Industry Programs

ILLUMINATE offers an exciting lineup of transformational films, immersive healing workshops, enlightening performances, ground-breaking film industry programs and fun social events. Our Festival is an integrative experience where movies, filmmakers, presenters, practitioners and healers conspire to create your most inspired awakening.  


ILLUMINATE showcases paradigm-busting, consciousness-expanding narratives, documentaries and shorts on consciousness, wellness, spiritual practice, body-mind science, organic and plant-based nutrition and sustainable living. ILLUMINATE film program sections include:

FEATURE COMPETITION: The Competition section exhibits feature-length narratives and documentaries with mind-body-spirit focus in their World, International or US Premieres at ILLUMINATE. Films will be judged by a jury of reputable film industry professionals.

REEL HEALING: The ILLUMINATE signature section and ground-breaking Reel Healing series offers a unique "View & Do" experience for the audience that includes a soul-inspiring film followed by an immersive healing workshop, activity or performance for a deeper integration of the movie's message (e.g., yoga workshop, hike, sound healing, guided meditation, etc.).

SPOTLIGHTS: The Spotlight section features conscious red carpet premieres accompanied by engaging onstage conversations with notable filmmakers, talent or leaders in the mind-body-spirit community.

CONTEMPORARY CONSCIOUS CINEMA: ILLUMINATE's broadest category, this section exhibits films that expand human consciousness through cinema. 

ENCORES: Encore films are brought back to Sedona by popular demand.

RETROSPECTIVE: The Retrospective section showcases the best of transformational cinema from the last two decades to uplift, inspire and transform. Whether classics or underserved in their time, we think these films deserve new life.


The Conscious Film Convergence (CFC) is a first-of-its-kind convergence of key film industry stakeholders interested in the production, promotion and distribution of conscious cinema. If you are a filmmaker, distributor, publicist, financier or a brand invested in the creation of conscious content, click here to learn more about this rare assembly of conscious creatives and film business professionals.