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To request credentials for the 1st Annual Awakened World Film Festival Retreat, please email with the all of the following:


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If you do not receive an email reply in 48 hours, call 805-563-7343, from 10am-5pm PST weekdays for credentials.



*Please note that Press is not allowed to photograph or record during a film screening. Only approved AWFF media may apply to schedule interviews onsite, and only staff photographers and videographers may shoot panels, and Award Ceremonies for publication and/or distribution.







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Awakened World Mention in Huffington Post Blog "The Expansion of Conscious Media Film Festivals" by Kate Neligan
In 2014 two new conscious media film festivals launched: the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, AZ and the Awakened World Film Festival in Santa Barbara, CA. There are dozens more, including one happening right now: the Awareness Film Festival in Santa Monica . . . Read More

  Centers for Spiritual Living™ to Sponsor First “Awakened World Film Festival” - Featuring Several New Thought Films by Hollywood Notables (via PRWeb)

The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) announced today that Centers for Spiritual Living™, an international New Thought organization, will serve as the lead sponsor for AGNT’s first ever “Awakened World Film Festival Retreat,” being held… Read More

  Awakened World Film Festival Retreat to debut in California - (Edge Magazine)

The “Awakened World International Film Festival Retreat” will present cutting edge films and interactive workshops that will guide participants from inspiration to transformative action in three streams: Spirit, Society and Self. 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. The wide variety of films offered will include both feature films and documentaries from around the world.… Read More