2023

COMPETITION


A Sheep, At Last!

An elder counts sheep as they fall asleep for the last time. Seeds spread across infertile land, among the deterioration of our bodily vessel and the earth it decomposes into.


“A Sheep, At Last!” is an experimental film utilizing stop motion animation, hand made sets and figures. Crafted, filmed, and scored on the bed of the filmmaker.

Directors:

Benjamin Evan Williams

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Benjamin Evan Williams

Producers:

Benjamin Evan Williams

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Animation, Experimental, Short

Genres:

Experimental, stop motion, animation

Duration:

0:09:35

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2020-04-20

Language:

-


Alchemy: Pathway to Profound Powers

Alchemy is an ancient practice that has fascinated and mystified people for centuries. This documentary explores the history and secrets of alchemy and its connection to the pursuit of profound powers. Through interviews with experts in the field, as well as a detailed historical timeline, viewers will learn about the origins of alchemy and its evolution over time. They will also delve into the beliefs of ancient and contemporary alchemists, who sought to turn base metals into gold and discover the secret to eternal life.


The documentary will explore the ways in which alchemy has influenced science, philosophy, and spirituality throughout history. Its audience will learn about famous alchemists, such as Hermes Trismegistus, John Dee, and Sir Isaac Newton, who made significant contributions to the field. The film will also explore the idea that alchemy is not just a historical curiosity, but a practice that is still relevant today. Viewers will learn about modern practitioners of alchemy, who believe that the pursuit of spiritual and psychological transformation can be achieved through alchemical practices.


​Ultimately, the documentary will argue that alchemy is not just a quest for material wealth or immortality, but a path towards profound powers that can transform the individual and the world around them. Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, this film is sure to offer a thought-provoking exploration of one of the most intriguing and enigmatic practices in human history. 

Directors:

Sharon Ann Rowland

Key Cast:

Michael Lamb, Sevn, Cristian Matheson, David Monaghan, David Still, Vesna Sterjovska, White Raven Heart, Madison Eaton

Writers:

Sharon Ann Rowland

Producers:

Greg Charles Eaton

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:40:17

Country of Origin:

Australia

Completion Date:

2023-07-07

Language:

English


Alegrías riojanas

An ophthalmologist's confession gets interrupted when the priest who was attending him leaves in an emergency. On his way to his office, he is fatally run over by a car, and his immortal soul is thrown into a purgatory populated by grotesque creatures.

Directors:

Velasco Broca

Key Cast:

Juan Antonio Herreruela, Ramon Churruca, Fernando Moreno, Rafael Alberola

Writers:

Velasco Broca, Lucía Moreno

Producers:

Eduardo Carneros

Other Credits:

DOP: Isabel Ruiz Ruiz; Sound: Luca Rullo, Roberto Fernández; Edition: Velasco Broca; FX: Salvador J. Boluda, Jorge Torrens

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Duration:

0:28:12

Country of Origin:

Spain

Completion Date:

2022-09-29

Language:

Italian, Spanish


Beyond the Speed of Life

Beyond the Speed of Life : 1970 is a visual accompaniment to Port Sulphur's 'the Speed of Life' long-player.


Shot entirely with 1960s vintage 16mm cameras and lenses it is an exploration of early music video aesthetics, B-Movies, amateur filmmaking and the Underground – Warhol, Brakhage, Deren, Mekas and Anger.


Reflecting the recording of the Speed of Life album, the filmmaking process deployed a similar 'automatic' writing approach of unlearning technique, a refusal of pre-determined composition and ensuring that 'first ideas' take priority regardless of secondary thought merit.

Directors:

Grant McPhee

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Feature, Music Video

Genres:

Fantasty, Horror, Experimental

Duration:

1:05:00

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Completion Date:

2023-01-05

Language:

-


Black Tea

A lonely Victorian widow longing for her lost love, conjures a spell to be reunited.

Directors:

LAURA MCQUAY

Key Cast:

Allyn Carrell

Writers:

LAURA MCQUAY

Producers:

LAURA MCQUAY

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:07:34

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2022-06-15

Language:

-


Death of Mandanin

The film is a surreal short film in which the filmmaker was looking to converse and resonate with the film-making history, especially the part dates back to the last century. Though the movie is shot with modern digital devices, not with the traditional means of film-making. The filmmaker is also looking to provoke thoughts on the impact of modern devices on the ways of making new films.Since Un Chien Andalou (1928 France), numerous talented directors have started their very own depiction of human’s deepest desires in their works. The filmmaker of Death of Mandanin believed people’s hidden consciousness has served as a major drive that spurs people climb up the social ladder. However, in a society without a fair competition where almost all the dreams are flightless, one could hardly realize what he or she desires. It is also a manifestation of the death of people’s spiritual freedom.The film co-opted chapters from the Bible as hidden clues, it also blended in the film with elements such as Tarot, psychoanalysis, philosophy, poetry, contemporary communist movements, etc. The film describes the struggles of the people at the bottom from all aspects. The film conveys a tragic view that idealism will be disillusioned when suppressed by the social structure, but the film is also a heroic lament, at least it conveys a positive belief to find the way to ultimate freedom. The artistic feature of the film is that it fictionalizes a dialogue between God and the sleepwalker which also mocks the reality.

Directors:

yucan ye

Key Cast:

zhi ye

Writers:

yucan ye

Producers:

yucan ye, zhi ye

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:19:59

Country of Origin:

China

Completion Date:

2023-04-20

Language:

English


First Hermanubis: Initiation

First Hermanubis is the first installment of a planned longer series of films using the figure of Hermanubis, a Hellenistic-Egyptian deity combining Hermes and Anubis, as a starting point for thinking about hybridized identities, magic and the occult. This first episode focuses on the story of my family, Greeks who came to the United States from Turkey in the early 20th Century, my relationship to growing up in the Greek Orthodox Church, self-initiation into magic, and relocation to Cairo, Egypt.


This film is available to screen as a 16mm print, a DCP, or a quicktime file.

Directors:

Michael Alexander Morris

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Experimental

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:40:00

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2022-12-15

Language:

-


Ghost Song

A narrator reveals the details of a mysterious, transformative encounter that took place in a remote locale. 

Directors:

Joseph Keckler, M. Sharkey

Key Cast:

Joseph Keckler

Writers:

Joseph Keckler

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other

Genres:

Ghost Story, Comedy

Duration:

0:05:59

Country of Origin:

Not Specified

Completion Date:

2022-10-31

Language:

-


Gli orrori della prostrazione di Giacomo Chernini

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Directors:

Lorenzo Leucio Domenico Incardona

Key Cast:

Ivan Coscia

Writers:

Lorenzo Leucio Domenico Incardona

Producers:

Lorenzo Leucio Domenico Incardona

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:00:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2023-04-13

Language:

Italian


HEART. HEAVEN. HORSE. HELL

HEART. HEAVE. HORSE. HELL is a meditation on the perpetual human strugle between our intuitif nature and our flaud contructed ego. This chaotic dance of opposites results in an entwined Jungian chimaera.

Due to the plague of narcistic "main character syndrome" that modern society has birthed, we see ourselves as the heroic equistrian, riding and taming the herd animal, which is in fact our true self. Only through introspection into our primordial heart can we transform.

We can choose to become the butterfly, or a horseman of the apochalypse.

Directors:

Jonah Steeman

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:04:00

Country of Origin:

Belgium

Completion Date:

2023-11-01

Language:

English


IDOL

Disenchanted with the women around him, a man creates an idol of the perfect female and falls in love with it. This live-action puppet short film uses the classical Pygmalion story to explore contemporary issues such as objectification, media culture, social withdrawal and hikikomori syndrome.

(Please note: this film contains minimal non-essential dialogue that is not intended to be translated or subtitled)

Directors:

Kris Fleerackers

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Kris Fleerackers

Producers:

Kris Fleerackers

Other Credits:

Puppeteer: Kris Fleerackers; Puppets & Set Creation: Kris Fleerackers; Original Story: Publius Ovidius Naso; Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau; Cinematography: Kris Fleerackers; Lighting: Kris Fleerackers; Editor: Kris Fleerackers; Sound design: Kris Fleerackers; Outside Eye: Atma Frans

Project Type:

Short

Genres:

Drama, puppetry, poetry, art, live animation

Duration:

0:13:45

Country of Origin:

Canada

Completion Date:

2021-09-19

Language:

English


IL VANGELO DI GIUDA

Film sperimentale senza scopo di lucro.

Directors:

FREDERICO MONTE SIMIONATO

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

FREDERICO MONTE SIMIONATO

Producers:

FREDERICO MONTE SIMIONATO

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Feature

Genres:

-

Duration:

4:04:35

Country of Origin:

Not Specified

Completion Date:

-

Language:

-


Ipsa

AN ANCIENT INDIAN FABLE 


The Himalayan Foothills, circa 500CE: A neglected housewife struggles with infertility, leading her husband to bring a second wife into their home. As she grows distant from the family, she visits a mysterious sage seeking divine intervention.


Directors:

Pavitra Verma

Key Cast:

Pooja Bhamrrah, Pankaj Berry, Hitesh Sharma, Rushita Vaidya, Ravindra Chauhan

Writers:

Pavitra Verma

Producers:

Aastha Verma, Anil Kumar

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Short, Student

Genres:

Mythology, Drama, Horror, Fantasy

Duration:

0:24:45

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2023-02-28

Language:

Hindi, Sanskrit


Közüngü

Közüngü is the name given to the mirrors worn on the chest areas of their ritual costumes by kam, who were the anonymous sages, inventors, manufacturers, artists and craftsmen of the hunter-gatherer Turkish communities. The documentary explores the reflections of Central Asian Turkish culture on the culture of Anatolia


Although kam came to be recognized in time as witch doctors, the palce of these people in societal history is way beyond what this term implies. Kam are individuals who stand out from their communities by their unique psychologies, ways of thinking and dispositions, evident from their childhood onwards. What makes these individuals each with very high observation skills is the ability to synthesize their observations, draw conclusions from these and convert them into knowledge.


Közüngü, through interviews with craftsmen and artists knowledgeable both in their fields and the evolution of Turkish culture through the ages, focuses on the questions of who “kam” is, what duty they took, and why they had to take, upon themselves in the Central Asian society, and why it is believed that the first blacksmiths, musicians, instrument makers and artists were “kam”.

Directors:

Ahmet Tolga Ayıklar

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Ahmet Tolga Ayıklar

Producers:

Ahmet Tolga Ayıklar

Other Credits:

Director of Photography: Ziya Kasapoğlu; Color / VFX : Şeref Sinan Akkaya; Sound Mix: Metin Kahyaoğlu; OST: Ahmet Tolga Ayıklar, Metin Kahyaoğlu; Location Manager: İbrahim Yılmaz; Production Assistant: Yusuf Mustafa Saatçi

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:14:00

Country of Origin:

Turkey

Completion Date:

2022-06-01

Language:

Turkish


Leaving Jesus

A group of former Christian fundamentalists meets at a retreat in San Francisco to free themselves from the communities into which they were born and the traumas that came with it. What happens when your entire worldview is shattered, and how do you form a new one while questioning your closest friends and the truths you took for granted?"

Directors:

Ellen Fiske

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Ellen Fiske

Producers:

Michael Krotkiewski

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Feature

Genres:

Drama

Duration:

1:27:12

Country of Origin:

Not Specified

Completion Date:

2023-11-08

Language:

English, Norwegian


Magus Incognito

"The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding" 

-The Kybalion


The Kybalion, a book about ancient Hermetic philosophy, was published in 1908. The original author(s) were listed as "The Three Initiates," and there is a compelling theory that William Walker Atkinson is the real author. Atkinson sometimes published under the pseudonym Magus Incognito. This 77 second animation is inspired by The Kybalion and its author.

Directors:

Jim Doran

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Animation

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:01:17

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2023-11-12

Language:

-


Maimulu

Maimulu, a young Nuragic warrior, has a nightmare, a terrifying vision. Danger is coming from the sea. As soon as he wakes up he sees the fire signals, the alarm raised by his people. He must leave his wife and son and begin his silent journey; an arduous journey but also a spiritual one. 

Directors:

Andrea Vacca

Key Cast:

Andrea Petrillo

Writers:

Andrea Vacca

Producers:

Claudio Marceddu

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Short

Genres:

historical, visionary, dreamlike

Duration:

0:23:37

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2023-02-03

Language:

Italian


METAMORPHOSIS

A tyrant father holds his two sons hostage. Alice, the eldest daughter, will find the strength to free herself.

Directors:

Stefano Zait Oliva

Key Cast:

Sergio Danzi, Martina Costa, Simone Marchisio, Siria Colombo, Alexia D'Onofrio

Writers:

Stefano Zait Oliva

Producers:

Stefano Zait Oliva

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Grotesque, experimental

Duration:

0:29:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2021-02-01

Language:

Italian


MOANA - Immortal

A dark fantasy music video following a wild Heroine through a post-apocalyptic world. Pianos on fire, enchanted scenery, strange and surrealist creatures, hungry witch rituals... can the pure of heart survive, or will she too become a monster? 

Directors:

-

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

Director / Editor / Production Designer: Emile M Smith; Cinematographer: Oscar Pappilon; Assistant Director: Mason Duncan, Reece Sturgeon; Main Cast: Moana Mayatrix

Project Type:

Music Video

Genres:

Music Video, Fantasy, Post Apocalyptic, Art Rock, Ballad

Duration:

0:06:55

Country of Origin:

Australia

Completion Date:

2022-05-10

Language:

English


Mystic Maya, Journey of Initiation

"Mystic Maya: Journey of Initiation," is a cinematic masterwork that unveils the ancient wisdom of the Maya. Prepare to be captivated, challenged, and forever changed by this extraordinary exploration of esoteric knowledge.


Step into a hidden realm beyond the pyramids as this captivating documentary unravels the truth about these enigmatic structures, intertwining the sacred initiation rites of the Maya, Egypt, and modern Western Esoteric Mystery schools. Prepare for a mesmerizing journey that challenges your perception of history and illuminates profound connections between diverse esoteric traditions.


"Mystic Maya" unlocks the secrets of pyramids, revealing their purpose as catalysts for personal transformation and global change. Featuring intimate interviews with Mayan lineage holders, esteemed Western Esoteric authors, and renowned experts, "Mystic Maya" reveals the once-veiled knowledge and illuminates the hidden dimensions of world history. 


Experience a transcendent journey that awakens curiosity and invites you to embark on your own path of initiation.


Directors:

Douglas Kip Beechwood

Key Cast:

Hunbatz Men, John L McCollum, David Leonard, Aum Rak Sappar

Writers:

Douglas K Beechwood

Producers:

Douglas K Beechwood

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

History, Maya, esoteric, mystical history, spirituality, shamanism, religion

Duration:

1:15:00

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2023-06-30

Language:

English


No More

While shaving his head in a dark and shabby bathroom, Jesus, thin, filthy, and in torn clothes, nurtures doubts about everything. Until the owner of the crumbling hotel where he lives knocks on the door, shouting at him for months of unpaid rent. Jesus is at his limit and runs away without direction. From humanity and from the obligation to save it. He flees from an omnipresent and manipulative father, cowardly and adored by hypocrites and murderers. Jesus flees but he is not the only one. Magdalene and Lucifer are out there. Watched by God. Lambs refusing to be slaughtered in a world of wolves hungry for eternal life.

Directors:

Fabricio Estevam Mira

Key Cast:

Fabricio Estevam Mira, Luiza Leão, Alessandro Martins Neto, Lucas Machado

Writers:

Fabricio Estevam Mira

Producers:

Fabricio Estevam Mira

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Experimental

Duration:

0:31:47

Country of Origin:

Brazil

Completion Date:

2022-01-14

Language:

Portuguese


OR 119

A theoretical musical about the scientist and social thinker Wilhelm Reich, shot in his home and laboratory in Rangeley, Maine. In this playfully performative piece, the writing and work of Freud's favorite student are put to melody and into conversation with contemporary feminist writers.

Directors:

Peggy Ahwesh, Jacqueline Goss

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Music Video

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:59:00

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2023-01-01

Language:

-


Smokescreen

Macroscopic landscapes out of the microscopic world.

Note: Strobe effect throughout the video, 8 pulses per second, inspired by the "Dreamachine", emulating approx. the resonance of this planet and the brain's alpha waves.


Lyrics:


In tune with the cycle that's running deep

thriving our perceptions like a sleeping pill

invading our minds from morning till night

distracting from thoughts calling through from within


Enough times repeated, it does become real

Reaching out for air above the thick haze

I will not be a part in your wheel!


While blowing, the smokescreen, takes over the sight

thinking in numbers, in never's enough

taking only prey to wounded to fight back

but you will be surprised!


Enough times repeated, it does become real

Reaching out for air above the thick haze

I will not eat your fruits of deceit!


I peel off the layers of your poison in me

I seek luminescence and I soak it all in

I'm well aware of your means of deception

while I try to set my mind free...


Free

Free 

Free


Directors:

-

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

Director, Camera, Editor // Songwriter, Guitar and Vocals: Andrea Lara; Song Recording, Mix and Mastering: Victor Bullok

Project Type:

Music Video

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:04:46

Country of Origin:

Germany

Completion Date:

2022-01-13

Language:

English


Soul Searching

The following film, Soul Searching, is an abstract audio-visual representation of commonalities and echoes I have found across studied texts, interviews and research undertaken for this project on the subject of the soul. I chose to anchor my research predominantly in my own western tradition and religious/spiritual strands of thought that resonate most with my own experiences and unconscious cultural paradigm. Through regular visits to the Alex Johnston Reference library, I developed focused research around concepts of the soul according to the western traditions of:


- Hermeticism

- Neoplatonic Philosophy 

- Rosicrucian Philosophy

- Transpersonal Psychology

- Theosophy

- Gnostic Texts 

- Alchemical Texts

- Jewish/Christian Kabbalah and Mysticism

- Ancient Egyptian Texts


These traditions survived either through sectarian branches of monotheistic practice (as with gnosticism and mysticism) or through practices directly outside of (and sometimes in opposition to) the canon of mainstream denomination. The use of language of these texts veil the meaning through subtle and abstract language forms. Some of these source materials purposely obscures the essential message so as to protect their pupils and to escape heretical accusations for its deviation from the cultural monotheistic dogma - however, in most traditions, adepts of the teaching schools are deliberately presented with analogies and shrouded messages, presented as gateways of knowledge, through personal engagement with the totality of Self. The ineffable is respected for its inherent qualities, by allowing its meaning to fall outside of the domination and restriction of language. Rather, it is found in the space between fixed language.


As such, gentler, less directive language, that is subtle and allows the individual to arrive at their own implicit meaning making, is used in an attempt to describe the indescribable. Without earthly form and beyond the reaches of knowing through ordinary means, the soul is understood through our internal resonance, through subtle personal gnosis - that is, knowledge beyond intellectual knowledge, an inner knowing; through contemplation and experience. This film endeavours to propose an abstract representation of the ineffable in motion, inviting the viewer to contemplate and tune into their own inner knowing.



For the purpose of this piece, I have set out to demonstrate the fluidity and dynamism of the soul, as well as its splicing with the representational facets we experience in our waking life; corporeality, matter, mind, consciousness, emotions - all properties through which we encounter the soul. These synergistic attributes are in symbiosis with the soul, both enveloped by it, and expressed within the function of its parts. Through the development and growth of individual parts, we grow the whole of our individual soul. Within the work I hope to infer the possibility of our individual soul as an expression of an anima mundi , the all, a universal soul, enveloping and expressed through individual parts.


A special thank you to interview contributors:


Gary Kidgell - Professional Esoteric Astrologer and Author 

Mike hall - Qigong & Tai Chi Consultant, Theosophical Society Chair

Marcus LeBroque - Kabbalist, Teacher

Father James Cadman - Exorcist, Catholic Priest

Luca McQuillan, David McLoone, Jamie L McKenzie & Charlene Morgan - Catholics


List of Notable Books:


The Way of Divine Union - Arthur Edward Waite

Reincarnation; A study of Forgotten Truth - E.D.Walker

Everyone's Book of the Dead - Tim Wyatt

Cycles of Eternity - Tim Wyatt

From Soul to Soul - John M Watkins

Mansions of the Soul; The Cosmic Conception - H. Spencer Lewis

Esoteric Psychology; The Seven Rays - Dr Douglas Baker

The Soul’s Imperative - Harold Tarn

The Philosophy of Witchcraft - J. Mitchell & Jn. Dickie

Witchcraft, Magic and Alchemy - Grillot de Givry

Egyptian Magic - S.S.D.D edited by W.W.Westcott

TheWorld Soul - H. Fielding Hall

Transpersonal Development - Roberto Assagioli

The Inner Journey; Pathways to the Higher Self - Gary Kidgell

The Lamp Relit - Vestigo

The Book of the Dead; Papyrus of Ani - E. A. Wallis Budge

Cosmic Consciousness - Richard Maurice Bucke

The Sevenfold Planes of Nature - Susan Bayliss (article)

Who Do You Think You Were - Robert Woolley (article)

Directors:

Dawn Eva Berry

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Dawn Eva Berry

Producers:

Dawn Eva Berry

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:08:03

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Completion Date:

2022-10-26

Language:

-


Story of Godia

Hussein lives in his father's house, who used to put the house as a retirement home before he died in a poisoning accident with a number of elderly people with Hussein's daughter who was in the house by chance. Hussein lives in his father's house with his sick son who suffers from a disease that needs expensive treatment. The child watches things strange happening in the house

Directors:

Mouayed Zabtia

Key Cast:

Basma alatrach, Wasif alkowaldy, waheb kalahed

Writers:

Ibrahim Albishari

Producers:

Mouayed Zabtia

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Television, Web / New Media, Other

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:45:00

Country of Origin:

Libya

Completion Date:

2023-05-03

Language:

Arabic


Supper for the Dead Souls

“…The dead souls enter into homes at midnight, passing around the laden tables, departing afterwards satiated only by the aroma of the food. If, instead no dish has been prepared the dead leave accompanied by heavy sighing...” 

It is still alive in Sardinia the ancient habit of leaving served on the table, on the night between 1st and 2nd November, a supper for their own dead, consisting of a full meal characterized by sos macarrones de sos mortos (the macaroni of the dead).

Filmed in Orune, in central Sardinia, this documentary - with an observational approach - describes the preparation of the banquet and some connected rituals.

Directors:

Ignazio Figus

Key Cast:

Pasqua Goddi

Writers:

Ignazio Figus

Producers:

Istituto Superiore Regionale Etnografico

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:16:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2017-09-15

Language:

Italian, Other


The Beast of Loch Ness

Aleister Crowley (The Wickedest Man in the World) was an English occultist, philosopher, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the 20th century. Crowley has remained a highly influential figure over Western esotericism and the counterculture of the 1960’s and continues to be considered a prophet in Thelema.

In 1899 Crowley purchased Boleskine House on the south bank of Loch Ness near the village of Foyers. The house is also famous for being owned by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page who had “a great interest in the occult,” Page claimed “bad vibes” ran through the 18th Century property, where he maintained the head of an executed man - believed to be Lord Lovat who fought with the English during the 1745 uprising - could be heard rolling around the floor. In The Beast of Loch Ness, we tell the untold story that exists within the walls at Boleskine House. A story that is shadowed by the building’s pop-cultural modern-history. This film brings together a colourful group of well-known researchers from across the globe who together explore the history and mystery of Boleskine House, replacing timeworn narratives with new insights.

Directors:

Jim Brown

Key Cast:

Alec Westwood, April Watson

Writers:

Jim Brown, Ashley Cowie

Producers:

Jim Brown, Ashley Cowie, Chris Brown

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:23:47

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Completion Date:

2023-06-01

Language:

English


The Echo

By 'sewing' together shots from archived films found in the Montenegrin Cinematheque, a story about the archetypal human is told. 

In the beginning was the Sacred Mystery (God) which manifested itself into the material universe and living beings. Humans were created 'in the likeness of God', with a divine spark in them, so that they might know this Mystery through the knowledge of their own selves and awareness of their surroundings. The perfect state of consciousness is unity the divine, be that inward or outward. The trials and tribulations of the ordinary world cause this unity to break, and humans find themselves attached to psychological and material idols. 

The hero of the film, a representation of humankind, realizing that he is not fulfilled with his life, sets on a journey. This journey is a symbolical representation of the stages of psycho-spiritual growth. After passing all the necessary 'alchemical' processes, the hero manages to return to the state of unity.


The film is keen on defending the idea that throughout all the customs, rites, art, myths, legends and stories of any community on earth, the same underlying truths pervade. Inspired by the works of Joseph Campbell, Christopher Vogler and Carl Jung, the 12 chapter base/structure of "the hero's journey", once filled and nuanced by the diverse folkloric, religious and mythological imagery found in the original archived films, and the editing of various (originally unrelated) shots into dream-like scenes, it becomes an expression of the idea that true unity is found in the celebration of our diversity. 

Directors:

Dario Haruni

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Dario Haruni

Producers:

Albanian National Film Archive, Montenegrin Cinematheque, RECON Project

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other

Genres:

Docu-fiction, Repurposing of archival footage, Experimental, Spiritual, Mythological, Psychoanalytical

Duration:

0:40:32

Country of Origin:

Montenegro

Completion Date:

2022-09-17

Language:

Arabic, English, Montenegrin, Serbian


The Flight of the Siren

In 1375, the first woman accused of witchcraft in Italy was tried.

The fact happened in Reggio Emilia and her name was Gabrina degli Albeti.

Gabrina was a simple herb seller who cured the ailments of the body and soul with plants

but she was accused of being a witch.

She was found guilty, branded and had her tongue cut out to prevent her from

utter their curses.

Nowadays a researcher and anthropologist, Dr. Giorgio Greco, is commissioned by

a scholar of local history, Professor Francesco Bongiovanni, to find the Chalice which

it is said that the Chalice of the Albeti belonged to Gabrina.

The search will lead Giorgio Greco in contact with a disturbing mystery, an enigma must

be solved to find the Chalice and an ancient Pagan Goddess, Melusina watches over

affair.

Melusina is the Bicaudata Siren, which Christian syncretism replaced with the image of the

Madonna.

A secret sect, poisons, apparitions and murders to find the chalice with magical powers.

Clues and omens will lead Giorgio Greco to the Revelation and to the presence of the Great

Goddess in the mysterious Apennine Prehistoric Sanctuary of Ceriola.

Flight of the Siren

Directors:

Gian Luca Carretti

Key Cast:

Giuliano Brunazzi

Writers:

Gian Luca Carretti

Producers:

Gian Luca Carretti

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Feature

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:23:05

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2022-12-04

Language:

Italian


The Holy Archipelago

Solovetsky Monastery - from infinity to eternity.

The documentary searches for the true meanings of life, faith, hope and love. This is a large-scale narrative about the life of the Solovetsky monastery.


What is the spiritual life of a person? What is a religious tradition and what kind of role does it play in the modern world?

How does faith in God affect people's lives?

The Solovetsky Islands are a key point in the spiritual geography of Russia. These places are marked by spiritual, historical, cultural events that have left a deep mark in history and in people's memory. The Archipelago is located on the far outskirts of Russia. However, by the will of fate, it has become one of the most powerful symbols of the Russian spirit.


The documentary was filming on Solovki for 2 years. Step by step, the film crew went deep into the measured calm concentrated prayer life of the monastery. The audience will get the idea of the life and spiritual work of this place. The substantive part of the film are in-depth conversations with wise monks. Here we will find deep reflections and monologues on issues important in everyone's life. 

Understanding the importance of the topic, the monastery, represented by the abbot and the whole brotherhood, actively participated in the filming. The documentary included many unique shots, including the sacrament of tonsure. The content of the film is in harmony with the breathtaking cinematography. The way the camera captures the fantastic light and nature of Solovki islands is stunning. The film was shot in 6K format.

Directors:

Sergei Debizhev

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Sergei Debizhev

Producers:

Natalia Debizheva, Michael Skigin, Vitaly Baranov

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:38:00

Country of Origin:

Russian Federation

Completion Date:

2022-05-24

Language:

Russian


The UFO's of Soesterberg

In the early morning of February 3, 1979, a mysterious object flew over Soesterberg Air Base. At least twelve soldiers witnessed this. Despite being in the middle of the cold war

this event has still remained unexplained. And that is not the only anomalous sighting in that specific part of the Netherlands...

Directors:

Bram Roza

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

Bram Roza, Richard Raaphorst, Michiel ten Kleij, Maarten in ' t Hout

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:18:00

Country of Origin:

Netherlands

Completion Date:

2023-05-01

Language:

Dutch


Troubled Minds

Brothers Robert and Martin are a month away from their biggest yet contemporary art exhibition. To get creative juices flowing, Martin locks himself in a dark black 2 x 2-meter cube. Once out, his focus shifts and he decides to save the environment by finding Soviet Military chemical waste that was dropped in the Baltic Sea in the 90s.


But through a series of strange ideas and sleepless nights, both brothers lose control over their artwork and their brotherhood. 

Martins’ behavior at an alarming rate has become extravagant and tensions between the brothers escalate to a troubled state. 


To seek tranquility Martin escapes to the very edge of the world – Northern Saami Lapland. Robert is forced to take a trip to find his eldest but a bipolar and disordered brother.


On the return Martin is institutionalized and Robert takes over ‘Don Quixote's role to perform almost an art terror act at the Grand Opening.

Directors:

Raitis Abele, Lauris Abele

Key Cast:

Marcis Lacis, Toms Aunins, Daniela Vetra, Darta Danevica, Juris Zagars, Marija Skangale

Writers:

Raitis Abele, Lauris Abele, Zanda Zeidaka

Producers:

Roberts Vinovskis, Kristele Pudane, Raitis Abele

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Feature

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:46:00

Country of Origin:

Latvia

Completion Date:

2021-11-22

Language:

English, Latvian, Norwegian, Russian


Witch Hunt

Ignited by the appointment of a controversial political figure, witches across America cast spells to restore justice.

Directors:

Melissa James, Sarah Sharkey Pearce

Key Cast:

Pam Grossman, Beverly Smith, Amanda Yates-Garcia, Zhana Levitsky, Michael M. Hughes, Dakota Bracciale

Writers:

-

Producers:

Melissa James, Sarah Sharkey Pearce

Other Credits:

Cinematographer: Zebediah Smith; Editor: Sophy Romvari

Project Type:

Documentary, Short

Genres:

Pop Culture, Spirituality, Political, horror

Duration:

0:11:52

Country of Origin:

Canada

Completion Date:

2022-12-15

Language:

English


SPECIAL SCREENING

6th Anniversary Curators' Contribution


C. G. Jung on Alchemy - Documentary Series

Uncover the secrets of alchemy and psychology. Explore Carl Gustav Jung's private collection of rare books and his personal handwritten excerpts. Filmed in the home of C. G. Jung and Eranos, Switzerland. 

5 years of work and research: Fathom the knowledge of soul transmutation, the hidden story behind the Red Book, Gnostic wisdom, the individuation process, synchronicity, archetypes and much more.


Directors:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Key Cast:

Françoise Bonardel, Paul Bishop, Murray Stein, Aksel Haaning, Alfred Ribi, Thomas Fischer

Writers:

Sara Ferro

Producers:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Other Credits:

In association with The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung

Assistant:

Bettina Kaufmann

Project Type:

Documentary, Feature, Television

Genres:

Biopic, History, Special Interest

Duration:


Chapter 1: Earth (64 min)


Chapter 2: Air (57 min)


Chapter 3: Fire (55 min)


Chapter 4: Water (57 min)


Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2023-10-26

Language:

English, French, German

MicroGnosing

A psychedelic agent discovers her Third Eye: a rollicking romp of antics between two secret agents colleagues. Only seemingly a low profile appointment. Half backroom and hail-fellow-well-met, half acutely yet inconspicuously earnest, almost solemn. After all it is matter of nothing less than briefing latest instructions concerning an untrained new approach to the missions, where the agents have to quickly master esoteric techniques for improving their insight abilities. And just for boosting up the speed of assimilating them, why not commencing with a micro-dose of a synthesized psychedelic substance? Under the supervision of Agent A, Agent Wundersaar will undergo a wildcat training workout not only getting the knack of it but having a transcendental experience too, perhaps still a bit shallow one, nevertheless one capable of giving the taste and the grasp of something infinite and sacred behind reality. After all, it's just a little miracle per se when micro-dosing becomes microGnosing!


Directors:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Key Cast:

Wundersaar

Writers:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Producers:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

Esoteric, Psychedelic

Duration:

00:14:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2019-09-19

Language:

English

The Ritman Library - Amsterdam

Once a treasure only for initiates, now available for everyone - the European underground heritage.

More than 23.000 books in the fields of: Alchemy, Hermetica, Cabala, Magic, Rosicrucianism, Mystic, Theosophy, Freemasonry, Pansophy and much more.

Watch legendary first editions, rare books and manuscripts like the famous Fama Fraternitatis, Corpus Hermeticum, Tabula Smaragdina, Atalanta Fugiens, Spaccio della bestia trionfante, Plontin Polyglot Bible and discover incredible works of authors like Basilius Valentinus, Marsilio Ficino, Johannes Reuchlin, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, Paracelsus, Giordano Bruno, Heinrich Khunrath, Michael Maier, Jacob Böhme, Lambspring, Robert Fludd, Daniel Mögling, Baruch Spinoza, Matthäus Merian and Stephan Michelspacher.


Directors:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Key Cast:

Joost Ritman, Esther Ritman, Cis van Heertum, José Bouman, Marco Pasi

Writers:

-

Producers:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Feature

Genres:

History, Esotericism, Mystery, Science

Duration:

01:30:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2017-07-17

Language:

English, German, Italian

Timor Panicus

What if the gateway to Agartha would have been relocated to the very center of a billion busy alpha city metropole where fashion and financial districts meet? Horripilation? Not at all. Perhaps when the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro envisioned his Solar Disc, an extraterrestrial intelligence was capable to align diverse terrestrial forces in order to bring them locating the magnum opus there where it actually is, concealing the very toran to that secret ruling world, in disguise among passer-bys quintessentially too blind for even just inquiring about the identity of the ruler of the Earth. Until a day, a female street performer declaims in the premises of the Big Disc the prologue by the French inquisitive mind of René Guénon to the narration about the King of the World. And the mechanism starts moving opening up the underground secrecy for everyman.


Directors:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

René Guénon

Producers:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Animation, Experimental, Short

Genres:

Sci-Fi, Underground, Esoteric, Occult, Moving Image

Duration:

00:03:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2020-01-03

Language:

English


Ugo Dossi - Art and Space

The figurative artist Ugo Dossi presents his works in the field of metaphysics, astronomy and the cosmos, hypnosis, telepathy, tarot, alchemy, collective subconscious, Franz Anton Mesmer and Wilhelm Reich, that has been already shown two times at the Documenta in Kassel and twice at the Biennale in Venice as well as in many other international exhibitions and museums.

The documentary offers exclusive impressions and views into the atelier of the Bavarian artist and explains the deeper meaning of his artworks. Moreover, we are going to talk about the system and history of the tarot and the method of automatic drawing designed by the artist himself. Furthermore, we will have a look at the questions of relative liberty and the own me in correlation to the whole view of the universe.


