Conscious Cinema Accelerator

Put the brightest minds of conscious cinema in your corner!

The Conscious Cinema Accelerator is the festival's mentorship program for works-in-progress. We aim to spark the next generation of transformational media by matching promising filmmakers with experts in the fields of screenwriting, production, finance, marketing and distribution.

"As a young filmmaker, the Accelerator Program was an incredible opportunity to connect with elders of the film industry who understand how film and media can really activate and transform the planet."    THEO BADASHI, The Future of Energy

We are interested in accelerating the projects of filmmakers dedicated to emboldening self-discovery, mind-body-spirit consciousness and principles of sustainable living. If this sounds like you, take a look at our submission requirements and apply via our official gateway here:


Late Deadline - April 1, 2017

Extended Deadline - April 12, 2017


2017 Accelerator Mentors

This year the Accelerator program will include, among at least 20 others:

Sandra de Castro Buffington, Founding Director of the Global Media Center for Social Impact at UCLA is a global leader in entertainment for social change.

Louie Schwartzberg, award-winning, cinematographer, director and producer.

Henry Orlander, Managing Director of Pereira & O'Dell is working to pair brands such as Coca-Cola, Samsung, Hyatt, Mattel, LEGO with conscious films.

Billie Goldman, emmy award-winning film marketing innovator who is melding Hollywood-class entertainment with social media.

Lydia B. Smith, Filmmaker, Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

Elizabeth Sheldon, COO, Bond/360

Jim Browne, President, Argot Pictures

Dan Truong, AVD Filmmaker/Evangelist, Amazon Video Direct

Mark Urman, CEO, Paladin

Check back soon for more announcements!