About Us

Amidst the explosion of self-transformation technologies, ILLUMINATE aptly
introduces the moving image as a compelling tool for empowered living.
- Martha Beck, Life Coach, O, The Oprah Magazine

Humanity craves inspiring stories that push us along on our journey toward happiness, freedom, abundance and peaceful coexistence.

Our purpose at ILLUMINATE is to showcase cinematic gems that empower those who see them to live kinder, wiser, more enlightened lives.

Spanning human journey tales to mindful meditations to ground-breaking explorations of mind-body science, ILLUMINATE films remind us who we are by awakening the heart to embody love once more—for ourselves and each other.

Our films and workshops explore the following themes:

The Human Journey: Self and Relationship

  • Self-love and self-acceptance
  • Unity consciousness and interconnectedness
  • Life purpose and possibility
  • Conscious relationship and family
  • Sexuality and intimacy (masculine and feminine presence, tantra)
  • Career, money and abundance

Mind and Science

  • Mindfulness
  • Neuroscience and metaphysics
  • Intuitive arts
  • Dream psychology

Meditation, Spirituality and Practice

  • Spiritual practice (yoga, tai chi, qigong, etc.)
  • Healing techniques (EFT, Reiki, etc.)
  • Native American ceremony and shamanism

Body and Nutrition

  • Bodywork and therapy (massage, craniosacral, myofascial, acupuncture, chakra balancing, kinesiology)
  • Movement and dance (ecstatic dance, 5 rhythms, creative movement)
  • Culinary and detox (cleansing, plant-based diet, organic food movement)
  • Alternative medicine

Nature and Sustainability

  • Environment and ecology
  • Sustainable living
  • Herbalism

Arts and Creative Expression

  • Music and sound healing: kirtan, drumming, etc.
  • Collage and vision-boarding
  • Writing, journaling and spoken word
  • Visual arts: painting, photography


ILLUMINATE Film Festival is registered under our nonprofit 501c3 fiscal sponsor, the Entertainment Industry Incubator.

Read more about Our Team.