Directors:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Key Cast:

Ugo Dossi

Writers:

-

Producers:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Feature

Genres:

Art, Science, Biography

Duration:

00:60:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2017-10-03

Language:

German, English, Italian


WhimSeaCall - Nocturnal Sea

WhimSeaCall or a whimsical call from the sea, a rinvigourating allegorical swim in the alchemical archetype of the Red Sea otherwise hinting at the blackest dead sea of the unconscious performed on a black sun shore of an Italian coastline with harbour landscape in the background reminding the relation of the psyche to its environment. On that liminality the mare magnum is the canopy of the secreto secretorum once revealed to the great Alexander Magnum and tonight to a woman.


Directors:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Key Cast:

Wundersaar

Writers:

-

Producers:

Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

Mystery, Supernatural, Alchemy, Esoteric, Occult, Ritual, Spiritual, Dance, Magic

Duration:

00:02:35

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2019-05-01

Language:

English


MULTIMEDIA

Virtual Reality

Zoroaster Superstar

Art installation in memory of Zoroaster: Friedrich Nietzsche, David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust), Freddie Mercury (Queen) and Il Casanova di Federico Fellini feat. Nino Rota.

From the epochal 'And Thus Spoke Zarathustra' onward, his descent from the mountain of the most inapt prophet has not been halted, actualizing at every turn, where pop icons like David Bowie aka Ziggy Stardust have projected the prophetic Nietzsche into the new millennium, unsuspected Zoroastrians like the missed but already more than real Sir, Queen of the Night and King of Queen, the rock star Freddie Mercury with his stage costumes and emblematic lyrics manifested arcane symbols of his faith unbeknownst to a worldwide audience, undisputed geniuses such as Federico Fellini and Nino Rota in their interpretation of Casanova, spasmodic master in all the most sublime arts and adept of the Magician of the Magi, created new worlds traversed by that magic that both each in his own exquisite way and at the same time bewitched and inspired. Worlds that the ARTOLDO art collective can now bring to life in a virtual reality, inviting you to travel through Bowie's universe, Mercury's spiritual stage and Casanova's fantastical and magical Venice to discover there not only holograms of these gigantic personalities, but also messages concealed in brands such as Tesla, Mazda, Zadig & Voltaire and other references to Zoroastrianism as the cultural matrix religion of so much of what exists.


Artists:

ARTOLDO – Sara Ferro & Chris Weil

Key Cast:

David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Casanova

Writers:

Sara Ferro

Developement:

RedMagicBlue

Other Credits:

Friedrich Nietzsche, Federico Fellini, Nino Rota

Project Type:

Virutal Reality, Installation, Web / New Media

Genres:

Music, Fanpic, Esoteric, Occult, Spiritual

Duration:

3 x 12 min

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2023-03-15

Language:

English

2022


After Meet Night

Story is about a man who is suddenly beset with horrendous disasters that take away all he holds dear.

Directors:

Eugene Feoktistov

Key Cast:

Dmitry Feodorov

Writers:

Eugene Feoktistov

Producers:

Anastacia Vlasova

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Animation, Short

Genres:

Dramma

Duration:

0:14:38

Country of Origin:

Russian Federation

Completion Date:

-

Language:

English


Alchemy

In this episode Batho reveals the secret of the third door.

Directors:

Giampaolo Paoli, Flavia Hettinga

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Giampaolo Paoli

Producers:

Giampaolo Paoli

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Animation, Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:10:33

Country of Origin:

Netherlands

Completion Date:

2017-06-01

Language:

English


Alla Bua (A different cure)

In this ethnographic documentary, Maria, Lele and Flavia share their personal stories of healing, all of them connected to a historical-religious phenomena: "Tarantism" in Southern Italy. Since the 14th century the "Pizzica" has been played and danced to cure people from the bite of a spider. Today, as Flavia, Maria and Lele tell us, it can be a cure for any physical or psychological pain, a cure even for the troubles of a fast-paced world. To them, the Pizzica is more than a music or dance form, and by listening, dancing or playing they experience "alla bua", a different cure, which is connected to trance states, visions, the invisible and holy.

Directors:

Zoë Beer

Key Cast:

Maria Fortunato, Emmanuele Ferrari, Flavia Sabato

Writers:

-

Producers:

Zoë Beer

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Student

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:32:34

Country of Origin:

Switzerland

Completion Date:

2021-04-21

Language:

Italian, Swiss German


ANIMA

ANIMA is a short documentary film created with the goal of decreasing violence against animals by raising awareness of what different faiths teach about compassion, animals, and the environment.  The film features leaders across religious and cultural backgrounds including: Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, the Baha'i, and members of First Nations/Native American communities. 

Directors:

Jennifer Jessum

Key Cast:

Saginaw Grant, Sam Bearpaw

Writers:

Jennifer Jessum

Producers:

Lo Sprague, Jennifer Jessum

Other Credits:

Cinematography: Joseph Tamas, Aaron Torres

Project Type:

Documentary, Short

Genres:

Animal Rights, Diversity, Religion, Faith, Interfaith, Environment, Nature, Peace, Peace-keeping, Multi-Cultural, Non-Violence

Duration:

0:12:35

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2020-08-22

Language:

English


Awakening the Soul

A psychedelic trip into the heart of Ayahuasca — a sacred visionary plant medicine. This documentary deep dives into how and why this medicine is so profoundly effective at unravelling and healing the root causes of trauma, addiction and mental health issues.

Directors:

Samuel Austin

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

Psychedelic

Duration:

1:08:00

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Completion Date:

-

Language:

English


Bardo (Di Maio)

Bardo in tibetan means intermediate state, and indicates the condition of transition between two states.

This film is a journey that reflects on the concepts of Life and Death, of Transition, of Life as a Dream, and of all the illusions that manifest in our lives.

It is an invitation to connect with a deeper sense of understanding, found within the space between each sound and image.

The audiovisual stream becomes a resonating bridge to the Unseen and Unheard, to a knowledge we know exists, but of which we are habitually unaware.

There is an alternative way of experiencing this film, which is to watch it twice, first blindfolded, and then with eyes open.

By removing the sense of sight the first time, much more attention is given to the sound stream.

Stripped of their ability to "see" outwardly, the audience gains space to picture moments and memories according to their own sensibility.

This internal manifestation, this dance of light and color that occurs in the "mind’s eye" in reaction to the soundscapes, becomes a shadow-play of subconscious imagery, replacing "the real" imposed by the eye, by "the possible one" suggested by the ear.

As such, the ear becomes the new "sensitive eye", one which is born out of the enhanced combination of external sounds and internally perceived light.

The sound will break this light into rarefied shadows, and will introduce the listener to one of the main topics of the film: reality, as we know it, could be nothing but a dream.

Directors:

Alessandro Di Maio

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Alessandro Di Maio

Producers:

Palzom Films, Alessandro Di Maio

Other Credits:

Sound Design: Alessandro Di Maio; Original Music Score: Alessandro Di Maio

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:10:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2021-01-20

Language:

English, Tibetan


Bardo (De Stefano)

SYNOPSIS

A man on his deathbed makes a visionary journey between the past, present and future of his land. In those moments it becomes clear and limpid what he has seen and known in life and that the magical rites that he has studied all his life still manifest themselves around the country in other much more modern forms.

STORY

A man on his deathbed clearly sees that the magical and religious rites he has studied all his life can be brought up to date even in the contemporary era. The omniscient eye of the deceased will wander all over the country and will meet different characters, each one struggling to practice magical rites.

The deceased will see a politician on duty seek the consensus of the streets by pointing to an external scapegoat (immigrants) as the evil that afflicts their fellow citizens, just as before the peasants removed the devil from their dry and run-down cultivated land. The deceased will meet a loving couple who argue in a bar and whose boyfriend shares a fake video on his smartphone that portrays blacks hatefully destroying a local police car, and understands the parallelism with the ancient cathartic practices of the sorcerer for atone for the devil from love affairs. The soul still wanders and sees the mother who tries to console the mourning of the loss of her child alone by taking psychiatric drugs and understands more clearly how in the past the mourning process was instead shared with the other members of the community. The gaze of the mother leads the deceased to meet the priest who shortly before celebrated his death and who has now abandoned himself to gambling raising his eyes to the sky just as the devotees of past years raised their gaze to the saints on the altar to seek prosperity and fortune. Finally, the essence of the deceased scholar will be embodied in the eyes of a boy who will become aware of community life and aggregation.

Directors:

G. Daniele De Stefano

Key Cast:

Graziano Bellezza, Maria Cisterna, Ciro D'Amico, Carmine Pisapia, Luigi Vitelli, Daniela Castronuovo, Mario Petracca, Enzo Montemurro, Claudia D'Anna, Carmine Calandriello, Rocco Calandriello, Antonietta D'Amico

Writers:

G. Daniele De Stefano

Producers:

Associazione Allelammie, Lucania Film Festival

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:09:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2020-08-01

Language:

English, Italian


Be ready - The keys of Pope Celestine V

"Be ready - The keys of Pope Celestine V" tells the life of the holy hermit Pietro del Morrone, who became pope in 1294 with the name of Celestine V. He was known for having renounced, by official act, to the papacy after only a few months. The film focuses on the short but intense papacy, on the famous renunciation and on the imprisonment imposed by his successor: Boniface VIII, in the prison of Fumone where a fight takes place, a fight between two different conceptions of the Church: the Spiritual one and the Material one.

