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First Awakened World Film Festival October 27-30


By Barbara Fields



The first ever “Awakened World Film Festival Retreat” will be held in Santa Barbara. The unique feature of this film festival is that it presents an exciting line-up of cutting-edge films as well as interactive workshops that will guide participants from inspiration to transformative action in three streams: SPIRIT * SOCIETY * SELF.

“Film, at its best, touches, moves and inspires us to be our best selves. This festival expresses the voice of a spiritually-mature and socially-responsible movement that is committed to changing the world for the better,” said Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, founder of Agape International and president of AGNT. “We intend to dazzle and entertain, but also to evoke an inner response that not only transforms the consciousness of attendees, but also inspires action.”

Headlining are films produced by several Hollywood notables, including A Place at the Table by Oscar-winning Jeff Bridges, and The Hungry Ghosts, produced by Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos fame. The new-culture film, What the Bleep Do We Know” premiered in the Fall of 2004, a dynamic new catalyst for consciousness in media. Creator Wiliam Arntz will celebrate its worldwide anniversary with members of cast and crew at the Festival.

Attendees will enjoy gala evening presentations and select from a daily menu of films and workshops taking place at three downtown venues. After each film, a Q&A panel with filmmakers, actors, renowned teachers, directors or producers will take place followed by a workshop.

Reservations are available for retreat-style economy lodging and discounts at Santa Barbara hotels. For more information, visit: