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Thursday, September 11
 

7:00pm

Meditation, Creativity, Peace
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG4XPk8runI

Meditation Creativity Peace opens in typical Lynchian fashion. The director is filmed in crisp black and white in front of a large canvas of abstract art with music of his own composition playing in the background, as he holds up a rather delicious looking donut (minus a bite) as an analogy for meditation: ‘you don’t know how sweet and how good it is until you have tasted it. Meditation gives an experience much sweeter than this donut. It gives the experience of the sweetest nectar of life: pure bliss consciousness.’

 

This sets the tone for the documentary. As a director, writer, painter, musician and occasional actor, David Lynch is a true artist and he thinks and speaks like one. The documentary is peppered with colorful and very beautiful analogies. When he explains the actual process of Transcendental Meditation, talks about the unified field or discusses quantum physics, he doesn’t blind one with complicated science-speak, rather he uses simple words and simple visual aids: a black marker pen, white board and his own doodles.

We see him visiting cities as diverse as Jerusalem, Sofia, Kiev, Palermo, Lisbon and Edinburgh and fielding all sorts of questions from How would you describe your creative process? to What is the meaning of life to How did monkeys become human? And employing great elegance, he answers them all, without so much as a flinch.

 

In the past six years the David Lynch Foundation has provided scholarships for meditation instruction for nearly 200,000 inner-city school students, veterans with post-traumatic stress, incarcerated adults and teens, and homeless adults and children throughout the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, had two goals: enlightenment of the individual and peace on earth. David Lynch wants to achieve both.
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- See more at: http://www.tm.org/blog/news/meditation-creativity-peace/#sthash.GVrM7YlK.dpuf

Thursday September 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

7:00pm

Moving From Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude
Playful. Profound. Meditative. Deeply healing. “Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude” is more than just a film, it’s a transformational experience. Rated one of the top documentaries at the Sedona Int. Film festival, this 69-minute film features the work and teachings of Zen calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han. Armed with rice paper, ink, brush, and a collection of Zen teachings and koans, Alok opens the door to a world of magical brush strokes and enchanted students. On the verge of his 75th birthday and with a new love in his life Alok employs his teachings to confront his own personal history. In the film we experience Zen not as a religion or philosophy, but as a way of life for Alok and his partner, fellow artist Raylene Abbott.  Together they face the challenges inherent in art, life and relationships by embracing their world moment to moment, taking what comes and "moving from emptiness."

Website: http://www.zendudemovie.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/82426735
Runtime:  1 Hour, 9 Minutes

Directed by: Jerry Hartleben and Shaeri Richards 


Thursday September 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

7:00pm

Mindfulness and The Triune Brain
Wes Nisker, author and Buddhist meditation teacher, explains the Triune Brain theory, how it describes our reality and how, with mindfulness, we can learn to ignore ourselves.

Directed and Photographed by Don Starnes
Claymation by Benjamin Kluewer 

Webiste: http://lightlyheldfilms.com/
Link to Trailer:http://youtu.be/cnr9SZi_iHs 
Run Time: 2 Hours, 39 Minutes 

Thursday September 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

7:00pm

Run Out
A dramatic flashback to a life that has ended before its time.

Run Time: 5 Minutes

Thursday September 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL
 
Friday, September 12
 

7:00pm

Wine & Cheese Party
Friday September 12, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Heal One World 3503 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

7:00pm

Changing Minds at Concord High School
This is a real story of change, remarkable change in a group of young people.
Concord High, in Staten Island, NY, is what is called a ‘transfer school’—a last hope, 
last chance to graduate high school for teens. Most of its students have histories of 
academic failure and trauma. The film Changing Minds at Concord High School follows 
these students over the course of one semester as they take part in a mindfulness-training program. 

The amazing twist here is that the students both helped to film the experience and 
conduct a scientific study – of their classmates! – comparing the effects of mindfulness 
training with that of a placebo group. The study also included a science curriculum on 
the neuroscience of mindfulness – how it can change our brains for the better. Tracy 
Dennis, Ph.D., professor in the psychology Department of Hunter College was the lead 
scientist on this project, so the students were her “research assistants.” 
Inspired by the concept of ‘neuroplasticity,’ – that you can change the brain’s neural 
pathways and synapses through repeated new experiences – the young researchers 
posed the question: Would mindfulness practice for just three minutes a day help them 
and their peers?

At the start, the students, many of whom had experienced tremendous obstacles in life, 
didn’t believe that change for them was really possible. 
But slowly, the program gained momentum. Students who had habitually cut school 
started showing up. Typically rowdy kids urged their friends to sit down and be quiet so 
the class could begin mindfulness practice. Teachers were wasting less time exhorting 
students to calm down and get to work.  Said one reformed skeptic: “Even though you can’t control most of what happens in life, you can change your mind.”"If this can help me, it can help anyone," a student struggling with ADHD confided.Many of the students, when we first met them, were failing high school. Our film ends on the day of their graduation. 
“I’m not a quitter,” a young graduate announced to us (and himself).


Website: www.changingmindsprogram.com
Run Time: 30 Minutes

Friday September 12, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Heal One World 3503 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

8:00pm

Radio Show
Friday September 12, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Heal One World 3503 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

8:30pm

Yoga Maya
Yoga Maya is an exposé on how yoga is taught, practiced and marketed in America. It features interviews with 12 senior yoga teachers in California and confessionals by Arvind Chittumalla, producer and director of Yoga Maya. Yoga has been relegated to mostly physical practices in the West, due to a lack of proper understanding of yoga and lack of comprehensive yoga education. This documentary will clarify 4 misconceptions of yoga in the West. It encourages the yoga community to expand their practice beyond the physical and embrace meditation, breath-work, morals and disciplines.

Documentary Cast: Jai Uttal, Annie Carpenter, Mark Whitwell, Felicia Tomasko, Tracee Stanley, Swami Sri Atmananda, Arun Deva, Daniel Stewart, Julie Carmen, Tej Khalsa, Lorin Roche, Chris Chapple.

More than 20 million people practice yoga in America today. For most of these people, yoga means Asana, the physical postures. Not more than 20% of the yoga practitioners incorporate other aspects of yoga into their practice and lifestyle, namely: morals, disciplines, breath-work and meditation. It is good that so many people have an asana practice, yoga asanas (postures) do offer many health benefits. However, if these people expand their practice even marginally by embracing other limbs of yoga, they would benefit exponentially in all walks of life. An integrated yoga practice builds character, discipline, an appreciation for the eco-system in which we live and the resolve to face challenges more gracefully. 

There is no better time than now for us to embrace yoga in its entirety. Most of the problems we face in this country today are the result of a lack of discipline, morals and holistic view of life. To name a few: We spend more than we earn, we suffer from illnesses due to poor diet and lifestyle choices, we spend money on wars instead of investing that money in the people who build our society and we are destroying the environment for short term benefits. The foundation of our country is crumbling and it is time for a fundamental change in the way we think and live. An integrated yoga practice can offer the transformation we badly need today.

Website: www.yogamayamovie.com
Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/96269323
Run Time: 77 minutes

Friday September 12, 2014 8:30pm - 9:45pm
Heal One World 3503 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
 
Saturday, September 13
 

7:00pm

Red Passage
Based on true events and set in 1970s, Red Passage, is the moving and inspiring journey of a young Hong Kong boy going from a British colonial state school to a mainland Chinese run school, during the Cultural Revolution, in Hong Kong

 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHv0Ix79dEE&feature=youtu.be 

PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISTORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER
THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL  


Saturday September 13, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

7:00pm

Killed to Order
Killed to Order is a story rooted in the truth of the modern human rights crisis in China. It is about a man with kidney disease who only has 6 months left to live, and urgently needs a transplant, so he decides to go where it is easiest to get one. China. However, along the way, we find out the gruesome truth of where organs come from inside China and when faced with this moral dilemma, the man has a tough decision to make.

Runtime: 10 Minutes
Kathryn Shakespear - Director 
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/104604598 

PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER
THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL   

Saturday September 13, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

7:00pm

Plundering Tibet (Scarring the Surface)

Plundering Tibet is a short documentary about the dire consequences of China’s ruthless mining in Tibet. As a Canadian filmmaker, the narrator has a personal take on this because of the involvement of Canadian companies in mining in Tibet—and the railway to Lhasa. Following the arrival of the train in Tibet in 2006, large-scale mining of lithium, gold, copper, lead, crude oil, natural gas and other resources is under way to feed China’s voracious industrial sector. None of this benefits Tibetans. In fact, mining pollutes drinking water, kills the livestock, and degrades the grasslands on which Tibetan nomads depend. A disaster of Biblical proportions is unfolding in Tibet—so big you can see it happening on Google Earth—the mines, the pollution, the environmental damage. The environmental impact has the potential to go far beyond Tibet because of rivers that run downstream to Asian nations. Chinese engineers are heavily damming Tibet’s mighty rivers to supply power for mining operations—and this will immediately impact the nations downstream. Using Google Earth flyovers, the film is able to show what is happening on the ground in Tibet, hidden from view. It would be next-to-impossible to visit these mining sites in person to get film, due to tight security in remote locations. 

