need to become guiding lights during this time of confusion and out-dated mythologies. We need to be liberated from the tyranny of dead ideas that keep us locked into a kind of dark age. Transformational films can be torch flames of vision, possibility and truth.

Between environmental, political, and economic challenges, we are living out of balance. The Hopi word for this is Koyaanisqatsi, pronounced Ko.yaa.nis.qatsi, which means crazy life. We are being called to another way of living. The film, “Koyaanisqati,” made almost 25 years ago, depicts the artificial environment in which we live that is separate from nature. Its message is even more important today. One of the ways to help the planet move through this challenging time is through the guidance of films that focus on creating a harmonious planet.

NCB Magazine: Can we have films without drama, without themes of us against them?

Celeste: In an article that I wrote several years, entitled “From Warrior to Magician: Entering the Realm of the Miraculous,” I discussed how the second millennium ended with films like “Gladiator” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” These are films, which featured reluctant warrior heroes. I wrote that the warrior hero, Maximus, in "Gladiator," for instance, is tired of warfare and disinterested in power. Yet despite his peace loving nature, he is forced to fight as a slave in the Coliseum of Rome. Similarly, Li Mu Bai, is not able to live the peaceful life he dreams of, in the violent and action-packed movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

The reluctant heroes of these blockbuster movies reflect the mood of a culture which wants to put aside warrior ways, but which doesn’t know how to do this. My article, (which can be read online at: discusses the transition from the celebrated warrior hero in films of the late 1990’s to the magician hero. The protagonists in the Stars Wars Trilogy and Harry Potter, for instance, do not rely on physical abilities to solve the challenges that confront them, but have an understanding of the deeper mysteries of life. Luke Skywalker cries out, “Let the force be with you,” in George Lucas’ Star Wars and Obe Wan Kanobe, uses his secret knowledge of “The Force” and advanced technology to renew the workings of his galaxy. The audience of Lord of the Rings learns that magical powers can destroy the world.

As various characters are tempted by the power of the ring, we realize that the true battle between good and evil is not so much out there, but within ourselves. We learn to choose good over evil. As we begin to move away from films that focus on us against them, we enter into an internal struggle between choosing good over evil, faith over fear, honesty and integrity over deception, attracting and magnetizing over struggle and control. I think this internal conflict, our lower self versus our higher self, will become the greater battleground in new millennium films.

NCB Magazine: How do you define transformational film?

Celeste: My personal thoughts on the subject are that transformational films, which are films that focus on creating a shift in thinking, can be spiritual, metaphysical, political, or environmental. Spiritual or metaphysical transformational films incorporate many new-age principles and a subject matter that might include a quest for personal wisdom; a desire to understand the meaning and purpose of existence; efforts to save the planet; manifesting, the laws of attraction, accessing the power of the magician; gifted children and unusual powers; encounters with ETs, inter-dimensional beings, other worlds; ascension; super-consciousness; storylines related to the emergence of the divine feminine; new messages based on reinterpretations of ancient spiritual texts; and the potential of our future beyond 2012.

Films that are politically transformational are focused on blasting people out of the matrix of limited thinking, into more enlightened understandings of the structures of mind control existing in the media, society and in the government. Their very purpose is the transformation of the human mind and heart and a makeover of society.

With time and hindsight, we might be able to gain a better understanding of all the qualities and characteristics of this emerging genre, as it is not possible to understand the potential of this genre in such early stages. Art theorists could articulate the nature of Bauhaus, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Impressionism, Futurism, Minimalism, Pop Art, Realism, Romanticism, etc., once the movements had progressed beyond the formative periods. Film theorists are able to write about the scope of film movements, such as the Avant Garde, Cinema Verite, DocuDrama, Neorealism, New American Cinema, New Wave, Surrealism etc., once it gains strength and momentum as a movement. Regarding transformational film, we are better served by focusing on the meaning and messages of these films rather than struggling to explain their characteristics as a genre, during this formative period.

The complete article will be posted in the near future.

© 2008, Celeste Allegrea Adams



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Celeste Allegrea Adams, Creatrix Studio. Director of the emerging Conscious Life Film Festival, traveled the world, exploring ancient and modern myth for books and film. She is an American Film Institute alumna in screenwriting and worked as a Sound & Dialogue Editor for Jacques Cousteau and many others, before becoming a Novelist, multi-award winning Screenwriter, Documentary Narration Writer and Story Consultant.

She is also a prolific writer on metaphysical subjects. Her novel "Keepers of the Dream: A Myth for a New Age" is described as, “revelatory and deeply transformative, a torch flame of truth.” Her cutting-edge articles are collected in her "Anthology of New-Millennium Metaphysical Articles and Interviews.”

She is currently writing the novel / screenplay, “Startribe” and “Emissaries of Peace.” She also leads workshops in “Writing the Transformational Story: New Millennium Techniques for Creating Visionary Books and Films.” Please visit her at: