Conscious Good’s Spirit Film Festival is a celebration of spirit, spirituality, inspiration, relationships, and consciousness.

Spirit is the activating principle of conscious life, the vital essence animating the body and mediating between body and soul. Spirit completes us, gives us purpose and presence. Spirit is what connects us to other human beings, to other sentient beings, to nature, and to other realms.

We also know spirit as a presence or attitude that pervades a thought, a feeling, or an experience. That’s the Spirit!

Thank you to all filmmakers, viewers and voters for making the Spirit Film Festival such a great success!

Please join us in congratulating the Festival’s Award Winning Filmmakers:

1st Place — Shaquille Pariag for “Leave of Presence”

2nd Place — Satjot Kaur Khalsa for “Nectar of Devotion”

Special Jury Mention — Brett Marty for “The Fiddler”

Audience Award Winner — Alia Adel Hussein for “Bekia”

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A big thanks to our esteemed jury

Akira Chan is a mixed-race filmmaker and owner of Rare Media, a video company servicing causes, entrepreneurs, and creatives. Past projects include “The Bloom,” a docuseries on transformational culture, and “Black Star,” a film on art and addiction awarded Audience Best Short at the Illuminate Film Festival in 2018.

Rachel Hunter is an internationally-recognized supermodel who has graced the covers of prestigious fashion magazines and has appeared in global advertising campaigns for Covergirl and Revlon. After successfully transitioning from modeling to television, Rachel created and hosts her own show, “Rachel Hunters Tour of Beauty,” now in its second successful season on Ovation. The show is a personal extension of Rachel, as a yogi, meditator and spiritual seeker.

Sister Dr. Jenna is a spiritual leader, author, radio/TV personality, renowned speaker and founder of the Meditation Museum. Her mission is to decode critical current issues and offer a perspective of clarity, power, and insight. Her wisdom, peace, and compassion are expressed through the initiatives she spearheads for youth, women, governments, and communities.

Lisa Leeman believes that strong narrative and character-driven films can change the world, one story at a time. She has produced, directed, written & edited award-winning feature & short documentaries including Awake: The Life of Yogananda, One Lucky Elephant and Crazy Wisdom. She is a Professor of Cinematic Arts, at University of Southern California.

Pan Nalin is an international filmmaker of Indian orgin. Nalin is best known for directing award-winning films like Samsara, Valley of Flowers and Ayurveda: Art of Being. His debut film, Samsara went on to win awards like “Grand Jury Prize – Special Mention” at AFI fest and “Most Popular Feature Film” at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2002. His next film will be Buddha: The Inner Warrior, a biographical film of Siddhartha Gautama.

A devoted yoga, meditation and pranayama practitioner since childhood, Rachelle Rose is a former international model and TV presenter who has lived her life through the path of yoga and spiritual seeking. Raised by film director, writer and producer parents who created documentaries. Rachelle spent many years traveling and living amongst remote cultures before returning to Australia to run a successful multi-media business, Media Machine, with an emphasis on community building and providing work opportunities for young people.

Justin Michael Williams is the perfect mélange of music and
motivation, celebrity with rooted wisdom, and a multiplatform marketing expert who is as inspiring as he is entertaining. Williams was thrust into the spotlight when his debut album, METAMORPHOSIS premiered at #18 on the iTunes Pop Charts. He has been featured by Huffington Post, Billboard Magazine, and been on stages alongside Deepak Chopra, Chaka Khan, Don Miguel Ruiz, and more.

“Spiritual formation is for everyone. Just as there is an ‘outer you’ that is being formed and shaped all the time, like it or not, by accident or on purpose, so there is an ‘inner you.’ You have a spirit. And it’s constantly being shaped and tugged at: by what you hear and watch and say and read and think and experience.”

— John Ortberg