Website:http://wildyakfilms.com/mining/index.htm
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/99806095 
Run time: 24 min 20 seconds
Director: Michael Buckley Runtime: 24 min 20 seconds


Saturday September 13, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL
 
Sunday, September 14
 

6:30pm

PUMP

This is a free screening
 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTytxMdlazM

Sunday September 14, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

6:30pm

Drown The Alarm
Sunday September 14, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

6:30pm

What Future?
Website: https://www.facebook.com/whatfuture11
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/76471171
Run Time: 13 Minutes

Sunday September 14, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL
 
Monday, September 15
 

7:00pm

The Chikukwa Project
Website: www.thechikukwaproject.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/103129096
Gillian Leahy and Terry Leahy - Co–Producers


Monday September 15, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

7:00pm

The Better Half
John (Mackenzie Astin - Facts of Life, Iron Will, Love & War) is a struggling artist living in the city. His girlfriend, Aubrey (Brea Grant - Halloween II, Heros, Dexter), is tired of living a lackluster life and can no longer stay by John's side, quietly waiting for the future she imagined. As John's world crumbles loudly around him, his life takes a turn in an unexpected direction.

Website:www.michaeldwitman.com/projects/betterhalf
Runtime: 15 Minutes
Michael D. Witman, Director 

PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER
THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL    

Monday September 15, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

8:15pm

Project: ICE
Formed by ice, filled by ice and often covered with ice, the Great Lakes encapsulate human exploration, migration, development and where we’re headed. PROJECT: ICE views North America’s fresh water inland ocean through the prism of ice, from the crossroads of history, science and climate change. 
North America’s five Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario, contain a staggering twenty percent of all the fresh water on the planet. Consider that encompasses every river, stream, lake, and glacial ice sheet on Earth, and you quickly grasp their scale, volume and significance. Lake Superior by itself holds ten percent of Earth’s fresh water. 

4K resolution digital cinema cameras visit this shared Canadian and American resource that holds a timely and telling story of geology, human movement, population growth, shipping, navigation, industrialization, cultural development, recreation and the profound impact people have had on the very environment they cherish and depend upon. 

Ice sits at the heart of it all. 

Ultimately, PROJECT: ICE reveals the “canary in a coal mine” role being played by Great Lakes ice over the past 40 years, an indisputable record of increasing water temperatures and strikingly diminished ice cover. 40 million Americans and Canadians live within the Great Lakes Basin. Communities, industries and visitors who vacation and recreate will all feel profound effects of this change. It’s an environmental and economic wake-up call from the heartland of the United States and Canada, not some remote and unpopulated pole of the planet.

Website: http://ProjectIceMovie.com 
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/59874619
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projecticemovie
Run Time: 1 Hour, 58 Minutes 


Monday September 15, 2014 8:15pm - 10:15pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

8:15pm

Susan & Rose
Monday September 15, 2014 8:15pm - 10:15pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL
 
Tuesday, September 16
 

7:00pm

Flux: Redefining Women’s Surfing
FLUX is a powerful essay documentary that reveals sexism in the surfingindustry. As talent becomes an accessory to beauty, the sexualization of women in surf media creates damaging effects for women surfers everywhere. For fifteen-year-old Kahanu Delovio, the issues created by the media are becoming a hindering force as she pursues her passion for surfing in the waters of Hawaii. A compelling interview with Cori Schumacher, three-time Women’s World Longboard Champion, further articulates the issues as she shares her personal experiences with the damaging surf culture. A message that counteracts the media must emerge—one which tells girls that what they do in the water is more important than how they look. Featuring the voices of female surf icons both past and present, FLUX will empower audiences with its call for change and hope for the future.

Runtime: 17 Minutes, 41 Seconds
Chad King - Co-Director/Editor
Sarah Lee - Co-Director/Cinematographer
Mia Montanile - Co-Director/Producer
Sally Rubin - Faculty Advisor
 


Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Heal One World 3503 W. Pico BLVD. LA,CA 90019

7:00pm

Great White Shark
Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Heal One World 3503 W. Pico BLVD. LA,CA 90019

7:00pm

Threatened: The Controversial Struggle of the Southern Sea Otter
After being brought back from the brink of extinction, Sea otters are once again in peril.  An unprecedented number of Sea otter deaths have occurred along the California coast in the last three years. But not everyone wants to support a thriving Sea otter population. For a fragile species threatened by pollution, infectious diseases, starvation, and competition with fishermen, this is a crucial time for the Southern Sea otter, as they struggle for survival.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/channels/483660

Bill Wisneski - Producer/Director



Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Heal One World 3503 W. Pico BLVD. LA,CA 90019
 
Wednesday, September 17
 

7:00pm

The Mural
The Mural is a 20-minute documentary film following the stories of several artists with developmental disabilities from non-profit  thearcsf.org  as they work together with a group of civic artists from  freespace.io  to paint a wall that aims to erase barriers.The film explores the unlimited nature of Art and its capacity to express freedom, even for those individuals whose lives seem to be confined to the boundaries of their disabilities.

www.themural.org

Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:30pm

Extinction Soup
EXTINCTION SOUP follows documentary filmmaker Philip Waller on his quest for adventure as he sets out to tell the story of his larger-than-life friend and extreme sports legend, Jimmy Hall. The film quickly takes a surprise turn when Waller finds himself consumed with exposing to the world an environmental catastrophe in the making - the extinction of the oceans' shark population through the mass slaughter of these magnificent animals for their fins. 

Waller documents the efforts of conservationist Stefanie Brendl as she fights to educate lawmakers and help pass ground-breaking legislation that will curb the consumption of shark fin soup, considered a delicacy in many Eastern cultures, and the impetus behind 70 million sharks being killed per year.
Website: extinctionsoupmovie.com
Trailer: http://extinctionsoupmovie.com/index.php/trailer

Runtime: 1 Hour, 1 Minute
Stefanie Brendl - Executive Producer 

Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Thursday, September 18
 

7:00pm

Furthest From the Wild
 Furthest from the Wild is a documentary chronicling the many struggles that non profit animal sanctuaries must face. It is a window into the world of captive animals and a unique look at the lives of those who care for the beautiful and at times dangerous creatures.

Website: www.Furthestfromthewild.org
Trailer:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Cl5mP9Elk
Runtime: 1 Hour, 28 Minutes

Thursday September 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Voices

Voices features the stark and intimate portraits of three very different individuals and their struggle with severe mental illness in America. The stories of Sharon, Thomas and Aaron illuminate the challenges, realities, and often complex emotions and choices that surround people with psychotic mental illness and those who love them. 

In turning the camera on these individuals and their families, the subtle power of Voices lies in the brutal honesty of families sharing their stories for the first time, unburdening themselves from the stigma of mental illness. As they search for answers they know they may never find, they expose the human back-story of the psychotic experience in a way never before captured on camera.

The film takes a fresh approach, as families steer the narrative over rocky and deeply personal terrain. Without expert commentators deployed to “make sense” of what often does not, Voices allows people to tell their own stories, unmediated by statistics or authorities that imply answers. With this nuanced style, the film provocatively highlights the disjointed and decompensated behaviors that can result from serious mental illness, and its impact on society and the loved ones in its orbit.

In these raw and sometimes jarring real life stories, outcomes are as varied as the people in them: Sharon is well cared for but institutionalized in a long-term care facility; Thomas lives on the street but is a beloved member of his community; and Aaron’s father is left wondering what could have prevented his son from committing the violent tragedy that eventually made national headlines.

 Webiste:www.VoicesDocumentary.com
 Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/69860367
 Run Time: 1 Hour, 10 minutes

Gary Tsai (Director / Producer)
Hiroshi Hara (Director/Cinemaographer/Editor) 


Speakers
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Hiroshi Hara

Director / Cinematographer / Editor


Thursday September 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Heal! Veterans Speak About PTSD
The short film 'HEAL! Veterans Speak About PTSD' is the first in a series of videos produced as an integral part of a larger project entitled HEAL! by visual artist Vicki Topaz. This film features five veterans speaking about their personal challenges with coming home, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the ways in which their service dogs assist them. The project illustrates the difficulties our military personnel face upon returning home, while also highlighting the important benefits a service dog can provide to those suffering with the invisible wounds of PTSD. As the suicide rate among veterans continues at an alarming rate, HEAL! encourages veterans to seek help. The full project of photographs, interviews, videos, and links to relevant information is online at HealVeterans.com.

Link to website:  http://www.healveterans.com

Runtime: 4 Minues, 49 Seconds



Thursday September 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Impulse
Impulse shows four stories of very different people who are coping with mental health issues. Jimmy has tourettes, Emily has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Brain has anger management issues and Michael has depression. These four learn to cope with their problems in unique and curious ways.

Website:  http://cargocollective.com/meganmccrea/Megan-McCrea
Runtime: 18 Minutes, 46 Seconds


Thursday September 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Lizzy
Thursday September 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview
A documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out. Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human experience in the 21st century, and gives evolutionary context to today's escalating worldly issues. It illuminates the footsteps of an integrated worldview, penetrating its way through the power of social networks to the forefront of our personal and collective awareness. A refreshing reality check for all viewers and a clarion call for those who carry the seeds of the emerging worldview.

Website:  www.crossroadsfilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooXAuHgXod4
Runtime: 1 Hour, 4 Minutes
 



Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

The Amazing You
Website: http://www.theamazingmovie.com/
Runtime: 53 Minutes 
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTmXcFbTPCo
What are the personal leadership secrets that allow NASA leaders to successfully land three robots on Mars and build spacecraft to fly to the end of our galaxy, and how we can apply the same secrets to fulfill our greatest dreams in life? What is the thinking of the genius behind Angry Birds - the fastest growing brand in history - and how can we implement the same thinking into our educational systems? What is the magic behind some of the greatest musicians in the world? And what does all this have to do with you? What do you have in common with astronauts, polar explorers, rock stars, spiritual masters and the angry birds? 
You are welcome to join us on this journey, to discover your true purpose and to discover new ways of making it a reality. This journey allowed the mind of man to expand beyond its frontiers, this information allowed humanity itself to travel beyond our world, to shatter the paradigms of our limits as people and to build our vision for a greater future. And now, this information will be in your hands. Once you set foot on this breathtaking journey of inner exploration, you may never go back. Once you take the first step in the direction of your most wonderful dreams and your highest purpose in life, you can only walk forward. You will be guided by the people who literally took humanity out of the cradle – planet Earth – and up into the playground of stars. NASA leaders, astronauts,  Stanford University visionaries, Grammy-award winning rock stars and paradigm-changing entrepreneurs share with you the new models for creating authentic and meaningful personal success. The movie shares 30 years of success intelligence and personal leadership experience combined with state-of-the-art discoveries in human development and spiritual wisdom. Together with them, we step into the amazing future! 

Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Filmmaker Party
Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Friday, September 19
 

6:45pm

"The Legacy of Yoga: Past and Future" Keynote address by Sara Ivanhoe-FREE
FREE EVENT RSVP via ticket link below


6:45 PM Meet & Greet w/ Snacks for Sale
7:00 PM Presentation

Sara Ivanhoe has been teaching yoga since 1995.  She is the Yoga Spokesperson for Weight Watchers and is an MA Candidate for Loyola Marymount University's Inaugural Yoga Philosophy program.

Speakers
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Sara Ivanhoe

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe, M.A., is celebrating her 20-year teaching anniversary this year. To mark the occasion she completed graduate school with Loyola Marymount University's Inaugural class in Yoga Philosophy. She is the yoga spokesperson for "Weight Watchers", "Yoga for Dummies", "Crunch Yoga", and appeared as a series regular on "Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab", as a therapeutic instructor. Her mentor for Jnana Yoga is Dr. Christopher Key Chapple... Read More →



Friday September 19, 2014 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

E-Motion
Imagine a world where the trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences we hold in our bodies are the source of everything that ails us. That’s the world we live in. Now imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each o fus. Imagine a world where abundance, innerpeace, longevity and loving relationships abound. Imagine emotion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity. Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose, a divine purpose. That’s where we’re going…

E-Motion is a factual feature length doumentary set to change the way humanity thinks about the physical symptoms of disease. Driven by interviews with cutting edge healers whose backgrounds include western medicine, quantum physics, kinesiology, biology and genetics, E-­‐Motion looks at the underlying cause for everything that makes us sick.

Featuring world renowned and highly respected author Dr Joe Dispenza, the new Einstein–Nassim Haramein, cancer healer Robvan Overbruggen Ph.D, whole foods cowboy and legendary speaker Don Tolman and many ot here motion experts,E-­‐Motion has bonafide modalities anyone can employ to discover what negative emotions are causing their physical symptoms and how to release those emotions to bring out physical healing.E-­‐Motion is a new kind of documentary that actual helps people transform their lives.

Website: http://www.e-motionthemovie.com/

Justin Lyons - Producer
Frazer Bailey - Director


Friday September 19, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Tricky Bidness
Intelligent and engaging, the documentary ‘Tricky Bidness’ tells the story of how the politically progressive town of Arcata, California has grappled with the ongoing challenge of marijuana grow houses in its neighborhoods. Community members provide surprisingly candid and thoughtful analysis of the situation as the town finds itself as a hub of the marijuana black market.

Run Time: 1 Hour, 9 Minutes.
Website:    www.trickybidness.com
Trailer:      https://vimeo.com/60503458 


Friday September 19, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Walk, Talk, Dance, Sing
 This raw, real, and artsy docu-drama, made by a Hashimoto's patient, takes a moving look at thyroid disease from the patients' perspective.  Without pre-scripting this story, Donna-Lynne set out with her iPhone and bloggie camera to get to the bottom of this epidemic. She talked to folks who have been dealing with thyroid issues, and those in the healing arts, and she listened for what's "real and true," in her quest to unravel this "affair" once and for all. This informative and provocative film raises public awareness and deepens our understanding, while also setting the stage for a shift towards ending this insidious health epidemic.

Website: http://studiowild.ca/walk_talk_dance_sing.php
Link to Trailer: http://vimeo.com/92173785


Friday September 19, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:30pm

The Kingdom Within
East & West. Exclusivity & universal acceptance. "The Kingdom Within" explores the world of yoga in America, set among a Christian context.

The film was shot entirely in Austin, TX. The hometown of the director, Bob Peck, Austin is one city that exemplifies these two perspectives. Texas is known for its conservative and traditional values, while the city of Austin is known for its artists, hippies, and Eastern-appreciating spiritualists. It is the microcosm of our debate.

In recent decades, America has seen an overwhelming embrace of Eastern spirituality--largely due to the hippie movement of the 1960's. Despite the First Amendment, this country was primarily founded by Christians, with Christian values. Due to this high-octane impact of these two cultures, there has been either a new-found love or a resistant rejection from their intermingling. And there are very detailed reasons for both results.
While the significant figure within Christianity, Jesus Christ, preached a very direct command to love one another freely, the Church has been guilty of shrouding other viewpoints and offshoots since its inception. Meanwhile, the yogi masters of India have long proclaimed an admiration and respect for Christ, often including him on their list of 'avatars', or men of divine incarnation.

The film explores many layers of inquiry behind yoga's presence in America. Beyond the theology, there is a need to answer the question: Is yoga just physical exercise? Several people from a variety of backgrounds chime in on this initial topic. If it's just stretching, then it's probably fine for people of other faiths to practice it. But if it's a spiritual practice integrated in an ancient Indian philosophy, it could potentially conflict with Christian doctrine.
It also explores both Hinduism and Christianity in greater detail. Hindus are often misunderstood in the West, and this film gives them an opportunity to clarify these misconceptions. Christianity also is given background by clergy from many denominations, including a historical Jesus scholar from the University of Texas.

Ultimately the film lets the audience decide. With eighteen different viewpoints, “The Kingdom Within” reminds us that any issue is never black and white. Hopefully, within the spectrum of grays, we can come to a greater understanding about these two ancient philosophies in our contemporary society.

Website: www.thekingdomwithinfilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vIpeb-TlFE
Run Time: 1 Hour, 23 Minutes

Speakers
BP

Bob Peck

Director


Friday September 19, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:30pm

A Place Called Hope

If you don't have skills, you'll have few options in Mozambique. There is nothing to fall back on, no safety net. Life becomes a daily struggle to survive. 

'A Place Called Hope' is about seven people whose lives have been significantly affected by their involvement with a training centre called 'Tariro', a local language name that translates as 'Hope'. The young men and women who complete the two-year course acquire skills that will give them hope for the future, the opportunity to earn an income and the possibility to raise a family. 
Made by Philip Taylor and his 12-year-old son Daniel Taylor.



Friday September 19, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

8:00pm

Something You Can Call Home
Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

8:30pm

The Ripple Effect
After a big-ticket business deal, Rob Freeman is living the dream. However, when he experiences pains in his abdomen it leads to life altering events that could potentially change the lives of millions.

Link to Trailer: https://drive.google.com/folderviewid=0B08G1Qh7nthublNQby1FYlg4N28&usp=sharing
Run Time: 9 Minutes


Friday September 19, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

8:30pm

Healing My Sister: Detox
Friday September 19, 2014 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Find Your Way

In this honest and heart-felt documentary, one busker turned filmmaker takes us inside the world of street musicians.

Filmed over the course of three years, five talented artists bare all as they cope with "making it" in a society driven relentlessly by the allure of fame. While some dream of more, others are resigned to life on the street - and even embrace it.

Featuring 90's rocker Chris Ballew of the Presidents of the U.S.A. and violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, this hour and a half journey will make you think twice about who you're passing on the street.

Website:www.findyourwayfilm.com
Runtime: 1 Hour, 37 Mintues 

Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Different, Not Less
As part of her senior thesis at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Rachel Lamping presents an animated representation of an interview in which she describes her experiences living with Asperger Syndrome. She explains the central information about the condition, and provides an inspiring narrative for those unaware of or personally affected by Asperger's.

Website:www.rlamping.com
Run Time: 4 Minutes
 

Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Impermanence
Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

No Trace - Promise Tomorrow
Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:30pm

HOOKED
Friday September 19, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

10:30pm

No Daylight
A friend of mine who is a former federal agent composed several months of footage of a sting operation on a prostitution syndicate. After he was let go from the Bureau he decided to take what he had captured and pressed it together as a documentary/narrative. This is his story and the lives of the women that had suffered and or were killed during the investigation...

Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1R396Ii_RY
Runtime: 1 Hour ,32 Minutes


Friday September 19, 2014 10:30pm - Saturday September 20, 2014 12:30am
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

10:45pm

Live Music from Pablo Dylan
Close out the Friday night of the festival with rapper Pablo Dylan.

Friday September 19, 2014 10:45pm - 11:30pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Saturday, September 20
 

10:00am

Yoga Class w/ Felicia Tomasko- Donation Event
Bring your mat. 75 min class

Felicia Marie Tomasko RN, E-RYT 500, inspires people to follow the path to personal freedom and vibrant health through the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. She teaches a heartfelt exploration of shakti, sacred energy, through asana, pranayama, concentration and relaxation and maintains a private practice in the healing tradition of Ayurveda, a system of holistic and integrative medicine native to India. Ayurveda shares the same philosophy and ways of approaching the body, mind and spirit as Yoga and emphasizes our relationship to our body, breath, spirit and to nature within and around us. The dual systems of Yoga and Ayurveda, while seemingly ancient and esoteric, hold vital lessons for us to learn how to live with intent and address the needs of living in the modern world. Felicia believes in humorously making these concepts relevant to modern, everyday life.

Felicia integrates more than twenty years of study of the ancient approaches of Yoga and Ayurveda with her training and licensure as a registered nurse. She is the editor in chief of LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health magazine (where she has been on staff for more than seven years) and serves on the board of directors of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, on the advisory board of the Holistic Option and the Leadership Council of the Green Yoga Association. She is a featured voice on Intent.com and writes regularly on health and well-being for a number of books, newspapers, magazines and websites. In addition to Yoga and Ayurveda, Felicia has worked in cognitive neuropsychology and plant biochemistry research and has degrees in nursing and environmental biology. 

www.ayurvedafordailylife.blogspot.com 


Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

11:00am

Connected by Coffee
 Connected By Coffee tells the story of Latin American coffee farmers and how our daily brew is deeply connected to the region's troubled past and hopeful future. Following a 1000-mile journey from Mexico to Nicaragua, the film shows how equitable trading relationships are empowering communities and working for social justice. 5% of all proceeds directly to the 4 coffee cooperatives featured in this film towards COFFEE RUST relief. “La Roya”: a fungus that causes significant damage to coffee plants. It strips them of their leaves, leaving them without nutrients, and ultimately inhibits them from bearing fruit.

Webiste: www.ConnectedByCoffee.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/63506107
Runtime: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

 


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

11:00am

Bordering On Treason
Bordering On Treason tells the amazing story of Lorna Tychostup, a single mother and photojournalist who travels to Iraq continuously for nine years to put a human face on a horrific global tragedy. Visiting military units and Iraqi families beyond the green zone, she evolves from naïve civilian to established journalist. Through Lorna’s personal journey, Bordering On Treason explores the complexities of this war and the possibility of hope.

Website: http://borderingontreason.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/38648804
Runtime: 39 Minutes
 

Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

11:30am

We Are Strong
Saturday September 20, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

11:30am

Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives---The Environmental Footprint of War-

Saturday September 20, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

11:30am

The Collective Evolution III: The Shift
Saturday September 20, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

AMCHI
Webiste: amchithefilm.com
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/73267744
Runtime: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes


Saturday September 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

Freedom From Choice
Life is about choice. What we eat, what we read, who we elect; every day we makechoices that determine how we want to live. But what if these choices are just an illusion?

In an era where regulations and red tape rule every industry, where lobby groups and bigbusiness wield more influence than ever before, our daily choices have becomeincreasingly limited. And with all our options so deliberately handpicked, are we reallymaking a choice at all?

Experts from many different fields offer a frank and startling look at the hidden limitations inour daily lives. Focusing on key areas such as food, medicine, finance, and media,Freedom From Choice provides viewers with a glimpse at the myriad of ways their livesare being dictated, and tells us who stands to gain.

Presented in an entertaining style, Freedom From Choice is a film not about the choiceswe make, but rather the choices that are being made for us. It features many prominentindustry leaders such as Joel Salatin (Food Inc), Gerald Celente (Overdose: The NextFinancial Crisis), Peter Schiff (The Bubble) and G Edward Griffin (America: From Freedomto Fascism).

Website: http://www.freedomfromchoicefilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8mX54O90Tg
Runtime: 1 Hour, 18 Minutes
Tim Delmastro, Director/Producer


Saturday September 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

Hope to Heal: The Diagnostic Maps
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Spence Palermo - Producer/Director 

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/104970917 

Saturday September 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

The Beginning There Was Light

Saturday September 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

The Doorway

Runtime: 7 Minutes
Ryan Ditty - Producer

Saturday September 20, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Art As A Weapon
Street art, struggle and revolution collide in this beautifully shot film about art’s ability to
create change. The story opens on the politically charged Thailand/Burma border at the first
school teaching street art as a form of non-violent struggle. The film follows two young girls
(Romi & Yi-Yi) who have escaped 50 years of civil war in Burma to pursue an arts education in
Thailand. Under the threat of imprisonment and torture, the girls use spray paint and stencils
to create images in public spaces to let people know the truth behind Burma's transition
toward "artificial democracy." As the art school's reputation grows, the girls are contacted by
street artist JR and asked to join him in his global street art campaign, The Inside Out Project,
with the goal to "transform messages of personal identity into works of art." Eighty-two
hundred miles away, artist Shepard Fairey paints a 30’ mural of a Burmese monk for the
same reasons and in support of the students' struggle in Burma. As these stories are inter-cut, the film connects these seemingly unrelated characters around the concept of using art
as a weapon for change.

Website: artasaweapon.info
Link to Trailer:https://vimeo.com/78875453 

Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Hard Way Home
Sometimes the best way to let go of a troubled past is to literally walk as far away from it as possible. Hard Way Home is an intimate journey of the filmmaker as she struggles physically and emotionally to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Filled with a cast of misfit hikers, wandering poets and other similar souls to the filmmaker, the trek takes on surprising meaning about the values of human connection and freedom that in the process helps the filmmaker to overcome a difficult relationship. In the vein of classic first person documentary films likeSherman’s March, and the recently successful Maidentrip, this documentary is a personal journey with mostly point of view cinematography that takes its audience on the experience of a lifetime.

Website: www.hardwayhomefilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/68550020r
Runtime: 1 Hour, 27 Minutes
Kori Feener - Director

Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

The Hill
Clinging to the last affordable housing in a rapidly gentrifying city, a group of African- American neighbors fight to save their homes from the wrecking ball when the city of New Haven proposes a huge new construction project on their property. This group takes their case all the way to federal court in a story about 21st century racism.

Website: www.lisamolomot.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/59580999
Run Time: 60 Minutes
 


Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Expect Resistance
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/91559239
Runtime: 36 Minutes

Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Preparing for Life
A recent New York Times story on a Waldorf School in the heart of Silicon Valley, sparked 
national media attention. “Preparing for Life” picks up where that story left off -- capturing 
the essence of how Waldorf education prepares children to be 21st century smart. Talking 
with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents 
who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, “Preparing for Life” explores 
what children need, to not only succeed in navigating the challenges of the future, but to 
find purpose and happiness in their lives.

Probably everyone knows someone whose child has attended a Waldorf school. Teachers 
instill in children a love of learning and a passion for how subjects are truly relevant to their 
world. They are led to think ‘outside of the box’, to innovate, and create new forms. The 
approach is multi-faceted, artistic, and rigorous. The philosophy is that when more senses 
are involved in the learning process the more likely children will retain and personalize that 
information. This film offers compelling perspectives by Waldorf teachers, students, and 
alumni. It presents the views of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investment bankers, Stan-ford researchers, and parents who run some of the largest tech companies in the world. 
“Preparing for Life” is a provocative documentary that underscores the importance of de-veloping capacities over skills; fostering creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and the 
benefits of social and emotional intelligence.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is one of the 160 Waldorf Schools in North America and
over 1,000 worldwide.Waldorf graduates have an established reputation for critical, analyt-ical, and imaginative thinking and are highly sought after by leading colleges and universi-ties. After college, Waldorf graduates succeed in all sectors of today’s economy.

Webiste: www.potentialsf.com
runtime: 17 Minutes

Paul Zehrer's (the director) 
Produced by PotentialSF & Waldorf School of the Peninsula
In Association with Canobie Films

Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Room 19
The 3rd grade class of Tulita Elementary begin an odyssey into the world of Art led by their innovative teacher who uses the lessons of the Masters to open a new way of learning.

Webiste:http://www.room19film.com
Trailer: https://www.facebook.com/photo.phpv=1503919919844362&video_source=pages_finch_main_video
Runtime: 20 Minutes



Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Saint Dee Dee
Website:  http://www.saintdeedee.com
Runtime: 10 Minutes

Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

The Invisible Peak
Hidden in Plain Sight: Mt. Tamalpais, guardian peak of the SF Bay Area, is considered sacred by many, Native and non-native alike. In 1950, the Army bulldozed the highest peak of Tam to build an Air Force Station tasked with directing jet interceptors and short range Nike nuclear missiles against the potential threat of Russian nuclear bombers.

