Year-Round Programs

ILLUMINATE features year-round screenings and programs to keep your consciousness expanded throughout the year!

ILLUMINATE Film Festival Retreat: Cinema To Ignite Your Spirit
October 6-9, 2017: Santa Cruz, CA
Registration: $475 Tuition

Conscious creatives: This is not your ordinary retreat. You'll have time to re-ignite your spirit AND we'll take you to the movies! Join us as we empower our hearts and souls with the best of conscious cinema in the lush California redwoods.

ILLUMINATE Film Festival Retreat

April 8, 2017, 4pm: Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sedona, AZ
Admission: Members no charge, General Public $12

Sonia, under five feet tall, is herself a survivor—of the Holocaust. Now Sonia’s most important work are her talks in schools and prisons, where her story brings middle schoolers and hardened criminals to tears. “We’re going backwards”, she tells them: “Hate is still growing in the world. But no matter what you’ve been through, you can choose who you want to be in the future.” Everybody better listen to BIG SONIA.  

SNEAK PREVIEW: Collateral Beauty
December 1, 2016 - Sedona, AZ
December 8, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA

Sneak Preview of Collateral Beauty
Starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet & more stars
"We are all connected."   

SCREEN 'N CUISINE: Eating You Alive
November 17, 2016

Premiere Screening of Eating You Alive
& Three-Course Plant-Based Dinner by Chef Jason Wyrick
Co-presented by Healthy World Sedona and Sedona International Film Festival
4:00 pm, Mary D. Fisher Theatre

February 10th, 2016

The Sedona Women with featured guest speaker, Danette Wolpert, ILLUMINATE Executive Director

Because the dominant themes in conscious cinema are compassion, self-care, connected community and the inward journey, women filmmakers are leading the way. Join Danette Wolpert, founder of the Illuminate Film Festival, as she takes you behind the scenes of the film business to explain what it takes to usher a film from script to screen and how women are pioneering this new movement.

December 11-17, 2015

Presented by Sedona International Film Festival in partnership with ILLUMINATE

SCREEN 'N CUISINE: Bringing It Home
February 12, 2015

Encore Film Screening of Bringing It Home
& Three-Course Hemp-Infused Dinner with Filmmaker Linda Booker
Sponsored by Favorite Clothing and Avano Bistro
5:00 pm, Mary D. Fisher Theatre

January 11-14, 2015

Presented by Sedona Internaitonal Film Festival in partnership with ILLUMINATE
4:00 pm or 7:00 pm, Mary D. Fisher Theatre