Directors:

Luke Anthon, Giuseppe Tandoi

Key Cast:

Lino Capolicchio, Giovanni Visentin, Giulio Tropea, Claudia Lucia Lerro, Giovanni Marchione

Writers:

Eulalia Caterina Rosati, Giuseppe Tandoi

Producers:

Giuseppe Tandoi

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Feature

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:15:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2021-08-05

Language:

Italian


Cloud of lights

George is a young quaker, who moved to Brussels to work on sustainability. This new city becomes the place of his coming of age, and an internal journey in which his thoughts about faith, the divine and his place in the world confronts a new reality.

Directors:

Hugo Sénégas

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

Editer: David Lestienne; Sound editing and audio mixing: Enzo Tibi

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:18:51

Country of Origin:

Belgium

Completion Date:

2022-08-18

Language:

English


Corpus Piggy

A young doctor engages in a strange culinary ritual, invoking the magic of tarot and surgery. He invites a food photographer to document the process. Dozens of Polaroids later, she finds herself undergoing an unexpected transformation.

Directors:

Kimberly Lovie

Key Cast:

I.B. Kwok, Kimberly Lovie

Writers:

Kimberly Lovie

Producers:

Kimberly Lovie

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:07:16

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2022-02-10

Language:

English


Cosmic Engineers

The doc is about the formation of the Solar System according an ancient Babylonian myth. Syusy Blady tells some hypothesis about the origin of the cosmos, up to a surprising one found on a book by Marco Pesci: the origin of the Solar System is artificial! Made by the digital artist Lorenzo Mariani, with a field overlapping technique in homage to Georges Méliès. He made the very first sci-fi movie ever 120 years ago, "A trip to the moon"... We could define this work a Méliès 2.0!

Directors:

Maurizia Giusti, Lorenzo F.P. Mariani

Key Cast:

Syusy Blady, Marco Pesci, Alessandro Morbidelli, Martin G. Snidaro

Writers:

Maurizia Giusti, Marco Pesci

Producers:

Maurizia Giusti, Lomar Graphics

Other Credits:

Creazione e animazione 3D: Lorenzo F.P. Mariani

Project Type:

Animation, Documentary

Genres:

Sci-Fi, Spirituality, Archaeology, History, Mythology

Duration:

1:03:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

-

Language:

Italian


Dramayama

Follow Branly, timekeeper in Iximulew -Corn Land/Guatemala- a 21st century Mayan, on his vision quest for meaning and reaffirmation of his Mayan spirituality through the echoes of an ancient civilization in the Vedic South of India.

A journey Inside, an Astrological Cosmic Dance beyond the End of the Maya Calendar.

Experience a space time travel to the past, present and future through the eyes of Branly Gio López, timekeeper in Iximulew -Corn Land/Guatemala- along rituals for the Planets of our Solar System still alive in the Dravidian Temples in the Vedic South of India. Ever since the ‘End of the Mayan calendar’ Branly has researched techniques and the meaning of Mayan Cosmology, trying to recover ancient rituals and knowledge painfully devastated by 500 years of colonization. During his vision quest he slowly recognizes deep roots in the echoes of an old civilization. Meanwhile the volcano erupts, the temple elephant dies and the turtle breathes home.

Directors:

jeanette Groenendaal

Key Cast:

Branly Gio Lopez

Writers:

jeanette Groenendaal

Producers:

jeanette Groenendaal

Other Credits:

Editor: Zoot Derks, Jeanette Groenendaal; Framefucking: Jandries Groenendijk; Color Correction: Jeroen Weeda; Sound Post.: Warning studio's; Music: Stephanie Pan, Stelios Manousakis; Co-Production: Ted Baijings; Post Prod. assistent: Zilfer de Boer; Graphic Design: Zilfer de Boer; Languages: Spoken Languages, Subtitles

Project Type:

Documentary, Experimental, Feature

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:30:00

Country of Origin:

Netherlands

Completion Date:

2020-12-21

Language:

English, Hindi, Spanish, Tamil


Eclipsed

In Chilean Patagonia, this dark tale explores the videogame addiction of Nicolas, and his healing path when he meets a local shaman on the day of a Solar Eclipse.

Directors:

Vicente Manzano

Key Cast:

Diego Saavedra, Carolina Vargas, Luz Clara Camus

Writers:

Vicente Manzano

Producers:

Vicente Manzano

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:18:00

Country of Origin:

Chile

Completion Date:

2021-09-01

Language:

Spanish


Escape Velocity

To overcome writer’s block and finish her horror film, an aspiring occultist finds isolation deep in the rainforest to perform a life-changing ritual.

Directors:

Samuel Davenport

Key Cast:

Sophia Roud

Writers:

Samuel Davenport

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

Editor: Samuel Davenport; Animation: Marc Aquino Michaels; Music: Fitting Graves, Val Killer

Project Type:

Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:06:30

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2021-04-15

Language:

English


FILM

During the recent excavations at the former “Parenti” Sanatorium located in the north Garda Lake in Italy, was found the camera belonging to the two film directors who disappeared ten years before.

The “Film” case, called so by the authorities, will be reopened.

The investigation will reveal the insane project still in progress designed by the two directors.

Directors:

Niko de Pinto, Valentino Tonoli

Key Cast:

Niko de Pinto, Valentino Tonoli, Tiziano Tonoli, Matteo Aldeghieri, Giovanni de Pinto, Katia Bombardelli, Jeck Mai

Writers:

Niko de Pinto, Valentino Tonoli

Producers:

Niko de Pinto, Valentino Tonoli, Tiziano Tonoli

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Other

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:34:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2021-03-23

Language:

Italian


From Source

A skier wanders alone by a glacier on a bright full-moon night and steps into the abyss of a glacier cave. His longing for spiritual liberation guided him there, as far as possible from everything he knows. Diving in the depths of the unknown, he experiences a mystical connection with his higher self through his freeride skiing visions.

The next day feels like seeing the world with different eyes as he comes back to civilization with a fresh and rejuvenated spirit, dreaming about dancing freely on the spring mountain playground.

Directors:

Yann Rausis

Key Cast:

Yann Rausis

Writers:

Yann Rausis

Producers:

Yann Rausis

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:15:00

Country of Origin:

Switzerland

Completion Date:

2021-08-30

Language:

English, French


Good Morning R.I.P. (EP4)

Sky’s mind bending adventure through the dark recesses of his subconscious force him to confront his fears and insecurities. Entrenched in an endless nightmare, he struggles to cope and distinguish who can be trusted (including himself).

Is he a victim of circumstance or did he bring this on himself? Can he hold it together long enough to find help and escape back to reality or will he spiral into madness?

Directors:

Luke Jacunski

Key Cast:

Luke Jacunski, Alastair Morley Jaques, Nylah Brooks

Writers:

Luke Jacunski

Producers:

Luke Jacunski

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Short, Web / New Media

Genres:

Horror, Psychological, Thriller, Mystery

Duration:

0:09:08

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2022-02-17

Language:

English


Hallucinations

Aliens descend in crystal spaceships to make contact with people through guitar amp distortion and glowing animal skulls.

Directors:

M. Wild

Key Cast:

Ifeoma Kpaduwa, Sierra Erika Taylor, Lary Muller

Writers:

M. Wild

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Feature

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:34:00

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2020-09-03

Language:

English, Italian, Spanish


Imagemaker

A documentary short film, "Imagemaker" was shot during a 13-year art residency of preparing the image of Goddess Kali for Kali Puja, a traditional Hindu ritual. Complemented by image-making process, archival sources, expert interviews, "Imagemaker" delves into an 80 year-old mystical and artistic tradition in Los Angeles, occasionally turning the lens on the artist and her experience with motherhood.

Directors:

Uma Sanasaryan

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

Uma Sanasaryan

Other Credits:

Editor: Uma Sanasaryan

Project Type:

Documentary, Short

Genres:

Art, Religion

Duration:

0:28:40

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2021-04-07

Language:

English


Imbas Forosnai

Following the clairvoyant practices of poets of ancient Ireland, a young man in present day Limerick seeks answers from the Otherworld.

Directors:

Shane Serrano

Key Cast:

Shane Davis, Claire J. Loy, Billy Mag Fhloinn

Writers:

Shane Davis

Producers:

Pete Moles

Other Credits:

Editor: Philip Shanahan; Score & Sound Design: Ronan Mitchell; Director of Photography: Stephen Hall

Project Type:

Short

Genres:

Art House, Fictional

Duration:

0:15:00

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Completion Date:

2021-08-20

Language:

English


In the beginning

Buried in darkness, a woman witnesses centuries passing by as she cries out to the world in search of her identity and place in the world.