By 1980 the base was obsolete and summarily closed and the military literally walked away from dozens of structures, leaving behind a huge toxic mess on the mountain -- asbestos, fencing, foundations, and infrastructure. Through the use of historical footage, interviews and exquisite cinematography, this film explores the history of the West Peak of Mt. Tamalpais and how local citizens have been fighting to restore their mountain to a natural state.

Website: www.invisiblepeak.com
Runtime: 21 Minutes, 26 Seconds

Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:00pm

Finding Happiness
Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:00pm

Savage Hero
On September 10th 2001, Kit O’Sullivan finds the courage to write a letter to her husband Bobby, telling him she is filing for divorce.  Her husband Bobby , a firefighter, dies in the towers the next day.  The events of September 11th, 2001 leave her ridden with feelings of sadness, grief and guilt.   Soon after Bobby’s Memorial Service, Kit quietly leaves the city with no forwarding address trying to pick up the pieces and move on. John Brooks, the Battalion Chief of Engine Company 286, lost 5 of his men on September 11, 2001 – and one of them was Bobby, who had won the medal of honor for rescuing a 7 year old boy a few years before..  Savage Hero takes place 2+ years after the events of September 11, 2001. The film begins with John knocking on Kit’s door to find out why she would ever divorce a Bobby, who was a well respected man and a hero. Kit reluctantly reveals the truth and it is something John cannot accept. The scab is ripped off her wound, and Kit’s world once again, is turned upside down.  

Runtime: 9 Minutes, 37 Seconds

Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:00pm

One: A Story of Love and Equality
Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:00pm

What Ate My Mum And Will It Eat Me?
Cancer is a leading cause of death, responsible for about 13% of all deaths globally. In the developed world it claims the life of about one in four people. According to the World Health Organisation this figure will rise to one in three by 2020. So most of us, if not all of us know someone close to us that has died from cancer. Marcus Lovett's mother died from the next wave of asbestos related cancer sufferers , the DIY generation.

Marcus goes in search of what killed his mother, and in doing so looks for the secrets of a long and healthy life. Marcus discovers that diet and exercise alone are not going to save your life. If not everyone that is exposed to a carcinogen dies, then there must be something else?

This is not a witch-hunt or a miracle cure story, it's not a heavy story, but there are moments that may bring a tear. It's not a light fluffy story either, but there are moments that will make you giggle. It's a personal story, that anyone that has lost someone to cancer, or any illness, will relate.

Website:  http://whatatemymum.com
Run Time: 47 Minutes
Marcus Lovett - Director

Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:00pm

Dandelion Dreams
Michael Gregory's life begins to unravel when his agency hires a new executive and is then forced to collaborate with him on the biggest account. As a result, his confidence as the company's current golden boy, becomes shaken. Frustrated by his work situation and confused with his personal relationships, Michael retreats to a place that has always felt safe to him, a park. Youthful innocence captures his attention and allows him to realize that he will live a more fulfilled life when he accepts his true self, rather than living his life for others.

Website:www.gemfilmworks.com / www.facebook.com/dandeliontheshort / 
www.facebook.com/GEMfilmworkshttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt3123902/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 
Run Time: 22 Minutes 
Lisa Gorman (Executive Producer / Producer / Actress); Johnathan Gorman (Writer / Director / Executive Producer / Producer / Actor); Bryan Patrick McCulley (Actor / Producer / Executive Producer) 


Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:00pm

First Do No Harm

The story begins as Jesús makes his way to work on the last day of the school year. Children and teachers alike are excited about the arrival of summer vacation when an unidentified gunman begins a rampage that changes their lives forever. Jesús finds himself face to face with the shooter in an attempt to stop the mayhem, which he does, but only after 6 people have lost their lives. Even after being hailed as a hero, Jesús still sees himself as an ordinary person who in a time of immediate crisis did what he had to do to save lives.

Three months later, circumstances find him confronted with the ugly truth of the abortion industry. In the scenes that follow, we must examine the ethical similarities between the actions of the shooter and those of an abortion doctor.

Website: www.FDNHfilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfNK-MSCOWo 
Runtime: 20 Minutes

Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

6:00pm

The Conscious Movement - Wellness in the Media Panel
There are a number of leaders in the Wellness community to admire and respect, not only for their personal endeavours, but how they share their inspiration with the public. Wellness is an ever growing trend in the industry, whether it be through film, print, product marketing, etc. The genre has the most capability to grow within the media landscape and equally impact its audience. With the health information and fitness fads constantly changing, how do you ensure you and your work stands out amongst the crowd? How is this growth fueling awareness for living more consciously and what are some of the best ways to connect with your audience on a deeper level? The speakers joining us for this panel are leaders in their respective communities and use media as a tool to further their cause and spread continual inspiration to their following.

Moderators
KN

Kate Neligan

Life Coach & Founder, Synergy TV Network
Kate Neligan, Life Coach & Founder of Synergy TV Network, is a story-teller, mirror holder, and inspiration catalyst. She brings over twelve years of entertainment and digital media expertise to her mindful media company Synergy TV® (www.synergytvnetwork.com) an online, curated video channel that entertains, enlightens, and inspires. Previously, Kate was the Vice President of Video On Demand & Digital Marketing at Lionsgate where... Read More →

Speakers
RR

Rich Roll

Writer, Athlete & Wellness Advocate
On the eve of his 40th birthday just a few years back, Rich was a very different guy. Focused on career and family above all else, he had succumbed to middle age malaise. A classic couch potato fueling daily on junk food, Rich was 50-pounds overweight, depressed and on a crash course with chronic disease. At that time, he could have never predicted that he would soon become a world-renown ultra-endurance athlete, motivational speaker, wellness... Read More →
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Ron Russell

4th Generation Californian Ron Russell is a chef, restaurateur, author of fiction and non-fiction, and an artist. | | Ron is co-partner in SunCafe Organic, named 1 of the 10 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles by OpenTable, in addition to 10 other culinary awards. SunCafe living & cooked vegan items prepared with an international rustic flare. SunCafe counts Mila Kunis, Colin Farrell, Vanessa Hudgens and many other celebrities as regular... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Distribution & Marketing Roundtable

When you are ready to share your film with an audience, the next steps are crucial. Finding the right distribution path for your project isn’t necessarily a clear cut process, nor is marketing your film to attract the crowd you so desire. How do you go about creating a marketing plan? Also, what are the key points to remember when tackling the fine art of film distribution? These two aspects go hand-in-hand, so take a seat at the roundtable to discuss the proper course of action for your project so you can successfully market and distribute your film.

The Roundable Discussions are an open forum lead by industry leaders designed to help you learn from and connect with your peers about important aspects of the filmmaking process. Please note that these sessions are meant to be highly interactive amongst the audience and speaker.  


Speakers
KN

Kate Neligan

Life Coach & Founder, Synergy TV Network
Kate Neligan, Life Coach & Founder of Synergy TV Network, is a story-teller, mirror holder, and inspiration catalyst. She brings over twelve years of entertainment and digital media expertise to her mindful media company Synergy TV® (www.synergytvnetwork.com) an online, curated video channel that entertains, enlightens, and inspires. Previously, Kate was the Vice President of Video On Demand & Digital Marketing at Lionsgate where... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Mobile in Black and White
 In many ways, Mobile, Alabama has moved beyond the racial problems that plagued most American cities throughout the twentieth century. Overt racism is no longer tolerated, and, for the most part, race relations in Mobile are not much different than in other cities, north or south. Mobile in Black and White takes a hard look at the ways racism continues to pervade the structures and institutions of a supposedly post-racial world. Expertly blending the insights and experiences of local residences and leading experts such as Peggy McIntosh, john powell, Tim Wise, and Bryan Stevenson, as well as the poetry of Natasha Trethewey, Sonia Sanchez, and others, this documentary is a powerful, thought-provoking catalyst for constructive community conversations on race.

Webiste: http://mobileinblackandwhite.org/ 
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/80008949
Runtime: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes
Rob Gray - Director

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

No Evidence Of Disease

Below the belt cancers and a below the radar cause are thrust into the limelight as N.E.D. or No Evidence of Disease, a rock band of six GYN surgeons, puts  the plight of their patients center stage in this riveting story of women fighting for their lives.

Named in honor of the words every patient dreams to hear, No Evidence of Disease’s original music has become a lightning rod for gynecologic cancers, bringing a shockingly neglected cause out of obscurity. This intimate, yet boldly energizing film also focuses on patients who struggle with terrifying diagnoses, traumatic treatments and life-altering decisions. With delicacy, honesty, and even humor, N.E.D. gracefully weaves the harrowing journeys and remarkable courage of women, devoted families and dedicated doctors, as music and medicine join forces in the fight for survival. 

Webiste: www.nedthemovie.com 
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlg_hKMUmJg 
Runtime: 1 Hour, 24 Minutes

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Tapped Out: Unearthing the Global Water Crisis
Water is the basis of life on Planet Earth. But from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Circle, many of our major waterways and water supplies are threatened by drought, pollution and population growth. Pacific Lutheran University's MediaLab presents,"Tapped Out: Unearthing the Global Water Crisis," a new documentary that examines the current state of our most important natural resource. For more information about this project visit:http://tappedoutdoc.weebly.com/the-project.html

Website: http://tappedoutdoc.weebly.com/the-project.html
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF5E2gq0mGQ
Runtime: 33 Minutes, 12 Seconds

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Water Blues Green Solution

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin
Limited Capacity seats available




Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/59380528

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Like a Circle in Water
 New York based painter Fredericka Foster began painting water in the 70s, and has since become a figure in the water conservation movements against industrial negligence and fracking. In this documentary portrait, we are brought into the water-verse of Fredericka's world, experiencing the reverence for the sacred nature of this life dependent element, and discover what is at stake if we don't strive to protect it.

Website:www.tricycle.com
Runtime: 5 Minutes, 12 Seconds


Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Cowtown Keylocko
Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

My Aunt Kim
Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Scapegoat
Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:00pm

Tamale Lesson
Three generations of women are cooking food for the Quinceanera of the youngest and issues about sex come up when one sister secretly reveals to another that she has HPV and then all argue who should have a Pap test.

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry
 Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry examines the social, psychological, and economic impacts of performing in adult films. What makes people decide to become adult entertainers, how do they go about entering the business, what are their experiences in the business, and how do they deal with career options, finances, and relationships once they exit the business? The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment.

Website: http://www.riskybusinessthemovie.com/
Run Time: 1 hour, 42 Minutes 
David Mech - Producer/Director 


Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Dancing With Thoreau
Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Lone Prophet
Dante, a NYC teenager reevaluates his relationships and position in society after his girlfriend gets deported to Colombia. A coming of age story about undocumented students fighting for the DREAM ACT while living in America's self-deprecating culture. 
Website: www.loneprophet.com
Runtime: 1 Hour, 19 Minutes
Sebastian Rea (director, writer, producer) & Davi Santos (actor, writer, producer)

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Nearly Really Me
Nearly Really Me follows the story of Karla, a 35 year old professional who knows her life is fine, and yet feels that fine isn’t good enough, she wants to feel alive. Trouble is, she has no real idea how to go about it. So she outsources her existential crisis to an internationally respected medium for direction  and soon finds herself embarking on a trip to Vietnam for their 5 day spiritual conference, where participants gain knowledge, wisdom and insights delivered unlike any other in the world. In a revealing, emotional, funny and poignant trip seen through Karla’s down-to-earth eyes, the camera goes behind closed doors capturing information and breakthroughs never presented before that everyone can draw from, regardless of beliefs, to help achieve a more fulfilling life.

Website: www.nearlyreallyme.com
Link to Trailer: http://vimeo.com/83165386
Runtime: 1 Hour, 38 Minutes
Vanessa Burt - Producer 

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Bogotá, Bacatá, who Knows…
The film reveals the transformation of a territory called Bacatá, today known as Bogota, through the composition of images from old Archive Colombian films, the documentary film presents the nature of the 
territory from pre-Columbian times, the changes in the region with the arrival of the settlers, the construction of a city that became the epicenter of a country and the dreams and tragedies of its inhabitants. The film finally ends with a reflection of the origin of Bogotá and its citizens.

English Trailer Link:http://vimeo.com/86192905
Runtime: 8 Minutes, 45 Seconds
Juan Andrés Rodríguez - Director 

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

Diego
 In Diego’s family, poverty, crime and abuse is an everyday thing. When a little girl is kidnapped by his family, Diego is left with a choice: follow in his family’s footsteps or risk his life by following his heart.

Webiste: www.diegothemovie.com
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/95917004
Runtime: 15 Minutes

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

In Everyone's Eyes

A poetic and slyly subversive musical short film shot in Cuba - where it's dangerous to speak openly against la Revolución.

On the island of Cuba, dissent is 'counter-Revolutionary'. It can lead to work restrictions, beatings, detentions and prison.

Most Cubans learn to show an outward facade of happiness and even acceptance of the State's control over their lives...it's safer.  In the same way, the facade of a happy melody dances through this film, while a singer reveals what he truly sees on the colorful, crumbling island.

Metal bars are a recurring motif, at homes and the derelict Modelo Prison on the isolated Isle of Youth. Cubans sometimes call their country an 'open prison'. Some would say that Cuba has been a prison of one type or another, for generations.

Website is http://www.lloydfrost.com
Trailer is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIi0DcMnH98
Runtime: 6 Minutes, 30 Seconds

Lloyd Frost - Director 


Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

9:00pm

The Conversation
Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Sunday, September 21
 

10:00am

Filmmakers Brunch
Sunday September 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

10:00am

Filmmakers Brunch
Sunday September 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

11:30am

Performance by Cameron Nino w/ Special Guest Calista Carradine
Shakespeare once wrote: “If music be the food of love, play on”. This family friendly, heartwarming performance of covers of popular songs in support of the Awareness Film Festival is sure to capture your imagination and lift your spirits. The show features Cameron on vocals and Lead guitar, Riley on Rhythm guitar, Ed on Drums and Ezra on Bass. Their goal is to support the Awareness Film Festival in raising awareness of some of our planet’s pressing issues, including Ecological, Political, Health/Wellness and Spiritual. Pre-show reception will start at 11:00am. The program will begin promptly at 11:30am. Bring your friends and enjoy this fun filled celebration of music.

MC Calista Carradine (www.calistacarradine.com).  

Sunday September 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00pm

Immigration Paradox

THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX takes a critical and in depth look at one of the most divisive issues in human global history–immigration. After encountering an immigrant crossing the Arizona desert, Emmy Award Winner and Filmmaker Lourdes Lee Vasquez set out to understand why people would risk their lives to come to the U.S.. Her quest takes a shocking twist when she musters enough courage to cross the line at a protest and has an encounter with whom she believed was her enemy.

From there on her journey, spanning 7 years searching for answers and solutions to this complex social issue, takes her and the audience to places never before considered in the immigration debate. THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX is a feature length documentary that exposes the missing information to the immigration issue by interviewing an array of people from various backgrounds, which include economics, sociology, philosophy, history, policy, and activism. This documentary will move you beyond the villain or victim scenario, the heated rhetoric and sensationalism to reveal the bigger picture.

No matter what your viewpoints or beliefs are regarding this deeply emotional issue; the information exposed in THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX will surely leave you shocked. 


Website: www.TIPMovie.com 
Runtime: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes
 Lourdes Lee Vasquez (Writer, Producer, Director, Editor)
 Bryan Vasquez (Producer, Cinematographer)

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00pm

The Salima Project
Out of a population of 15.9 million, over one million people are living with HIV or AIDS in Malawi. The epidemic affects all sectors of society. Due to consistent taboos against talking about HIV/AIDS, few people get tested or make their status known. In the SALIMA PROJECT, a group of Malawian actors learn and use participatory theatre techniques to open community dialogue about the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS.
Directed by Annalisa Dias
Produced by Kelly Bumford

http://vimeo.com/salimaproject
Runtime: 39 Minutes, 54 Seconds 

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00pm

Incognito Witch
The Incognito Witch goes to great lengths to hide her true self. She feels imprisoned by societal pressures and is scared to let her inner magick shine. The Incognito Witch character is inspired by Artwork by Mollie Kellogg.

Webite:http://www.incognitowitch.com
Runtime: 5 Minutes, 27 Seconds
Mollie Kellogg - director/actress
Todd Logan - director of photography 

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00pm

Algeria- A Humanitarian Expedition
Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition tells the story of an epic solo expedition across the Himalaya that changed the life of hundreds of people in need. Supporting leprosy patients and mentally destitute women in India, Christoph von Toggenburg cycled 3200km on the world’s highest tracks pulling a 40kg trailer packed with survival gear. With little air to breathe and facing temperatures between -15°C to +45°C he crossed mountain passes higher than 5500m mastering a total of 50’000m, Christoph fell altitude sick and was hit by rock fall. Crossing Nepal during the Maoist unrests, conflict stricken Kashmir, he encountered wonderful hospitality, found new friends, and saw some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. He became film-maker, actor, fund- and awareness-raiser in one person capturing this epic adventure entirely by himself.

Website: www.vontoggenburg.com
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/83910945
Runtime: 29 Minutes



Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00pm

Baila!
Baila

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00pm

Farm City
FarmCity examines the complicated relationship between the health of a city and its food system. Through stories of an urban farmer, a single mother, a grocery store owner, health expert and community organizers, the documentary looks at what needs to happen to build a healthier city. 

Webiste: http://craftedspoon.com
Runtime: 28 Minutes 
Producer / Director : J.D. Schuyler 

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00pm

Pending
Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00pm

Tears and Blood Behind Made in China
A SOS letter, not in a bottle, but in a package of Halloween decorations, that have 
travelled 5000 miles from a Chinese labor camp to the USA  drawing international attention...
In October 2012, When an American Lady Julie Keith, in Oregon, Opened a Halloween decoration box for her daughter’s birthday party, she did not realize what she was going to see would come to be known around the world. A handwritten letter from an inmate at a Chinese labor Camp fell onto her lap, it was a plea for help.If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persecution of the Chinese are forced to work are in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. Because of malnutrition, sleep deprivation and stress, detainees in labor camp often contract lice, scabies, and other ailments. Sick detainees are still forced to work. Many are not allowed to take showers for long periods of time, allowing all manner of bodily substances to come into contact with the items they manufacture. These products are then shipped all over the world.Massive cheap products made in China flood to western countries, some western companies who cannot compete go bust.This documentary is tracing back the letter and interview some former inmates from Chinese labor camp and experts to reveal products made in China exported to western country are from Chinese Labor camp and explores Chinese labor camp system and how it exploits and abuses detainees to make products. The film aims to bring public awareness.

Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/85392260
Runtime: 34 Minutes, 31 Seconds

Xiaomu Qiao (Producer/Director/Writer/Editor)
Narrator: Tom Ozimek
Voice Over: John Wood, Lindsay Imwold
Audio postproduction: Jose Felix Sarmiento
Julie Keith, The Oregon woman who discovered a handwritten letter describing
brutal conditions at a Chinese labor camp inside a box of Halloween decorations 
sold in an American retail chain store
Li Yong, Chinese Labor Camp Survivor
Levi Browde, Executive Director, Falun Dafa Information Center 
Ethan Gutmann, Author and Investigative journalist
Jennifer Zeng, Chinese Labor Camp Survivor, Best Selling Book Author
Henghe, China Analyst
Liuhua , Chinese Farmer, Petitioner, Chinese Labor Camp Survivor
Frederic Koller, Journalist from Le Temps, Switzerland
Scott Flipse, Foreign Policy Director, US Commission on International Religious Freedom 
Gesine Meißner, MEP, European Parliament
John Clancy, Spokesperson for EU Trade Commissioner
Sophie Liu, Chinese Labor Camp Survivor


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

2:00pm

Mastering The Indie Way - Crowdfunding and Self-Promotion Panel
Crowdfunding for films (amongst other businesses and creative endeavours) have been at the forefront of the industry for quite sometime now. The question if you are just starting out is: What's the secret to a successful online marketing campaign to attract attention and funding to your work? Aside from having an amazing idea and/or a well developed project, you need to be up to date on the market trends and how to appeal to your audience. Take a cue from some of the leaders of these companies as they have witnessed the success of online campaigns firsthand and learn from successful filmmakers who have gone this route to get their film to the distribution phase.

Moderators
Speakers
KK

Kia Kiso

Producer/Line Producer, Zaza Productions
With a knack for shepherding a project successfully from idea to screen, her passion is producing great stories which entertain, inspire and ultimately transform people’s lives.Award-winning producer, Kia Kiso, was 12 years old when her love affair with filmmaking began. Even at such a young age she was keenly aware of media’s possibilities to have a positive impact on a large scale and she wanted to be part of the action. She earned a B.A... Read More →
MK

Michael Kuehnert

Director of Documentary Acquisitions and Sales, The Video Project/Specialty Studios
Michael has recently joined The Video Project/Specialty Studios as their Director of Director of Acquisitions and Sales. The San Francisco based company has been a leader in distributing socially conscious films for 30 years. They are a full service distributor and focus on developing funded campaigns for the expanded outreach and engagement for cause-based films. They specialize on films about the environment, civil rights, education... Read More →
TM

Taylor McPartland

Co-Founder and President, Filmbreak
After growing up in a very small northern California town, Taylor moved south to attend Whittier College and pursue his passion for film. Upon graduating in 2007, Taylor dove into a career in the industry with a focus on screenwriting and producing. It was during this period that Taylor began developing the concept for FilmBreak, a data-driven platform designed to streamline the film marketing process. | | Originally launched in 2011... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

2:00pm

Youth Film Showcase

Flaws

Changing Identity

ROTFL

Lunch with Yoshi

Between These Flames

Resilience for Veterans I, II, III

A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism

From Farm to Table

A Puurfect Pair 


Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

2:00pm

Love Bomb

After quitting her job at the World Trade Center Rhea Zimmerman finds herself 9 months later, in New York City on 9/11, feeling afraid, horrified, lost and wondering what she could do to help create a better story for humanity. She finds her answer and her healing when she fuels herself with purpose by becoming a chiropractor with a passion for unconditional love and international service. 

11 years later we join her on a 5-day chiropractic service trip to The Sacred Valley, Peru with her new boyfriend Austin and her friend Alejandra.  They are on a mission to serve as many people as possible offering healing, hope, and connection through collaboration with a medical clinic. 

Watch as the three stretch themselves by surrendering to service, affecting thousands that they touch, and ultimately, transforming as individuals through the power of love and teamwork.

Love Bomb is interwoven with expert voices that explore themes of human transformation, love, altruism, and consciousness.

 How can traumas ultimately transform us?  What is the power of love and how can we find it within ourselves?  What is our very own “Love Bomb” and how can we give it to the world? 

Everyone has an innate power to contribute to a loving future for humanity.



Website: http://www.lovebombthemovie.com
Link to Trailer:  http://www.lovebombthemovie.com/love-bomb-trailer
Runtime: 1 Hour, 34 Minutes
Dr. Rhea Zimmerman Komarek (Producer/Director)
Gregg Marks (Director of Photography, Editor)

Featuring: Dr. Peter Amlinger, Kute Blackson, Gabrielle Bernstein, Elena Brower, Dr. Pat Chelenyak, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Sandra DelPrado, Guido DelPrado, Dr. Jay Komarek, Bruce Lipton, Dr. Jeanne Ohm, Dean Radin, PhD, Lisa Reagan, Marilyn Schlitz, Phd, Dr. Jim Sigafoose, and John Welshons.

Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

2:00pm

As It Used To Be


Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

2:00pm

Silver Tsunami
 The coming crisis that affects us all! Baby boomers, born between 1946-1964, are the largest generation ever born. Since 2011, they've been turning 65 every 8 seconds, 10,000 per day, 4,000,000 per year. By 2030, there will be over 70,000,000 seniors - in the U.S. alone.  The Silver Tsunami is a devastating, world-wide crisis, with a multitude of diseases and costly care.  Scientists are racing to find cures, while funding is cut, and an aging population explodes!

Website: www.silvertsunamimovie.com 
Runtime: 23 Minutes

Cynthia Harrison - Director/co-Writer/Producer
Brooks Wachtel: co-Writer/Producer
Lewis Wallach - co-Producer
Katie Harrison-Wallach - cast
Paula Zamora - Research, Assistant to Director


Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Part & Parcel a Yoga documentary Satsang

"Part & Parcel is an intimate conversation with unorthodox characters who have dedicated their lives to the study and practice of Yoga in different forms.

A personal glimpse into the essence of Yoga through their unique vision and our own journey looking for answers. Is it a religion, a fitness fad, a scientific discipline perhaps?

Along the way, we will take part in the practise of the most traditional Sri Patanjala Yogashala temple in Mysore and venture further down the coast, where Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion is practiced along with surfing, in the world´s first surfing ashram.

From the pioneering academics in Britain to the Indian Swami living in a modern cave, we gain insights beyond the marketing stereotype and into the contrasting aspects of contemporary and millenary practices. Part & Parcel is a colourful collage of philosophy, history and personal paths into Yoga."

Website: www.partandparcelfilm.com

Runtime: 55 Minutes

Kirsten German - Producer SaGuarda Studios

Fred Archer - Producer Arch Pictures

Diego Barraza - Director of Part & Parcel Film 


Sunday September 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

3:00pm

Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness
Sunday September 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

Revival of Jewish Poland
Website: http://www.therevivalofjewishpoland.com   
Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5A0ji0CbLY

Dina Aspen - Director

Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

But It Does'nt Have Me
"But It Doesn't Have Me" follows a woman's fight with multiple sclerosis, the incurable disease that binds her to a wheelchair. Deb Waldron's hopes are high as she tries a new method to cure herself: spraying her body with a silver solution. It's one of dozens of unconventional treatments Deb, a massage therapist and healer herself, will go through as she seeks alternatives to Western medicine, which she feels has done her wrong. Her obsession to heal herself unravels through home videos, photographs, and interviews with friends and family, including her son, with whom she has a tumultuous relationship. As much as Deb desires to heal and teach others, she struggles to accept living with the debilitating disease, trying dozens of alternative therapies over years as her health declines. The film's careful study of Deb's pursuit of treatment and its effects on her and her relationships demonstrates the desperation of living with an incurable disease.

Website: http://rosiewalunas.com/doesnthaveme
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/75972520 
Runtime: 29 Minutes

Producer, Director, Editor: Rosie Walunas
Co-producers: John Hamilton, S.P. Sullivan
Cinematographers: Erinn Clancy, Rosie Walunas
Graphic Designers: Andrew Killoy, Rosie Walunas
Illustrator: Ashley Zipp
Sound Mixer: Keith Ukrisna
Colorist: Brad Kimbrough


Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

Change: the LifeParticle Effect
Change: The LifeParticle Effect, a film featuring the theory of LifeParticles, offers a fresh perspective
on who we are as human beings and what we are capable of. In essence, we are LifeParticles, the 
inseparable unity of consciousness and energy. Through this realization, you reach the very foundation 
of the reality that connects you to everything that exists in this universe. The film denotes that we 
create the world around us on a much deeper level than most realize. In fact, we can "consciously" 
create the world that we want when we realize our potential as creative observers, and train ourselves 
to use the inherent and often untapped capabilities of the brain. This film offers viewers a new 
perspective, combined with working principles, so that lasting changes can be created.

