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Illuminate Film Festival at the Lobero: April 5-7

April 5 - April 7

Deepak Chopra Kicks-Off the ILLUMINATE Film Festival With Keynote Address at the Lobero Theater on April 5, 2024

The 10th annual Illuminate Film Festival, the world’s leading showcase for evolutionary cinema, is coming to Santa Barbara!

Friday, April 5, Daytime: Films at Fiesta 5

Friday April 5, Evening: Opening Night at Lobero:  Community Mixer,
Keynote by Deepak Chopra, Film:  Love Over Money

Sat, April 6 and Sun, April 7: Films at Fiesta 5

Illuminate’s mission is to elevate humanity’s sense of self, purpose and possibility and to leverage the power of cinema to inspire lasting social transformation.

One of the Festival’s core goals is to create a permanent, vibrant, interactive and diverse community of people in Santa Barbara who share an interest in fostering creative solutions to our collective challenges.

Opening Night, April 5, begins with a festive pre-show mixer on the Lobero Esplanade (at 5 pm) where attendees can mingle, share perspectives, sample local healthy beverages and get their photos taken on the “green carpet.”  Deepak Chopra delivers the keynote address.  Opening Night tickets are $40.

For more info and Opening Night tickets, go to Lobero website:  https://www.lobero.org/events/illuminate-film-festival-2024/

Illuminate has programmed 11 features and three short films, accompanied by compelling Q&As and panel discussions, covering the environment, social change, science, spirituality and psychology, health and well being, philanthropy and the arts.

“By showcasing uplifting socially-conscious films and by bringing community together around these meaningful stories and evolutionary ideas, we hope to offer an antidote to the despair and overwhelm that so many are grappling with,” says Illuminate’s Executive Director, Téana David.

For film program and tickets go to: www.2024.illuminatefilmfestival.com

Opening Night:  April 5, 2024 at the Lobero:  https://www.lobero.org/events/illuminate-film-festival-2024/

Film Ticket Sales:  April 5 – 7, 2024 at the Fiesta 5:  https://2024.illuminatefilmfestival.com/


From an early age, John Robbins was groomed as the heir apparent to the Baskin-Robbins ice-cream empire, which was founded by his father and uncle in 1945. But John, who felt called to a more meaningful life with higher aspirations than simply accumulating more wealth, makes a decision that no one could have predicted. (see trailer below)

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In our new Santa Barbara home, ILLUMINATE is more lit up than ever with our mission of elevating consciousness and inspiring lasting personal, community, and planetary transformation through cinema. We showcase ground-breaking narrative features, documentaries, episodic content, and shorts in the genre of transformational entertainment, delving into themes such as spirituality, mindfulness, health & wellness, human potential, science and quantum physics, environmental sustainability, and social action.

We hope you can join us for three fantastic days in Santa Barbara – but if you aren’t able to for some reason, you’ll want to be sure to join for the remaining seven days virtually – and invite friends to a watch party, because everything’s better when we shine together!

April 5-7, 2024 in-person in Santa Barbara, April 8-14 globally online

Celebrating our 10th year!

For more information visit: https://2024.illuminatefilmfestival.com/


April 5
April 7
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Lobero Theatre
33 E. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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