Cinema can enlighten, inspire and ignite positive change. Films such as Lion, Boyhood, The Cove, Field of Dreams, and What Dreams May Come have the potential to inspire people to take action to bring positive change into their lives.
During this fifth annual Esalen Inspirational Film Festival, participants will enjoy a vibrant mix of films, panel discussions, and thought-provoking dialogue with featured filmmakers, producers, and studio executives. Our intention for the week is to build an engaging and supportive community of industry experts and film enthusiasts whose common goal is to enrich and uplift the human spirit. The festival is open to everyone and will be of particular interest to artists, filmmakers, and those with a passion for social justice, environmental issues, personal growth exploration, and spiritual themes.
Discussion topics will include:
• The exploration of positive psychology in film
• The landscape of film and new media dedicated to transformation
• The roles of content and powerful storytelling
As in the past, this festival will feature an exciting lineup of award-winning industry thought-leaders who are actively engaged in creating illuminating cinema. Please check the Esalen website and the event's Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1610932652485077/.
Note: Due to the flexible nature of filmmaking and production schedules, the week’s schedule is subject to change.