First Hermetic International Film Festival

First Hermetic International Film Festival
La Casa del Cinema
Salizada San Stae, 1990
30135
Venice, Italy

Tel: +393286924090

2018,
Fri 2nd Mar to Fri 2nd Mar
Submission deadline: Sun 15th Jan 17

Genres

Action Adventure Animation Art-house Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Experimental Fantasy Ghost Historical Horror Independent Jewish Martial Arts Medical Murder Mystery Music Video Mystery National Natural History Noir Period Reality Religious Science Fiction Short Student Supernatural Thriller Travel TV

Festival Overview

The First Hermetic International Film Festival wants to serve the interests of all those independent productions, both fiction films and documentaries, feature and short lengths, that have somehow, in the form or in the content, to do with esotericism and the hermetic „sciences“: from the believer standpoint or rather a critique viewpoint towards the hermetic, occult, esoteric stances, surmises and convictions.
We look forward to screening works dealing with, discussing, interpreting:

- esoteric ideas (for example Gaia hypothesis, subtle bodies, guardian angels, devas), schools of though (among others Spiritualism) and currents (e.g. Hermeticism, Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Gnosticism, New Age), spiritual movements (for instance the Human Potential Movement), organisations, initiatory societies and cultic milieux (e.g. Celtic revivalism, Gnostic Church, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Grand lodges, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Thelema), figures, masters, initiates and counter-cultures (occultures);

- esoteric related practices (the premodern ones as alchemy, Kabbalah and ancestral astrology or more modern ones, like meditation, mediumship, trance-channelling, clairaudient, I Ching, Tarot), unorthodox belief systems (for example, reincarnation, alternative medicine), indigenous devotions, rituals, archetypal, ancient and „Mind Body Spirit“ symbolisms, other religious discourses;

- „enchanted“ worldviews, traditions, contemporary phenomena (occultism, modern Paganism, neo-Druidry, techno-Shamanism, Wicca, traditional witchcraft revival, chaos magick, alternative metaphysics);

- esoteric theories (astrology, Cabala (Jewish, Christian), alchemy, holistic healing methods), occult philosophies

We want to celebrate the Visions: cinematography and Hermetica are both terrific imaginatively visionary cultures!
Furthermore, contemporary esotericism is intimately, and increasingly, connected with popular culture and new media: for this reason, we want to support such a visual fascination, the storylines revolving around neglected knowledge and the frantic search for the divine upon hidden paths of spirituality.
Accepted are productions diffusely or pervasively inspired and influenced by occult themes and aesthetics as well as the „proper esoteric“ works, that directly and extensively deal with the „realm“ of the occult, representing and portraying it.

Awards

Official selected films will be judged by an international jury and can participate in the contest among the following categories:

Best Picture – Mercure Award
Best Feature Film – Caduceus Award
Best Short Film – Sulphur Award
Best Feature Documentary – Paracelsus Award
Best Documentary (Short) – Pelican Award
Best Foreign Documentary – Rosenkreuz Award
Best Animation Film – Apuleio Award
Best Web Serie – Black Lion Award
Best Experimental Film – Vitriol Award
Best Music Video – Kenneth Award
Best Director – Agrippa Award
Best Editing – Ficino Award
Best Cinematography – Fludd Award
Best Music – Atalanta Award
Best Storytelling – Cagliostro Award
Best Topic – Jodorowsky Award
Best Research – Eco Award

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:
Everybody is welcome to submit her or his film in any language of any country in the world.

Formats:
We accept nearly every genre from feature length or short film to short or feature documentary,
web series, online film or music video in the fields of:
Alchemy, Hermetica, Esotericism, Cabala, Gnosticism, Magick, Rosicrucianism, Mystic, New Age, Theosophy, Freemasonry, Occultism, Spiritism, Religion, Astrology, Cults and much more…

Fees:
25-35 Euro

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Sara Ferro
Festival Director