Directors:

Shaun Clark

Key Cast:

Carrie Thompson

Writers:

Chris Lince

Producers:

Carrie Washington

Other Credits:

Editor: Ariadna Fatjo-Vilas; Sound Design: David Pringle; Music Composer: Madison Willing; Director of photography consultant: Nick Cooke; Actress: Carrie Thompson

Project Type:

Animation, Short

Genres:

Drama, Fiction, Animation, Historical, family

Duration:

0:10:46

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Completion Date:

2022-01-16

Language:

English


INFERNAL NEBULA

INFERNAL NEBULA is an excursion in 8 chapters featuring an original score in 8 movements. Beauty, mysteries, dark dreams and dark histories unfold.

Directors:

Michael Sefton

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Animation, Experimental

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:40:00

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Completion Date:

2021-08-13

Language:

-


Kali Yuga Chants

Kali Yuga Chants follows “Uncle” and “Aunty”, a mixed-race couple living in India, and the 35 children they’re raising in a makeshift foster family. The film chronicles individual kids' transformations over ten years: from begging and picking through garbage, to learning meditation and math, gaining confidence and navigating teenage crushes and turbulent emotions.

Under the mentorship of an internationally-known teacher, the teenaged girls become expert chanters of Hinduism's ancient Vedic mantras, which helps them to break free from the caste and gender stigma of their births, but ironically also brings backlash from the established elite and male priests.

As the whole group struggles to build a permanent home in the jungle, external and internal "complications" threaten to tear apart the family, and raise questions that are central to the human condition.

Directors:

Nilima Abrams

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

Robert Pollin, Sigrid Miller Pollin, Ellyn Shander, Heidi Tappan, Doug Nedde

Other Credits:

Consulting Editor: Charlene Music; Advisor: Delaney Ruston; Sound Editor: Tim Joy

Project Type:

Documentary, Feature, Student

Genres:

International, cross cultural

Duration:

1:31:05

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2018-06-12

Language:

English


LARVAE

Turin, 1909. Cesare Lombroso, the world-famous founder of the School of Criminal Anthropology, arrives at the isolated mansion of Lazar, an elderly illusionist. Lombroso, attracted to Spiritualism, challenges Lazar: to prove that the supernatural exists and that it may be the cause of a heinous crime.

What could have unleashed the murderous fury in the young seminarian Tommaso and what binds him to the paranormal faculties of Lazar and his son Lorenzo? Is it illusionism or is there something real?

The ancient and decadent house of Lazar hides many truths and Lombroso's scientific vision will have to open up to new perspectives.

Directors:

Alessandro Rota

Key Cast:

Stewart Arnold, Roberto Accornero, Niccolò Fontana, Fabio Renis

Writers:

Alessandro Rota

Producers:

Alessandro Rota, Francesco Cerrato, Fabrizio Nastasi

Other Credits:

Music: Francesco Cerrato; Production manager: Federico Dedo Gorgoglione; Cinematography: Gerardo Fornari; Set design: Maurizio Corigliano, Sergio Luca Loreni

Project Type:

Short

Genres:

Horror, Historical

Duration:

0:30:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2021-12-31

Language:

English


LES-1

HAH's Music vid : a witch discovers a path to the other world - using neural style transfert, optical flow, and Deep dream

Directors:

Micha Vanony

Key Cast:

Charlène Dray

Writers:

Micha Vanony

Producers:

Micha Vanony

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Music Video

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:04:30

Country of Origin:

Monaco

Completion Date:

2021-07-01

Language:

-


MAGICK

A portrait of a young woman in Encinitas, California, and how she uses spirituality and faith to overcome her personal demons around mental health and suicide.

Directors:

Hannah Leis, Juliette Benedetto

Key Cast:

Melia Ennis

Writers:

-

Producers:

Juliette Benedetto

Other Credits:

Cinematography : Kento Komatsu; Editor : Maxwell Sauerbrey; Color Correction: Kento Komatsu; Drone Cinematography: Maxwell Sauerbrey

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:12:11

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2022-05-11

Language:

English


Magnum Opus

ENG

An alchemist begins a spiritual journey that will test him several times. Among obscure caves and surreal places, the man faces a path full of strangeness and occult symbols that force him to face his fears, and then find himself. The goal is the legendary Philosopher's Stone that gives immortality. But it represents much more: a new life and a renewed awareness of himself and the world.

ITA

Un alchimista intraprende un viaggio spirituale, che lo metterà alla prova più volte. Tra oscure caverne e luoghi surreali, l’uomo affronta un percorso pieno di stranezze e simbologie occulte che lo costringono ad affrontare le proprie paure per poi ritrovare se stesso. L’obiettivo è la leggendaria Pietra Filosofale che dona l’immortalità. Ma essa rappresenta molto di più: una nuova vita e una rinnovata consapevolezza di sé e del mondo.

Directors:

Carlo Frigenti

Key Cast:

Ettore Nigro, Rebecca Furfaro

Writers:

Carlo Frigenti

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

Cinematographer: Gaia La Rocca; Editing: Ivan Mazzone

Project Type:

Short

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:14:47

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2022-02-28

Language:

Italian


NAMARALI

NAMARALI is a 50min documentary charting artist Donny (Yorna) Woolagoodja's quest to rekindle deep connections with his traditional ancestral culture. Yorna's spiritual beliefs revolve around the wandjina - creator beings whose images adorn the caves and rock ledges throughout the Kimberley in Western Australia. Refreshed with new ochre each year by his ancestors the wandjinas are now fading away with the absence of Yorna's people.

But the community's decision to allow one of Yorna's designs to appear at the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony empowers a progressive new perspective. Yorna is compelled to visit the big-boss wandjina NAMARALI in his cave. His mission; to repaint the imposing 4m wandjina image with fresh ochre and restore NAMARALI back to his full glory.

On a distant, inaccessible section of the West Kimberley coast, the film is witness to the radical action of a man and his community determined to bring their deity 'back to life'.

NAMARALI was created over 20 years by Tim Mummery and senior knowledge keeper Yorna Woolagoodja (2021 Red Ochre lifetime achievement award).

Directors:

Tim Mummery

Key Cast:

Yorna (Donny) Woolagoodja, Alison Burgu

Writers:

Tim Mummery

Producers:

Tim Mummery, Yorna (Donny) Woolagoodja

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:52:11

Country of Origin:

Australia

Completion Date:

2021-04-30

Language:

English


Nameless Natives

Ethnographic populations and tribes have seen gradual fading out to complete disappearance from the face of earth over the centuries. Who knows which were the inhabiting populations that we never got a chance to know about? The Santhali community is one of the oldest existing tribes which have continued to exist through the test of times and changes both environmentally as well as socially. So, what intrigued us was to tap into their life more closely and try to investigate their components of strengths, belief & practices which makes the core of their uniqueness and timelessness. Their changes and developments as a tribe matching step with this overhauled globalization and digitization of the outside world and still holding onto their age-old practices haven’t been much spoken about and we at UinDhi strongly believe that such communities like the Santhalis make the real heroes today who are still holding onto their core elements in the face of modernization. Their lives, their stories of pain, pleasure etc deserves to be told and we have made our first step towards it through this documentary of ours- the “Nameless Natives”.

Directors:

Utsav Mukherhee

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

Taposhri Ganguly, Priya K Gopal

Other Credits:

Cinematography: Somak Bhattacharya; Sound Design: Probar Mukherjee; Editing: Dibyendu Roy, Utsav Mukherjee

Project Type:

Documentary, Short

Genres:

Indigenous, Natives, Tribes, Humanity, Philosophy, Spirituality

Duration:

0:14:57

Country of Origin:

India

Completion Date:

2021-08-31

Language:

Bengali, English


Opus

Inspired by the hermetic language of alchemists and the psychic symbolism of Greek myths, Opus is a series consisting of 5 episodes, which tackles the turbulent path of self-discovery, in a hallucinated and timeless key, where the boundary between human and divine, real and mythological it dissolves and solidifies.

Directors:

Alessio Del Donno

Key Cast:

Enzo Mirone, Claudio D´agostino, Valeria Masiello, Marco Iannuzzi, Consuelo Giangregorio, Maurizio Tomaciello, Ilaria Masiello, Diana Cusani, Maria Pia Rubino, Alda Parrella, Gianpaolo Iannace, Flavia Iori

Writers:

Francesca Mazzoni, Alessio Del Donno

Producers:

Carlo Corso

Other Credits:

Soundtrack: Carlo Corso, Andrea Vernillo, Alessio Del Donno, E.A. Ghost Collective; Editing: Alessio Del Donno

Project Type:

Experimental, Other

Genres:

Hermetic, esoteric

Duration:

0:39:03

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

2022-06-30

Language:

Italian


Past Future Journey Nile

Behold the Ancient Egyptian temples along the Nile in their ascending order of awareness and enlightenment; revealing their holistic wisdom and spiritual destiny. "Past Future Journey Nile" is composed from a vintage photo collection, a slideshow travelogue that has been transformed through specials effects into an audiovisual meditation on Ancient Egypt’s sacred vision of our world. Their gods are symbolically portrayed as aspects of the Spirit in Nature and along with their distinctive temples speak to both our rational and intuitive faculties. Traveling through their land as well as their history, philosophy and metaphysics, "Past Future Journey Nile" explores the deep influence of Ancient Egypt on Western civilization and its special meaning for us today and for tomorrow.

