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Awareness Festival Going Strong In Its Second Week


The Awareness Film Festival just completed its opening weekend to enthusiastic audiences.


The distinctive annual event brings together a worldwide collaboration of filmmakers, artists, environmental activists, and health practitioners — all who unite to both entertain and inform the public about diverse issues.

With programming offered each night from 9/11 through 9/21, the full second week schedule is printed below, as well as attached as a pdf.

Now in its fifth year, the Awareness Film Festival continues to make a larger impact, with many success stories of bringing to light urgent issues in today’s society. The festival takes place over 10 days in and around Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Themes outlined this year include: green and eco-friendly living, homelessness, mental illness, marijuana policy, health stories, sustainability of the worlds resources, and world hunger.  The film presentations will be accompanied by filmmaker Q&A’s, with talent in attendance.

This year includes panels on crowd-funding and roundtable discussion, live music performances, art galleries, wellness treatments, and a Gala Dinner. The festival is hosted at a variety of established venues, including the James Bridges Theater, Aero Theatre, Santa Monica Historic Bay Club, Promenade Playhouse and the Eco-logical Art Gallery. Festival prices range from free panels and select free screenings, $12 for individual presale tickets, $15 at the door, an all-access pass of $89, to $195 for VIP festival passes.

Awareness Film Festival
Second Weekend Schedule 9/18-9/21/14


Thursday, September 18

Historic Bay Club, 1210 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
7:00pm • Impulse
7:00pm • Heal! Veterans Speak About PTSD
7:00pm • Lizzy
7:30pm • Furthest From the Wild
7:30pm • Voices
9:00pm • Filmmaker Party featuring music with Nicc Angeles
9:00pm • Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview
10:00pm • The Amazing You

Friday, September 19

Historic Bay Club, 1210 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
7:30pm • The Kingdom Within
7:00pm • A Place Called Hope
7:00pm • Walk, Talk, Dance, Sing
9:00pm • No Trace – Promise Tomorrow
9:00pm • Find Your Way
9:00pm • Different, Not Less
9:30pm • Part & Parcel a Yoga documentary Satsang
9:00pm • Impermanence
10:30pm • Live Music with Pablo Dylan

Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
7:00pm • E-Motion
7:00pm • Tricky Bidness
8:30pm • Healing My Sister: Detox
8:30pm • The Ripple Effect
9:30pm • Hooked
10:30pm • No Daylight

Saturday, September 20

Historic Bay Club, 1210 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
10:00am • Yoga Class with Felicia Tomasko
11:30am • Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives—The Environmental Footprint of War
11:30am • The Collective Evolution III: The Shift
1:00pm • AMCHI
1:00pm • Healing the Human Being Using the Universal Diagnostic Maps
1:00pm • The Beginning There Was Light
3:00pm • Room 19
3:00pm • Art As A Weapon
3:00pm • Preparing for Life
3:00pm • Saint Dee Dee
3:00pm • The Invisible Peak
3:00pm • Hard Way Home
5:00pm • Savage Hero
5:00pm • One: A Story of Love and Equality
5:00pm • Dandelion Dreams
5:00pm • First Do No Harm
5:00pm • What Ate My Mum And Will It Eat Me?
7:00pm • Water Blues Green Solution
7:00pm • Tapped Out: Unearthing the Global Water Crisis
7:00pm • Like a Circle in Water
7:00pm   When My Sorrow Died w/ Performance of ARMEN RA
9:00pm • In Everyone’s Eyes
9:00pm • Lone Prophet
9:00pm • Bogotá, Bacatá, Who Knows…
9:00pm • Diego
9:00pm • Nearly Really Me

Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
11:00am • Connected by Coffee
11:00am • Bordering On Treason
1:00pm • The Doorway
1:00pm • Freedom From Choice
3:00pm • The Hill
3:00pm • Expect Resistance
5:00pm • Finding Happiness
6:00pm • The Conscious Movement – Wellness in the Media Panel
7:00pm • Mobile in Black and White 7:00pm • Scapegoat 7:00pm • Cowtown Keylocko
7:00pm • No Evidence Of Disease
7:00pm • My Aunt Kim
7:00pm • Tamale Lesson
9:00pm • Dancing With Thoreau
9:00pm • Risky Business: A Look Inside America’s Adult Film Industry
9:00pm • The Conversation

Sunday, September 21

Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403
6:00pm • Judgment Call
6:00pm • The Starfish Throwers

Historic Bay Club, 1210 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
10:00am • Filmmakers Brunch
11:00am  Performance by Cameron Nino
12:00pm • Baila!
12:00pm • Pending
12:00pm • Tears and Blood Behind Made in China
12:00pm • Algeria- A Humanitarian Expedition
12:00pm • Farm City
12:00pm • The Salima Project
2:00pm • Love Bomb
2:00pm • Silver Tsunami
2:00pm • Youth Film Showcase
4:00pm • Change: the Life Particle Effect
4:00pm • One Light
4:00pm • Grace of a Stranger
4:00pm • Operation Poppyseed
4:00pm • Revival of Jewish Poland
4:00pm • High Hopes
4:00pm • From The Sky
6:00pm • Gala honoring David Lynch Foundation and Better U Foundation
8:00pm • Closing Night Party

Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
12:00pm • Immigration Paradox
12:00pm • Incognito Witch
2:00pm • Mastering The Indie Way – Crowdfunding and Self-Promotion Panel
2:00pm • As It Used To Be
4:00pm • Healing Of Heather Garden
4:00pm • Hope On The Horizon
4:00pm • ML4: A Rare and Devastating Disease
4:00pm • But It Doesn’t Have Me

All proceeds from the Awareness Film Festival benefit the non-profit organization 501(c) 3 Heal One World This is a Los Angeles-based charity that offers yoga, tai chi and alternative treatments to members of low-income and underserved demographic groups. Heal One World seeks to educate people and provide them access to preventative health care, integrative health modalities, natural non-invasive treatments, and self-help techniques for the body, mind and soul. In 2012 & 2013 Great Nonprofits rated it as a top nonprofit organization.

Heal One World organized the highly successful Zen Den at Sundance Film Festival 2013, where celebrities and filmmakers were treated to holistic treatments and yoga/tai chi classes offered amidst the chaos on Main Street in Park City. Zen Den will be represented again during the Awareness Film Festival in Santa Monica.


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