Awakening World Film Festival & Retreat

Have you been hearing about the big New Thought event coming up in Santa Barbara, CA this Fall? The Association for Global New Thought’s 2014 Awakened World Conference Retreat is so much more than an enlightened festival of films. Every full morning and afternoon program will bring you face-to-face with masterful spiritual and social leaders in dialogue with the media mentors of our times. Onstage at each evening “Gala” will be musicians, awards, and inspirational voices that have become the trademark of the New Thought movement.

“What the Bleep?” premiered in the Fall of 2004, a dynamic new catalyst for consciousness in media. Ten years later, this Fall of 2014, What the Bleep Creator and Director, William Arntz, has chosen the Awakened World Festival to celebrate this momentous anniversary! Invitations will spread worldwide to attend festivities with cast and crew, and YOU. Birthday cake for hundreds, balloons and search lights in the sky? Happy ten years, What the Bleep!

Headlining the festival are films produced by several Hollywood notables, including “A PLACE AT THE TABLE” by Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, and “THE HUNGRY GHOSTS,” produced by Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos fame.

Throughout the festival week: panels, workshops, meditations, discussions, with leaders such as Michael Bernard Beckwith, Kenn Gordon, actor Jeff Bridges (as schedule permits), actor Michael Imperioli, Jonas Elrod, Suzannne Geisemann, Katie Teague, Lydia Smith, Ram Dass (live stream), Kara Rhodes, Austin Vickers, Mickey Lemle, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jack Canfield, Gay Hendricks, Kenny Loggins, Louis Schwartzberg, Daniel Karslake, Randy Taran (Dalai Lama Foundation), Rinaldo Brutoco (World Business Academy), Emmanuel Itier (The Invocation/Femme), Kerry Candaele, Michael Wolfe, Susan Koscis (Search for Common Ground), John Raatz (G.A.T.E.) and many more.

Musical Director is Faith Rivera with performances by Rickie Byars Beckwith and our favorite artists from Agape International Spiritual Center, plus local artists. New Thought and evolutionary leaders host all proceedings, and you will be invited to

explore contemplative practices based in the spirituality of New Thought, Native Peoples, Buddhism and Eastern philosophy, yoga, Tai Chi and healing arts, movement and drumming, Sufism, and unique expressions of traditional mysticism.

Awaken to spiritual and socially responsible cinema at its best in SPIRIT * SOCIETY * SELF. Rise to the challenge of new narratives that evolve us. Consciously become an ethical, compassionate, healthy, and connected member of the human family. In the links given below you can learn about the films and the artists who will represent them live this Fall.

For a week we’ve made highly affordable In this urban paradise, you’ll walk the streets and parks of Santa Barbara with a community of like-minded friends enjoying these amazing offerings along with bonuses like a Peace Walk with the Mayor to the Labyrinth, dance breaks, and other surprises by our youth team, Santa Barbara Hustlers for Peace, working toward a World of Oneness.

Don’t wait too long to register! When venue capacity for the worldwide celebration of the “What the Bleep” anniversary is reached, we won’t be able to accept any further full time registration. Economy retreat-style lodging is limited and the Early Bird cut-off is June 30th, with even lower rates for ministers. Sponsor a group of 10 or more for complimentary pass. or AGNT Office: 805-563-7343

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