Directors:

Mike Mannetta

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Ra Sa

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary, Experimental, Feature

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:00:00

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2022-03-18

Language:

English


Percy Grows Up - A Mythic Comedy

While an intern at Grail Industries, Percy encounters mysteries that soon vanish. As he begins hunting for the Grail and an ailing CEO, Percy also searches for what it means to be a man. A comedy inspired by the legends of Percival and King Arthur.

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Directors:

Laura Lewis-Barr

Key Cast:

Nick Sleeper, Stephen Gagin

Writers:

Laura Lewis-Barr

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Animation, Short

Genres:

Comedy, fantasy, Mythical, Legends, Fairytale, Stopmotion

Duration:

0:13:33

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2022-06-27

Language:

-


Quintessence

A distraught young woman returns to her childhood home, but becomes fixated on finding the source of a strange melody.

Directors:

Marah M Herreid

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

Marah M Herreid

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short, Student

Genres:

Drama, Experimental, Narrative, Hybrid

Duration:

0:09:53

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2022-04-28

Language:

English


Quite another story

This documentary aims to investigates what I like to call "Another story"! I started from the studies of Zecharia Sitchin, above all his idea about our planet being visited far away by some ancient astronauts who gave man civilization and created him as a ‘primitive worker’ at their service. A story between science fiction and mythology, offering a valuable explanation to a lot of historical and archaeological facts that we cannot explain otherwise. The very first – and most important – revelation that I’d verify with this documentary is about our origin: Genesis, or the other Genesis actually.

We know that homo sapiens appeared in Africa, more precisely in South Africa. The homo sapiens first appeared in Africa, more precisely in South Africa. But the fact that right there are also the oldest gold mines in the world, matched with this ancestral presence of human activity, is a real mistery.

A thick mistery if you consider that a lot of stone circle constructions have been spotted in this area with Google Earth: they suggest some kind of considerably intelligent presence, or technological either. I traveled to South Africa to meet mr Michael Tellinger, who studied these structures widely. Structures suggesting the Sumerian myth called Absu, seen from above, i.e. the place of the gold search and the creation of man. A place almost uncharted yet, where Michael Tellinger sought the traces of a very remote past instead. Myth, archeology and human history cross here, revealing something that can change history as we know it into... "quite another story"!

The travel continues in Baalbek, the place where Gilgameš wandered looking for immorality according to his epic. Then in Ecuador, where I found the Agua de Oro, long life elixir. In addition to Michael Tellinger and Zecharia Sitichin's contributions (with some rare excerpts taken from my very first interview with mr Sitchin, made twenty years ago in New York), the documentary collects some unpublished interviews with Mauro Biglino, who reinterprets the Genesis Biblical; Alessandro Demontis, who interprets the Sumerian and Babylonian myths of creation; Pietro Buffa, who analyzes the different phases of human evolution from the genetic point of view, and to some friends of the Tesla group.

Directors:

Maurizia Giusti

Key Cast:

-

Writers:

-

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

Sci-Fi, History, Travel

Duration:

0:58:00

Country of Origin:

Italy

Completion Date:

-

Language:

Italian


Rinaldi - Instrumental Transcommunication To The Other Side

For almost three and a half decades, a slight and unassuming Brazilian researcher has been bringing forth evidence of an Afterlife via various processes of Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC). Using technological devices such as telephones, televisions, recorders, computers and cameras, Sonia Rinaldi has been able to record both voice messages and visual images of those who have passed on from this life providing comfort to those who have lost a loved one and helping to prove, definitively, that life continues after bodily death.

Over time, the quality and quantity of these voice messages and visual images have become increasingly clearer, and her work has caught the attention of many well-respected researchers. Hear from some of them, as well as from a small sampling of parents who have lost a child, who attest to the amazing influence Sonia Rinaldi's work has on current understandings of concepts such as life and death.

Directors:

Robert Lyon

Key Cast:

Alan Ross Hugenot, Rosanne Grover Norris, Robert Craig Hogan, Caroline Chang, Brandon J Kim, Patricia McHenry, Jennifer Brazier, Lisa Laniewski, Jann Rudd, Diane Hayek, Christa Collins, Sonia Rinaldi

Writers:

Lisa Laniewski, Robert William Lyon

Producers:

Sandra Champlain

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Documentary

Genres:

-

Duration:

1:21:30

Country of Origin:

United States

Completion Date:

2022-02-22

Language:

English


Ripple in the Mirror

A wild journey through the whimsical struggle of dancing with your inner demon.

Directors:

Oren Kaya Dayan

Key Cast:

Oren Kaya Dayan, Craig Charter

Writers:

Oren Kaya Dayan, Craig Charter

Producers:

Oren Charter

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Experimental, Short, Other

Genres:

Abstract, spiritual, comedy, Psychological, drama, experimental, arthouse

Duration:

0:20:00

Country of Origin:

Not Specified

Completion Date:

2022-06-08

Language:

English


S☉N OF THE SUN

S☉N OF THE SUN is a Hermetic fable illustrating inner alchemy or in particular the Mysterium Coniunctionis --or reconciliation of opposites: Light / Dark, Female / Male, Active / Passive etc..... With an original choreography based on the the ancient Mystical dance of the whirling dervish, the video depicts the symbolic dance of polarities that is found everywhere from the macro to the microscopic scales.

Directors:

Brian Whar

Key Cast:

Mark Wagner, Kat Hanula

Writers:

Mark O Wagner

Producers:

-

Other Credits:

-

Project Type:

Music Video

Genres:

-

Duration:

0:03:41

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Completion Date:

2021-12-01

Language:

Latin


S☉N RISE

The Hermetic Philosopher or Alchemist is depicted in his laboratory, he contemplates and recounts the creation of the world and in doing so, he separates and recombines himself, appearing and dissolving in the creative act.


S☉N RISE


AND THE S☉N RISES FROM HIS ASHES

AND EVERY DUSK MUST BRING ITS DAWN

AND EVERY DAWN WILL BRING ITS MORNING, AND SO WE MOURN THE DAY BEFORE

AND IF I SEE YOU AT MY WAKE IT'S BECAUSE I MIGHT HAVE DIED

BUT IF EVER I MIGHT DIE WELL THEN AGAIN I WILL AWAKE

COS' MY MOTHER IS THE SEA

AND MY FATHER IS THE WAVE

AND I FOLLOW IN THEIR WAKE

AND SO I ALSO MUST CREATE


I'M THE S☉N OF THE SUN

AND MY MOTHER SHE IS NONE


AND HER OTHER HALF IS ONE

THEY MAKE ALL THINGS UNDER THE SUN


AND SO THE TWO GIVE RISE TO THREE

AND THUS CREATING YOU AND ME


AND YOU AND I SEE EYE TO EYE

BECAUSE WE COME FROM THE SAME SEA


IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WAVE

AND SO THE WAVE IT PENETRATED


AND SO THE WATERS SEPERATED

AND THE WHOLE IT BECAME OPEN


AND IN AND OUT THE WAVES GIRATE

SO THAT THE OCEAN IMPREGNATES


AND SO LIKE RIPPLES ON THE WATER

SEPARATE AND REPLICATE


AND SO THE WATER LOST HER WATERS

AND DOWN THE HOLE THE OCEAN WENT


A VORTEX FLOW OF FRACTAL FORM

CRYSTALLISING IN ITS DESCENT


AND SO YOU SEE, THE SEA GAVE BIRTH

TO THE WORLD, TO THE EARTH


TO CURVES AND CIRCLES, SNAKES AND SERPENTS

SOUND & FORM, GEOMETRY


INTO THE HOLE THEN LOOPS THE WHOLE

IN A GREAT FEEDBACK SYMPHONY


ONE FAMILY, A SINGLE TREE

OF WHICH THE FRUIT CONTAINS THE SEEDS


AMD WE ARE NOT AN ENTITY

THERE IS NO YOU, THERE IS NO ME


ETERNALLY IN UNITY AND SO WE ARE INFINITY


AND THE S☉N RISES FROM HIS ASHES

AND EVERY DUSK THUS BRINGS ITS DAWN

AND EVERY DAWN THEN BRINGS ITS MORNING

AND SO WE MOURN THE DAY BEFORE

AND IF YOU SEE ME AT THE WAKE IT'S BECAUSE I MUST HAVE DIED

BUT WHENEVER I WILL DIE WELL THEN AGAIN I WILL REBIRTH