Leaders in the fields of education, medicine, neuroscience and spirituality such as Ilchi Lee, Neale 
Donald Walsch, and Stuart Hameroff, share their insight and techniques to effect real change in our 
lives and in the world. Individuals who have experienced the LifeParticle effect in their own lives share 
their personal stories. Enlightening new perspectives combined with scientific background of modern 
physics and neuroscience as well as mind/body self-help tips to utilize in daily life are fully presented 
in this film to assist in the fundamental understanding and practical usage of LifeParticles for real 
Change.

Website: http://www.change-film.com
Trailer link: http://www.change-film.com/home.html
Runtime: 48 Minutes

Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

From The Sky
Hakeem and his son Abbas live in poverty. They also live in a region frequently targeted by drone strikes.

Camp is set for the night; a pause in the middle of a journey to make a crucial sale. During their humble meal, Abbas struggles to manage his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aggravated by the presence of drones overhead. Soon, two men will visit the camp of Hakeem and Abbas, and conflict ensues.

Drawing inspiration from the films of Werner Herzog and Peter Weir, 'From the Sky' tells a minimalist story in an atmosphere that balances eerie tension with ethereal cues. It is a film about rites of passage, the cycle of retaliation, and the cost of peace.


Website: http://fromtheskyfilm.com
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/74548784
Runtime: 17 Minutes, 55 Seconds
Ian Ebright-Writer/Director


Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

Grace of a Stranger
GRACE OF A STRANGER is the story of Aaron (Nipper Knapp), a man just struggling to survive,
living on the harsh streets of a hot Southwestern city, and striving to get back on his feet. His only friend is a stray dog, and they do their best to protect one another. Among Aaron’s few possessions is his most treasured: his skateboard. Treasured because Aaron needs it to trek the route to a better way of life. The story takes place over the course of a day on which Aaron traverses the city, looking for work and foraging for food and water. After his first meeting with a supermarket manager (Bob Clendenin), Aaron’s skateboard breaks in transit to his second interview, leaving him stranded and discouraged. Meanwhile, Bert (Matt Letscher), who recently opened a downtown skate shop, is at his own wit’s end as he struggles with an obstinate partner to get their shop off the ground without going broke. When Aaron and Bert meet unexpectedly, they’re each on a precipice — Bert with everything to lose, Aaron with nothing.

Website: http://graceofastranger.com
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/85574560
Runtime:  17 Minutes, 41 Seconds
Directed & Produced by Troy Hollar 

Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

Healing Of Heather Garden
“Prepare to get worse,” medical experts told Heather.  She encounters a different way of looking at her health and gradually, step by step, finds her way back to full health and mobility.  One woman's journey from permanent disability, with progressive multiple sclerosis, to full health. 

Website:  www.thehealingofheathergarden.com 
Runtime: 28 Minutes
Documentary by Judith Morrow 


Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

High Hopes
In 1997-1998, many Bedouin refugees living under Israeli Occupation were forcibly 
displaced by Israel to a garbage dump. During that entire period, the Oslo Peace 
Process was ongoing, with 'high hopes' for peace; similarly, recent peace talks were 
taking place while a plan exists to forcibly displace another 3,000 Bedouin from the 
Jerusalem Periphery, and then subsequently 27,000 Bedouin and other Palestinian 
herders in Area C in order to expand settlements (moreover, up to 70,000 other 
Bedouin inside Israel in the Negev Desert, are to be displaced under the Prawer 
Plan). This calls into question Israel's commitment to peace, its willingness to allow 
a viable Palestinian state to come into existence or its attitudes towards Palestinians 
generally, especially its own citizens. HIGH HOPES (with the song "High Hopes" as 
its soundtrack, donated by Pink Floyd), is made from archive material of the initial 
displacements of 1997-98, and the corresponding expansion of Ma'ale Adumim 
settlement. Witnesses to that displacement were the late Faisal Husseini and the 
late Edward Said. The situation has only grown worse during the current period, 
when talks again were taking place, while Israel is both expanding settlements and 
formulating plans for the mass displacement of Bedouin Palestinians, which would 
spell the end of their Bedouin traditional life and culture.

Website: www.jahalin.org
Link to Trailer: www.vimeo.com/98437919
Runtime: 14 Minutes
Angela Godfrey-Goldstein - Co-Director

Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

Hold The Door
Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

Hope On The Horizon

Website: www.hark-als.org
Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/YkxNw0y_jU0
Runtime: 26 Minutes
 

Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

ML4: A Rare and Devastating Disease

ML4: A RARE AND DEVASTATING DISEASE

Children born with ML4 (Mucolipidosis Type IV) will never walk, will never talk, have a maximum mental capacity of about eighteen months, and will go blind by the time they turn twelve years old.  Scientific researchers are eager and optimistic to find a cure but are hindered by the lack of funds since it is a rare disease, receiving little attention. These families are no less important than any other. 

Website: www.ML4.org
Running Time: 10 Minutes 

Adina Katz - producer, director, videographer, editor

Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

One Light
On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore, decimating 
homes, businesses and lives. Despite the daunting devastation, the tenacity 
of this community shined as people bonded together in what Pastor Michael 
Turner of United Methodist Church in Sea Bright, NJ (one of the towns hardest 
hit) referred to as “the new normal”. Neighbors helping neighbors, as volunteers 
emerged from all over the country as well as locally. Even those who lost much 
contributed what they could in the still ongoing recovery and restoration of our 
much loved shoreline.

The Garden State Film Festival opened their annual event on April 4, 2013 with 
an evening to support and salute our every day heroes and volunteers who gave 
much during the storm and in the recovery efforts. Eight cameras chronicled this 
celebration, the first major public event in Asbury Park, NJ, not quite 6 months 
after Sandy. The production was produced and directed by Lauren Watson 
during production, and produced, directed and edited by Terri Barbagallo during 
post production, with a compelling and inspirational song written by Lori Draz, 
and Executive Produced by Diane Raver, all crew involved in this production 
were affected by the hurricane and donated their time and effort out of love 
for the community in which we all live. The evening facilitated the donation of 
$80,000 to help Hurricane Sandy victims, and screened in 2013 at Algonquin 
Arts Theatre, Manasquan, NJ and TEDx Navesink.

“One Light” is a music video which honors the everyday heroes in tribute, and 
also promotes awareness that help is still needed as our community still suffers 
from much devastation that struck almost 2 years ago. Much has been restored, 
but businesses still sit empty and destroyed, funding has still not been received 
or has proven insufficient for homeowners’ need to rebuild or raise their homes 
according to post-Sandy guidelines.

Website: http://www.sunscreenpost.com
Link to Trailer: http://vimeo.com/68093961
Runtime: 6 Minutes
Terri Barbagallo Editor/Producer/Director

Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

Operation Poppyseed
Director: Skye Kelly 7min

Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

6:00pm

Judgement Call
Sunday September 21, 2014 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403

6:00pm

Gala Dinner honoring David Lynch Foundation/ Better U Foundation/HOW Yoga Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Honoring Adam Leibovitch & Arti Panjwani-Kvam, Heal One World Yoga teachers, and the David Lynch Foundation and Better U Foundations.


The David Lynch and Jim Carrey honorees have representatives from their resoective foundations attending but are not attending themselves.

 

Sunday September 21, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

6:00pm

The Starfish Throwers
Limited Capacity seats available

Most people pass hungry people on the street and do nothing. Meet three people who can’t and won’t. The Starfish Throwers tells the story of a top chef in India, a retired school teacher in Minnesota and a twelve year old girl from South Carolina who risk their health, wealth and reputation to fight for a cause most say is lost.

Follow Krishnan as he sharpens skills acquired as a top chef to cook and hand deliver fresh meals to hundreds of people, 365 days a year - all while bringing social shame onto his high caste born family. Will he be able to realize a years long vision as he struggles to build and open a rehabilitation campus for those he serves? Discover how fifty vegetable gardens can be traced to the seed of a single cabbage planted by a nine year old Katie Stagliano. Will the voices of critics dissuade her from continuing her work as she enters her teen years? Join the midnight rounds with retire school teacher Mr. Law as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly. Find out why he hasn’t slept in a bed in thirteen years and if his blatant disregard for his own health and safety will come back to haunt him. 

In each of their unique journeys, these unforgettable people meet discouraging and unexpected challenges and must find a way to persevere, despite being constantly reminded, “don’t you know world hunger is far too big for one person?”


www.thestarfishthrowers.com

Sunday September 21, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403

8:30pm

Closing Night Party Featuring Music from Claes Cem
Artists
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Claes Cem

Hailing from Denmark, passionate folk/pop singer,Claes Cem has built a grassroots following as an independent artist. From the start of his career until now, he has played over 1,000 shows across Germany, Scotland, Thailand, America, and his native country. His vocal talents and performance ability won him the Best Singer accolade at the Emergenza Music Festival contest in Denmark. | | Over the past three years, Cem has put his heart, soul, and... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401